A beautiful piece of history
Saint-Exupéry’s special suitcase

Travelling like a gentleman – Saint-Exupéry’s special suitcase

When we did our research about the relaunch of the luxury trunk brand ‚Au Départ‘, we came across this beautiful key piece of the brands archive, fell in love with it and decided to share it with you. Discover a trunk of a true gentleman.

This is the monogrammed travel case created by Au Départ in 1920 for the young Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The writer and aviator who became the world-famous author of “The Little Prince”.

This trunk is so to say the beauty case of a very well-groomed gentleman of those times. It includes a folder with a manicure- and pedicure-set, one comb with a folder, four brushes, six beautiful little glass bottles (for creams, powders and gels) with silver cups, a shoehorn and a mirror.

The treasure within this unique trunk is a folder that contains a leather-bound notebook with sketches and notes of the author.

Especially for us Au Départ CEO Gianfranco Maccarrone kindly arranged a photo shoot of this little treasure.

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