Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop unveils £5.5k list of designer essentials to pack light for a getaway… yet the suggested items come in at 200 TIMES the cost of paying for an extra 20kg on a flight
- The Oscar-winning star, 48,revealed ‘The Art of Carry-On Packing’ in which she outlined her must-have items to avoid having to check luggage on a plane
- The list of items includes a £2162 vintage Lanvin suitcase, a £1595 Emilio Pucci blazer and a £255 cosmetics case
- Gwyneth’s further style staples include Stella McCartney trousers at £395 and an A.L.C. blouse priced at £178
- The star’s designer tastes are evident elsewhere as she suggests a white Alexander Wang vest for a casual look, priced at around £125
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop has unveiled a £5,500 designer-laden list of essentials the actress relies upon when travelling light for a weekend away from home.
The Oscar-winning star, 48, who formed the opinion dividing lifestyle brand in 2008, revealed her packing list, entitled ‘The Art of Carry-On Packing’ in which she outlined her must-have items to avoid having to check luggage on a plane.
However the list of items, including a £2162 vintage Lanvin suitcase, a £1595 Emilio Pucci blazer and a £255 cosmetics case came in at 200 times the cost of paying for the extra 20kg of luggage allowance on a flight.
Wow: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop has unveiled a £5500 designer-laden list of essentials the actress relies upon when travelling light for a weekend away from home (Gwyneth pictured in 2013 at the airport)
She said: ‘Over the years, I have gotten really good (if I do say so myself) at packing for trips without checking luggage.
‘The trick is to think it through before you go, pack key interchangeable pieces, and to not be afraid to wash clothes at the hotel, a local fluff and fold, or even in your sink.
‘My specialty is going on an overseas work trip for a few days and only bringing carry-on luggage. (Anything more than a four-day trip and I would need to check luggage.) The trick is to pack clothes that are versatile and to not be afraid of doing laundry at the hotel. Here’s how it works.’
The star suggests bringing essentials such as flat shoes, heels, a blazer, a skirt, trousers, sweatpants, jeans, a blouse, two bags and a cosmetics case.
How much? The star, 48, revealed her packing list, entitled ‘The Art of Carry-On Packing’ in which she outlined her must-have items to avoid having to check luggage on a plane – totalling almost £6k
She says: ‘I generally think of my plane outfit as part of the entire look for the trip, so I wear comfy clothes that I can easily incorporate into other outfits. This saves me a lot of room in a suitcase, too.
‘A good pair of black trousers are a perennial essential. Pair them with a blouse, heels, and a blazer.’
Gwyneth’s style staples for this are Stella McCartney trousers at £395, an A.L.C. blouse priced at £178 and the £1595 Emilio Pucci blazer.
The star then writes: ‘Take the outfit to dinner and drinks with boots and a pair of dark jeans’ – with her suggestions a pair of Brian Attwood heels at £230 and jeans from J.Brand at £190.
Her must-haves: However the list of items, including a £2162 vintage Lanvin suitcase and a £1595 Emilio Pucci blazer came in at 200 times the cost of paying for the extra 20kg of luggage allowance on a flight
Luxury: The star even splashed the cash on her carry on bags – opting for designer items
Wow: Gwyneth also suggests a Vanessa Bruno playsuit (£260) and a Elizabeth & James dress (£637)
Gwyneth waxes lyrical about the many benefits of leggings, recommending Banjo & Matilda Cashmere blend sweats for £252.31.
She writes: ‘For a work trip, when I’m in a rush getting from A to B, a rolling suitcase is ideal. I also always bring a big bag where I keep my purse, the scripts I’m reading, my workout sneakers, headphones, and a few key things for the plane.’
The star recommends using a Proenza Schouler purse (worth £558) and a Victoria Beckham duffle bag (for £165) to carry onto the plane – along with a vintage Lanvin suitcase, worth £2162.
Her last getaway staples are a GIRL. by Band Of Outsiders skirt worth £105.60 and a Pierre Hardy Cosmetics case, priced at £255.
Beachy: Channelling her travel expertise into city and beach breaks, Gwyneth reveals her love of Melissa Odabash bikinis (£102), an Anya Hindmarch tote (£195)
The star’s designer tastes are evident elsewhere as she suggests a white Alexander Wang vest for a casual look, priced at around £125.
Channelling her travel expertise into city and beach breaks, Gwyneth reveals her love of Melissa Odabash bikinis (£102), an Anya Hindmarch tote (£195) and an Elizabeth & James dress (£637).
Gwyneth’s lavish £5.5k carry-on essentials
Proenza Schouler purse – £558
Victoria Beckham duffle bag – £165
Vintage Lanvin suitcase – £2162
J Brand jeans – £190
A.L.C. blouse – £178
Brian Attwood heels – £230
Pierre Hardy cosmetics case – £255
Stella McCartney trousers – £395
Emilio Pucci blazer – £1595
Banjo & Matilda Cashmere blend sweats – £252.31
GIRL. by Band Of Outsiders skirt – £105.60
In May it was revealed Goop has suffered ‘abysmal losses’ in the UK.
New Goop Inc Ltd paperwork ‘showed losses of £1.09million’ with Goop suffering in the wake of the pandemic.
The A-lister opened Goop’s London branch in Notting Hill in 2018, however the shop was shuttered in October.
An insider told The Sun: ‘These losses are abysmal. The pandemic didn’t help and now Gwyneth won’t be reopening the store.’
They added: ‘In new paperwork Goop Inc Ltd, which handles the business in the UK, showed losses of £1.09million.’
Gwyneth founded Goop – which now has an estimated net worth of £191million – in 2008 and while her company is now primarily based in the US, at the time the Oscar-winner was married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, so was operating her multi-million dollar company from the UK.
Gwyneth launched Goop as a weekly newsletter offering fans her lifestyle recommendations including her favourite recipes, products, and health and fitness tips.
Goop opened its first permanent store in LA in 2018.
The news of the company’s losses follow reports Goop is being sued for more than $5 million in damages by a Texas man who claims that the actress’s infamous $75 This Smells Like My Vagina candle ‘exploded’ in his home just hours after he lit it for the first time.
Colby Watson filed a class action lawsuit against Gwyneth’s wellness-focused brand in California earlier in May, alleging that his candle – which he purchased from the Goop website in January – suddenly became ‘engulfed in high flames’, before ‘exploding’ and leaving his room ‘filled with smoke’.
In the legal documents seen by DailyMail.com Mr Watson adds that the nightstand on which he had placed the candle was left with a ‘black burn ring’, while the jar itself ‘is now charred and black’.
He insists that the candle was placed on a level surface while it was burning, and that there were ‘no objects or loose materials above or in close proximity to it’.
Oh dear: In May it was revealed the star’s lifestyle brand Goop has suffered ‘abysmal losses’ of ‘£1.09million’ in the UK
Losses: New Goop Inc Ltd paperwork ‘showed losses of £1.09million’ with Goop suffering in the wake of the pandemic
Mr Watson does note in his lawsuit that the candle comes with a warning that it should not be burned ‘for more than two hours at a time’ – and admits that his was lit for ‘an estimated three hours or less’ when it allegedly ‘exploded’.
However, the plaintiff and his legal team insist that this warning is inadequate because it ‘fails to address the known danger’ of what happens to the candles if they are allowed to stay lit for longer periods of time
The Texas resident is seeking in excess of $5 million in damages as part of the class action lawsuit – which also calls for Goop to provide compensation to anyone else who claims to have suffered a similar incident with their own candle.
Mr Watson’s lawsuit comes just four months after a London-based woman hit out at Goop, alleging that her own Vagina candle ‘exploded’ in her living room and sparked an ‘inferno’.
Now shuttered: The A-lister opened Goop’s London branch in Notting Hill in 2018, however the shop was shuttered in October
Jody Thompson, 50, from Kilburn, spoke out about the mishap in January, while also sharing an image of the charred candle remains.
‘The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere,’ she told The Sun at the time.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room.’
‘We eventually got it under control and threw it out the front door.
‘It could have burned the place down. It was scary at the time, but funny looking back that Gwyneth’s vagina candle exploded in my living room.’
Not good: The news of the company’s losses follow reports Goop is being sued for more than $5 million in damages by a Texas man
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