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  1. Mme N B

    Hadn’t realized this was a shopping/advertising blog, rather than a blog on etiquette. Thanks for the heads-up.

    • Elizabeth

      Actually, I found this post rather helpful. It listed a great many brands, it didn’t recommend just one. What I took from it is that one’s professional image also extends to traveling and that luggage is a bearer of meaning.

    • Chocobo

      I have to say I thought the brand names were a bit much, myself. “Pick a sturdy and reasonably designed suitcase” would have been enough.

    • Zakafury

      This is actually a place to complain about things being wrong on the internet. Thank you for making best use of it.

      I found this guest post brings an interesting perspective. I pay no thought to my luggage at all, but I do not travel for business.

      I think it’s interesting that the writer considers Prada luggage to make a statement about the owner’s “personal brand.” That’s a very nice way of saying that it will make an impression – the nature of that judgment will be based on the expectations of those employing your brand.

  2. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Tommy Bahama luggage. The last set I bought is far better than the Samsonite I used to have.

    Also, vintage luggage is great! The hard-body suitcases in a variety of colors still make it through airports and boats just fine, just like they did for my grandparents 60 years ago.

  3. Vanna Keiler

    I think the post had some interesting tips for those who are traveling on business, as it is an extension of your outfit. I think there are enough cheaper products out there, well made to suit anyone’s budget. Luggage is always on sale somewhere, so if I need to add or replace mine I just shop around. Here’s a tip for the budget minded/budget restrained: if you can’t buy a whole, expensive set, just pick up a bunch of separate black pieces and put your own personal touch on each so you can readily identify them at the carousels (e.g. sticker, ribbon, etc.).

    If you are not traveling on business, I don’t think anyone will judge you for how your luggage appears, unless it is so beat up that clothes are sticking out of it. Frankly, I think the cost of airline tickets nowadays is enough for people to NOT put too much investment into luggage in lieu of their destination fun budget. But to each his own!

    • Elizabeth

      Also – the way the airlines care for your luggage (or don’t, as is the case) disincentivizes nice pieces, I think. I once watched out the window as the ground crew threw around luggage as if it were sport, and they landed hard.

      • Vanna Keiler

        Great point, Elizabeth. Note also that carry-on luggage may sometimes be subjected to the same treatment and/or wear and tear as regular luggage: on my last trip, airline staff mistakenly informed me there was not enough room overhead to store my carry-on. As a result, it was stored with the rest of the luggage and took a beating coming through the luggage carousels. Be aware that your carry-on luggage could be checked in if needed and could receive some bumps and bruises as a result.

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