Wanna roll up to the airport with a gorgeous weekend bag? Beat the pack with these cool carryalls.
For top-notch travel gear, you can’t go wrong with a fancy Tumi bag. The new Tegra-Lite Max collection is a gorgeous choice, made with scientific aircraft-grade aluminum that’s lightweight, impact-resistant, expandable, and even has special “double 360°” wheels.
US$862 from www.tumi.com
Designed by homegrown Hong Kong talent Michael Young, the Airbag is a carry-on that looks pretty and also has some practical pockets to keep your gear sorted. I actually just bought the gray version a few weeks ago and am still pretty in love with it. My only complaint would be that it is a two-wheeler, but otherwise it has pretty much everything I need and can fit a ton while still feeling light.
US$206 from www.zixag.com
There’s no reason your carryall can’t be as gorgeous as your destination: the Hartsfield tote from Want Les Essentiels de la Vie takes carry-on style to another level with an ergonomic handle design and an Italian leather base, and lots of room.
US$495 from www.wantessentiels.com
Hailing from Japan, Ril Creed offers quality leather products at approachable prices. Check out the Carla bag, which has a handy passport-sized front pouch and super-soft leather.
US$372 from www.rilcreed.jp
This is a sturdy little hard-case roller for quick hops. The flowery design comes with useful compartments as well as a durable PVC coating.
US$96 from Cath Kidston, www.cathkidston.com
Keep things casual with an Earnshaw backpack from Jack Wills: this cool cotton canvas pack has big compartments and sturdy leather handles—plus it comes in three cute prints.
$750 from Jack Wills, www.jackwills.com
Take a little taste of Hong Kong with you on your next jaunt—the cool monogrammed cotton duffels from Tang Tang Tang Tang come in sophisticated gray or cheery yellow.
US$116 from Tang Tang Tang Tang, www.tangtangtangtang.com
This pretty purple duffel is the latest design from Hong Kong favorite Mischa. The canvas bag is tough enough for a rugged adventure, and also smartly spacious with lots of separate compartments.
US$359 from www.mischadesigns.com