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2018 Rimowa is a huge step backwards

2018 Rimowa is a huge step backwards

Old Jul 2, 19, 11:29 am
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No description of the claims process with the airline, photos of the damage or other proof of faulty equipment that would otherwise be included in a manufacturers warranty.

Still ranting.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 6:26 pm
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I just purchased my first Rimowa Cabin-S. With high expectations, I am disappointed. It does not seem as high-quality. The interior fabric was coming off on corners, looks like it is just glued there. The exposed aluminum edges look unrefined and the amount of plastic on this bag does not seem to justify the $1100 cost. Maybe at half the price I would use it but I think it may go back.


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Old Jul 3, 19, 8:10 am
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What you have pointed out are valid downfalls of the RIMOWA trollies and the assembly process.

The exposed aluminum edges from the titanium or stealth (gold or black) alumnium trollies is a result of the color applied, only to the surface of the aluminum sheets.

Unfortunately, all aluminum for their trollies arrives in industrial rolls, at their factories, in their original aluminum finish.

Yes, the interior lining is applied and fixed with adhesive bonding.

If the lining is coming undone, I noticed that you have the current generation Cabin; bring the trolley in-store for a warranty repair request to have the lining repaired.

After their last price increase, I would never pay full retail price for their trollies. As you have pointed out, I do not see the value with the MSRP applied.

At 30-40% off MSRP, RIMOWA is my primary choice, all the way.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 9:04 am
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It is going back, does look look or feel like a $1k bag. Will check out Tumi, curious on their quality since acquisition from Samsonite.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 9:42 am
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I'm a fan of RIMOWA (pre-2018 LVMH acquisition), and Tumi (pre-2017 Samsonite acquisition; prefer pre-2001 quality).

However, i'm not a fan of their current collections or line-up. For both brands, never full retail, only at a discount. I can't justify the price point of Tumi, when their products are manufactured in China. RIMOWA is more understandable with higher labor costs in Germany and Canada.

Both brands travel with me consistently, each with their pros and cons.

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Old Jul 9, 19, 8:43 am
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nice city stickers - where did you get them?
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Old Jul 9, 19, 11:25 am
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City Stickers are available at flagship retail RIMOWA stores.

Selection is limited, as not all city stickers are available at each store.

You do have to pay for the city stickers, unlike before LVMH-acquisition when the stickers were free.

However, I do like the post-LVMH sticker designs more, they just come at a price now.

I do have extra "Cologne" city stickers.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Ali380 View Post
It is going back, does look look or feel like a $1k bag. Will check out Tumi, curious on their quality since acquisition from Samsonite.
I am very impressed with the Latitude (short trip) that I picked up last year. My main complaint with Tumi had always been that the bags didn't roll as well as Rimowa, but they rectified that with the Latitude. As the Latitude was produced in a Samsonite plant, hopefully this bodes well for future Tumi products.

I agree with others that paying MSRP is very poor value.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 11:35 am
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After several years, it is time for me to replace my IATA Polycarbonate Cabin - i need the larger size, and the wheels are starting to go. A new aluminium Rimowa seems like it would be a good choice. I own a new-stock polycarbonate, but it doesn't seem as study as my old one. It is difficult to justify $1,000+ for the Rimowa when the Away Aluminum costs $500...

I may just stick with Rimowa Polycarbonate as I don't like how the Away bags look...
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:51 pm
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Dubai Titanium Edition of Cabin Carryon

Wife and I were in Dubai last week with the grandkids and while at the Dubai mall, I just had to go into the Flagship Rimowa Store. They had things I never seen before like phone covers, luggage straps and many many stickers from around the world to add to your luggage. I am going to try and post picture here of what I came home with if my pictures show up... Yes full retail, however we did get back 88% of tax back at airport on the spot credited back to me CC.. They make it very very easy to get your tax refund. One of those luggage belts set me back USD$250.00

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Old Jul 30, 19, 3:50 pm
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I’m a big Rimowa fan but what exactly does a luggage belt do for $250?
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Old Jul 30, 19, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by billycwhatup View Post
Iím a big Rimowa fan but what exactly does a luggage belt do for $250?

For some reason I am unable to get my pictures to show up at all. I signed out and signed back in but with no luck. Well they are Straps that go around your luggage for keeping the case secure if maxed out I assume. They come in all different colors and to me are more for looks then anything else. They are made extremely well but surely not $250.00 worth.. However I was in Dubai and needed a Rimowa Fix....
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Old Jul 31, 19, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by bulbmogul View Post
Wife and I were in Dubai last week with the grandkids and while at the Dubai mall, I just had to go into the Flagship Rimowa Store. They had things I never seen before like phone covers, luggage straps and many many stickers from around the world to add to your luggage. I am going to try and post picture here of what I came home with if my pictures show up... Yes full retail, however we did get back 88% of tax back at airport on the spot credited back to me CC.. They make it very very easy to get your tax refund. One of those luggage belts set me back USD$250.00





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Old Jul 31, 19, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by billycwhatup View Post
Iím a big Rimowa fan but what exactly does a luggage belt do for $250?

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Old Aug 1, 19, 4:59 am
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I have not yet made my way to the middle east locations, but I do like the theme!

Well done!
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