Stow, an evolving collection of luxury travel accessories, is making waves across the globe, and has already begun garnering attention in the Middle East.
Crafted from high-quality, “butter-soft” leather, the brand’s delicately moulded phone charger cases, jewellery rolls and trinket boxes are intricate but compact, carefully envisaged to answer both the practical and style needs of the modern traveller.
Launched in 2013 by Carol Lovell, the brand is a direct attempt to find the perfect travel accessory. Each piece is handmade by master craftsmen in the Spanish pueblo Blanco of Ubrique, one of Europe’s most vibrant centres for luxury leather accessory production. Colours are vibrant and contemporary, with bold contrasting Italian goat’s suede linings, chunky gold hardware and Stow’s signature orange zip pull.
All pieces contain a tiny leather ‘stowaway’ envelope for keepsakes and mementoes, and everything can be personalized with gold foil and embossed initials. Personal messages can also be embossed on the back of the envelope.
Designs hark back to the golden age of exploration and are named after the nineteenth- and twentieth-century explorers that influenced them. The Jeanne ring box, for example, recalls Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the world in the 1700s. There are other examples of such influences across the range.