Let’s see: there’s Cannes in late May, the Bauhaus Centennial in August, and then that rental you booked outside of Montenegro in August. It’s officially travel season, and that means it’s time to get a better grip on your globe-trotting. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of stylish handles to choose from. The latest generation of suitcases makes for the most easygoing of travel companions, thanks to lightweight cases, wheels that spin effortlessly in all directions, and rugged handle mechanisms that promise not to jam midway through your journey. Best of all, their graphic patterns and textural finishes are easy to spot — and let’s face it, show off — at baggage claim.
GLOBE-TROTTER GG BY GUCCI
A collab with the British luggage pros at Globe-Trotter resulted in this handcrafted, 62-centimetre-tall case pairing timeless detailing with Gucci’s signature logo motif.
SILVER LATITUDE WORLDWIDE TRIP BY TUMI
A multi-layer shell formed from Tumi’s proprietary Ballistic material allows this carry-on to bend and flex without warping. But it’s the wavelike finish that really has our eye.
SPECTRA 2.0 BY VICTORINOX
Decked in a navy camo pattern, this cabin-sized polycarbonate hardshell is the perfect pick for anyone headed on a concrete jungle getaway.
HORIZON 55 DAMIER GRAPHITE CANVAS BY LOUIS VUITTON
From the mind of industrial designer Marc Newson (of Apple Watch and Smeg appliances fame) comes this pixelated cabin-sized hardshell with luxe cowhide leather trim.
LEGGERISSIMO BY ZEGNA
Subtle ridges add a hit of attitude to this carry-on’s otherwise simple black polycarbonate shell. Frequent FaceTimers, rejoice: two USB ports allow for on-the-go recharging.