Earlier this year, luxury luggage imprint RIMOWA made waves with an iPhone case designed after its signature grooved aluminum hardcases. Of course, they quickly sold out, and they’ve become a low-key tech flex for people fortunate enough to get their hands on one.
Now RIMOWA is setting its sights on NYC commuters. Sure, global travelers are no strangers to carrying their RIMOWA bags from airport to airport, but why should frequent flyers have all the fun? As part of the label’s “Never Still” campaign—which features the likes of Dior men’s artistic director Kim Jones and Lakers baller LeBron James— they’re releasing a series of collectible MetroCards in New York City.
There will only be 250,000 sold at select NYC subway stations, with four designs in all. Featuring images inspired by various forms of travel on one side, the front of the card prominently shows a silver grooved aluminum RIMOWA suitcase instead of the MTA’s signature gold-and-blue visuals. The cards will be available starting August 5. Check below for a full list of the stations carrying them.
Stations carrying the RIMOWA MetroCards:
Broadway Lafayette (B, D, F, M)
West 4 (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
Bleecker St (6)
Astor Place (6)
Franklin St (1)
York St (F)
116th Columbia (1)
8th Street (R, W)
Christopher St-Sheridan Square (1)
Bedford Av (L)
Spring St (6)
Prince St (R, W)
5th Av-59th Street (N,Q,R)
Canal Street (A,C,E)
Chambers (1, 2, 3)
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