My suitcases are stylish and black, and last time I collected them from the baggage carousel, someone with the exact same piece of luggage as me picked up my case and I picked up hers. Luckily we realised the mistake before walking away with the wrong case as a result of my strategically placed leather address tag that the Aman in Venice kindly gave me on our trip there earlier in the year.
It could all have gone horribly wrong so I am considering more colourful luggage options as an alternative to my slick black cases. Distinct is a new British Suitcase company that aims to produce contemporary, colourful and vibrant suitcases that stand out from the crowd, and of course on the carousel!
They design suitcases that they are unique and enable travellers luggage to look different from the plain and lifeless suitcases that fill the market.
In terms of the more technical elements, they have TSA locks which basically prevent airport security from breaking your suitcase when travelling to America in particular. The suitcase is lightweight for its size at only 4.4kg and there is a 5 year warranty against poor materials/workmanship to ensure that this suitcase has more about it than just aesthetic qualities. The interior is fully lined and branded with clothes straps, a divider panel and a pocket for convenient packing. Of course, there are also 4 wheels, top and side handles as well as a telescopic handle at the top to ensure that this suitcase is really effortless to manoeuvre around.
The general gist is that they have made a suitcase that looks great, is practical and is unlikely to be mistaken for another case on the carousel. This should mean less lost luggage and certainly, less people trying to pick up your bag in arrivals.
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