You know that suitcase of yours that never showed up when you finally got there? You watched the luggage carousel go round and round and the pink suitcase with green dots that was left was not yours? Well, I know where it is.
Unclaimed Baggage located in the tiny town of Scottsboro, Alabama was the brainchild of Doyle Owens who purchased his first “lost” luggage from Trailways in 1970. He knew it was a good idea and quit his job. Landing his first airline contract in 1974 with Eastern Airlines, the store started receiving more unusual items.
I heard about Unclaimed Baggage when I lived in Nashville in the mid 1970s and the first couple of visits were amazing shopping sprees.Visiting the store once again when we returned to Middle Tennessee in 1994, we found a more sophisticated shop, better organized but amazing bargains were still very much findable.
I moved away from Nashville 5 years ago and this last week’s drive from Atlanta gave me another chance to check it out! Unclaimed Baggage has come of age, with a new logo and a cleaner, better organized feeling in the store. And bargains STILL exist.
What’s here? Well, think about what YOU pack in your travel bags…no, they don’t sell THAT! Okay, think about a more innocent time….yes, THAT is what they sell….clothes, shoes, books, cameras, purses, CDs, sports equipment, musical instruments, jewelry, umbrellas and more and more and more.
Anything and everything……think of a cross between a yard sale and Walmart.