Looking through the internet for what to do with my grandmother’s vintage trunks (post for another day), I came across quite a number of vintage-inspired suitcases and boxes that are once again fueling my wanderlust – like almost everything these days. Coupled with the fact that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite TV shows, I’m totally sold on upgrading my travel bags to these retro/vintage inspired trunks. And my favorite one so far has to be from the Nappa Dori collection.

Nappa Dori (literarily means leather and thread) is an Indian based intimate fashion house and artisan brand. With its distinct designs and fine craftsmanship, this brand reinvigorates the nostalgia of vintage India, blending it into contemporary lifestyles.
These trunks! Oh, this is what one needs to see the world in.

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Nappa Dori offers a unique mix of design and craftsmanship as it celebrates an era when every journey was glamorous and travels ventured to unfamiliar frontiers to discover both themselves, as well as new places. Every handcrafted piece of Nappa Dori accessories or luggage is an expression of fine individuality. Embellishments adorn materials in subtle sophistication, carefully balanced to make a distinct statement that whispers elegance.

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I created Nappa Dori as a brand that celebrates one’s intellect as well as one’s design aesthetics. There’s nothing ‘over the top’ in what I produce, yet each product stands apart in its purpose and appeal.

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Beyond the exquisite trunks, Nappa Dori also has a wide range of handmade leather goods and accessories that make my heart tingle. Such beauty. “…from innovative belts, bracelets, bags, satchels, totes to a host of items that allow people to celebrate their individuality and make a statement that reflects their personality.”

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When you look through the images on their website and Instagram and catch yourself thinking, “wow, what is this gorgeousness?”, know that you’re not alone. I can assure you that ‘P used those exact words.

(All images are from Nappa Dori website and Instagram page linked above.)

Kov.

Written by Nik-Nak