vintage luggage racks

by Grace Bonney

Much like one of my favorite TV characters, Sheldon Cooper, I have always had a deep and abiding love for trains. There’s something about the gentle rocking of the train on the tracks and getting to see so many beautiful seaport towns (on the East Coast) rush by that always makes me want to stay on board just a little bit longer. While the glamour of train riding may not live on in most trains, I love the reminders of old-school train travel like fancy vintage luggage and luggage racks. While the first may not be practical thanks to the restrictions placed on most forms of luggage these days, racks are still just as beautiful and functional as ever. Starting on February 1st, The London Transport Museum is going to be selling original (but restored) luggage racks from its 1960s era Metropolitan Line trains online. The trains were decommissioned last year so the racks were reclaimed and will now be sold as part of a limited edition series. I love imagining all the different ways these could be used- from kitchen to living room to bathroom. If you’ve got a love for trains or just a case of old-school travel nostalgia, click here to check out the collection and shop online. The sale will start on February 1st, so be sure to bookmark the link for the launch- the collection will be limited. xo, grace

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