I’ve always been a fan of vintage luggage. Maybe I’ve watched too many old movies or listened to too many Sinatra albums, but when I see a piece of vintage luggage, I envision an exotic place and time, when you had to walk on the tarmac to your plane and the stewardesses still wore short skirts. When I see an old suitcase in a thrift or antique store I wonder, “Where have you been and what have you seen?” Of course, the answer could be,” I never made it out of Ohio…” But that would ruin the fun.
My latest find is a vintage Hartmann leather suitcase. The case is a perfect size for a carry on. Hartmann still makes high quality luggage and other goods, with a leather carry on costing you $500 and up.
So whether you’re going to Thailand or New York, you’ll be sure to stand out. If you never make it out of Ohio, just don’t tell me.