Just like investment clothing, good luggage will take you places.
The older I have gotten and the more I refine my travel, I knew that it was time to spend the money and get a great quality luggage set; a carry-on, checked bag, a toiletry case, and a bag to keep with me to hold the important pieces (passport, money, tablet, etc.).
What first comes to mind when you think luxury: Louis Vuitton? Chanel? Ralph Lauren? Versace? What is it that these brands have in common? Quality! Yes, the price can be a bit steep, however, it will last you a life time which gives you a better return of investment instead of having to constantly throw out the cheaply made items and continually spend money on replacements.
While Louis Vuitton is on this list, the other’s you may not know so well but don’t let that fool you because their quality is second-to-none.
These are in no particular order, as each one has their own unique qualities and opinions are of course my own.
This distinctive luxury brand’s focus is fivefold: quality, durability, style, innovation, and customer service. The above mid-range prices include complimentary monogramming, onsite repairs, lost luggage tracking, and options such as the “add-a-bag” system, which makes it convenient to carry extra items. Tumi’s fashionable luggage and accessories are available in hard-side, fine leather, and abrasion-proof ballistic nylon. While the company has only been around since 1975, their astounding commitment to quality and sophistication keep them at the forefront of the premium luggage industry. Tumi designs luggage for every possible travel need and have truly thought of every scenario while you are on the road for business or pleasure.
A list of best luggage brands must include this luxury lifestyle brand. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill were past owners of Globe-Trotter luggage? I think that alone is the biggest endorsement one can get! The company was founded more than 100 years ago in Germany and moved to the U.K. where it is still located. Handcrafted by skilled artisans, the brand’s impeccable design creates a vintage look with fine leather straps and corner trim. Classic styling and luxurious materials that exude wealth and status, and cause you to immediately begin booking that luxurious trip you have had your eye on.
Unmistakably recognizable for its unmistakable approach to modern luggage and it’s signature symbol, this valuable luxury brand has been paving the way since 1871 with high end craftsmanship and sophistication. LV features include a personalized monogram canvas, innovativtion, multi-colored designs, and four multi-directional wheels which twist and turn effortlessly. This luggage easily accommodates a large volume of belongings, while traveling silently and smoothly beside you. The new feminine colors of the leather have recently been injected with vibrant deep shades and match throughout each of its 18 piece bag construction. Teamed up with cosmetic pouches, this presents the ultimate travel companion for the very chic and luxurious lifestyle lovers.
In the 1930’s Richard Morszeck and his father started a suitcase production business in Germany and unfortunately, there was a devastating fire. However, there was one material that was saved and that was all of the aluminum! Foraging forward, they created the first ever aluminum suitcases which were super light and highly stable. They continue to grow as time went on, and today the luggage takes on a sleek “space age” European design, featuring its trademark “groove” structure, appealing to both men and women alike around the globe. Rimowa has continued to develop and now construct exceptionally high quality luggage made with polycarbonate, which is a molded plastic that is easily shaped and impact resistant.
Did you know they make more than pens? Swiss brand, Montblanc is a timeless brand for the classic, chic, and modern persona. The company’s luggage collection is no exception to its superb quality. The company was founded in 1906 with the vision of producing lifestyle companions to accompany you and generations to come, with the design and durability like no other. The luggage has lightweight Italian-crafted polycarbonate frames with leather detailing, Japanese-made ball-bearing wheels, and a German-engineered adjustable handlebar; all of the best worlds in one!
After you snag one or many, take a luxury vacation at one of these luxurious Anantara resorts around the world!
I think I will be going with Tumi but I haven’t quite made up my mind yet. Which brand do you love? Let me know in the comments!