I’m a Fashionaire

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Look at my “new” luggage! It was my mother-in-law’s, and she gave it to me for my birthday! It’s definitely one of the coolest things ever! There is actually a third bag, a carry on toiletry bag that I got too! It sort of resembles a bowling bag. It’s cool because it is lined with the orange fabric and then again with clear vinyl so that it is spill-proof inside. Very cool! Apparently MIL has another one stashed away , and that one even has a snap-in make-up bag in it! How stoked am I? She even had the keys for the luggage!

Here’s a close-up of the incredible pattern. Samsonite debuted this pattern in 1968. My MIL thinks she bought her set in 1975. It has been all over the world. Last year Samsonite re-released the Fashionaire line as a limited edition in this exact pattern, under their exclusive Black label. It has been updated with modern touches like in-line wheels and extending handles. I’m sure the luggage is much lighter too. This stuff is hernia inducing when filled! I’m planning on using them as design pieces in my home.

Don’t you love the bright orange liner?

Orange, with polka dots, so perfect!
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About megstar73

I'm a 37 year old living in the East Bay near San Pablo Bay. I have worked as a Gallery Assistant at a small community college and am a medical assistant who has trained as a phlebotomist. I need to find time in my busy schedule as the mother of a very active toddler to study and get my phlebotomist's license. Interests include cheese, exotic beverages (not the alcoholic kind), ethnic food, improving my culinary skills, bacon, reading, music of all genres and combining all of the above together with friends! Last but not least, I love being the mother of a beautiful, sweet darling little girl. How lucky am I?

12 responses »

  1. how cute. so adorable and savvy. the orange lining just complete the whole thing. lucky girl.

  2. Thanks for all the comments! When i have rehabbed the third bag i will post pics. I’m still tickled pink every time i look at them! Next order of business is finding one of those luggage stands that you find in hotels, that would be perfect, anyone know where to find one?

  3. Prettywithribbons, You may still be able to find some of the pieces at Blomingdales but be prepared to pay upwards of $400!

  4. These are lovely. I love black and white patterns. I love orange too. You are very lucky! We’re still using LLbean duffles from our university days. bah.

  5. My mom and dad had this luggage when I was young…
    This past weekend, my mom brought over a current sale circular from Kohl’s, and they are selling a new 3 pc set by American Tourister called “English Garden” with this EXACT pattern on the outside…no word whether the inside is orange or not!

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