We purchased the Amsterdam 4 piece luggage set for our recent trip to Germany. The appearance is just as nice as much higher priced items. I was especially pleased by the way this luggage held up through 3 airports in the US and 2 in Germany (both leaving and coming home) it still looks as good as the day we bought it. This includes being lost (isn't everyone's luggage these days?) and a hurried trip from Philadelphia , where it stayed while we left , to a small village outside of Bamberg Germany. I'm very pleased!