07/02/2010 09:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obse$$ed: Rimowa Luxury Luggage


There's a lot one can perfect in 112 years. For Rimowa, their choice was luggage. The family-owned company, based out of Cologne, Germany, has exclusively produced suitcases since it's inception in 1898. But it wasn't until 1937 that they debuted the innovative cases that have become their signature: lightweight, aluminum shells with parallel grooves. Since then the family has consistently debuted a lighter, sleeker, chicer version of the original. Cue "Salsa Air," the latest, greatest version of Rimowa luggage. It is the lightest case to date, weighting as little as six pounds. The collection -- ranging from carry-on's to beauty cases -- also comes retrofitted with T.S.A standard locks and optional bags for shoes, suits and even notebooks. My favorite piece in the collection, the beauty cases, are available in the Salsa and Salsa Deluxe collections. Prices range from $450 to $540. Find out where to purchase yours here.

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