Grace Cook


The edit • June 2017

Seven summer suitcase essentials

The Club meets the experts from seven top fashion brands on the British Airways Avios eStore ­to pick their holiday must-haves for this season – whether you’re jet-setting to Miami or city-slicking in Milan. The best part? They’ll all fit neatly into your carry-on bag

Compiled by Grace Cook

Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini

Lisa Aiken, fashion director for NET-A-PORTER
This flounced, polka-dot bikini (£380) by Lisa Marie Fernandez is feminine, functional and flattering – plus the low-rise briefs will help elongate your frame.
Collect 12 Avios per £1 spent at NET-A-PORTER until 28 June 2017. See offer below


Modern Rarity shirt dress

Lauren Jolly, womenswear buyer at John Lewis
This striped cotton shirt dress from Modern Rarity (£200) can be worn from day to evening and its tie detailing is relaxed yet on trend for the summer. It’s also designed by palmer//harding – the industry-renowned ‘shirt boys’ – so you know it’s great quality too.
Collect two Avios per £1 spent at John Lewis

John Lewis

Ray-Ban Clubmaster

Richard Jones, men’s accessories buying manager at Selfridges
The Ray-Ban Clubmaster (£125) has been a key part of our eyewear buy for years. A sophisticated twist on the more casual Wayfarer, the classic shape pairs well with either a suit or a shirt-and-shorts combo.
Collect six Avios per £1 spent at Selfridges


Isaia polo shirt

Sam Kershaw, buying manager at Mr Porter
Masters of casual elegance, Italian menswear brand Isaia has created a tactile slub linen polo shirt (£220) that will fit seamlessly into your summer wardrobe. Its breathable, lightweight fabric makes it a versatile option to match with shorts for a laid-back beach lunch or under a navy blazer at an elegant summer dinner.
Collect six Avios per £1 spent at Mr Porter

Mr Porter

The White Company straw basket

Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company
This straw basket bag (£55) – a key trend for SS17 – has already become a summer-ready favourite. Whether you’re dashing around on errands or carrying those many must-haves down to the beach, it adds retro style to any holiday outfit.
Collect five Avios per £1 spent at The White Company

The White Company

Finery London suede shoes

Emma Farrow, creative director of Finery London
My ultimate holiday purchase would be these red Stella heels (£99) – they’re the perfect summer shoe, not least because they’re easy to pack. You can pair them with a printed dress or they can brighten up a simple outfit.
Collect five Avios per £1 spent at Finery London


Joseph check shirt

Menswear marketing team at Joseph
This checked Falkland shirt (£255) travels perfectly because the crisp cotton resists creases. We say shirt, but it’s actually more of an overshirt – a jacket/shirt hybrid – making it ideal to wear either over a T-shirt or on its own as a base layer.
Collect six Avios per £1 spent at Joseph


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