30 Vintage Suitcases and Antique Luggage Bags For Everyone
A suitcase is a part of a passenger’s luggage to bring his required goods. In 2000, Rimowa made the first suitcase with a heavy material named polycarbonate. He was a luggage creator who lived in Germany.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a cheaper and lighter material than polycarbonate for case formation. In 2004, the market showcased a wheeled suitcase that was more convenient for the users.
There are many forms of vintage suitcases, and here we discuss 30 antique and vintage of them.
1. Samsonite Carmel Brown
Material: Vinyl, Metal
Colour: Carmel Brown
The Samsonite Carmel suitcase contains belts, so the clothes stay in fine condition. It is brown and looks neat and clean with a shiny surface. It has a handle over it to carry it easily. Its drawback is that it has less space to keep clothes in it.
2. Red Metal Plated
Material: Cardboard, Fabric, Metal
The red metal suitcase consists of a cardboard body coated with fabric. Luggage creators use metal to make the corners that make it look in fine condition. It has a travel sticker on its lid, making it easy to recognize your luggage bag.
3. Leather Train Trunk
A leather train trunk is a case in good condition with a broad space for goods. There is an advantage of using this suitcase is that it has stickers on it. The sticker reduces the chances of overlooking someone’s luggage.
4. Hollywood Luggage Multnomah
Material: Canvas, Leather, Fabric
Colour: Tan, Cream
Hollywood Luggage Multnomah vintage suitcase is creamy tin colored. It contains canvas and a fabric body with leather corners. The case looks solid and secure with skin strips on its body. Likewise, it has some strains on the surface that make it look old.
5. Gator Leather Case
Material: Leather, Metal
The Gator Leather Case is one of the oldest items of the 1940s. It looks too old in its brown -faint color. The suitcase has a number plate so that the person can recognize its bag quickly. It looks in fine condition without keys.
6. Straw Suitcase
Material: Straw, Leather
The Straw Suitcase has an elegant cover on it made up of straw. Its owner used it very well and maintained its condition. Luggage bag formers made it with leather belts and corners for the proper safety of passengers’ goods.
7. Wooden Small Luggage
Colour: Brown and white
Wooden Small Luggage is a classic white and brown suitcase. It is small in size so that someone can bring useful products for short traveling. The wooden case looks well-made, and people like to carry it while traveling.
8. Woven Wicker Case
Era: 19th century
Material: Wicker, Brass, Leather
Colour: Tan, brown, and white
The Woven Wicker case consists of large leather straps, and it has an antique strap except for the initial handle. Its creator made the interior with fabric that has some strains on it. The vintage suitcases look old and stained due to bad conditions.
9. Norwegian Document Case
Material: Wood, Leather
Norwegian Document Case is a hand-made suitcase specially made to carry documents. Norwegian makers made it with leather and wood in Norway. The trunk has a leather handle, strained body, and keys.
10. Hartmann Carry-on
Material: Nylon, Leather
Hartmann Carry-on is a modern case with rolling wheels and a scrolling handle. It is in good condition and has many accessories in it. The case contains sub-pockets and hangers to settle the goods in good manners.
11. US Luggage Roll-Away
Material Vinyl, Plastic, Metal
The US luggage company has claimed itself as the first organization to introduce the rolling case. In the 1980s, it focused on making leather suitcases. US luggage roll-away is a case in blue color with finely stitched corners.
12. Skyway Tweed
The Skyway Tweed vintage suitcases consist of a different material named tweed. It is a set of two bags in which the smaller one has no rolling wheels. The smaller bag has a clip that attaches with the larger one having wheels.
13. Amelia Earhart Suitcase
Material: Plastic, Vinyl, Metal
Colour: Green, yellow, red, and black
Amelia Earhart Suitcase is green in color with three different colored bands. It is a solid case with four small rolling wheels fixed in metal. The suitcase contains a lock that opens with a given saved number.
14. 20’s Metal Box Suitcase
Material: Metal and paint
20’s Metal Box Suitcase is one of the oldest heavy-duty box shape rolling cases. Many passengers used to carry personal goods with them. It looks rusted from the outside but has a strong interior.
15. Starline 16″ Square
Material Metal, vinyl, plastic, nylon, wood
Baltimore Luggage Co introduced Starline’s 16″ square stacking case as its brand. It is a set of suitcases with sequential sizes. People like to use it for a fancy hat and an overnight trip with their beloved ones.
16. Boyle Blue Train Case
Material Plastic, Vinyl, Fabric
The Boyle Blue Train Case is a beautiful vintage suitcase that has different colored flowers on it. It is a unique one that contains a mirror just behind its lid and fabric lining in blue color. It has a lock with a key and buttons to unlock it.
17. Sky King Train Case
Material Plastic, Fabric
Colour: White & Yellow
Sky King Train Case is a cute tiny suitcase that users can take on railroad tours. It has a strong lock that makes someone’s products safe and secure. The luggage case contains skin-colored ruffle linings to keep the goods in place.
18. Metal Doll Trunk
Metal Doll Trunk looks charming and contains stickers from the 1950s on its outer body. It has been accepted that the trunk belonged to a good-looking doll girl because of its decor outside. The trunk case has a lock key to secure the goods in it.
19. Luce Leather Train Case
Material Leather, Metal
Luce Leather Train Case is a black-colored modern wheel suitcase that anyone can use easily. It contains many helpful accessories such as hangers and belts. Its solid lock keeps things secure in it.
20. Samsonite Silhouette
Era: 1958-the 60s
Material: Plastic, Fabric
Jesse Shwayder introduced the Samsonite Silhouette in 1958. It is a modern time suitcase, and many people are using it today. Luggage makers have modified it with time according to the needs of users. It contains a key lock and wheel for convenience.
21. Red and White Hard-Shell
Material: Metal, Plastic, Acrylic
Colour: Red and White
The red and white Hard-Shell case is a beautiful box made of metal. It contains many clip holders in good condition that make the luggage secure. The suitcase has a key lock and a handle to carry it easily.
22. Samsonite White
Material Silk, Metal, Vinyl, Plastic
Samsonite white is a suitcase with a hard plastic body and working clasp. The user can carry it anywhere wherever he wants. There is a fabric covering inside and a large pocket behind the lid that the user can use to place small things.
23. Gucci Leather
Material: Leather, Fabric
Colour: Brown, red, beige, green
Gucci Leather bag is a soft luggage bag with green and red bands on its brown body. This bag is a product of the 1970s Gucci brand and has strong leather handles to carry it easily. Users can place it anywhere in the vehicle.
24. Sarne Suitcase
Material: Metal, plastic, cloth
Colour: Blues, greens, browns
Sarne vintage suitcases are a 1970s Japanese brand called Sarne. It has different flowers on the blue body with a handle on it. The bag has one main zip with three sub-zips on the sides and back where the user can put anything he wants.
25. Industrial Luggage
Material: Metal, Leather
The Industrial Luggage bag is the oldest item of the 20th century. Leather and metal are the materials that farmers use to make such bags. The ancient bag has a lock and a key to secure the goods.
26. Hartmann Art Deco
Material: Leather, Fabric
Harmann Art Deco is a successful source to think about the 1940s artisan. It has two locks and clasps that secure the bag for the items placed inside it. The box has springs inside to close it automatically.
27. Burnt Orange Hard Shell
Material: Plastic, Leather
Colour: Burnt orange
Burnt Orange Hard Shell is a graceful bag with burnt orange color. It has stitched neatly and with fine corners. The bag has less space to place goods and items in it. It has two lock keys for the security of luggage.
28. MCM Lady Baltimore
Material Wood, Paper, Fabric, Metal
MCM Lady Baltimore is a bag with high security and two locks on its opposite sites. It is the blue bag that was invented in the 1950s. It looks in excellent condition to use. However, the bag has some strains on it.
29. Late 19th-Century Steamer Trunk
Era: Late 1800s-1910
Material: Wood, Leather, Metal
Late 19th-Century Steamer Trunk is the oldest luggage trunk used from the 1800s to 1910. Luggage makers cover its wooden body with canvas. The owner has maintained and cleaned it regularly.
30. Vintage Story Trunks
Material: Wood, Metal
Colour: Green & red
Cost: $188 & $578
Vintage Story trunks were found after World War II. They belonged to love partners who had separated during the war. Both vintage suitcases are in good condition with memory stickers and labels.