milan loot no. 2: something valextra

Navigating on a tip-off from Yed/MARKthatDESIGN and a Timeout Milan guidebook with Maureen and her friend Cristina on my second night in the city, we searched for the Valextra Outlet on Via Cerva.

Valextra Travel Document Passport Holder 1

I knew what I wanted to get even before we set out on this mission. Browsing Valextra’s sleek website and surveying what I still don’t have, I decided that I’m buying the Valextra Travel Document/Passport Holder. In the signature Pergamena White color no less.

Valextra Travel Document Passport Holder 2

And there it was. I also bought the same in a light blue color, that reminds of retro Vespa scooters, for Knut. I noticed that mine had these two discreet X marks next to the lower Valextra logo print, while Knut’s had two asterisks. Must be production codes for items that go into the outlet bin. But I couldn’t find fault in the product. Specially when you follow the lines that create these angled patterns on the cream-colored grained leather. Or when the heady scent of 100% leather wafts in the air.

Valextra Travel Document Passport Holder 3

The interior boasts of three compartments for bills, an open pocket for tickets, six card slots and a removable passport holder.

Valextra Travel Document Passport Holder 4

Now I can travel knowing well that my travel documents, frequent flyer, health and insurance cards are all in one place. Last thing I want is having to rummage through my bag for loose papers at the check-in counter on the way to my next destination.

Valextra Travel Document Passport Holder 5

The style factor is in-check, thanks to Valextra’s handmade craftsmanship and silent stamp of Italian luxury and creativity. Next time I’m in Milan, I’d definitely be on the lookout for my next Valextra piece!


14 Responses to “milan loot no. 2: something valextra”

  1. 3 00o00 November 10, 2009 at 12:54 am

    i featured this wallet before, i love it! i need to go there when i am next in milan!!!!

    how much did you pay for it may i ask?


  2. 5 bagaholicboy November 10, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Drooling, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. A worthy addition to any collection, and in this case, yours. Love it!

  3. 7 deluxeduck November 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    very nice, very fine. congrats FM!

  4. 9 yed November 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    yay! i am so happy you got a very classic piece from valextra. timeless design. and i am glad you got it in their pergamena white. will this be the first of many valextras? hahaha…congrats again!

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