I went to school in NZ many moons ago, we carried a small suitcase at that time. I found one here all tattered and smattered so gave it a bit of a face-lift. First a coat of gesso then about 3 coats of tan paint, I had to mix to get colors I liked. I had the old travel labels so this was a breeze. Glued them on. There is a great local store here called 'Jams World', it features bright Hawaiian clothing. Their store front has a lot of similar suitcases, open and inside showing Hawaiian cushions, shorts and things. Love it. You could paint any suitcase and fix it like this.