When vintage is all you own, traveling can be a bit of a burden in a way. Between getting folds in garments, worrying about damage on the road, not to mention all of the other travel anxieties, it can get a little hectic.
I travel using vintage luggage. This is for a handful of reasons. First they look awesome. Secondly, if you are flying and you check your luggage, your suitcase will be much easier to spot when it comes out onto the carousel. Additionally, hard suitcases prevent any extra pressure put on your clothes (causing more wrinkling) by other people’s bags being placed on top of your suitcases in travel. And if you’re fearful of bed bugs, you really may want to travel with a vintage suitcase. Bed bugs may find a new home for themselves (and thus possibly follow you home) in the crevasses of an upholstered suitcase, where as they will not with a hard suitcase. I currently own a medium sized suitcase (which fits the carry-on size restrictions), a small day suitcase, a round hatbox and a train case. However, for most trips I only take the medium sized suitcase and the train case.