Has your suitcase seen better days? If you're embarrassed to pick up your luggage at arrivals, if it has burst open in the middle of the check-in line, or if the extendable handle has been stuck for half a decade, it might be time to consider an upgrade. After all, there's nothing that ruins a trip to the airport faster than clunky luggage that doesn't roll smoothly and has broken parts or a stuck zipper.
If you're considering a suitcase upgrade, don't just jump on the first deal at your local luggage store. A little bit of research can go a long way in ensuring that your purchase will last and make your travels smoother and more enjoyable. To help you on your quest to find the perfect suitcase, we handpicked the best luggage brands for every type of traveler. Are you on a tight budget, or do you fly private? Do you prioritize tech gadgets or smooth wheels? Whatever your travel style, we have the best luggage brand for you.
Great for more than just the perfect travel Instagram shot, Away is the preferred luggage brand of MyDomaine editors. The attractive price point and easily removable battery pack are key.
The Queen of England has reportedly been traveling with this luggage since her honeymoon (according to the brand), so you know it's good.
This cult luggage brand recently went under a major rebrand, giving its quality luggage a classic style to match.
Tumi is the go-to luggage for hardcore travelers thanks to its quality and durability. We love this model, which helps conceal scuffs and marks with its innovative design.
Created by people behind Louis Vuitton and Tumi, Arlo Skye is the most upscale smart luggage out there. And it looks really great in an airport lounge.
Rimowa is known on the travel market for its ultra-lightweight hard shell, making it a favorite for frequent flyers.
Steamline Luggage is known for its adventure-inducing explorer-style luggage that would look just as great on an African safari as it would on India's Darjeeling Limited. Throw it in the back of your car on your next road trip.
Herschel Supply Co. makes luggage, backpacks, and accessories for the discerning adventurer. We love that it's equal parts affordable, stylish, and durable.
Calpak has carved itself a niche on the luggage market as the purveyor of affordable trendy luggage in rose gold or marble patterns. Proof: This stylish two-piece set is under $300.
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