Topic: luggage

Shopping Guide: What Is ‘Good Luggage’ And How Much Does It Cost?

Shopping Guide: What Is 'Good Luggage' And How Much Does It Cost?

Recently, I took a flight and realized that my suitcase was a complete piece of shit. Tattered, old, cheap, poorly made and (maybe worst of all?) really ugly. Since then, I’ve become curious about “good luggage:” what does that mean exactly? I can spout about handbag quality ad nauseum… but I don’t know up from down when it comes to suitcases or travel chests or even duffel bags. How much do you have to spend? What kind of lifespan should you expect? Here are various pieces at various price points that I thought at least looked interesting or unusual or not bad, but really, what I want to know is: who makes your luggage and are you happy with it? Tell me about your experiences and the brands with which you’ve had good luck (or otherwise). More »

Friday Style Icon: Bianca From ‘The Rescuers’

Friday Style Icon: Bianca From 'The Rescuers'

This week’s Style Icon is an unlikely one: Miss Bianca of the famed Rescue Aid Society (the only cabal of mice in the basement of the United Nations building that won’t give you hantaviris, presumably). Anyway, Bianca was pretty chic for a mouse. She didn’t wear much (weather permitting) but many fashion types would say that means her wardrobe was well-edited: pillbox hats, gloves, fur stoles and everything perfectly accessorized. Here’s some Bianca looks over both Rescuers films. More »

Link Love: The Day They Had Photoshop In Ancient Egypt

Link Love: The Day They Had Photoshop In Ancient Egypt

Turns out no one is safe from cosmetic alterations: apparently, the famous bust of Nefertiti was given a makeover by the sculptor. – The Asian Age

Julia Roberts has renewed her beauty contract with Lancome for more than $30 million. In other news, I found a quarter in my jeans pocket this morning! – Daily Mail

You already knew that colds sucked. But did you know they might also make you fat? Drink your juice, everybody. – Glamour

Even fashion royalty isn’t exempt from airline disaster: US Airways reportedly lost $50,000 worth of Giorgio Gucci’s luggage, which included many vintage and custom-made bags. – Styleite

L’Oreal has “ended their relationship” with a male employee accused of manipulating company heiress Liliane Betancourt into giving him almost $1 billion in gifts. – BusinessWeek More »