Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Wednesday Wish


I can remember when one had truly ‘arrived’ if one owned a set of Samsonite luggage.  They weighed a ton, but the cachet of the seasoned traveller completely offset this inconvenience.  Roll on the era of Ryanair and their ilk, and suddenly this weighty luggage was no longer an option.  If your luggage was to remain within a certain kilo limit, then gone were the heavy cases of yore.  In fact, I wonder how many attics and lofts have been groaning under their weight for the past decade or more?

Like most people I have a selection of carry-on bags.  Some which adhere strictly to the Ryanair guidelines and other larger versions which are allowed on more flexible airlines.  But how lovely would it be to have one truly gorgeous case for such occasions?  As a piece of carry-on, you wouldn’t have to worry about it being destroyed in the hold and the idea of travelling on a budget airline with this beauty, tickles me no end.  Perverse, you say?!

I’m not a fan of Louis Vuitton.  There, I’ve said it!  I genuinely dislike his logo bags.  I simply don’t get the appeal of the logo pattern.  I honestly don’t see any evidence of artistry, creativity, beauty or quality.*    And don’t get me started on the imitations!  But this piece of luggage I really do like.  This piece of luggage appeals greatly.  And just think … for the approximate price of two hundred and sixty return trips from Dublin to London … this could be mine!



*With sincere apologies to all Louis Vuitton logo bag owners!!

18 comments:

  1. I am so with you regarding logos Helen, hate them. I love this little number though, right up my street x

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  2. Tis a thing of beauty though, this fabulous piece of luggage Helen! When I win the lottery....sigh xx

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    1. You and me both ... I should really start buying some tickets!

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  3. Ooh, Helen, this is lovely. I'm looking to buy a small wheelie case. Sadly not one this luscious though! xxx

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  4. If I had one of these, I would be afraid to take it on a plane, in case something happened to it.

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    1. Would you? Nah! I'm now at the age where I don't care about such things anymore ... I'd definitely take it (especially on Ryanair!!) and be secretly hugely amused by my expensive piece of luggage

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  5. Like you not a big fan of the LV bags logo's.....Just so many fake's around, that it can at times, look cheap, and tacky! p.s. Again sorry to any owners of the real thing! xxx

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  6. BUT.....I do have to say this one is so classy, and would def be on my wishlist! xx

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    1. If funds were limited, it would certainly be a nice piece to have!

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  7. A lovely carry on Helen, but I think I'd want it wrapped in some clear protective covering so it couldn't get scratched or marked when being shoehorned into the overhead luggage holder along with everyone else's belongings lol!
    Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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    1. Honestly I wouldn't care that much ... and at that price, I'm sure it must be robust enough to withstand the overhead luggage cabins?

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  8. I have to aree with Jane above - it would never go anywhere if I had one - infact I'd have to buy another case to house this one so it wouldn't get damaged. Hmm. Definitely over the luggage allowance there!

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    1. Ah Sue, noooooo! The whole point of this would be the thrill of wheeling it behind you throughout the airport. Especially while clutching a budget airline boarding pass!!!

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  9. Tis a thing of beauty indeed! I adore Louis Vuitton, logo's an all, but hate them on every other brand. I think because I have the real thing, I walk past the fakes with a smile on my face because anyone who knows their stuff can so easily tell the difference. I hate Michael Kors bags with a passion, there I said it, just like the watches, everyone has them, yawn x

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    1. Genuinely laughing out loud Sharron! You'd love the comment I read recently on Twitter by an Irish fashion journalist which said (equivalent in 140 characters) "I was so overwhelmed by the glitz of the Michael Kors store that I nearly bought a handbag, but then I remembered I had taste"

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  10. LOL! I'm with you on the whole logo & bling thang! That suitcase is just stunning though & would make you shimmy across the airport floor with a huge grin on your face! Ax

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