LUST HAVES: The Perfect Carry-On For Any Travel Plans


The chaos, the winding lines, the tussled luggage – flying often barrages you with an array of nuisances that you seemingly have no shield against, except to stoically bear them. This might be the case for most of the inconveniences that have come to characterize modern commercial aviation – from lost baggage to crowded TSA check points to rowdy terminals. Yet, your carry-on should not be another obstacle to lug along.

With WP+Standard’s Oversized Tote your airport experience is not only to become more pleasurable, it is to turn haute. Unlike most travel bags that rely on multiple compartments and features, the tote’s design is simple and vintage – and in it lies its timeless appeal.

Weighing mere 2.5lbs, the tan bag dons fine grain leather that can easily stretch to accommodate flight necessities. Two inner pouches hang on to the sides and provide safe and convenient place to stash away valuables like phones, passports and plane tickets. Meanwhile, the open top, flanked by 11.5-inch handles, ensures easy access to the items that often get tossed in last minute, without having to spend precious moments ferretting them out.


The tote is one of the best products of WP+Standard, the leather-goods company that prides itself on superb quality and functionality. Part of the tote’s allure is the opportunity to customize it with your personal monogram of up to three letters.

This oversized tote might be the perfect companion on your next flight, but it is also a natty and reliable pal to take along when exploring your destination.  

WP+Standard’s Oversized Tote retails at $225 on the brand’s website.