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Las Palmas Airport, 23.01.10.


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!

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