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The Backpack Mapping Life’s Journeys in its Leather

We explore how a navy blue Smythson bag can be the perfect life-long travel companion

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Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

Burlington Backpack, Smythson

Navy backpack in soft deerskin with cotton/nylon lining, light gold hardware and zip top closure


The seasoned traveller is renowned for artfully documenting their excursions. Whether by taking photographs, writing in journals or collecting keepsakes to act as mementoes of periods spent away from home, each method preserves a sense of time and place, and the experience gathered en route.

Smythson’s navy blue Burlington backpack records your travels in a different way entirely. Crafted from the softest deerskin, the bag will uniquely age with character each time you use it, mapping out journeys on the surface of its design. The perfect life-long travel companion.


Hair: Yumi Nakada-Dingle at Home Agency using Aveda. Make-up: Fir Wang at Atomo Management using Nars. Models: Franziska Bachoven; Sofia Fanego at Silent Models; Dustin Muchuvitz; and Camille Rochand at Girl Management. Casting: TM Casting. Manicure: Beatrice Eni at ASG Paris. Set design: Sophear at Swan Management. Digital tech: Florian Massal at D-Factory. Photographic assistant: Yves Mourtada. Styling assistant: Grisel Clémence. Hair assistant: Fabio Petri. Set assistant: Céline Corbineau. Production: The Collective Shift. Post-production: D-Factory. Special thanks to Upper East Studio and Codimat

This image originally appeared in Autumn/Winter 2017 issue of AnOther Magazine, on sale now.

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