Great way to store things you don't look at often... souvenirs, old love letters, miscellaneous bits and bobs .... all neatly stacked in vintage luggage... sure beats that Rubbermaid nonsense.
So here's the plan. Go buy some cute old piece of luggage (with keys) to become "lockboxes for shoes". This is for all those moms out there with expensive footwear and teen girls who share your shoe size.
Store off season clothes in old suitcases and stack in the corner of the bedroom as decoration. So doing this. Totally beats my totes filling up the hall closet!