I used Samsonites for years. Was very happy until my last two models which broke too quick and easily.
As anything else, successful brands have an allure. For the past five years I’ve used a Tumi carry-on and a Tumi laptop bag. Despite my best efforts to abuse them, they don’t look used as I would expect: they have aged gracefully and have no bruises, scares or repaired limbs.
To “upgrade” to Tumi was an aspiration for me. The brand has so far delivered the sturdy, reliable experience I expected. So I am utterly happy with everything I have purchased from Tumi..
I do bargain hunt for stuff like this, and have picked up this on sale in the US while the USD was lowish.