Grown Up Suitcase

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I decided a few months ago that it was time for me to get a Big Girl suitcase. My previous suitcase was one that my Mum picked up when we went on holiday when I was about 18. I’d used it religiously for years and then when I went to New York in September last year I felt one last pang of cringe as my Zebra print suitcase came around the carousel. It was time I invested in something that was going to last rather than getting a cheap case that lasts half a year if most with my travel schedules.

So off I tottered (seriously I was wearing ridiculous heels that day, Im having flashbacks to the pain as I type) and I went into House of Fraser and spoke to a man who was incredibly helpful and showed me all the suitcases and discussed them in detail. Some went a bit over my heard but who doesnt love a trier. In all I probably was a bit of a pain but I knew I wanted to get the best suitcase for my money and needs. 

In the end I settled on getting a Samsonite S'cure Delux 4-Wheel 75cm Large Suitcase. I’d always wanted a Samsonite suitcase as they are like the Grand-daddy of them all in the suitcase world. So I ummed and aahed over getting one for a while while trying to weigh up the pros and cons of getting a new case. They certainly aren't the cheapest suitcases out there on the market but they are something that is built to last and incredibly sturdy. I soon settled and decided it was the right thing to do.

The one I picked out has hard outer case and comes with click locks rather than a zip. I’ve gone through so many cabin sized suitcases from the zips breaking so I knew that there was no point getting a zipped one. Size-wise I’d class my suitcase as a large medium. it’s not huge but it’s pretty big, suitable for a 2 week trip.

I can’t rave about this suitcase enough. While it was £130 and is a pretty expensive option but if you’re ready to invest some money into your travel kit then I would recommend this till the cows come home. I think I’m going to get a cabin size one too just so I have a smaller option when I travel!

26 comments

  1. suitcase embarrassment is so silly but i totally understand what you mean. i went to greece recently and when the bright red one that my mum had got me came round i couldn't help but want to grab it and run!

    this one sounds really useful - especially with the clickable locks.

    Elena | Itchy Bones

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  2. Things are changing :) But I can imagine you will be happy in the end with this suitcase.
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. I invested in two good suitcases earlier this year as I travel frequently too. I got a large and a cabin size from Tripp and they're great x

    www.wonkylauren.com

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  4. I only own black suitcases that I have 'borrowed' aka stolen for uni off my parents. I've only ever been abroad once so I don't need to invest in a suitcase but I'm glad you're happy with your purchase!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  5. Sturdy suitcases are such a good investment! Hope you will have lots of great and safe travels with this one :)

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  6. i need to invest in a suitcase .. i recently needed a large suitcase and i got one of the cheapest ones but the quality is quite bad x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  7. I literally just did the same thing haha! I bought a Ted Baker one. Granted it was because of the rose gold detailing but hey...! I was so glad I spent a decent amount on something I just know will last a long time. X

    www.dizzymisselizabeth.co.uk

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  8. A new suitcase is definitely something I need to invest in, I'm going away tomorrow and the pre-holiday stress is not helped by the fact I know I'm relying on a flimsy canvas case with bits of ribbon tied to it, so it can easily be identified, to hold my valuables. x

    http://beautyssimplicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I have been in need of a new suitcase for a while now, I'm defo gonna check this out!

    http://www.olivianash.eu/

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  10. Great post. This is something I should invest in!

    Also, I'm loving the new blog layout. <3

    xx,
    Tiny darling

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  11. Looks like a great option! I haven't had to make a decision on suitcases yet, but I think I may follow in your footsteps!


    Emily x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  12. This is looking nice !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  13. This past Christmas I got my first proper set of "grown up" suitcases as well! It feels so nice to have great quality pieces to travel with. This one looks great xx

    Love and Marmalade

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  14. I recently had to move A LOT of things back to my parents', in France, so had to get a couple of extra large suitcases to check in. I already have a grown up case, so I went for the cheapest option out there and I can honestly say I never felt so embarrassed to see my two huge bright blue suitcases come on the carousel. The Hawaiian print was just too much! Ha!

    So YAY to grown up suitcases - you did the right thing!


    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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  15. I wouldn't have been embarrassed about the zebra print suitcase because in the end, you can spot your suitcase from a mile off and don't have to wait for ages! :P x

    http://increddyble.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Wow! I love that suitcase. Hope I can have one before my trip to Malaysia. :)

    Marlene
    Informative URL for Trenchless Water Pipe Repair

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