I very seldom buy vintage suitcases – often they’re quite cool to look at, but they never seem to be in the best nick, and more often than not they’re completely impractical: my brother once bought a vintage Samsonite suitcase and we had to leave it in Germany because not only did the wheels squeak more than that of the train we were on, but it nearly took up our whole baggage allowance – when it was empty! But this red vintage pleather suitcase is relatively lightweight and seems to be in good nick for its years – there’s one scuff mark and one of the locks is broken, but that’s about it. Plus it has the added bonus of being an ‘SAA approved cabin bag’ – how cool is that?! It’s called ‘Air Hostess‘, so I’m not sure if this was the bag carried by air hostesses, or if it was just a clever marketing trick on the part of ‘Revelation‘, who I think made the bag? But given that it has the SAA badge, I’m inclined to think the latter – I can just see those super made up air hostesses walking down the airport terminal clutching their bright red bags, can’t you? So cool!
Dimensions: 48cm wide x 35cm tall x 12cm deep