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Where To Buy Vintage Luggage

by Holly Riddle

Mar 12, 2016

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A piece of vintage luggage can be an excellent addition to your current set, or as a décor or conversation piece for your home, particularly if you already have an understated travel motif. You can’t just pick up a great piece of vintage luggage at the mall, however. Instead, you may have to do a little hunting.

 

You should be able to find great pieces at any of the normal spots you’d find antique or previously loved items — antique shops, estate sales and local boutiques. If you’re shopping on a budget, you may also want to try yard sales and thrift stores, where you’ll be surprised at what you can find.

 

You may be the type to not prefer waiting until you stumble upon your next great vintage discovery, and would rather choose from more than a few options. In this case, you can do a little vintage luggage shopping right from your own couch, with Etsy. Their luggage section has lots of vintage pieces to choose from, all in varying conditions and with varying price tags. From hatboxes to briefcases to trunks, you’ll find it there.

 

If you want a vintage look without the vintage wear-and-tear, you can find vintage-inspired luggage collections from Steamline, complete with modern wheels, a feature you won’t miss until it’s gone. You’ll pay a pretty penny for the new product with an old feel, though. The carry-on luggage starts at $450.

 

When shopping for vintage luggage, if you plan to put it to use, rather than using it as a stylish décor piece, make sure you check all the clasps, zippers and other fasteners to ensure everything is in working order. Open and close it a few times and check it for sturdiness. The last thing you want is a bag that will break as soon as you leave the store.

 

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