The Catalan company that sells suitcases for up to €10,000 lands in Marbella
The travel sector has jumped on the fashion bandwagon, and with it comes new shopping experiences for consumers. With the change in the business concept of accessories, the Catalan company Pilma Travel has opened a concept store in Puerto Banús selling luxury design suitcases with some models costing up to €10,000. The company’s director of new projects, Pau Lòpez, stated that with the new store in Marbella the company has “completed the luxury triangle in Spain” with another store in the Salqmanca district in Madrid and its flagship store on Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona. He also pointed out that the marina premises offers a different”relaxed shopping” experience, which differs from shopping in cities like Barcelona or Madrid. The marina allows for a stroll, “tranquillity, great weather next to the sea and complements shopping with leisure activities”. For this reason, the company chose Marbella to set up its third luxury travel accessories concept store, which boasts 200m2 of floor space on Príncipe Salman, alongside some of the most luxurious yachts in the world can be found, says López.The concept store sells exclusive brands like Rimowa, Tumi, Samsonite and Teknomonster with prices ranging from 8000 to 10,000 euros. It is also the only store in Spain to exclusively distribute Teknomonster products, some of their suitcases hold up to 80 litres and stand out for their angular shapes, a unique design created using carbon fiber and their resistance. The Catalan company also sells leather goods from brands like Lautem and Furla.
López says that “the suitcase sector is now an essential fashion component”, it’s a new business concept that he says is revolutionising the way we usee travelling as something more than just carrying essentials. It’s now more about advanced design products interrupting the market that are “added as a complement just like belts, shoes or headwear”. “We’re increasingly seeing people who have more than one suitcase and choose one over another depending on the clothes they’re wearing”, says López, affirming that it’s now another fashion accessory. The company has invested €4.8 M in its new concept store in the Costa del Sol.