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Excess baggage: Rolls-Royce offers $46,000 luggage set

Looking for a luggage set to complement your $300,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith? Your search ends here.

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To be fair, these bags are gorgeous.

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If you've been to a major airport, you've likely seen some chap rocking a set of Louis V luggage or some other ridiculously high-end piece of rolling plastic. It's expensive, no doubt about that, but what if you want premium baggage that matches your Rolls-Royce Wraith? Well, fret no longer, because Rolls-Royce just rolled out (groan) its own lineup of travel gear.

Casting aside all the frou-frou bullcrap included in Rolls-Royce's announcement (and trust me, there's enough to fertilize all of Russia), this is one seriously serious set. The whole kit and caboodle comprises six pieces -- two valises, three weekenders and one garment bag. And it all fits perfectly in your Wraith's trunk! You do have one of those, don't you?

Conceived and designed in Rolls-Royce's super-posh Bespoke division, these pieces do look beautiful. The design team consulted with head butlers in some of the world's best hotels to get an idea of what travelers want from a luggage set. To that end, every inch has been over-engineered to the nth degree.

There are carbon fiber frames, magnetic fastenings meant to mimic design elements of the Wraith and the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is embossed on each piece. Particular attention was spent on the handles, which boast even weight distribution across the hand and an "invisible" stitch for a "perfectly smooth and tactile finish." Overengineered might be putting it lightly.

Either way, if you've made it this far and you're still intrigued, all you have to do is head down to your local Rolls-Royce dealership and plunk down about $46,000 for all six pieces. Sure, you can buy them individually, but what's the fun in that?