Whether you’re flying, driving, or taking the train, getting to your destination in one piece is stressful enough as it is—and your suitcase should be the least of your worries. The story always goes... Maybe you overpacked. Or maybe your suitcase has seen better days and it's all gonna fall apart as you're walking down the terminal (happened to me). Or worse: Maybe you're gonna spend the Whole. Freaking. Flight worrying about your toiletries exploding inside your soft-shell luggage. The struggle is real but there's always a solution—and that, my friend, is getting a great suitcase.
Here, we’ve rounded up the 19 best luggage brands with rolling luggage, lightweight suitcases, chic carry-ons, and spacious duffle bags that’ll fulfill all your vacay needs and actually hold up. From durable hard shells with plenty of pockets and compartments to a three-piece luggage set that’s available on Amazon Prime, here are the best luggage brands for every kind of traveler and every kind of budget.
Tumi (basically the Rolex of luggage brands) has plenty of $$$ suitcases that are actually worth the price—including this spacious black one. It has a zipper expansion, a dual-compartment zip pocket, top, and side carry handles, and so much more.
This cutie carry-on can hold just as much as your checked luggage, thanks to an interior compression system and a hidden laundry bag. It also features an ejectable USB charger, a lock for extra security, and a black leather luggage tag.
Swissgear has been at the forefront of the luggage game for a hot minute now and they continue to provide quality stuff. Their products are sturdy, yet lightweight.
If you're a sucker for airport snacks or gift shop trinkets, you'll love this Arlo Skye carry-on because you can stuff your last-minute purchases into the front pocket without unzipping the entire suitcase.
Ever seen a suitcase with a cupholder? You probs haven't 'til this Wrangler one came into your life. Most of their styles are outlandishly affordable and come in super ~aesthetic~ colorways if you're into that.
Gifting yourself or a loved one to a Monos suitcase would be an absolute treat. Pros include sturdy aluminum handles and an "unbreakable" German Makrolon polycarbonate case. Also, it's just gorgeous??
Looking for an eco-friendly bag? Paravel is where you should be shopping. Recycled bottles are used in many of their materials!
If you're looking for luggage with scratch-proof shells that won't get all dinged up in baggage claim, then let me introduce you to July.
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.
Need a trendy lil bag to match your wardrobe? Calpak is the move. The L.A.-based brand offers hardshell bags in chic designs, including rose gold, marble, and terrazzo. Perfect for the ’gram.
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.
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.
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.
BÉIS luggage is a triple threat: durable, practical, and chic. The internal zipper pockets ensures your conditioner won't get on your clothes, and the bag is huuuuge, making it a great pick for your next long trip.
Made Leather Company founder Lenise Williams makes sure to ethically source all her leather from Marrakech, Morocco, resulting in fine leather goods that you can feel great about.
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.
Not only does this geometric gemstone suitcase look unusual and bold, but it also 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 three-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.
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.)