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Best Suitcases for Going Away

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Jacqueline Gubiani

Gone are the days of fabric floral luggage and squeaky wheels. Today, your travel luggage is just as important as your airport outfit. From designer collaborations to tech-friendly suitcases, we’ve rounded up the coolest luggage to hold your stuff ahead of your next vacation.

The Tech-Friendly Traveler: Away

“Built for modern travel”, Away is the DTC brand that paved the road of technologically advanced suitcases. The carry-on model has a built-in battery, meaning you can charge your phone right next to you instead of plugging in at the airport outlets.

Its durable polycarbonate shell is soft sided, lightweight, water resistant, and available in a variety of colours and selection of sizes. Smart packing is made easy with three compartments to organize your belongings, and the brand’s signature colours have since expanded to designer collaborations. You’ll have no difficulty finding your perfect fit without breaking the bank.

The Artsy Vacationer: Dior x Rimowa 

Art, fashion, and design come together this designer collaboration. Contemporary artist Daniel Arsham and men’s director Kim Jones fused the old with the new, the legacy and what’s next in this capsule baggage collection. Rimowa’s beloved travel features are designed alongside Dior’s seasonal colours and obliqueness while paying homage to the house’s signature motif.

Classic hardcase shells are covered in a graded technique with vibrant anodized pigments shocked into aluminum to create a reflective effect. Suitcases are available in three styles: the cabin trunk, champagne case, and the hard case. The Piccolo is perfect for those emulating avintage look, while the champagne case is elegantly made over with a branded interior. 

The Hypebae Favourite: Off White for Travel

For the girl obsessed with copping the latest in streetstyle—and looking to splurge, Off White for Travel will not only up your street cred, but it’ll seriously upgrade your suitcase collection. With Virgil Abloh behind the wheels, it only makes sense that this fashion-forward brand provides buyers the chance to purchase their own luggage and travel accessories.

Off White’s Arrows suitcase makes the purpose of luggage ironically obvious thanks to its eyecatching phrase “FOR TRAVEL” plastered across the front.

The Luxe Spender: Louis Vuitton’s Horizon Soft Rolling Luggage

If you’re looking to splurge on luxury luggage, look no further than Louis Vuitton’s monogram suitcases. The Horizon Soft Rolling Luggage was launched in collaboration with industrial designer Marc Newson who, following up from his 2016 collection, wanted to create versions that are lighter with more interior space.

Stepping away from the traditional brown leather-covered trunks are soft plastic cases in a variety of hues, such as bright yellow and raging red, in addition to muted shades of grey and black. The modern suitcase comes in two wheel and four wheel varieties, and boasts practical travel technology, such as durable carrying handles and multiple zippers. This luggage is perfect for any die-hard fan of the longstanding fashion house.

The No-Baggage-Check Visitor: Herschel Sutton Duffel

Duffel bags are perfect for a weekend getaway, and the trustworthy Herschel brand offers the Sutton duffel in several sizes depending on how much you need to pack.

From mini to mid-volume to regular size, carrying this duffel is easy thanks to reinforced side handles and a shoulder strap. Its U-shaped zipper allows quick access for packing and unpacking. Colours and patterns fit any style, ranging from fun florals to pale gray, as well as traditional black and brown. While its design is simple, the bag is surprisingly sophisticated for short-term travel.

Of course, you’ll still need a handbag in addition to your suitcase. Tote your stuff around in pre owned designer bags, like this Prada Vitello Daino Leather Satchel bag. It’s the perfect size for your passport, wallet, and whatever else you need within reach. Grey leather exterior and detailed gold tone hardware are subtly showy while you’re roaming through the airport. 


What’s your favourite luggage brand? Let us know in the comments!

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