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Beautiful, but with a caveat...
on August 8, 2010
I had my eye on this set for a while, then happened to find a couple of the pieces at a local store (and yes, it was the same brand)... I searched several of the same stores to finish my set and after 5 stores, I found it! Boy was I happy, until I noticed that the beautiful fabric snags! The piece I was looking for had a noticeable run going down the back. I scrapped at the fabric with my fingernail trying to figure out how that could happen, when I realized the fleur de lis pattern is machine "embroidered" and has a chance of snagging on something rough or sharp. I contemplated keeping it until I reasoned that if it snagged just being handled at a store, how could it handle an average trip? I would be curious to know how others thought the fabric held up. This set may be fine for car travel, but I'd be concerned about checking this luggage at the airport considering how baggage handlers just throw them around. If you love the set, however, I would highly recommend buying vinyl luggage protectors. (Amazon sells them.) I ended up deciding to return my pieces and purchased something else. Good luck!