Taking a short trip or going nearby for a quick getaway? Save precious vacay time waiting at the baggage claim carousel by packing everything you need in a carry-on suitcase that will fit snugly in the cabin’s overhead compartment. At the end of the flight these handy suitcases wheel straight out the airport doors.
Compact, light and stylish, these handy options are way cooler and more advanced than ever, so that towing them through an airport or train station doesn’t have to be a pain. Many of these are also surprisingly spacious, and feature extra pockets so you can better organise your belongings.
Here are our picks for gorgeous and practical carry-on luggage. Ready, set, pack!
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Hard Carry Bag(19L) with Stopper & Adjustable Carry-bar, $169 from Muji
A minimalist’s dream come true, this Muji hard case is great for withstanding the rigours of travel. Available in neutral tones, this bag will have you feeling your inner zen.
Anisee Quilted Wheeled Travel Bag, $454.97 from Ted Baker London
Patterned with multi-directional navy quilting, this luxe-looking travel bag features delicate rose gold details and a deep interior that’ll hold all of your trip essentials. Two swivel wheels make this bag a breeze to tote around.
Rugby Stripe 24” Upright Hardside Spinner, $269.80 from Tommy Hilfiger
We love a good stripe, especially when done in classic navy and white. The lightweight and durable design, and the bag’s 8 spinner wheels, will have you gliding through the airport with ease.
Terminal 1 Carry-On, $263.90 from Mark and Graham
This piece fits easily into an overhead compartment. With eye-catching striped nylon lining, you’ll never lose sight of this sleek carry-on. You can opt to add a personalized monogram letter for $12.60, making this a great gift for a globe-trotting friend or family member.
Ookon Leather Trimmed Hard Shell Suitcase, $270.12 from Net-a-Porter
This round suitcase still packs a punch when it comes to spaciousness! The interior is divided into various packing sections to make it easy to store dirty clothes or accessories, and the dual-spinning wheels make it easy to maneuver on the ground. Comes in this gorgeous teal, as well as basic black.
Curio 20″ Spinner, $210.00 from American Tourister
Sometimes, you just want to see a pop of colour. The Curio line is said to be “Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite” (okay, he’s the brand ambassador). This cheery carry-on features a spiral case design, and is available in 7 different shades.
Lipault Originale Plume Spinner 55cm/20inch, $290 from Samsonite
Looking for something super fuss-free? Stash your belongings in this spinner bag, available in a stunning duck blue. Its smooth and shiny finish is great for any fashionista on the go.
Winter Bloom Hardside Spinner, 20″, $159.35 from Jessica Simpson
It’s flower power all the way with Jessica Simpson’s hardside luggage, patterned in black and white blooms. Play matchey-match with your luggage by wearing a flowy floral-print maxi dress, while swanning around with this carry-on.
Calpak “Oh Joy” Carry-on Suitcase, $135 from Shopbop
This fun, confetti-printed suitcase will have you feeling vacation-ready the minute you lay eyes on it. The fun continues on the inside with rainbow-patterned dividers. It also comes with its own dustbag so you can always keep it in a pristine state even when it’s stored away.
Tumi Short Trip Aluminum Case, $1,118 from Net-a-Porter
Designed to last a lifestime, this Tumi case is sleek, light and easy to handle. It’s decidedly made for the traveller who packs smart. Inside, there are three zip pockets and a bracket hook for a hanger, if you’re bringing along a suit or anything that wrinkles easily.
Globe-Trotter Centenary Trolley Case, $2,210 from Tangs
This carry-on piece, with its black leather trim at the corners, harks back to the golden age of travel. Despite its vintage style details, it’s built for today’s travel standards with wheels and a retractable handle.
Herschel Supply Co. Highland Four Wheel Suitcase, $130 from Shopbop
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