Where to next? With so many possible destinations to choose from, the question of where your next trip might take you lays open. Between comfortable but stylish airport fits and ensuring you have all your travel essentials well within reach, a good vacation is also dependent on how secure you feel about your choice of travel companion—your luggage. Not only is it the secure home that holds all of your travel necessities, your luggage could also deliver understated flair on the style frontier.
There is no shortage of luggage brands on the market, so here is what to look out for. For lovers of everything designer, think Rimowa or Louis Vuitton. A sturdy trunk or rolling luggage from these tried-and-true brands will be the recipient of the occasional glance of appreciation, especially from your fashion-inclined passengers. But if it’s reliable utility you’re after, consider wheeling out a Paravel or Steamline Luggages carry-on—the latter presently an insider favourite.
There are also those that prefer to travel light. You may have chosen to go without checked-in luggage, to which the answer would be a sizeable carry-on, or the weekender’s best bet: a roomy duffel bag. Ahead of the next stamp on your passport, we shortlist the best and most stylish luggage to buy now which don’t compromise style for functionality—or vice versa.
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Paravel suitcase, $595
A Paravel suitcase can be counted on to deliver style, utility and sustainability—all in a single package. Crafted from recycled materials, its hardy exterior is one that will guarantee durability in the long run. Our style-forward pick? This dreamy shade of tan.
Available at Selfridges.
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Rimowa Cabin, $1,190
There is no question that Rimowa has earned itself its own station in the world of travel. Its most recent offering comes in pale blush pink—primed to add a dash of sweetness to your travel plans.
Available at Rimowa.
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Bottega Veneta medium Intrecciato duffel, $7,500
If you’re a well-travelled weekender, you might have already found your perfect packing formula for a three-day trip. This Bottega Veneta pick is a definite win for the fashion fiends—enough to carry just your essentials and a glamorous dinner outfit or two.
Available at Bottega Veneta.
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Lojel small Cubo, $360
With a handy zipper compartment in the front, Lojel’s Cubo is a popular cabin luggage pick amongst travellers as of late. But the best facet of the brand is, most definitely, its range of unique colours—from a warm-tinted grey to a bright mustard.
Available at Lojel.
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Globe-Trotter carry-on suitcase, $4,634
At 21 inches in height, this carry-on will be the reliable home for all your travel needs—from your work laptop to a set of pyjamas if you’re looking to change into something more comfortable for your red-eye. What it doesn’t compromise on, however, is a definitive vintage touch, imbued by old-school design details.
Available at MatchesFashion.
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Polo Ralph Lauren canvas holdall, $395
If you travel prefer to travel light, this sleek holdall from Polo Ralph Lauren will do the trick in getting you to your destination and back in one piece—with added comfort afforded by an optional sling strap.
Available at Farfetch.
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Béis check-in roller, $472.53
Béis’s offering is simplistic in its make, yet crafted with sturdy hardware and sleek design details in mind. Moulded from polycarbonate, the spacious check-in maintains a lightweight feel—something you’ll appreciate in the long haul.
Available at Nordstrom.
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Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama Horizon 55, $5,900
When it comes to heritage, there is no better luxury house to turn to than Louis Vuitton—which has travel written right into its DNA. For your latest pick from the brand, we’d say to opt for the colourful twist that comes straight out of the brand’s buzzy second collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
Available at Louis Vuitton.
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Horizn Studios cabin luggage, $590
With a double mesh-screen built in, this Horizn Studios luggage will be sure to keep all your travel needs secure—even when you’re up in the sky. Made with sustainability in mind, the materials used to craft this piece are certified vegan.
Available at Horizn Studios.
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Tumi expandable packing case, $1,380
When it comes to melding contemporary style with utility, Tumi is hard to beat. With its lightweight shell and fluid exterior design, this lilac cabin bag is one that ensure you have your essentials at hand while making a fashion statement.
Available at Tumi.
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Steamline Luggage hatbox, $725.50
The hat-inclined may just require additional luggage count to hold certain prized possessions in safety. In our books, a vintage hat bag from the Steamline Luggage catalogue would be an outfit-making addition well worth the splurge.
Available at Steamline Luggage.