Carry-On! Luggage

Carry-On! Luggage

Recent auction for a Globetrotter bag caught my eye. I hadn’t seen one in real life yet and really like the olive linen and leather look!
A very nice stamped luggage tag.
This line debuted in the Fall 1986 catalog and was highlighted in the “Carry On!” Fall update catalog.
“Globetrotter” is a name used for a piece of BR luggage in 1980! The original was all leather.

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Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.


  • Jim on May 9, 2020

    Hello Robyn! I purchased the bag above. It’s really nice, looks in much better shape than the photos. I’m in love with it! I got it for a much better price than listed.

    Like you, I have never seem any of the linen luggage in real life (I may have seen them in the stores, but don’t recall) or for sale before this one. I think they are quite rare. (There is one of the Linea Viaggio shoulder bags on ebay now.)

    Thanks so much for all the work on this site, all the details on the logos and shirts. So much fun! The site is gorgeous.

    • Robyn Adams on May 13, 2020

      Oh, I’m so glad you got it!

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