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Matalan Suitcase

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Large size - Pale blue - excellent condition, used only once .
80x 56x 33 (expands to 40)
Cost £50, asking half price 500LE.


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Re: Matalan Suitcase

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So no takers on the suitcase then ?

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Matalan was a 'scouse company still is, cheap cases from Bangladesh child labour,
that is if, my memory serves me correctly..... 8)

John Hargreaves was born in January 1944 in Everton, the son of a docks labourer, one of eight children who all shared one bedroom in a Liverpool terrace house.

Hargreaves left school at 14, went into the retail business when he was 16,
and opened the first Matalan store in Preston in 1985.

Oh! 'And now lives in Monaco....'I wonder what became of his 7 siblings ?

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Re: Matalan Suitcase

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Ive always bought Matalan luggage - its excellent value for money. I actually buy a new suitcase every year because I travel back to the UK with just hand luggage, (as i have more or less everything I need where I stay in the UK), then buy a new one for the flight back, and sell it on for half price when I get back. Ive been doing that for 4 yrs now, it works for me!
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hatusu wrote: Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:05 pm Ive always bought Matalan luggage - its excellent value for money.
I have to agree, such items from that store are very good value. However when it comes to so called branded clothes, then this is quite different. Anyone who thinks they are getting a branded item, think again. When you buy such as a La Coste or Fred Perry t-shirts in this store, it is certainly not the same as the true original that sells for between £55 - £70. What you get is very similar to what I use to see being sold in 'silk ally' in Beijing China, fifteen years ago for between £7 to £10. Whether the ones in Matalan are the same, I know not, but the quality certainly feels the same.

When it come to quality clothing in the U.K. these days, few people even know the meaning of Barathea, or silk-linen mixes. Every man in Upper Egypt will identify at first look the difference between a wool and a cashmire over coat,.......in the U.K. these days most people would not know the difference if it hit them. Today, we are a nation of buy today, throw away tomorrow.
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Re: Matalan Suitcase

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This item now sold.
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Quote: This item (no mention of a Matalan suitcase) now sold.

I do hope they he or she are going somewhere nice.
Not just suitcase hoarders, there's a lot of them around!

"Have suitcase will travel" Marco Polo 1325.... 8)

Ps: Name names, Who bought the suitcase ? Why ? Do the locks work ? ect...

Excited: OAP of Tunbridge Wells ...

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3/half yards off petticoat lane £35 quid, then £100 quid and 3 fittings later by my tailor, Sid the Yid...
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Re: Matalan Suitcase

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There'll be another one coming along next year......
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Re: Matalan Suitcase

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Yer but, what colour ?

Hopefully not pale blue again.