Case by Case

Case by Case

>> Along with the rest of the coo-ing fashion blogosphere, I swooned over LCF graduate's Sarah Williams' BEAUTIFUL luggage that defied all logic and instead took pride in applying historical craftsmanship to the most mind-bending shapes that are out there.  She subsequently went on to win the award in the accessories category at the ITS9 competition in Trieste.  That said, I think she's taking baby steps in getting her luggage to the stage where us mere mortals might have an ickle chance of buying one because for now, everything is made-to-order.

Williams has left a taste for unconventionally shaped luggage in my mouth and so I turn to Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair who came up trumps with the most delightful Liberty print covered trunk that winged home with me from Stockholm Fashion Week in August.  Once again, they've collaborated with Swedish luggage maker Alstermo Bruk and have come up with two new case shapes – 'Typewriter' and 'Skew', titled aptly.  I particularly like how the 'Skew' case has the right amount of wonkiness in it, looking like a 'proper' case whilst possessing the dimensions of a warped rectangle that would turn heads on any train platform (for some reason I can only associate pretty hard cases with train travel and soft, crappy functional ones with flying).   




On a completely unrelated note, these junior baggy trousers, a miniature version of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair's adult ones are ridiculously cute.  Or ridiculously cute on this particular child here… any tot-tot and said tot-tot's parents would appreciate sturdy trews like these…



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  1. FAB

    2010-11-26 at 2:20 PM

    Inspiring as I need a new suitcase. Superb blog./FAB

  2. Crystal

    2010-11-26 at 2:40 PM

    I’ve never been one to covet luggage before, but these are gorgeous. I’d purposely travel just so I could carry these around.

  3. ola

    2010-11-26 at 3:24 PM

    great blog you have!
    please visit

  4. Devora

    2010-11-26 at 4:09 PM

    Love the luggage! I go to LCF and went to this great graduate fashion show last night, the talent is really exciting 🙂

  5. nicole broad

    2010-11-26 at 5:12 PM
  6. Maryjane

    2010-11-26 at 7:20 PM

    I just adore unique luggage. I love the shape and overall look of these pieces. Would gladly travel with them!
    Maryjane xoxo

  7. Penny Dreadful Vintage

    2010-11-26 at 8:08 PM

    Oh yes, the luggage is beautiful – glamorous and practical all at once.

  8. Giraffe Blanky

    2010-11-26 at 8:12 PM

    wow, i love these… out of the ordinary, nice lines….


    2010-11-26 at 8:55 PM


  10. NaughtyBaubles

    2010-11-26 at 10:47 PM

    I would dare the flight attendant to tell me my luggage needed to be checked if I had on of these babies….

  11. Lourdes

    2010-11-26 at 10:50 PM

    Love those cases! That gif is so cute!
    Love your blog, btw. Please stop by mine if you have a second:) Thanks!

  12. vanessa

    2010-11-26 at 11:30 PM

    That luggage is so amazing. They remind of an instrument case. Oh, and the trousers are too cute as well, my nephew would look awesome in them.
    My Heart Blogged

  13. Alisha

    2010-11-26 at 11:35 PM

    Great blog, and i’ve never seen luggage so fashionable x

  14. n

    2010-11-27 at 1:35 AM

    The cases are lovely, just skewed enough to catch your eye

  15. daywalker

    2010-11-27 at 2:56 AM

    oh my gosh, they remind me so much of the school cases I had in the mid 70’s, same kinda rivets on the corners – lovely 🙂

  16. Graciela

    2010-11-27 at 3:21 AM

    Wowww I love this luggage! where can you get it?

  17. Brigadeiro

    2010-11-27 at 5:18 AM

    Cool suitcases! And those trews! So tempted to buy one for my little girl, but she’s only 7 months old…wonder if I’ll remember them in 2 1/2 years time if I buy them now 🙂
    Thx for dropping a line by my blog 😉

  18. Shopping Trends

    2010-11-27 at 5:19 AM

    Very Impressive,I need couple of ur new suitcase..I have already one but urs looks absolutely stunning!!!Urs is the best and heart loving blog by everyone… trousers are very pretty …

  19. Shilpi

    2010-11-27 at 6:49 AM

    those are some neat bags

  20. lyrebirdgully

    2010-11-27 at 9:37 AM

    Gosh, Sarah William’s cases seem so elegant, even Edwardian. And as for Alstermo Bruk’s cases, I can’t help loving them because, like Daywalker,I spent ALL my school years carrying a bag like those – the ubiquitous Globite,long since out of production, which was made, I believe,out of pressed cane fibre, a waste byproduct from the Australian sugarcane industry. The Globite was the perfect bag- it didn’t crush the corners of your 15-20kg of hardcover text books, you could sit on it at the bus stop and train station, and it was virtually indestructible, as we proved countless times by throwing our bags on and off said buses and trains prior to alighting(no self-closing doors in those days!). The secret was those pyramid corner reinforcers-I could kiss them!

  21. George DouglasDavies

    2010-11-27 at 11:15 AM

    check out my new blog,
    it has all my own fashion designs, photography and illustrations (and other peoples).I woek incredibly hard on it, and promise you will LOVE it.
    Go on, I dare you x

  22. bamboo chopping boards

    2010-11-27 at 3:19 PM

    i love these looks…out of the ordinary….

  23. edoardo

    2010-11-27 at 4:52 PM

    Amazing luggage, especially the red one: it’s so chic!!

  24. Snappylifestyle

    2010-11-27 at 5:37 PM

    That luggage is spectacular! Sara Williams was definitely thinking outside the box. Looking forward to hearing more about her designs. Very snappy.
    snappy x

  25. joey ana

    2010-11-27 at 6:51 PM

    Clever and appropriate names for the luggage and how adorable are those trousers!!!!

  26. round zebra rug

    2010-11-27 at 8:07 PM

    you could sit on it at the bus stop and train station, and it was virtually indestructible, as we proved countless times by throwing our bags on and off said buses and trains prior to alighting

  27. Siamesesky

    2010-11-27 at 8:50 PM

    These are fabulous! A must have for this season!

  28. RIY_KA

    2010-11-27 at 10:19 PM

    do they make those cute bagy’s for grown ups as well??

  29. Laura Connell

    2010-11-29 at 3:26 AM

    They are very very cute. You’re absolutely right, and with room to grow!

  30. Kamagra

    2010-11-30 at 6:47 AM

    I have always felt that blogging has been an art where people express their experiences in the best manner.This is something that is very informational.I must appreciate your article writing skills.Every time i come here i see something very new.Thanks for sharing the information.I love when you share your views through the best articles.Keep sharing and posting articles like these.This article has helped me a lot.Keep posting this stuff.

  31. round zebra rug

    2010-12-01 at 12:37 AM

    really cute bags.. i’d like to see them in other colors

  32. giraffe blanky

    2010-12-02 at 11:04 PM

    I absolutely love your site’s design. Thanks for maintaining such a wonderful site.

  33. yana

    2010-12-06 at 9:27 AM


  34. giraffe chenille

    2010-12-14 at 12:19 AM

    very stylish bags , i love them

  35. Maggie

    2011-02-08 at 6:16 AM

    Love these suitcases!

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