The SteamLine Effect: Make Your Next Connection
@EliseCook aboard our Black Editor beside the Australian Ghan.

When an InStyle writer once said about SteamLine, “I’ve never received so many compliments from strangers about an accessory than I did while carrying SteamLine Luggage,” we were delighted. But less about the “compliment” than the “stranger” part. The real beauty is when an aesthetic compliment leads to a new human connection—that’s what makes us tick. When someone carrying a SteamLine interacts with a fellow traveler in a way they would have otherwise missed, we are validated in our greatest belief: that travel makes the world go round.

The stories we hear are endless—from new friends and business contacts, to travel tips shared between visitors and locals, to charming exchanges en passant that make the journey more positive and alive. Our favorite? When contact information is traded for a potential date. We are more than happy to be your next pick-up line.


Photo by @lucylaucht with our Cream Diplomat Carryon in Capri.

All these moments get at the heart of why SteamLine really exists: to encourage people to travel oftener, slower, further, and more beautifully. We want you to be snapped out of your tunnel vision, whether it’s a stranger asking where you got your luggage or any of travel’s endless opportunities for surprise. We want you to slow down and at least notice the roses. We want you to make eye contact, to chat freely, to break the fourth wall. This is our worldview.

We call these senses-heightening compliments and queries the SteamLine Effect. They may interrupt you, they may slow you down, but they remind you that you are going somewhere for a reason, that time should be well-felt, that there is life all around you. Even in line. Especially in line.


Get ready to make your next connection.


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