I’m half tempted. I have the hard sided luggage in what they consider a carryon (it’s actually too big for most airlines though). I used it for a cruise recently and I liked it. The dark blue would match color wise (at least close enough I think lol!). But these are leather and the hard sided case is not. I’ll sleep on it I guess and if the dark blue set is still available, maybe I can convince myself I need it.
You can find these (or equivalent genuine leather bags) at Marshall’s or Ross’ for around $10-$12 each, and “Joy Mangano” (e.g. QVC) is NOT any quality brand, it’s cheap Chinese crap. Maybe not even made of cow-skins, based on recent NYT reporting (yuk!)
Honestly, even the colloquy here no longer seems to be worth the monthly VMP cost (unlike in the recent past), even with the other bennies “potentially” available such as free shipping on Morningsave, Casemates. And that’s not a slam on the folks here, just my perception of the value of a $5/month charge to just be here and pay to read what I could otherwise see for $0.
The last few items I’ve ordered (3-5 in the past year, from what I can see) have all, totally been a huge disappointment, well beyond the “Meh” that is implied from the name and expectation here. (Maybe I’ve just finally realized that I already own enough junk that I don’t really need or want or use, and no one in my family or friends wants the crap, either.) I’ll decide by this month’s end, I guess.
So, based on all of the above, please go ahead, nominate me as the February Goat, folks. That should do it for me!!! Blergh.