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Troubadour

As former globe-trotting financiers at Lazard, Samuel Bail and Abel Samet were forever lamenting the paucity of practical overnight bags that could merge business style with casual functionality. And so they left the city to solve that very problem, and we’re very glad they did. Troubadour, which they founded in 2013, makes bags not just of beautifully minimalist design but also practicality - by working with a Tuscan tannery, they even created the world’s first naturally waterproof leather. What’s more, the more miles the bags clock up, the more memories become etched into the changing patina of the leather (at the very least it’s another excuse to book a weekend away).