Nine of Our Favourite Luggage Brands

Nine of Our Favourite Luggage Brands

More than simply a vessel for your precious possessions, your travel companion should be a reflection of yourself. From monogrammed carry-ons to classic holdalls and statement-making cases, we’ve shortlisted our favourite luggage brands and their most-coveted designs.

standing at the baggage carousel, watching an endless
procession of black travel bags loop round and around, we had an
epiphany – triggered by a statement-making, petroleum blue case
with toffee-coloured trim.

Beyond easing the IDing of your luggage, your travel companion
should be a reflection of yourself (or at least, who you are on
holiday). So, from monogrammed carry-ons to classic holdalls and
statement-making cases, we’ve shortlisted our favourite luggage
brands and their most-coveted designs.

Classic carry-ons, statement-making bags and the suitcases
we’re taking on our next trip

Horizn Studios

Berlin-based Horizn Studios has collaborated with everyone from DJs
and illustrators to hotel groups and automotive brands since
launching in 2015. Utilising smart technology to create travel
accessories designed to ease long- and short-haul trips, Horizn
Studios preempt your airport freakouts and dissipate them too. For
when you’ve no phone battery, they’ve built-in chargers to their
cases or when you spill the contents of your reusable water bottle
you’re all the more grateful for their water-resistant pockets.


The pick of luggage obsessives, Rimowa‘s
cases are the crème de la crème – equipped with noise-reducing
wheels and a top handle with a customisable length. Built for a
lifetime of use, Rimowa’s strong aluminium alloy shell is
hard-wearing, while its polycarbonate cases ensure maximum
lightness without sacrificing durability. Still, it’s their
limited-edition collaborations with the likes of cult streetwear
label Supreme and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White that keep us hooked.

Louis Vuitton

Erring on the right side of ostentation, Louis
‘s cases have long been a hit with the world’s most
fashionable; Coco Chanel carried them, as did Lauren Bacall – even
Rihanna is a fan. Hard-pressed to find a more luxurious travel
companion than an LV trunk, complete with LV monogram canvas,
rounded leather handles and leather trim, reinforced with rivets
and brass corners, we’re quite taken by their rolling luggage edit
(far less laborious for the upper arms).

Globe Trotter

When we next jet off, we’ll be wheeling a Cruise 20″ Trolley
Case from Globe-Trotter. The brand – established in 1897 in
Germany – moved to Hertfordshire, England in 1932, where its
luggage and leather pieces are still handcrafted today. Using
artisan manufacturing techniques that date back to Victorian times
and high-quality leather to create retro-inspired cases, choose an
uplifting colour to modernise an otherwise classic aesthetic.

Connolly England

Founded as a saddler and shoesmith, Connolly England
soon became associated with the automobile industry, supplying
high-quality leather for high-profile clients including Ferrari,
Rolls Royce and Jaguar, as well as the seats in the Houses of
Parliament. Fast forward to today and the label has realigned,
offering a luxurious collection of tailored separates and leather
goods. For a distinguished weekend bag that oozes heritage chic,
we’re hard-pressed to find one that can outdo Connolly England’s
24HR Case.


With a range of polycarbonate or aluminium suitcases in various
sizes to choose from, picking just one Away
luggage item can feel more conflicting than Sophie’s Choice.
Regardless of the model you choose (we love the Bigger Carry-On),
it’s good to remind yourself that Away luggage is always sleek and
functional – think ejectable battery packs, 360-degree rotating
wheels and an interior compression system (an essential for


We always want what everyone else is carrying right? Well, maybe
not. Sure, we’ve lustfully eyed up ROAM wheelies as
they’ve raced through departures but once we read about ROAM’s
customisation opportunities, we wanted to create something that
felt completely our own. Select a suitcase style, choosing from
eleven colours – the Safari Green is particularly punchy – and then
customise everything from your wheel hubcaps to the handle. With
hundreds of combinations to choose from, here’s hoping your a
decisive type.


Lightweight and hard-wearing are paramount adjectives to drop
when making any luggage-related purchasing decision. Antler gets a double
tick from us every time. Its classic, soft-sided pieces are great
for when you need a little extra room to cram any extra purchases
into your already brimming case (Antler’s compression packing cubes
are a worthwhile investment for such eventualities). Then there’s
the hard-shell design options, softened by whimsical colourways.
We’re rolling out the cabin-sized Clifton in sage and a medium
version of the same model in cornflower the second its new edit
drops in February 2020.


With wheels inspired by 70s skateboarding culture and Venice
Beach, Floyd‘s
suitcases are an easy sell – its devout customer list of Cali girls
and chilled out LA bros can attest to its popularity. Inspired by
the colour palette of Southern California, these joyful suitcases
are an ode to free-spirited travel – but that doesn’t mean forgoing
practicality. With a body crafted from lightweight,
impact-resistant Makrolon polycarbonate, seamlessly smooth wheels
and multiple interior compartments, Floyd cases make staying
organised on the go a cinch.

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