Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm a Fashionaire



Look at my "new" luggage! It was my mother-in-law's, and she gave it to me for my birthday! It's definitely one of the coolest things ever! There is actually a third bag, a carry on toiletry bag that I got too! It sort of resembles a bowling bag. It's cool because it is lined with the orange fabric and then again with clear vinyl so that it is spill-proof inside. Very cool! Apparently MIL has another one stashed away , and that one even has a snap-in make-up bag in it! How stoked am I? She even had the keys for the luggage!




Here's a close-up of the incredible pattern. Samsonite debuted this pattern in 1968. My MIL thinks she bought her set in 1975. It has been all over the world. Last year Samsonite re-released the Fashionaire line as a limited edition in this exact pattern, under their exclusive Black label. It has been updated with modern touches like in-line wheels and extending handles. I'm sure the luggage is much lighter too. This stuff is hernia inducing when filled! I'm planning on using them as design pieces in my home.




Don't you love the bright orange liner?




Orange, with polka dots, so perfect!

10 comments:

mary said...

OK, this is the coolest thing EVer!! Lucky you!

prettywithribbons said...

I think I know what I want for Christmas! Those are great.

karey m. said...

GASP!

love this so so much...

Krissy said...

oh wow! I'm a bit jealous :)

Claire, said...

Oooo-la-la!

Savvy Mode SG said...

how cute. so adorable and savvy. the orange lining just complete the whole thing. lucky girl.

please sir said...

WOW - that is amazing luggage - I'm jealous too! What a great gift!

Megan said...

Thanks for all the comments! When i have rehabbed the third bag i will post pics. I'm still tickled pink every time i look at them! Next order of business is finding one of those luggage stands that you find in hotels, that would be perfect, anyone know where to find one?

Megan said...

Prettywithribbons, You may still be able to find some of the pieces at Blomingdales but be prepared to pay upwards of $400!

Claire, said...

These are lovely. I love black and white patterns. I love orange too. You are very lucky! We're still using LLbean duffles from our university days. bah.