You tell me. I have a small assortment of vintage suitcases and trunks. Didn’t pay much for any of them, and don’t expect they’d sell for much more than I paid. But none are Louis Vuitton. Those things sell for crazy money. Perhaps they are a superior product in some practical ways, and maybe they aren’t. My old Hartmann trunk, one of two in my possession, surely would still function as well AS A TRUNK as a Louis Vuitton (instead of as a coffee table, which is its current occupation), but not as well as a status symbol. LV’s are kinda timelessly stylish; I’ll give ’em that. But my Hartmann, with its exposed rivets and hinges and corner protectors and hotel decals and a past owner’s initials stenciled on it and all, has more honest character. And you could probably buy a hundred of ’em for what you’d pay for one LV of the same vintage.