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05/16/2013 04:08 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2013

Don't Give Old-Time Luggage The Heave-Ho Just Yet; 4 New Ways To Decorate With Vintage Suitcases

Houzz

Trends are set; they explode on blogs; prices on Etsy and eBay soar; large retailers like Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn start selling them; everybody's got one; people start to get tired of them; and snarkiness ensues. Writer Malcolm Gladwell explains it much more eloquently in The Tipping Point, but that's the gist of decor trends. However, designers and clever homeowners are constantly tweaking trends and giving them fresh looks. Just one example: vintage suitcases and trunks.

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