Last week when I was on the bus to the rental car center at the Houston airport, a couple stepped up to board and I noted they had something on the handles of their new, black suitcases. I realized it was braided NECK TIES! I came home and tried to re-create their look. It was something like this (theirs was better):
Since I have for years had a curly shoe lace tied to my suitcase for identification, I laughed and thought "What an inventive way to mark their bags and a great re-use of an existing piece of material."