Featured: Marc Marmel

featured_marc_marmelThere is something magical about the nostalgia and glamor of the yesteryear of travel, the yellowed photographs, the old posters - you can just smell it - salt, mint, sand, leather.  The luxury luggage collection by designer Marc Marmel (middle photograph) harks back to that "golden age of travel" and a world that seemed golden too - innocent, and full of sun soaked, rum dampened, sandy paradises and unimaginable bliss. Marc Marmel brings the glamor back with a simple ingenious theorem for his luggage: distressed leather exterior, so that you never have to worry about scuffing, and an interior lining of "beautiful, bright-colored silk brocade."   The days of Francis and Zelda are long gone, but the dream is still very much alive.