Trunks, Cases, Boxes

The Duchess of Windsor is probably the most famous of Goyard's clients (other than Lagerfeld, of course).

Caption: Just two of the types of luggage Wallis Simpson took with her on her travels. Both were made by Goyard of Paris in the 1940s. On top is a document case lined in yellow silk satin and on the bottom a trunk lined in cream silk. Notice ‘The Duchess of Windsor’ prominently labeled on the luggage. Wallis did use luggage tags, one with her title and Paris address stamped on faux tortoiseshell. Photo from Sotheby’s catalog.

This travel set belonged to Lauren Bacall and was auctioned by Bonhams. Malle Chassures hard-sided shoe case in the background.


Found something special. There was an exhibit of vintage Goyard luggage belonging to the famous clientele at Isetan in 2013. I never knew some of these people were customers of the brand as they weren't typically name-dropped like The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, for instance.

Titled "Luggage of Fame".



Coco Chanel's trunk. Can it be any more Chanel?


Marilyn Monroe's collection is probably my favourite glamorous travel inspiration.


French actress, Jeanne Moreau's travel set.


Among its clients photos framed on the walls: Pablo Picasso, Cristobal Balenciaga, the eternal Sarah Bernhardt, Edith Piaf, Ettore Bugatti, Jacques Cartier, Jean Patou, Arthur Rubenstein, and Yul Brynner.


Jacques Cartier of the Cartier jewelry fame.


Source: Vogue Japan -