I have to admit I'm not sure I would have pulled the trigger on this Rimowa suitcase all on my own. I mean, $600 is a lot to spend on anything, let alone something as unexciting as a suitcase. But last Christmas when the bag I brought home literally broke, my mom insisted I borrow her small Rimowa--and, well, she's yet to get it back.
Now that I'm used to its amazingness I can't imagine traveling without it. Though it's super durable, it's also crazy light, meaning it's easier to heft into the overhead compartment when you're carrying on. Speaking of carrying on, it's the perfect size: Not too small, not too big, and the inside compartments with tightening belt straps allow you to cram a lot of stuff into its compact size. The wheels turn 360 degrees so that you can tow the bag from every angle, making airport zig-zagging a breeze.
So, yes, spending just shy of $600 on a suitcase is a lot--but trust me it's worth it. And it'll last many more seasons than any other "it" bag.
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