What you carry when you travel says a lot about who you are. Instead of toting around a childish backpack or lumpy duffle bag, pick up one of these fashion-forward carry-alls that will add the perfect compliment to your travel attire – even if it is sweatpants.
Pattern to impress
Basic black is so boring! Add some more fun to your travels with a geometric pattern and pop of colour. This 'Vapor' print carry-on from Jonathan Adler is made by top quality luggage company, Tumi, and is the perfect combination of style and functionality. Nordstrom, $625.93.
When destinations call for practical, reach for this leather-accented rolly bag from Filson. It has 5-star safari written all over it. Filson, $545.00
Summers filled with music festivals call for an equally ethereal weekender like this embroidered number from Stella 9. Shopbop, $321.03.
There's a reason classic black is called, well, classic black. Take this staple to the next level with this slick carry-on from Paul Smith. The subtle patch of stripe is just enough to get you noticed without trying too hard. Gravity Pope, $795.
Leather is better
Sometimes life calls for a little extravagance, and that's exactly what you'll get with this tangerine-coloured, wrinkled lambskin leather, hard carry-on suitcase from Balenciaga. You'll want to wheel this by your side even when you're not travelling. Barneys, $2,465.
Beauty and brawn
If you want the look of leather without the extravagance, pick up this cognac MCM roller. The logo-printed canvas looks just like wrinkled leather but is much more resilient to getting bumped around — as luggage often does. Shopbop, $1,673.47.
Stand out against the hoards of Longchamp-toting travellers with this royal blue leather tote from WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie. Made for travelling, the brand literally names their products after some of the most frequented airports in the world — in this case, O'Hare. Gravity Pope, $825.
With Olympic fever still lingering, there's never a bad time to be patriotic. This 'Canada' spinner designed by Brazilian-born illustrator Fernando Volken Togni is bedecked with images of our nation - like the national beaver and, of course, Tim Horton's coffee cup. Heys, $300.
Long weekends are made for city hopping and this smart looking weekender will take you from the plane, to the theatre, to dinner and out for a night on the town without ever looking amiss. Saks Fifth Avenue, Price on request.
Everytime we see someone zooming through the airport with one of Rimowa's titanium clad carry-ons, we can't help but be intrigued. This chic luggage is made for a mission with its shiny metal casing and ribbed durability. Barneys, $1,340.
Inspired by the luggage people once carried across the Atlantic when steamliners stood in for planes, these Kate Spade carriers are at the top of our must-have list. Accented with thick leather buckles and bright pops of coral and pink, they're a contemporary take on an old school classic. Kate Spade, $628.
You’ve made it
There is probably no greater luggage royalty than Louis Vuitton's monogramed, hard-sided bags. We're particularly fond of the Cotteville 40, featuring a chic top handle with golden brass corners. Louis Vuitton, $4,300.