What is the prettiest luggage available today? Without question, the prettiest luggage is Vera Bradley by Ricardo of Beverly Hills. This luggage for women is available in fashion forward quilted colors from Vera Bradley's newest collection. There's a Signature red print, a Signature navy blue print, a Signature solid black quilted, and a Java blue print. Fabrics are made of an abrasion tested, tightly woven micro PolyCord. The interior fabric, which complements but does not match the exterior print, is 100% quilted cotton. The exterior fabric is coated in Dupont Teflon for extra protection against soiling and staining. This luggage can withstand all the rigors of airline, bus, train and boat travel.
Vera Bradley luggage is not just "another pretty face." The side bound construction is sturdy Bengaline piping, which protects corners, zippers and edges. The in-line skate wheel system has industrial strength steel ball bearing for quiet and effortless effort in pulling or pushing when full. Zippers are travel tested to stand up to rigorous use, yet they provide smooth and quiet operation. The hardware is highly polished chrome and many of the zipper pulls have Vera's signature tape pulls.
The luggage is also lightweight in keeping with all of the new airline requirements and restrictions. The 21" "WheelAboard" carry on case weights less than 10 lbs. All of the Pullmans have a two-compartment construction with a patented floating divider that allows you to hang jackets or dresses or use the compartment to separate different types of clothing. The Pullmans also include a matching shoe case to protect your clothes.
There is a rolling wardrobe carrier available as part of the collection. The case hangs from double over-the-door hooks for ease of packing and use. No need to unpack this case either. There's a pocket for everything, with removable see-through pockets for cosmetics and other essentials. There's a padded extender panel for longer garments. Virtually any hanger type will lock securely in place on the "Wally clamp" inside the bag. There are six mesh pockets which hold folded clothes and accessories. For shorter trips, there's a 48" long folding garment carrier without wheels. This is an ideal size for weekends or shorter trips.
Two of the most popular pieces available are the rolling tote and rolling duffle. The Vera Bradley tote will attach to the top of any of the Pullman pieces allowing you to roll just "one set." It has multi pockets inside and is the perfect size to carry on a tour when they require a 17" size. It has extra zippered pockets, which are handy for jewelry, glasses and all of those important papers. The rolling duffle is totally soft, but with the added feature of wheels. This will roll easily down an airplane aisle, fit virtually anywhere because of the soft construction, and is the weekend piece of choice with many women both young and old. It also has zippered pockets on the outside as well as the inside and is very lightweight.
Vera Bradley luggage also has a lifetime-limited warranty that the product is free from defects in material and workmanship.
Maxine Greco has been in the travel and luggage industry for over 35 years. She is currently working at http://www.villageluggageandgifts.com .