If you are in search of an authentic vintage designer suitcase in the Double Bay, Melbourne, and Sydney areas, the Palmer & Penn showroom is a must-see sophisticated French-inspired shop. Our team has the product knowledge to match you with the perfect piece of luggage no matter what your specifications are. We can even special order a suitcase from Paris if you are looking for something specific – we will track down the vintage designer suitcase of your dreams:
The Palmer & Penn offers high-end varieties of luggage from some of the world’s most well-known designers. Located in Double Bay, we are the only location in Australia where you can find these unique items, but you can also browse our inventory in our online store from anywhere in the world, as we ship internationally and nationally.
The Palmer & Penn opened in 2005 and has always specialised in antique, authentic, rare and unique French luggage, vintage designer suitcases and other various items that are extremely hard to find. We are the only location in Australia providing these articles and among one of the few sites in the entire world.
As the name implies, we carry an extensive selection of luggage including vintage designer suitcases and also offer a personalised in-home service so you can see our various trunks put to use in your home. Our team has vast product knowledge of everything that we carry as well as unique pieces you may be searching for so we can tell you their history. Our high quality service does not stop there, though. If we do not have an item you are looking for, we have the capabilities needed to be able to find it and get it to you.
One hundred and fifty years ago, beautiful luggage artfully-designed and expertly-crafted by famous trunk makers were a requirement for the wealthy upper classes for fantastic journeys to exotic locations. "Getting there was not as important as how you got there.”
In modern times these exquisite pieces of luggage are best enjoyed as stunning decorator pieces in the home and office. Steamer wardrobes and courier trunks are proportioned perfectly as beautiful coffee tables; cabin and hat trunks make ideal side tables or blanket boxes at the base of the bed.
You can be the judge, though. We will bring various pieces of our vintage designer luggage to your home with our personalised in-home service and you can visualise them in use as coffee tables, end tables, blanket boxes, or any other piece of furniture that suits your specific needs.
Keeping the Originality of our Vintage Designer Suitcases
Our aim at the Palmer & Penn is to enhance the aged beauty of these exceptional trunks without tampering with their originality. While the trunks are meticulously cleaned and the brass fixtures polished to a lustrous glow, we refrain from adding new “spare parts.” This ensures the integrity of each trunk remains intact and its potential as a valuable investment item is unrestricted. Since these vintage designer pieces are such a rarity, their value will only go up.
You can visit our online store to look at the specific inventory that is currently in stock or to enquire about an item. Our friendly team is always happy to provide more information on any of our products.