Your travel style starts before you even jet off to that dream destination. A fashionable, functional plane-perfect outfit accessorized with statement-making luggage is just the ticket. Today, our favorite carry-on bags combine style with high-tech features so genius you’ll never dare leave home without them. Enjoy our curated guide to some of the best travel “it” bags on the market.
Arlo Skye is the creation of alums from world-famed luggage brands Tumi and Louis Vuitton. Taking travel style to a whole new level through innovative design, colorful artist collaborations, tech-savvy features, and first-class materials, the exteriors are made from air-craft grade aluminum and feature antimicrobial linings and whisper-quiet wheels. Guaranteeing to inspire wanderlust while catering to your every whim, the chic carry-ons all come with easily-removable airline-compliant charger with lightning-fast charge speed.
When it comes to choosing the perfect Calpack, don’t be surprised if you end up adding a few styles to the cart. Calpak hit our radar with the launch of their luxe marble luggage in 2016 and their signature shell design collections have continued to evolve and expand with whimsical colors, patterns, and textures. Whether you opt for classic matte, shiny aluminum, bold confetti, or rainbow-bright sunset shades each bag has plenty of packing room, 360-degree silent spinner wheels, and a clever, discreet assortment of compartments for all of your devices.
BRIC’s Milano is the luxury travel brand of choice for discerning travelers and jet setting celebrities. Family owned and operated since 1952, the collections are named after famed Italian hotspots like Amalfi, Capri, and Venezia. We have our sights set on the incredibly chic Bellagio Pocket Spinner Trunk in cream Tuscan bovine leather accents, crafted by Italian artisans in easy-to-clean Makrolon polycarbonate, it features adjustable ergonomic grip handle, easy-access front pocket for your laptop and matching shell and interior living with stylish herringbone-patterned divider.
Globe Trotter’s vintage-inspired styles pay homage to their English heritage and old-world travel aesthetic. Catering to every luggage personality there’s iconic collections, seasonal editions, and exclusive collaborations – check out their Limited Edition, No Time To Die 007 range. Looking for something retro-fabulous for a weekend escape, it’s hard to go past the 1970’s alp inspired St. Moritz line in classic bright red, navy, and ivory colorway with leather edges, extendable wooden handle, and illustrated lining featuring descending skiers.
Prefer a tote?
Not every vacay calls for wheels, these totes are perfect for a stylish weekend getaway.
The Triple Zipper Weekender by Cuyana is an upgrade on the classic overnight bag. Made from 100% Turkish cotton canvas (neutral shades can be custom monogrammed) and Italian leather, inside you’ll find three large twill compartments and three smaller pockets for shoes and small travel essentials. The chic leather crossbody strap slips easily over your shoulder allowing you to travel with a convenient, hands-free style.
Perfect for those always on-the-go, Dagne Dover’s Landon Carryall bag has five different size options and a heartstopping assortment of colors and patterns. Water-resistant and machine washable, the Landon is made from 100% neoprene and comes complete with a removable crossbody strap, a leash for your keys dust bag for shoes, maximized storage space, two side pockets for essentials, a special pocket for your reusable water bottle or better still, favorite bottle of vino.
Paravel has built its brand on the notion that today’s luggage should combine elegant timeless design and sustainability – their luxe-looking Fold-Up is made from 22 recycled plastic water bottles. When it comes to the perfect lightweight weekender or duffle check out the eco-friendly Main Line, Weekender, or Grand Tour which can all be monogrammed. Available in signature cotton canvas or satin-finish expedition nylon, all feature chic leather trim detail and shoulder straps, and over plenty of packing room with the extra security of lockable zippers.
Mark and Graham
Made with versatile travel (and women) in mind Mark and Graham’s Maddie Overnighter has a durable nylon exterior, luxe leather, and gold hardware accents, soft leather handle, and detachable shoulder strap and exterior pockets for passports, phone and travel essentials. Inside is wipeable tape lining, zipped compartments to separate your shoes from your laundry, and plenty of pockets for Marie Kondo style organization. Just add an embroidered monogram to really make it your own.