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I was very impressed. I love the look of old fashioned travel trunks whether they are for suits or shoes.
But I can only imagine the price! I emailed to ask the cost of the smaller boxes.
 

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If they made one of these for aprotnoy, why do I get the sense it would be walk-in size; or maybe cargo container size.
 

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Truly awesome, though I'm sure the price is utter lunacy.
 

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These harken back to an era where people embraced luxury and weren't afraid to indulge themselves. These are closer to artwork than storage.
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Truly awesome, though I'm sure the price is utter lunacy.

You might be able to purchase a small condominium in some towns for the cost of those trunks!

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I suspect these are cheaper than Vuitton's trunks, which are about $40,000.

There's actually a fair niche market for these custom trunks; Vuitton said they refused an offer of a Japanese woman who wanted one specially fitted for her dining room china because it wasn't meant as a travel piece.
 

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Well, that's the thing. Ephtee and companies like Pinel & Pinel (which makes a Bang & Olufsen stereo/CD library trunk) are producing trunks which are not designed for travel. In essence, they're beautiful set pieces. That said, at Goyard I saw some sort of crazy DJ trunk that would only be portable in the loosest sense of the word.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
These harken back to an era where people embraced luxury and weren't afraid to indulge themselves.

Yeah, because modern American culture is all about asceticism.
 

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I wouldn't compare Ephtee and Goyard who are real artisans with Pinel & Pinel.
Pinel's trunks look like plastic!
 

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Originally Posted by RJman
Well, that's the thing. Ephtee and companies like Pinel & Pinel (which makes a Bang & Olufsen stereo/CD library trunk) are producing trunks which are not designed for travel. In essence, they're beautiful set pieces. That said, at Goyard I saw some sort of crazy DJ trunk that would only be portable in the loosest sense of the word.
Assouline had a collaboration with Goyard to produce this book trunk filled with their Memoire texts:

 

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