9.17.2012

Can't miss luggage, part two!

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You might remember my post a while back about a couple of fabulously gaudy pieces of luggage I snatched up at an estate sale. Since then I've been acquiring other pieces of the collection, with only one or two more to complete my travel set! Two are actually the result of readers sharing their luggage with me. The smaller suitcase is from a local gal, and the garment bag was a gift from Rogue Retro! I didn't even imagine there would be a garment bag in this textile, and haven't seen one online at all. Many thanks to them for making my collection that much more unique!

I just need the shoulder bag, and am on the lookout for a hatbox. I'm not even sure if a hatbox exists for this collection, but I sure hope so. I've also been looking for any type of advertisement featuring these, so if you have any info I would be so grateful!

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26 comments:

DingalingVintage.com said...

Whhhhhat!? That set is blowing my MIND!!!

Erika said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful set! I'm keeping my fingers crossed you find the two missing bags =)

My Kinda Vintage said...

Fantastic! Now you just need to figure out where to go with all that luggage.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Arrrgghh... so much awesome old stuff to collect. Not enough room in my house.

Erica Louise said...

Wow, gorgeous set!

Laura said...

I'm guessing you may have seen this but
http://www.etsy.com/listing/108103681/1960s-woven-plaid-luggage-suitcase?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_query=1960s+suitcase&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=AU&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=1960s+suitcase

The Boyer Family said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love it! It's rather funny, the luggage has my initials... so IF (though I doubt you ever would) you ever sell it... please contact me. I'd be very interested. :)

Brigid

Kristian said...

How utterly, utterly FUN!

Chelsea Fisher said...

A quick Ebay search turned up this wheeled garment bag. Good luck to you! I love your collection ... I have a thing for vintage luggage! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Awesome-Vintage-Skyway-Wheeled-Garment-Travel-Bag-Tweed-Plaid-Luggage-/290774792257

Elizabeth said...

The fabric reminds me so much of our the couch and loveseat set my family had in the '70's. Only it was not quite as loud - it was blue and green with a little gold and black. And more of a plaid pattern than checks. It was a great couch though! Very comfy, and so well built that the loveseat was reupholstered and is still in my Dad's house.

meredith said...

Stunning!!! This luggage set is too good to be true!

Solanah said...

Laura, I had not seen that! Going on my Christmas list, thanks!

xoxo

Solanah said...

Chelsea Fisher, oh gosh, looks like there are even more pieces out there than I thought! So cool!

xoxo

wardrobeexperience said...

this collection of luggage is awesome and it's so great to hear that a lot of poeple helped you to get this lovely pieces together ...

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

Jessica Cangiano said...

How awesome to see these bright, feel-good pieces of luggage again. I'm forever hunting down one thing or another online (and thus see tons of other vintage pieces in the process), so if I come across any pieces in this set I'll let you know immediately.

♥ Jessica

Autumn said...

etsy has the shoulder bag:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/107035978/70s-tweed-carry-on-shoulder-bag-skyway?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_query=skyway&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=vintage

In case no one has posted it. Also I couldn't find an ad with this luggage on it but their website has a history page

http://www.skywayluggage.com/SearchResults15d1.html?Cat=55

that might at least tell you when it was made. I can't find any contact email or I'd say email them and see if they have any info!

SassySisterVintage said...

Killer luggage!!! I recently found a very cool vintage upholstered chair on the side of the road that looks like the luggage ;-)

celkalee said...

The name of the fabric was Herculon. It was the go-to wear forever fabric in the late 60's and early 70's!

Teresa said...

BEST luggage set EVER!

Mel said...

What a lovely set! The colors and design are stunning! Good luck on finding the rest of the set!

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Crazy! I just saw this same set at an estate sale a little over a week ago.
Each piece was locked with no key however, otherwise I would have snatched them up!
I didn't see a hat box there...and it looks like you've found the weekender :)

The Wilting Rose said...

Mmmm vintage luggage :3 I hope you find a hatbox!! x

Frances said...

What amazing luggage! I do hope you find more. It's interesting how much more vibrant the colors look in your photos than in the photos of pieces for sale online...

StoreyThreads said...

I am inlove with these vintage suit cases!

Everyday Darling said...

People are pretty marvelous. It warms my heart when I hear stories like this one about people thinking of others like that, helping you grow your collection and such!

BaronessVonVintage said...

A-mazing!!!!! What a wonderful set!