What does your suitcase look like? Does it have a Gucci logo (or maybe a fake Gucci logo ?)
The reason I ask is that a recent survey of higher end fashion stores revealed that sales are down. Now we all know that the cost of living has gone up so it is natural that the sale of luxury items would go down. BUT – the one product in these stores where sales have gone up is – LUGGAGE!
It made me think that when choosing between a designer coat or a vacation people choose vacation. I think this reflects the feeling of many of us at the moment. The 50+ demographic are feeling robbed of a couple of years due to COVID and are seizing the moment and travelling. The younger demographic are looking at the state of the world and thinking that they better get out there and explore it before it disappears under the oceans – or under a volcano!
And so the luggage starts selling out.
Maybe it is also due to the short life of luggage. Have you seen some of those bags coming off the carousel? Smashed to pieces? Ripped wheels? And if you happen to have a window seat in the aircraft and you see the handlers throwing your precious suitcase down into the bowels of the plane – well I just hope you don’t have something delicate inside. Reminds me of something – when I went on my first Explora I cruise we were greeted in the stateroom with a beautiful bottle of Moet champagne. We didn’t drink it because – well we didn’t need to … so much champagne on the ship. So we left it there only to find out that some of the people on the ship actually took the champagne with them. In their suitcase. I don’t know how it would have survived! After a whole trip across the Atlantic and being thrown around from right to left you would just have to touch the cork and it would explode!
Remember the old days when people travelled with trunks. OK, so it was by sea but it made sense. I would love to see the airline check in agent when you arrive with your sea chest! It wouldn’t even fit on the scale!!
But you can still buy them….
I found this one on Etsy
Try throwing this across the tarmac!!