Buying a Designer Luggage

Luggages are ultimate fashionable and functional organizational feature behind a successful business person and a hip traveler. This case doesn’t just transport and organize your belongings but also reflect your sense of style.

Imagine yourself feeling secured that your personal possessions are protected in functional yet fashionable cases. What’s the perfect luggage for me? You question yourself as if you’re in the pit of indifference, having no idea where will your money go. Here’s a simple list of guides that would help you find the best thing.

Customers might get turned off when they finally see the perfect luggage for them only to be mortified after the golden price tag reveals itself. This time the buyer should learn to decipher how will she know that the money to shell out is a nice buy.

Know the materials.

knowledge on the materials, a hardware and organization element in the luggage is very essential. Are you looking for a luggage that has a lot of compartments or big enough to organize your clothes and keep them wrinkle-free? Or are you packing fragile items? Knowing your needs and personal design preferences can give yourself the confidence that your are doing the right thing.

There are four main categories of products.

  • The suitcase can have sizes from 24" to 36" and are available in hard-sided (which offer maximum protection against outside impacts), semi-soft sided (lighter than the hard-sided yet still offers good protection for contents) and soft-sided (most expandable yet offers less protection).
  • Carry-ons, or "underseaters" are small suitcases that are designed to fit underneath the seat of a plane.
  • Totes are smaller than carry-ons and are advisable for everyday use.
  • Garment bags are designed to hold two to four garments, in a hanger.

Materials could either be leather or fabric. 

Leather could be genuine leather, the highest recommended material for its durability, strength and ability to take finish. Processed leather on the other hand is one type of skin or hide made to look like genuine leather. Fabrics range from natural fibers such as cotton, duck, linen, canvas, and jute, to manufactured materials, including nylon and vinyl.

Check the hardware used and pick what you prefer.

  • Edges: turned, bound, welt or burnished
  • Handles: the most durable handle is the one that is mounted using metal or metal-reinforced bases
  • Shoulder straps: mounted at a bag’s stress points; could be detachable.    
  • Pull-straps: frequently attached to suitcases with wheels.
  • Zippers: polyester coils, continuous molded zippers, brass and other metal zipper
  • Locks: padlocks and key locks that attach to zipper pulls are used on soft and semi-soft constructions
  • Wheels: minimize damage to the bottom of the case.
  • Corners.

Special features.

Look for special features such as wide gussets, outside pockets, wet packs (for storing wet garments) and packing systems (for wrinkle-free packing.

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