Now that vacations are back on the calendar, it’s time to invest in luggage that will make a statement. If you want bags that are well-made and useful but also stylish, luxury models are where it’s at.
Of course, it can get a bit confusing. If you need a suitcase that you can stuff those extra souvenirs into at the last minute, then a soft-sided bag fits the bill. They also tend to have extra pockets to stash a book or magazine.
For those who don’t need pockets and travel more often, hard-sided may be better. Some are expandable, giving you last-minute extra space, and they tend to hold up a little better.
Let’s take a look at a few luxury suitcases that make a statement while offering a quality bag.
The Tumi International Expandable 4 Wheeled Carry-On is built to power you through weekend getaways and international travels. The FXT® ballistic nylon carry-on features an outside laptop pocket and lots of room inside. Available in alloy or black at www.Tumi.com.
The DiorTravel suitcase combines the iconic Christian Dior elements with a modern design. Made with blue waterproof Dior Oblique technical jacquard, it is embellished with the CHRISTIAN DIOR signature on the front. The suitcase’s relaxed shape adds to its all-purpose versatility.
If you’re just popping out for a quick weekend, the Casablanca Monogrammed Leather Weekender Bag may be just the ticket.
Casablanca, a favorite of Gen Z celebrities like Bella Hadid, melds haute couture with casual beauty. The bag has bamboo handles or a shoulder strap, the signature laurel design, embossed monogram leather and gold-tone hardware. At 20 inches, you will have just enough room while still turning heads.
The TUMI 19 Degree carry-on suitcase is constructed in lightweight yet durable aluminum. With a ridged design and strategically contoured angles, the case is styled to impress, but also boasts recessed wheels, two TSA-approved locks and a neatly organized interior to ensure you have room for everything.
The Gucci Globe-Trotter GG carry-on is the product of a collaboration with the British luggage label Globe-Trotter. This medium hard-sided suitcase is part of Gucci’s Epilogue collection featuring a GG Supreme canvas exterior, double-belt closure and brown leather trim.
Bric’s Bellagio 2.0 Spinner is polycarbonate trimmed in Tuscan leather with a satin interior and TSA-approved locks. Bric’s was founded in the Como region of Italy, where it has become internationally renowned for hand-crafted luggage. Available in blue or cream with contrasting leather trim at www.Niemanmarcus.com.
For a splurge, check out Louis Vuitton’s Malle Coiffeuse beauty trunk. On the surface, it looks like a regular vintage-style monogrammed steamer trunk. But then it unfolds into a stunning pink vanity with three mirrors, a folding stool, acrylic monogrammed trays and drawers lined in pink microfiber. $149,000 at us.louisvuitton.com