See You, Wheelie Bag. The Duffle Is Back

Stylish travelers are rejecting roller bags for over-the-shoulder duffles in leather or canvas that evoke Indiana Jones. Modern travel is a drag, but your bag shouldn’t be

TRAVEL MAY be a drag, but Andy Spade believes your carry-on shouldn’t be. “A roller bag looks like you’re pulling groceries behind you,” sniffed the co-founder of the creative consultancy Partners & Spade. “It’s like your bag is on a leash.” Instead, the former owner of New York luggage company Jack Spade totes an over-the-shoulder duffle from either the North Face or Patagonia. Mr. Spade’s adamant opinions on this subject influenced the product line of Jack Spade while he was there: The company never once made a telescoping-handle carry-on wheelie bag. For him, a wheelie symbolized the stress of a harried traveler...

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