“Travel has become a sea of black bags,” Rockefeller says.
After working together at a Spanish fashion brand, she and Krantz decided to do something about that, so they launched a line of water-resistant canvas bags with leather trim in four eye-catching colors.
Paravel, which is made with fabric from mills in Lake Como and Tuscany, is well priced and doesn’t skimp on design-the products were created as a system, with cubes to keep things organized and collapsible cases to bring for souvenirs.
As for what the founders would pack themselves? Krantz’s essentials include a warm sweater and multipurpose boots-great for trips to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of the duo’s favorite spots.
Rockefeller likes to bring a faux-fur scarf and an instant camera: “People get goofy when the Polaroid comes out.”