Warning: If you're stuck behind a desk five days of the week dreaming of Wes Anderson's dreamy narratives, then leather bag brand Very Troubled Child is the push you need to drop everything and go. Founded three years ago by finance lawyer Alberto Favaretto (an unapologetic Anderson fanatic), the label specialises in weekend bags, suitcases and travel accessories that's customisable with hand-painted initials, and enlived by tropical and animal motifs.
In the spirit of travel, style and Anderson's appetite for adventure, here are three getaways befitting of these handsome, leather bags.
1. Safari in South Africa
Because... that exquisite hunter green leather and birds of paradise embossing deserves much more than a city getaway. Here's what you're thinking: It's not possible to jam 10 days worth of necessities into a couple of weekend bags. Don't forget — sartorially speaking, the bare essentials should suffice for this trip. It's all about re-wearing, recycling, and repeating.
2. Soul-searching in Sardinia
Because... Ahoy, matey. You can't put a price on what a coastal holiday does for the mind and body. Think: Rythmic sounds of the sea, azure blues and sun-baked sand. To quote Nat King Cole, "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer."
3. Taking off to India
Because... it's impossible for any true Anderson fan to not be cajoled by the adventures of Peter, Francis and Jack. While the Whitman brothers' antics earned them the boot off the The Darjeeling Limited, just keep your nose clean on the Indian Railways and you're set for a life-changing escapade.
Shop and personalise your travel bags on www.verytroubledchild.com.