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Gotcha! No, I'm not going on a travel adventure quite yet. I am however planning for that day when I would again have to board a flight. I would be more than happy to check in a similar travel trunk to the ones featured in the above photo. You see, the idea of a vintage trunk had been playing around in my head for quite some time and just as I managed to get it out of there, it stormed right back to slap me in the face in form of Louis Vuitton:100 Legendary Trunks. I was browsing through my local bookshop when I stumbled upon the book. I didn't think one could pack up their entire abode into boxes so efficiently. Trunk-bed, steamer trunk, tea case trunk, toiletry kit trunk, circus trunk, library trunk; trunks of varying shapes and sizes with whatever fancy name you use. They were all in there.
Although, after flipping through a few pages, I realized that these might not be very practical for me to travel with. I already have heated debates with the airline staff about how the extra 2 kilos is due to their broken scale and not because I have 5 more dresses than I need. I imagine the trunks would be significantly heavier than my manufacturer-proclaimed lightest-ever-suitcase. Even if these LV trunks didn't lighten your wallet by upwards of five figures, I would have to consider alternate uses as my airport fiascos hunt me. I have concluded that throwing some cushions over it would make for a rather comfy and space saving ottoman, while hanging a mirror above it would make for a nice little dresser. And if you really want to showcase the trunk, you could plump one right in the middle of your sitting room, throw some magazines on it and declare it a coffee table. Et Voila!
For now I'll scout out ebay, or maybe I should go knocking on the door of the elderly lady who lives down the street. You never know, I could walk away with one...or several vintage gems.
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