The 7 Best Luggage Brands for Traveling in Style

No airport faux pas here.

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Just like your well-loved closet staples, your suitcase also deserves a refresh for the new season. Today's wide assortment of luggage brands means there's a great option for every kind of traveler. Whether you prefer sleek, minimalist weekender styles and carry-ons or statement-making suitcases with space for everything you need, we've got the one for you. Ahead, the best luggage brands to invest in ahead of your getaway.


Founded in 1898 and operated as a small, family-run business out of Cologne, Germany, RIMOWA's dedication to craftsmanship has always been a top priority for the heritage brand—known for creating the very first aluminum trunk. Inspired by aviation, RIMOWA's signature grooves are a nod to the first all-metal aircraft that has the same distinctive ridges. Made in Cologne, 80 percen of the brand's suitcases are still crafted by hand.


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Founded in 2016 by two avid travelers, Paravel checks all of the boxes when it comes to functional luggage. Plus, the brand is committed to using upcycled and sustainable materials for each design. Their Aviator Carry-On was the first-ever carbon neutral suitcase, made from recycled aluminum, zippers, and plastic bottles.


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Briggs & Riley

Using patented innovations, Briggs & Riley offers both hard and soft-sided designs. The brand's lifetime guarantee means a one-time investment will serve all of your travel needs for, well...forever.


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When Jen Rubio's run-of-the-mill carry-on fell apart in a Swiss airport, she placed a call to her former Warby Parker colleague Stephanie Korey, and AWAY was born. Today, the brand continues to produce sleek, lightweight designs that come in an assortment of poppy hues.


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Globe-Trotter was established in 1897 in Germany,  with many of the timeless shapes and styles remaining unchanged today.Their pieces are crafted with the utmost attention to detail, using some manufacturing methods that date back to the Victorian era.


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Roam Luggage

Started by two Tumi alumni, Roam Luggage was invented to express individuality in the luggage sector. Suitcases are fully customizable, so you can match yours to your personal style. They're all assembled by hand in the U.S.


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The first TUPLUS carry-on took nearly two years to perfect. With team members hailing from industries including engineering and graphic design, it's no wonder that TUPLUS excels in both function and style. 


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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork