Brad John and John Sencion opened their travel store 3,000 miles away from their first store in Greenwich Village.
Shaped liked the hull of a 747 jetliner, the stark white interior has display shelves and storage bins like those in airplanes. Globes, maps, watches and cosmetics are offered in a shopscape familiar to travelers.
Luggage rests on platforms resembling weighing scales; the cashier's booth looks like a ticket counter; molded plywood fuselage fins add a vaguely nostalgic note to the hip design.
Counting on a witty, stylish product mix of travel bags (Mandarina Duck, Tumi, Rimowa and updated Samsonite), ticket holders and other colorful travel accoutrements (Tusk), they hope to jazz up the dreariest journey. --SF Chronicle