A good piece of luggage can be the difference between a gate-side disaster and an easy, breezy trip. From durable, hard-shell spinners to elevated duffels you won’t want to pretend aren't yours at baggage claim, there are suitcases for every kind of traveler, and every kind of budget. Here are 19 of our faves.
Need a trendy set to match your wardrobe? This luggage is it. The hardshell bags in classic black is perfect for the ’gram.
This French brand is super beloved among stylish travelers who are obsessed with the included chargers, TSA-approved locks, and zippered compartments. (Seriously, there are like a million in each bag).
At super-affordable prices, U.S. Traveler makes simple yet sleek luggage with a few delightful extras: Those top and side handles help distribute weight within your bag, and interior straps keep your goodies in place.
Created by a pilot, Travelpro luggage is thoughtfully made for people who are on the road all the time. Each bag comes with tons of pockets and easy-to-grasp handles that make lifting your stuff into overhead compartments a breeze.
If you feel like traveling back in time while also jetting around the world, this retro set was made for you. The cute vintage design hides tons of modern features, like spinner wheels, zipper pockets, and elastic shoe holders. Plus, it comes in a variety of cute colors.
Ahhh, a classic that even your mama loves. Samsonite has hard- and soft-shell spinners and compartmentalized bags that’ll make even the most type A of travelers giddy.
AmazonBasics has your back with a spinner suitcase in a funky color. The bag also features tons of zipper pockets. It's a solid basic.
This hard-shell carry-on is super convenient to travel with. Not only does it have a 3-in-1 cup holder, but it also has a handy-dandy phone charger so you can make sure you're fully juiced up while on-the-go.
This high-quality leather duffel bag is waterproof and plenty spacious enough to hold all your weekend essentials.
Grab a piece of Bric’s luggage if you wanna feel fancy as hell with leather accents and special touches like garment rings and zippered dividers. Pick out a backpack as an affordable first piece, or go ham on one of the pricier spinners.
With metallic finishes and unique grip handles, Prokas’ products are super sleek and make rolling your bag around the airport easy peasy. Grab a trunk, and you’ll find interior compartments made to keep your dirties and shoes separate from your delicates.
Tumi luggage is chic, simple, and classic, sporting elegant details in everything from backpacks to pouches and suitcases. Yes, the pieces are a splurge, but you’ll have and love them forever.
Seattle-based Skyway makes super-durable bags that offer 5-year warranties. Their sporty design (360-degree spinners!) ensures you’ll never drag that bad boy through the airport—it basically pushes itself.
Not only does this geometric gemstone suitcase look unusual and bold, it has a tough outer shell and dual spinner wheels so you can spin it around 360 degrees.
If you travel for lots of different reasons (for work, for weekends away, for longer vacays), then you should consider getting this 3-piece set. You get the hard-shell goodness, spinner wheels, and a two-year warranty in three convenient sizes that are perfect for lots of different excursions.
The hip backpack company makes more than just schoolbags. They also offer cute yet durable duffel bags and solid suitcases at not-too-bad price points.
Real adventurers know that Patagonia makes bags ideal for weekends spent glamping, hiking, or beaching, thanks to the weather-resistant materials. And the lifetime warranty means they'll even help you with repairs if you end up free solo-ing with it across your back or whatever.
One Cosmo editor brought her fancy-ass Rimowa bag on a trip to Paris and has been obsessed with its super smooth wheels, weirdly spacious "flex-divider system," and the priceless knowledge that she looks like a baller—even when running for the gate before those boarding doors close.
Ever-present on your Instagram feed, Away was one of the very first direct-to-consumer luggage brands and is still wildly popular thanks to its 100-day free trial, lifetime warranties, and ejectable chargers. Plus, cuuuuute colors.