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!!