Mulberry Travel Adapter, $230 via Net-a-Porter

Luxury travel accessories usually fall into two categories: Pretty things that no one actually uses or needs and things that are pretty while also being surprisingly useful. The Mulberry Travel Adapter, complete with its bright pink leather carrying case, is one of the few that fits firmly in the latter designation.

For anyone left who doesn’t know this, American plugs don’t work in foreign outlets and vice versa, and some foreign plugs don’t work in other foreign outlets. To make your flat iron work everywhere on the globe, it’s necessary to take a converter with you when travelling overseas, because god knows you don’t want a frizzy mane while on vacay. Now that Mulberry has stepped up to the plate, you can ensure electrical compatibility in chic pink leather.

Ok, sure, usually you can pick up one of these converters at Best Buy for $15-$30, depending how much fanciness you want. But for those people who treat $300 like most of us treat $30 (they’re out there, trust), this is an unexpected, chic gift with a case that can also be used to corral phone chargers and other various and sundry cords when travelling domestically. Or, alternately, if you know someone who’s just gotten a new job or promotion that will be taking them overseas a lot in the new years, this would be a wonderful token of your congratulations. Priced at $230 via Net-a-Porter.

  • Shereen

    I love the fuchsia color! But totally not worth it. I’d really be spending $200 on a tiny case.

  • Kat

    I’m guessing it will be cheaper to buy a different Mulberry pouch and a separate (and probably better) adapter from Best Buy.

    But at least this is still a functional item, which is more that I can say about Hermes’ ridiculous apple carrier.

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  • soph

    Oh, I loved the apple carrier.
    And if Hermes hadn’t snubbed me and a friend for four floors in NYC, I may have one day bought an Hermes item.
    Oh well, there is so much beauty created in the world.
    And this is sweet too.

  • ninjaninja

    Sure, it’s useful, but they’re still ripping you off.

  • Nadia

    I agree with Kat, it’s nice in theory but whose to say how good of an item it is? But I’m loving the color!

  • AW

    lovely color but a bit of a waste to spend $200 on a tiny pouch – if i really was going to buy that, i would use it for something other than an adapter

  • Jennie

    There are others things I would spend that $200 on, than you very much

    • Sil

      that was my exact though too
      and just think of how many of those will be left behind forgotten lol

  • Harry
  • Caroline_London

    As someone who’s currently on her 9th long haul business trip of the year (like, 12 hours on a plane long haul), I WANT!

    I just wish they’d find a way of making adapters smaller as these huge ones always fall out of wall sockets and, let’s face it, most sockets in the world are on the wall…

    If they have this in Mulberry in duty free next time I go through Heathrow, I am TOTALLY buying it!

  • kathryn

    wow, I never knew that about the plugs o.O

  • 19yearslater

    This is awesome. But I’d be more likely to buy a designer pouch to put one of the Best Buy versions in.

  • jennifer

    i have the generic version of this (can be pursed on most on-flight duty free shops). it is really useful for people who jetsets around the world. even though i know this is a bit excessive, i still find myself wanting it…..

  • sara

    this actually does look perfect. i want one now!!!!!

  • katia

    Ooh! this is perfect!
    Would love it under the christmas tree

  • Alice

    I love the idea not the price…

  • camilla

    this can be a different present for Xmas…