11 Designer Luggage Brands That Are Perfect for Your Jet-Setting Friend

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The O.G. Aluminum

Rimowa Original Cabin Carry-On

Original Cabin Carry-On

The O.G. Aluminum

Rimowa Original Cabin Carry-On

When it comes to luxury designer suitcases, it doesn’t get more iconic than Rimowa. Most notable for its lightweight aluminum suitcases (which you may recognize from Emily in Paris!) as well as its vertical lines and ultra-smooth 360-degree wheels, this suitcase is the real deal—and it’ll last you a lifetime. (P.S. If you prefer a non-aluminum style, the brand also makes its luggage in polycarbonate, in addition to hybrid suitcases.)

Dimensions Length: 15.8 inches x height: 21.7 x depth: 9.1”
Weight 9.5 lbs
Material Aluminum with plastic handles and polycarbonate wheels
Capacity 34.8 L

The Iconic Duffel

Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière 50

Keepall Bandoulière 50

The Iconic Duffel

Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière 50

For those road trips or quick getaways (or a smaller bag to accompany your bigger luggage), Louis Vuitton’s Keepall Bandoulière 50 is a no-brainer. The LV monogram alone is enough to dress up your travel looks.

Dimensions Length: 19.7 inches x height: 11.4 inches x depth: 8.7 inches
Material Coated canvas with cowhide leather trim

The Tried-and-True Rollerboard

Tumi Extended Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case

Extended Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case

The Tried-and-True Rollerboard

Tumi Extended Trip Expandable 4 Wheeled Packing Case

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Another favorite for seasoned travelers is Tumi. While the brand makes a variety of quality luggage for any type of travel, this particular suitcase is cute (I mean, would you look at this shade of lilac?!), has 360-degree spinner wheels, and features a recycled polycarbonate shell. Talk about a good investment.

Customer review: “I loved the size and the color so much that I ordered another piece. My friends all love the color. People with old Tumi luggage are just amazed at how easily it rolls and the color.”

Dimensions Length: 20 inches x height: 30.5 inches x depth: 11.0-13.0 inches
Weight 12.1lbs
Material Polycarbonate
Capacity 99 L

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Royal-Approved

Globe-Trotter Safari Carry-On Suitcase

Safari Carry-On Suitcase

Royal-Approved

Globe-Trotter Safari Carry-On Suitcase

British heritage luggage brand Globe-Trotter makes suitcases for, well, globetrotters. It was also the go-to suitcase brand for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Take that information for what you will.

Dimensions Length: 15 inches x height: 20.5 inches x 8.5 inches
Weight 4.2 kg
Material Leather
Capacity 40 L

Stealth Wealth

Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Leather Weekend Bag

Palissy Weekend Leather Weekend Bag

Stealth Wealth

Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Leather Weekend Bag

Another family that knows the definition of luxury? The Roys. HBO’s Succession featured a suitcase from luggage label Carl Friedrik, and we already know: if it’s good enough for the Roys, it’s good enough for us. This minimal leather weekender bag features a zipped pocket on the inside, as well as other pockets to hold all your in-flight essentials.

Customer review: “A great looking bag, easy to pack, and lightweight enough to carry through the airport. It’s holding its shape well, and should be a great investment piece for travel for many years.”

Dimensions Length: 19.3 inches x height: 9.8 inches x depth: 9.6 inches
Weight 4.7 lbs
Material Leather

Vintage-Inspired

SteamLine Luggage The Editor 20-Inch Rolling Carry-On

The Editor 20-Inch Rolling Carry-On

Vintage-Inspired

SteamLine Luggage The Editor 20-Inch Rolling Carry-On

SteamLine Luggage specializes in reimagining vintage luggage, and the result is positively gorgeous. Inside the handmade Editor suitcase—which features two silent-glide wheels and a telescopic handle—will be a leaf print, which is so pretty you might just want to leave your suitcase open throughout your trip, honestly.

Dimensions Length: 14.5 inches x height: 20 inches x depth: 6.5 inches
Weight 8.8 lbs
Material Fiberboard/leather/plastic/goldtone plate

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All Things Gucci

Gucci Gucci Savoy Small Cabin Trolley

Gucci Savoy Small Cabin Trolley

All Things Gucci

Gucci Gucci Savoy Small Cabin Trolley

When you’re traveling, everything’s Gucci, right? With this little carry-on (which is adorably labeled as a trolley), it sure will be. This archival design originated in the 1930s, so you know it’s a classic. Of course, it’s gained some modern touches since it first debuted, like 360-degree spinner wheels and a retractable handle, for instance.

Dimensions Length: 15 inches x height: 20.1 inches x depth: 8.3 inches
Weight 10.1 lbs
Material Canvas with leather trim

Celebrity-Loved

Bric’s Bellagio 2.0 Spinner Trunk

Bellagio 2.0 Spinner Trunk

Celebrity-Loved

Bric’s Bellagio 2.0 Spinner Trunk

The list of celebrities who use Bric’s suitcases includes names like Kate Middleton, Amal Clooney, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Reese Witherspoon, to give you an idea of the family-owned brand’s clientele. And with features like a durable polycarbonate shell, spinner wheels, and Italian craftsmanship, it’s easy to see why A-list stars would love this water-resistant suitcase.

Customer review: “Lightweight and easily maneuverable for its size. Very durable.”

Dimensions Length: 22 inches x height: 32 x depth: 12 inches
Weight 11 lbs
Material Polycarbonate

The Sustainable Suitcase

Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus

Aviator Carry-On Plus

The Sustainable Suitcase

Paravel Aviator Carry-On Plus

Those of you looking for something in the more attainable price range that still has a designer feel will love this hardshell suitcase from Paravel. Plus, it’s made with recycled polycarbonate and vegan leather.

Dimensions Length: 14.7 inches x height: 22.7 inches x depth: 9.6 inches
Weight 8.2 lbs
Material Recycled polycarbonate and vegan leather

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The Instagram Favorite

Away The Large: Aluminum Edition

The Large: Aluminum Edition

The Instagram Favorite

Away The Large: Aluminum Edition

Ah yes, the luggage brand that took the world by storm. You may know (and adore) Away for its sleek, simple, and more accessible polycarbonate suitcases, but if you want to really up your travel game, the brand also has an aluminum take on its signature luggage, which comes in rose gold, silver, and black. Still, the same suitcase you know the brand for, but tough enough to handle just about anything.

Customer review: “What’s not to say about this suitcase? Extremely durable, smooth as glass, stylish, and eye-catching. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase. Thank you Away for making such amazing products.”

Dimensions Length: 20.5 inches x height: 29 inches x depth: 12.5 inches
Weight 16 lbs
Material Aluminum
Capacity 95 L

The Modern Trunk

July Checked Trunk

Checked Trunk

The Modern Trunk

July Checked Trunk

How often do you have the opportunity to travel with a trunk—and a sleek one, at that? July’s glazed polycarbonate offering features twin hatch locks, 360-degree spinner wheels, and a hidden laundry bag, among other things. Want to make it extra special? You can personalize it with your initials (or better yet, the face of your pet!).

Customer review: “I’m obsessed with this classic trunk style! I bought this for my trip to St. Lucia and it fits everything!! The wheels are extremely smooth, love the different handle heights (great for tall people like me!), and the color is beautiful! I will definitely buy more luggage from July.”

Dimensions Length: 16.5 inches x height: 28.25 inches x depth: 14.5 inches
Weight 10.6 lbs
Material Polycarbonate
Capacity 95 L

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Dale Arden Chong

Dale Arden Chong is the Senior Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Previously, she was an editor at MensHealth.com and has written for Who What Wear, GLAMOUR, The Coveteur, and more. She loves fashion, food, and art, among other things—but her greatest love is K-pop idol V of BTS. 

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