Delsey Chatelet Review

By Cacinda Maloney

Delsey Chatelet Review

I may have mentioned that I was at the International Travel Goods Show in April this year, I even wrote a round up of what I called Innovative Products” from the show.  When I heard about this show, I made a list of vendors that had products that interested me and went by each booth to visit them, but there were so many, I couldn’t visit them all.  At one of the booths, there was this one piece of luggage that caught my eye right away, as I have been searching for a more elegant, yet ‘value luxury’ spinner for my collection of carry-on luggage.

Delsey Chatelet Trolly Case

Delsey Chatelet Review – Trolly Case

Delsey Chatelet Review

The company is DELSEY and it has been around since 1911. In the beginning, DELSEY made leather cases for cameras and photographic equipment.  It became a brand in 1946 and it was in the 1970’s that they started making luggage.  It is a French company that has expanded into the USA market as the world’s second largest luggage company.

At the show, they had many choices in the way of carry-on spinners, but there was this one I kept going back to.  I think the number one reason was because of its classic beauty.  Now I am usually more of a functional type of person when it comes to luggage, but sometimes a lady would like to look elegant, instead of the usual way in which I show up, which many times is with a heavy pack on my back (I use the EBags Mother Lode backpack, which is extremely functional, but not sexy).

E Bags Mother Lode backpack

E Bags Mother Lode backpack

Delsey Chatelet Review

Delsey’s Chatelet Carry-On would be more of a one city, one resort elegant stay for a romantic weekend versus a 32-day trek around Europe, although I am sure it could that too. This piece of luggage is more for the affluent, elegant woman who has several pieces of luggage and purses and is looking for the “right look” in which to arrive at an elegant hotel. When I see this particular piece of luggage I imagine Cary from Sex in the City wheeling this piece of luggage into that French hotel she stayed in while in Paris on the last episode! (I miss that show!)

Sex in the City meets Delsey Spinners for a sexy, elegant look

Delsey Chatelet Review

The luggage piece I am talking about is the Chatelet Trolly Case and is being premiered this month as the official launch.  The piece comes as either the 55 cm or 67 cm, 4-wheel cabin trolley, with its elegant color choices and innovative braking system; I was thrilled to take it for a spin.  It has a wheel locking brake system where if it is parked on an incline, it can be set to not slide down the hill.  I also actually, for a change, loved the coloring, which is a cream white and a tan leather color combination.  I think is much more elegant than the traditional black that I always choose.  It is also of the hard body style.

So what about function?  I found that it worked perfectly for my weekend getaway, with plenty of space, small areas to hold special items, the wheels spun with no glitches.

Delsey Chatelet Trolly Case

Delsey Chatelet Review -Trolly Case

Delsey Chatelet Review

What:  Delsey Chatelet Trolly Case (Carry-On)

Size: 55 cm or 67 cm (21.6 inches or 26.4)

Features:  Spinner, innovative braking system, style

How much: $255.00 (see link above to purchase)

Company:  Delsey USA

 

Disclosure:  Delsey USA was gracious enough to let me try out and keep the Chatelet Trolly and honesty, I loved it!  Opinions like that can not be bought or sold!

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13 Comments

  1. Mary Calculated Traveller July 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Wow – that is one sexy looking piece of luggage and I can why it caught your eye – it totally goes with the decor of your home!. Seriously though, great luggage that is functional and stylish is difficult to find. I’ll have to look into this one when it comes out.

    • Cacinda Maloney July 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      I love it! In fact, I have a few resorts here in Scottsdale to try it out!

  2. Marilyn Jones July 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Great review! I’m always interested in learning about new luggage. And I love eBags! I own a lot of their products!

    • Cacinda Maloney July 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      She is a beautiful, luxurious piece!

    • Cacinda Maloney July 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      This luggage is beautiful!!(and functional)!

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  4. Jay Wain November 28, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Hi Cacinda,

    We were looking to buy Chatelet in white like yours, but was worried that it would get extremely dirty, very quickly. How has yours fared in your travels so far?

    Thanks!
    Jay

    • Cacinda Maloney November 28, 2014 at 5:56 am

      So far, so good, but I also switch around my luggage quite a bit and so don’t only use one piece of luggage.

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  6. Alexchar February 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I love delsey luggage is the best brands on the world.

  7. Jennifer Collier November 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I have three pieces of this luggage. Although I haven’t used it yet, I am in love with its classic beauty. I am desperate to find the matching cabin tote in champagne. I have searched for weeks without success. Do you have any idea where I might could find it? I am even willing to purchase a used piece to complete my set. That’s how much I love it!

    • Cacinda Maloney November 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      I love it too! Sorry I do not know where you can find it!

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