Written by Nancy Lova
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Living the lifestyle isn’t just about the places you travel to and the things you do but also about the luggage you use when you’re on your way! Think about it, you’ve got to take those cases on the train, to the airport, check them in, load them in the car and it does not feel good to do all that with cheap quality bags and cases that not only look bad but also feel like they’re about to fall apart the moment you pack a single toothbrush.
There’s no denying that if you look good, you feel good but having great luggage isn’t just about image but more about comfort and safety. I loving feeling comfortable when packing and travelling and I also love knowing my items are safe. With that being said, I’ll name five of the best luggage brands to own for your vacations.
Starting off with the OG of suitcases, RIMOWA is luxury and high quality all in one. There’s no way anyone could take a look at a RIMOWA case and not dream of owning it.
Yes they’re pricey but regardless of cost, they reign supreme and corners certainly shouldn’t be cut for the best luggage. Lightweight, easily operated and turns heads at airports, these cases are favourites amongst celebrities and regular travellers and why not? They’re iconic!
Take the classic cabin, a fine piece to carry on board, with TSA-approved locks instead of zips, your items remain safe and waterproof whilst providing effortless functionality when packing your belongings.
Right, I must admit, I have the entire collection. I’m talking 3 cases and 2 bags because they’re THAT good. My Antler Expandable Cabin in particular has been through all weather conditions, it’s been to the mountains and to the beach, it’s been dropped and squashed along with other bags and has carried delicate items such as laptops, camera lenses and glass bottles and has only a few minor scratches to show. For trips no longer than a night or two, my Chelsea overnight bag is perfect and gives Mary Poppins’ bag a run for her money because this bag holds so much. I can fit clothes, sandals, my hair kit, make-up, toiletries, camera AND laptop all because of the multiple compartments provided.
This is one brand I highly recommend especially as the price is a lot more friendlier whilst still getting high quality.
Stamford cabin in khaki
Chelsea overnight bag in taupe
In my early twenties, the first suitcase I bought when I started solo travelling, was a Tripp case and 10 years later, this baby has been everywhere with me and remained indestructible. Tripp’s luggage are user friendly, extremely strong and one of the most affordable as you can get a solid cabin case from just £45 during the summer sales.
The hard shells and locks ensure they withstand any battle of a journey and the inside is simple and plane to allow more space for belongings.
Pewter ‘Retro II’ Medium 4 Wheel Suitcase
Luxurious and elegant, the Italian brand has been in the game of delivering high end luggage since 1952. They take pride in their craftsmanship and that’s made clear from the premium leather used to the intricate detail in all of their designs. Not only are they stylish but the cases are secure, well built and resistant to scrapes which means you and your cases will stay chic. Smooth handles, divided compartments and four swivel wheels gives all travellers a functional and easy use when on the go.
Positano Monochrome carry-on trolley
Expensive? Yes. Worth it? 100%. The shock-proof design of Samsonite’s suitcases and polypropylene material makes this a very sturdy brand and one of the bestsellers. The cases are incredibly lightweight so they’re smooth to move around whilst at the airport but don’t be fooled by the thinness of the shell as they have the ability to bounce back if dropped meaning dents and breakages are pretty much not a thing to worry about. Sounds like a brand you can trust.