13 Best Designer Luggage and Suitcases 2022

There was a time when flying was a glamorous affair, both for the journey and the destination. The food on the plane was gourmet, the champagne flowing and the flight attendants impeccably chic. There were unspoken rules about what you could – and couldn’t – carry on board. Elegant dresses and heels were strictly. Leggings, sweatpants and flip flops? Unthinkable.

A lot has changed since those golden days of air travel. Especially in the age of Covid, flying has become an increasingly unpleasant business. But with summer vacation fast approaching – and most of us finally feeling comfortable again – who’s to say we can’t return to more fabulous times? A perfect place to start: investing in quality, luxury luggage, a surefire way to inject some long-lost panache into the way we travel. Whether you love the logo-mania of a classic Louis Vuitton carry-on or prefer the resilience of an aluminum Rimowa, below you’ll find 13 of the best designer luggage worth having.

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The British heritage luggage company has been around since 1897, meaning it’s had 125 years to perfect the exquisitely crafted suitcase. It’s no surprise that Queen Elizabeth has used Globe-Trotter luggage exclusively, and has done so since her honeymoon in 1947 (other royals have also followed suit).

Lightweight but built to last, Rimowa’s aluminum suitcase is so coveted for good reason. But the 124-year-old German brand’s mastery of sturdy metal happened by accident – in the 1930s a fire destroyed most of the Rimowa factory’s materials. All that was left? Aluminum.

If Rimowa presents the best of German luggage design and Globe-Trotter the best of England, T. Anthony is quintessentially American: chic in its simplicity of design, practical and durable, and a trusted travel staple for generations of travelers. wealthy elites, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Reagans, Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Roomy and lightweight, this duffle bag is understated luxury at its finest.

Dior Medium Travel Suitcase

Dior’s iconic Oblique jacquard is rendered in a practical waterproof fabric to withstand the elements you might encounter on the road – the suitcase’s relaxed shape only adds to its versatile versatility.

Bellagio 2.0 30″ Rolling Chest

Bric’s, based in Lake Como, has found famous fans like Amal Clooney and Kate Middleton. The Bellagio collection in particular embodies everything that makes the charm of the 70-year-old brand: refined Italian craftsmanship, beautiful details and retro elegance.

If it’s good enough for Logan Roy & co, it’s definitely good enough for the rest of us. As fans of Succession already know, members of TV’s most dysfunctional billionaire clan are fond of subtle markers of extreme wealth – and Carl Friedrik is their baggage of choice. And for good reason: sober, refined and perfect for carrying all that Loro Piana cashmere.

Ghurka founder Marley Hodgson was inspired by military field gear when launching his luggage brand in 1975. This ensures just about every piece, handcrafted by artisans, is of the finest quality. high quality and is meant to last forever, developing a beautiful aged patina over time. .

The Explorer 20 inch Rattan Rolling Carry-on Luggage

Since 2005, SteamLine has been putting a fresh, contemporary spin on timeless vintage silhouettes. The Explorer collection is the brand’s first to feature naturally renewable and sustainably sourced rattan, and is all the inspiration you need to escape to somewhere warm and tropical this winter. Another signature of the house: a magnificent printed canvas, often created in collaboration with an artist, lines each case. This presents the work of Louis Barthélemy.

Roadster 30 inch spinner

Leave it to the maker of some of the world’s best high-performance sports cars to master an aerodynamic case that’s stylish, functional, durable and, best of all, super lightweight.

Since its launch four years ago, Casablanca has become the go-to brand for the Gen-Z jet set. Consider this your ticket to the club (which counts Bella Hadid and Ella Emhoff as members).

Gucci Bestiary Hand Luggage with Bees

A suitcase you’ll have no trouble finding in the baggage claim area, this Gucci piece combines the best of the brand: its popular bee motif is reimagined in a colorful and surreal print, which is then superimposed on the logo iconic Gucci. Unusual and classic, all in one.

When it comes to status symbol suitcases, none can compete with Louis Vuitton luggage – the 168-year-old brand has its roots in luxury trunks after all. This timeless classic can also be personalized in many different ways, whether you want to add stripes, change colors or monogram with your initials.

Spinner 76 nail case

All made in Italy, FPM Milano suitcases are a modern take on vintage trunks. The thick aluminum shells ensure that your valuables will be protected. Additionally, each case is reinforced with two butterfly locks plus a TSA lock. The aesthetic details, on the other hand – nail ornaments, fine Italian leather handles – are a tasteful touch.

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