Today's journeys can be fraught with cramped seats, overhead storage and lost bags, but once upon a time, travel could be a bit more stylish and the luggage, a bit more tolerant of being tossed and trammeled. The history of vintage bags and trunks reveals a world far different than that found on today's jumbo jets. The story of luggage goes back a thousand years or more. Early travelers carried as little as possible, unless they were fortunate enough to have a wagon or cart to lug their stuff around, which is where the word "luggage" comes from.
There's something so personal and unique about luggage. More than holding items for travel, luggage also reflects the owner's personality and sense of style. Nowadays, luggage needs to be as light and compact as possible, packed with features that help owners carry as much stuff with the least amount of effort. Several decades ago, however, luggage look and feel very different. Luggage designs reflect the evolution of how people travel. When travel was only accessible to the rich, trunks and heavy suitcases are all the rage.
GoNomad Traveldesk 0. The concept of travel was different then too. Young men traveled the world to finish off their educations and women traveled to get some relaxation time from their hectic and straining social schedules. Most luggage was made from wooden boxes and covered in the finest leather cowhides.
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