We can’t travel on private jets like our favourite celebrities and influencers, but we certainly can try our best to make the most of our travels with stylish carry-on suitcases and functional bags. From statement luxury pieces to staple essentials, here are the best baggage pieces you can buy now and use for your next trip.
Crash suitcase from Net-A-Porter, $371
Forget the plain and boring suitcase—go for a piece that’s interesting and unconventional. This textured luggage sports details of indentations, which will create depth to your ensemble of a simple white pullover and denim jeans.
Paravel suitcase from Net-A-Porter, $714
Italy, Hawaii or France? Cover all three destinations with this cute hand-carry suitcase from Paravel. We love that it comes in a delicate pink hue—the perfect accompaniment to an adorable skater dress.
Anya Hindmarch bag from Matchesfashion, $841
Can’t decide which coloured bag to bring on-board? Well, you definitely won’t have such an issue with this multi-coloured Anya Hindmarch piece. Match it with a bright red wool dress and a pair of navy blue booties for a vibrant look.
Ookonn luggage, $489
Another interesting way to jazz up your hand-carry is to play with shapes. Instead of your regular oblong, go for an unexpected circular piece. Add a splash of fun by choosing a bright-coloured handle.
Mark Cross trunk from Matchesfashion, $8,864
We love bright coloured pieces—they are sassy and easy to spot. With this vermilion red piece by Mark Cross, you won’t have to worry about misplacing your hand-carry at the airport.
Karl Lagerfeld luggage from Farfetch, $630
If colours are not your thing, go for the universal black. It’s classic and easy, and hide any stains. This textured Karl Lagerfeld bag takes the boring black luggage to the next level and gives it a fashionable flair.
Gucci bag from Net-A-Porter, $2,442
This weekend bag is roomy enough to store all your essentials and valuables. Plus, the unique floral prints and bird motifs give it a nice feminine touch.
Muji suitcase, $199
An on-board luggage that’s made out of hard shell is always the safest bet. They’ll keep your belongings intact even with rough handling.
Zara bowling bag, $139
We know that it can be hard to find the perfect carry-on bowling bag. This piece is the perfect balance of chic and functional—it can fit your coat, make-up pouch, on-board flats and scarf perfectly.
Adidas backpack, $110
If holdalls are not for you, opt for a backpack instead. This white Adidas piece is highly versatile, and will look great against a full-black airport attire.
Topshop tote bag, $63.90
If you don’t wish to splurge on a hand-carry piece, go for a gym bag instead. They’re spacious enough to hold all your travel needs. Choose one that has interesting details, like this nylon tote.
Arket tote bag, $125
Exude a casual nonchalance with this khaki tote that is sturdy and waterproof. Pair this masculine piece with a flowy maxi to give it a cool contrast.
Forever 21 tote bag, $38
If you’re heading to Tokyo, show your love for all things Japanese with this tote bag that sports the city’s skyline.
Nike backpack from Zalora, $89
A versatile piece that can be carried as a backpack and a tote? We’re sold. Plus, it comes in black—which matches just about with any outfit you’ve put together.
Tokidoki x Singpost bag, $75.90
Keep your clothes and belongings safe while you travel in style with this cute carry-on foldable bag by Singpost, in collaboration with Japanese lifestyle brand, tokidoki. Bonus? It comes with a tiny pouch that you can keep your valuables in. Talk about two for the price of one!