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Six quality luggage brands to consider for your next stint away

From heritage to contemporary.

By Jessica G. Lynch
Sailing around the Mediterranean islands, trekking the Camino de Santiago, lapping up the Maldivian sun or driving the Great Ocean Road on the cards for the next year?
No matter the corner of the earth you're escaping to, you'll need a thoughtfully designed travel bag for all your holiday essentials.
From designer suitcases to sleek weekender bags to engineered hiking packs, these luggage brands offer something for every traveller. Read on for our curated edit – and buon viaggio.

6 quality luggage brands for your next travel bag


Luxe luggage doesn't get much more premium than Gucci. From bold logo prints to red and green webbing marking decorating its pieces, the iconic brand's travel collection includes duffels, roller bags, cabin trolleys and more. We're fans of the new Savoy luggage collection that's definitively Gucci and exquisitely Italiano.


A veteran in the luggage game, Samsonite was founded in 1910 and to this day produces innovative travel accessories for the voyage-inclined. The brand's signature piece is the lightweight, hard-shell wheeler but also offer laptop bags, soft suitcases, backpacks and more.


With over 100 years of expertise, heritage British luggage maker Antler delivers on quality and reliability in its contemporary designs of suitcases, backpacks and travel accessories. Hard or soft shell, black or pastel, the brand founded in Bury in 1914 has options aplenty.

Jett Black

Jett Black offer durable and stylish suitcases, backpacks, duffels, weekender bags, laptop bags and other travel accessories with options for neoprene, quilted and hard shell finishes. A top pick for the modern jetsetter.

American Tourister

Established in 1933, American Tourister offers high quality luggage backed by a global warranty, and perhaps is most notably known for its lightweight Applite suitcase that is primed with an array of premium security features such as a TSA combination lock and smart sleeve.


Melbourne-designed, July is relatively new on the scene but is quickly becoming a cult luggage brand for weekender bags and suitcases. With considered features – like new wheel and handle housing, bespoke scratch-proof texture, and custom anodised aluminium bumpers – that aim to course correct the ways of traditional suitcases, July is about evolution. For frequent jetsetters, July's new-release Carry On Pro suitcase is a fine choice, featuring a hard-shell front pocket for easy access to your laptop plus an ejectable power bank to charge your electronics on the go. For longer trips, the July Checked or Checked Expandable have capacities of 80L and 90L respectively and are ideal for a weeks-long vacations.