Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Cases

(blue vintage travel case from the etsy shop of SimplyPear)

I simply adore vintage travel cases (they are tres chic!). Recently I have been searching on etsy for a good looking travel case or two. I love the round cases because they really conjure up the image of a vogue woman circa 1950, but the shape of the case is really not that practical for actual travel. I was thinking maybe I could use a round travel case as a fashionable alternative to hold all my knitting needles or scarves (this would look really good in a walk-in closet...which of course I don't have but I'm just throwing the idea out there).

On the more practical side, I've been searching for a vintage travel bag that I can use for weekends away, as my current suitcase feels a bit bulky for just a weekender.

I had saved a couple favorites to my etsy account, but while at the Rose Bowl Flea Market this past weekend I ran across this beautiful little luggage bag that fit the bill perfectly.

So fabulous! It's a vintage American Tourister bag (from the 60's or 70's - not quite sure) in near perfect condition and in a great mustard color. The inside lining is 100% in tact, the little rubber feet still hanging on beautifully, and all the zippers work wonderfully (it even has a cute little lock on the side to hold the zipper in place).

I really love the little lock, it's a great touch!

This bag is the perfect size for all my weekend get aways. And with the seasons changing to Spring & Summer, I am anticipating quite a bit more retreats here and there. Just LOVE it. I think I will leave it at that, and wish chic travels to others getting ready for some time away during the warms months of the year.


  1. Oooh, completely love that yellow bag -- perfect size and great color! :)

  2. I found this same gem at Goodwill last night - $4.99! So excited. Glad to hear that you've found it to be the perfect size for weekend travel as that is how I've imagined using it.


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