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New Travel Brand Paravel Launches With a Collapsible Suitcase

A collapsible suitcase?!

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a handful of canvas travel bags from the brand Paravel Photo: Paravel

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In about a year, the phrase direct-to-consumer will probably be devoid of meaning. Until then, we’ll continue using it to describe brands that cut out the middleman and sell, yes, directly to the consumer via an in-house e-commerce shop. Certain categories have really taken to this descriptor, namely “clothing basics” and “travel.” Paravel, which launched today, is the latter.

The brand makes simple waterproof, spill-proof lightweight canvas luggage. The product lineup itself is also really straightforward. First, choose your color: brown, green, navy, or red. Then, choose your bag: a carry-on duffle bag ($345), a collapsible top-handle suitcase ($275), a crossbody capsule bag ($225), and a pouch ($185).

There are a few other pieces, like a cube packing trio ($55) and a passport case ($75), but the best piece is definitely the collapsible suitcase. It doesn’t have wheels, but what makes it worth it is you can carry it in your other suitcase, and use it for buying souvenirs without bringing them back in plastic shopping bags.