You can ground the globetrotter, but you can’t keep her from dreaming about traveling. No, we’re not jetting around the world like normal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be ready and waiting when the time comes for wheels up. One way we’re channeling that big wanderlust energy? By drooling over the dreamy duffels, carry-ons and suitcases from these 14 luggage brands.
This French luggage brand has been making traveling très chic since 1946. The irreverent company’s signature combination of elegance, expertise, innovation and audacity is on full display in the timeless Chatelet collection, aptly named after Paris’s famous central district.
Made Leather Co.
Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Lenise Williams founded this Black-owned brand based on her love for Morocco — from its markets to its culture to its cuisine. It’s fitting then that the company’s high-quality leather goods (think duffels, backpacks and briefcases) are handmade by Moroccan artisans.
Briggs & Riley
Briggs & Riley’s luggage comes with a lifetime guarantee because the construction of the company’s uber durable suitcases is just that good. The brand is a favorite among the jet set, and for good reason: It’s the ultimate combination of fashionable and functional.
Designed in New York City with the finest Italian textiles, JEMMA’s do-it-all bags are made for real women leading real lives (thank you!). That means they can seamlessly transition from the office to the gym to the airport and everywhere in between. Our pick? The classic Jackie 56.
Minnesota’s favorite Project Runway alum is a master of design, creating everything from clothing to children’s books to his newest venture: leather bags, like the luxe Grand duffel. Available in luscious hues from yellow to brick red to juniper green, they showcase Straub’s true colors.
Roam lets you show the world who you are — literally. The brand’s customizable premium luggage allows travelers to express their unique style by selecting details like shell and trim colors. For a sophisticated personalized touch, you can even add a monogram.
Hershel Supply Co.
This Vancouver-based brand’s design-driven goods are made for everyday journeys. Although Hershel’s backpacks, duffels and suitcases may appear deceptively simple, they feature exceptional attention to detail, durable materials and thoughtful touches for ultimate usability.
Minimalist enthusiasts the world over can’t get enough of Monos. The brains behind the brand — which has been dubbed the “Apple of suitcases” — believe well-designed luggage doesn’t need to be loud or flashy. The company’s timelessly classic, reasonably priced suitcases speak for themselves.
Will Leather Goods
Family-owned and -operated for more than three decades, this Oregon-based brand has garnered a fan club of celebrities like Robert De Niro, Alessandra Ambrosio and Amanda Seyfried. Like us, they’re drawn to Will’s expertly crafted artisan wares with a great backstory to boot.
Weekend travel warriors, meet your new partner in crime: the Baggallini Fifth Avenue Weekender. It’s got a padded laptop sleeve, a shoe pocket, RFID-protected card slots and enough space to hold everything you need — and nothing that you don’t.
Although this Texas company is best known for its direct-to-consumer cowboy boots, it’s a natural fit that the Western goods brand branched out into lust-worthy leather bags, too. (After all, if you’ve got the high-quality materials and the time-honored craftsmanship techniques, why not spread the love?)
Oh Canada! Heys got its start in 1986 as a small family-owned business and has since blossomed into a global travel brand, attracting notable fans like LeBron James and Heidi Klum. Today, the company offers countless innovative collections featuring state-of-the-art technology.
It doesn’t get more luxe than Ghurka. Founder Marley Hodgson was inspired by the enduring quality of 75-year-old leather campaign gear belonging to a commander from the Gurkha fighting force. Hardy yet beautiful, the brand’s duffels, totes and backpacks are similarly built to stand the test of time.
These are bags that get it. Founded by three badass women who want to make life easier through empathy and good design, Dagne Dover is known for its problem-solving products — from totes to duffels to laptop bags — that can keep up with a fast-paced lifestyle.