Milly Kenny-Ryder


BA NEWS • October 2015

Stylish bags to take on board

British Airways has recently made changes to its hand baggage policy to help speed up the boarding process. Here, seasoned traveller Milly Kenny-Ryder of Thoroughly Modern Milly shares her pick of the most stylish bags to take on your next trip


Beach break

Sophie Hulme, Albion Printed Leather Box Tote, £667
This stylish tote will get you in the mood for balmy beachside evenings before you even step on to the plane. The retro poster-inspired print is playful and fun, and contrasts nicely with the sleek tailoring. Best of all is the convenient bucket shape – ideal for popping in last-minute buys at duty-free.


Overnight abroad

Longchamp Le Pliage, £61
Lightweight and comfortable to carry, Le Pliage is brilliant for last-minute packing. The clever fold-up style is inspired by the Japanese art of origami, and holds more than you might expect. Make use of Longchamp’s personalisation service and choose from different colour options, strap varieties, embroidery and embossing.


Glamorous getaway

La Portegna Doctor Bag Casilda Natural, £300
Timeless and hardwearing, this understated doctor’s bag is made from vegetable-tanned leather that will age beautifully. It includes a handy adjustable and detachable shoulder strap for convenience.


Business trip

Smythson, Montagu Collection Briefcase, £995
This Smythson briefcase is a brilliant investment buy for business trips, and makes a happy alternative to a basic patent black case. The dusty blue shade lends a vintage feel, while the interior features compartments for smaller items.


Casual escape

Issey Miyake, Bao Bao, £690
The design of this remarkable bag ensures it always keeps its shape, whether full or empty. The open top makes it easy for you to access your passport, while the on-trend metallic finish means it’s more than stylish enough to take out to dinner. 

You can continue to carry two pieces of hand baggage when you fly with BA. One bag should be a handbag or laptop-sized bag, which should now be no larger than 40x30x15cm. The size of the additional cabin bag remains unchanged and should be no larger than 56x45x25cm and weigh up to 23kg. See for more information

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