Aug 31, 2012
Have you considered a Stilazzi? They're about the same price as Zucas, but they fit into most overhead bins and are more versatile overall.
Aug 20, 2012
I have a Zuca but looking to change to something I can work out of. I have researched and find this one that I might invest in and sell my Zuca for. Drawers/Makeup-Case-Soft-CasewDrawers.jpg
Aug 19, 2012
I agree with some of the posts above - Zuca is a bit overpriced for what you get, but it is the better choice between the two in my opinion. I got sold my hard train case because it was 1) too tall 2) too heavy.
I looked into getting a Zuca but I opted for a sturdy Samsonite suitcase instead, with pouches that I purchased from a makeup supply store for super cheap. The pouches are clear and have zippers so I have easy access and storage with them. They also have a strap so I can use them each individually if I wanted. If you buy a suitcase that is carry on size, you're set to travel as well.
Do some research on alternatives before making a commitment on an investment. Go with whatever is comfortable for you. Good luck!
Aug 18, 2012
Zucas are amazing i used mine for ice skating to put my skates and clothes and makeup, etc. in and it really comes in handy when you need a place to sit on but one thing I really liked is that you could take the actual bag off of the frame and clean it which is good when makeup gets messy. Anyway, I think zucas are amazing ;)
Aug 09, 2012
I have the hard heavy traincase. I so regret not getting a Zuca, that's my next purchase. MUA's I know use luggage but they say, their stuff moves too much for them and it's hard to find what you need because it's all over place.
Remember, your kit, no matter what you put in it, is going to be an investment! And you can write it off at the end of the year. :)
Aug 07, 2012
Just bought my first Zucca a little over 3 months ago and I love it dont know how I went this long without it
Zuca! Traincases are soo heavy and bulky.
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
I love my zuca!!! It fits so much stuff in it! It is pretty small but it fits everything I need. The frame acts as a seat and it can hold up to 300lbs. The pouches clean easily and you can take the whole fabric part off of the frame and wash it. It is amazing. I was looking at one of the metal ones and It immediately decided on the zuca.
Jul 24, 2012
I've been using a hard case for ages now and it's great and all but I've been booking gigs that require me to fly and it is truly a pain to get that thing anywhere. I end up just taking the top section so I can carry it on because I would never ever feel comfortable checking in my kit and TSA always goes through it whenever it gets put through the xray. I've been looking into Zuca too because it seems to be a lot more travel friendly.
Jul 22, 2012
Zuca! Check out the video on my page to find out why :)
Jul 21, 2012
I use a vintage Samsonite train case (I just replaced the one I'd been using for fifteen years that was my mother's before that - so we're talking about a case from the 1960s that I replaced in 2012). I've had issues with many of the brands aimed specifically at makeup artists not being worth the price tag as far as quality goes, and I can't justify having to spend $200+ every few months to keep replacing it. It definitely depends on what you're doing as far as a gig. I know I can't carry enough in my Samsonite to do a full fashion show, but living where I do it's not a regular request. I found the case that I use on etsy for under $100, but i've also found them at local flea markets and garage sales for friends and family members.
Jul 20, 2012
Neither (I speak from experience with both). Zuca is extremely overpriced for what you get and unless you have a lot of time to set up and put away (which we usually don't) it is really a pain to take everything in and out of the bags. Hard train cases get EXTREMELY heavy to carry around, especially if you have to carry it up flights of stairs. I went with a soft-sided train case from NYX Cosmetics & with the pro discount it's only $140. It's huge and fits everything!!!
I vote zuca. I think it has more pros and sounds like the best investment. I am a new MUA and finish school in 4 wks. I am nervous and excited. I plan on buying a zuca as well. Good luck choosing.
Jul 19, 2012
ZUCA all the way!!! the hard train cases I hear are not very sturdy and fall apart after a while.
i love my zuca!!
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