The great poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “life is a journey, not a destination”. While the journey can be challenging, we say the vagaries of plane travel can be a whole lot more bearable when you have killer carry-on luggage in tow. From statement pieces to staple essentials, here are the best baggage pieces you should invest in for your trips this month.
Steal ($200 and below)
Exude a casual nonchalance with this khaki tote that is sturdy and waterproof. Pair this masculine piece with a flowy maxi to give it a cool contrast.
A versatile piece that can be carried as a bag pack and a tote? We’re sold. Plus, it comes in black — which will match perfectly with any outfit you’ve put together.
If you’re heading to Tokyo, show your love for all things Japanese with this tote bag that sports the city’s skyline.
If you don’t not wish to splurge on a hand-carry piece, go for a gym bag instead. They’re spacious enough to hold all your travel needs. Choose one that has interesting details, like this nylon tote.
If holdalls are not for you, opt for a backpack instead. This white Adidas piece is highly versatile, and will look great against a full-black airport attire.
We know that it can be hard to find the perfect carry-on bowling bag. This piece is the perfect balance of chic and functional — it can fit your coat, make-up pouch, on-board flats and scarf perfectly.
An on-board luggage that’s made out of hard shell is always the safest bet. They’ll keep your belongings intact without you having to fear any mishaps during rough handling.
Keep your clothes and belongings safe while you travel in style with this cutesy carry on foldable bag by Singpost, in collaboration with Japanese lifestyle brand, tokidoki. Bonus? It comes with a tiny pouch that you can keep your valuables in. Talk about two for the price of one!
Splurge ($200 and above)
This weekend bag is roomy enough to store all your essentials and valuables. Plus, the unique floral prints and bird motifs give it a nice feminine touch.
If colours are not your thing, go for the universal black. It’s classic and easy, because stains won’t show. This textured Karl Lagerfeld bag takes the boring black luggage to the next level and gives it a fashionable flair.
We love bright coloured pieces — they are sassy, and easy to spot. With this vermilion red piece by Mark Cross, you won’t have to worry about misplacing your hand-carry at the airport.
Forget the plain and boring suitcase — go for a piece that’s interesting and unconventional. This textured luggage sports details of indentations, which will create depth to your ensemble of a simple white pullover and denim jeans.
Italy, Hawaii or France? Cover all three destinations with this cute hand-carry suitcase from Paravel. We love that it comes in a delicate pink hue — the perfect accompaniment to an adorable skater dress.
Another interesting way to jazz up your hand-carry is to play with shapes. Instead of your regular oblong, go for an unexpected circular piece. Add a splash of fun by choosing a bright coloured handle.
Can’t decide which coloured bag to bring on-board? Well, you definitely won’t have such an issue with this multi-coloured Anya Hindmarch piece. Match it with a bright red wool dress and a pair of navy blue booties for a vibrant look.