Raden’s designers left its surface plain, but the app generates monograms and printable country-themed labels based on destinations, creating a modern-day version of travel stickers found on vintage suitcases. “If you choose, you can affix your entire travel history on the bag,” says Udashkin.

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Udashkin lauched Raden in seven colors in matte and gloss finishes for the 22-inch carry-on and 28-inch check-in size. Priced at $295 to $395 (or $595 for a set), they’re comparable to Bluesmart, the only other app-connected smart luggage in the market, which retails at $399. For now, Raden is sold exclusively through its website.

After your travels are over, Raden’s two sizes can be efficiently stored together like nesting matryoshka dolls. ”We have to look at our things all the time,” says Udashkin who lives in a New York-sized studio apartment. ”I think it’s a beautiful enough to stand as a piece of furniture.”

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