Stylish luggage (that also happens to be spacious and durable) is a travel essential. That being said, it's not always the easiest thing to shop for. Chic cover-ups, floppy hats, and strappy sandals? Cozy sweaters, classic blazers and a pair of pumps? Now those are items we look forward to shopping for and packing before we take off for a beach vacation, winter getaway, or even just a business trip. And considering that we like to put some thought into our travel outfits regardless of the final destination, it's worth investing in stylish luggage that doesn't completely clash with or throw off our look nor give us issues at baggage claim.
So we decided to round up the 10 best suitcases both formally and functionally at a variety of price points. Scroll through to find your match, and then start drafting those "out of office" emails as you enter vacation mode in style.
It doesn't get any posher than a black matte hard finish. This Raden suitcase is super lightweight, making it easy to travel with. The ergonomic carry handle also doubles as a scale, so you can plan ahead and prepare rather having to waste time repacking at the airport in case your bag weighs more than 50 lbs. Plus, the built-in TSA-approved lock will make sure your keepsakes are safe.
Founded in 1952, Bric's suitcases boast a timeless vintage look, while also offering all the modern perks like 360 wheels and sturdy, high-quality leather. We particularly love the vanilla hue and caramel details of this piece. The outer zipper compartment is also a great way to keep your liquids and clothing separate in case of any spills and accidents with the change in pressure.
This is the perfect little suitcase for a short business trip or a longer vacation since it's relatively compact but also offers up plenty of space. The hard outer shell also promises extra protection even when it gets tossed around the tarmac. The glossy marine shade is sleek and adds just the right amount of color.
Streamline Luggage is our go-to for vintage-inspired suitcases that also take care of our modern travel needs. The handcrafted natural linen–covered aluminum frame is elegant and contrasts beautifully with the black leather straps and trim accented by silver-toned metal hardware. Open it up, and you'll find striped fabric lining, as well as zippered pockets for easy organization and a detachable wash bag.
When you want a pop of color that won't clash with anything, opt for this shade of green. Aside from the stylish aesthetic, this luggage is also ideal for anyone traveling with precious items, thanks to the built-in lock. With a hardshell and water-resistant interior fabric, your items will be in good hands.
This four-wheel carry-on is perfect for a quick trip when you want to pack plenty of outfit options without having to go through the hassle of checking your bags. It gives the classic black canvas suitcase a nice twist with the smooth brown leather trim. Plus, it's lightweight, so you won't have any issues putting it in the overhead compartment.
Globe-Trotter is another gorgeous line you can always count on for a retro aesthetic that won't make you compromise on functionality. This bright red leather suitcase is perfect for any season and any kind of vacation. It'll enhance your travel outfit.
Away makes great suitcases for pretty much every kind of traveler. This model is a medium-size checked bag, so if you're looking for an affordable and versatile option that'll last you years of travel, this is it. We particularly love this neutral blush hue, though it comes in several colors.
There's no way you'll have a suitcase mix-up at baggage claim with this bright mustard yellow travel companion on your side. It's glossy, long-lasting, and bold. It's small enough to come along with you on board the flight, but Crash also carries larger models if you'd prefer something for longer voyages.
A classic black suitcase with an edgy twist, this croc-embossed hard-shell suitcase is great for anyone who wants sleek, stylish luggage that's also affordable. With a few different compartments inside and four multidirectional spinner wheels, it's super easy to travel with.
What's your go-to suitcase for stylish yet practical travel? Share with us in the comments below.