OMG. How travel luggage has changed. I was at the airport picking up my daughter. I waited patiently by the luggage carousel and to my amazement instead of the usual sea of black, about half of the checked luggage was actually fashionable, designer luggage. I realize that women entered the work world a long time ago and they travel just as much as their male counterparts, but even I was amazed at the designer colors and designer fabrics in the luggage that sailed around the carousel. When I looked closely, three brands seem to dominate: Kathy Van Zeeland Luggage,Britto Luggage by Heys USA, Rimowa Luggage and International Traveler.
Kathy Van Zeeland – well known on the QVC channel for handbags – has an extensive line of Kathy Van Zeeland luggage. The most popular KVZ luggage so far was originally named Pebble Beach and is now called the Kathy Van Zeeland Classic collection. Offered in black, merlot (wine colored red) and purple, this luggage has a distinctive croco finish. KVZ offers a wide range of collections: the KVZ My Mink, the Bohemian collection, Glamour Shot, Exotic Edge and many more. My favorite, however, is the Kathy Van Zeeland Morning Glory collection. KVZ means bright colors, beautiful design and functional luggage at a reasonable price. I bought one of the KVZ Morning Glory carry on bags, actually a rolling duffel, and have been delighted with the design and durability. Great fashion luggage at a price that won’t break the bank.
Most patrons of the arts are familiar with Romero Britto, the progressive Italian designer. Known for vibrant colors and an almost Picasso approach to design (think Picasso meets nature), Britto has an extensive line of designer luggage made by Heys USA Luggage. The Britto luggage collections feature hardsided luggage, hardsided carry on bags and beauty cases. The new Spring Love collection is a slight departure from the typical nature them, and adds a whimsical look to this designer luggage.
International Traveler has jumped onto the fashion luggage scene. From the Pink Dot luggage collection to the croco finish hardsided luggage to micro fiber animal prints laptop cases/overnight bags, International Traveler has made a splash. Choose purple luggage, pink luggage and exotic animal prints in virtually every size spinner luggage you can imagine. Typically lower priced luggage, but well made and durable, International Traveler offers a fun designer line of luggage at an affordable price.
Next blog… we’ll look at fashion and designer luggage from Oleg Cassini, Sydney Love Luggage, Kenneth Cole and Caribbean Joe. So for all you women looking for designer and fashion luggage, Irv’s Luggage has lots to offer.