Designers and celebrities put their name on anything from Vodka, furniture, towels, dinnerware and yes even luggage. Most of the luggage with designer names are made by tried and true manufacturers like Samsonite. Samsonite knows they can sell more luggage with a designer or celebrity name on it. Why not right?
Some of the designers and celebrities that have their own luggage are: Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Liz Claiborne, Bob Mackey, Louis Vitton, Gucci and Prada to name a few.
Luggage is sold in all the major department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave., Macy's, Penney's, Kohl's, Walmart and even Target. The higher end stores usually sell luggage sets from known luggage manufacturers like Hartman, Tumi, Mark of New York, Heys, Bric's, and Hideo Wakamatsu. These brands are not usually sold in a set.
Macy's has a number of designer luggage sets:
1. London Fry 2 piece $99.97
2. American Tourister 3 piece $199.99
3. Nautica 5piece $340.00
4. American Tourister 4 piece $300
5. Pierre Cardin 4 piece $240
6. Tag Fairfield 5 piece $200
Always shop online for luggage. There are incredible deals with custom luggage stores and specialty leather stores. Even the department stores have less expensive online luggage prices than their retail stores.
People who do a lot of travel have durable luggage that serves the purpose well. Of course, if a person wants to travel in style he might decide to buy designer luggage. Designer luggage can set a person back thousands of dollars, depending on how many pieces of the collection he chooses to buy. For example, Individual pieces from Tumi and Hartman can start at $300 per piece and go up from there.
One of the downsides to purchasing the more expensive designer luggage is the airline's losing or damaging it and the cost of replacement. A traveler can find suitable replacements regardless of how far away he is from his gear, but replacing custom-made items or items from a high-priced manufacturer will naturally take longer. Plus if you have that certain special size luggage that fits all your clothes perfectly it may be impossible to find again. We are creatures of habit and your luggage reflects that.
A good rule of thumb is for the traveler to carry as many things as possible onto the plane with him. A corollary to the rule is not put anything a person cannot afford to lose through the baggage checking service at any airport. Sometimes, however, this cannot be helped.
Forget about the Designer label and purchase the luggage that you believe suits your purpose for durability and quality.
Copyright (c) 2011 Sandra Tiffany