Bags of style

Nothing can be more embarrassing on holiday than plucking a scruffy-looking suitcase off the airport carousel. Bag one of these stylish cabin suitcases however and you’ll be the envy of your fellow passengers.

Short haul:


Antler’s Liquis International Cabin Suitcase may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but it’s ideal for a short-haul holiday. Weighing in at only 2kg, this lightweight item of luggage is the perfect airplane carry-on. The Liquis International looks pretty eye-catching too; we love its sculpted, waterfall-inspired exterior. And if you wish to introduce a burst of colour to your life, the suitcase is available in several bright colours including red, silver, blue and purple.

Where to take it: Spain, Portugal, France

Prices start from £169.


 Jasper Conran suitcaseMock crock glamour
Jasper Conran

This chic, mock crock wheel tote by Jasper Conran at Tripp is extremely smart, glamorous and practical. The bag features a main compartment with a laptop sleeve and padlock, plus a handy separate section for storing files. It also has a neat front pocket for easy organisation. With its distinctly modern look and feel, this will turn heads wherever you travel.

Where to take it: Milan, Paris, Prague

Prices start from £119.

City break:

Carlton AlbaCurvy

You’ll have no trouble spotting this bold, purple-coloured Alba suitcase from Carlton amid the ubiqitious black rollers at the airport. Not only is this one stand-out accessory, but its elegant, curved shell will undoubtedly draw admirers. Perfect for a quick getaway, the Alba’s top and side carry handles and wheels have been designed to handle all urban challenges. And once you arrive at your final destination, relish the joy of unpacking thanks to Alba’s nifty interior compartments, including an integrated waterproof pouch, to keep you organised and stress-free.

Where to take it: Budapest, Warsaw, Berlin

Prices start from £116.

Business trip:

SamsoniteThe Samsonite X’ Blade Light is tailor made for business travellers

Business travellers looking for a smart, durable cabin bag should consider the Samsonite X’ Blade Light suitcase. It’s made of a lightweight polyester fabric, allowing you to pack more suits and paperwork than you could possibly need.

For busy bodies who travel directly from the airport to the office, this Samsonite has a removable garment sleeve to keep your business wear free of wrinkles. Other useful features include a removable laundry bag, a zipped ticket pocket and multiple storage inside to access your belongings easily, all of which are packaged within a sleek, dark exterior.

Where to take it: New York, Zurich, Brussels

Prices start from £139.

Beach breaks:

Marcel Wanders NoséQuirky
Marcel Wanders

If you want to make a style statement, you can’t go wrong with this striking, swirly patterned wonder; the Marcel Wanders Nosé. As well as being quirkily good looking, this suitcase is incredibly practical; it has a smart interior lining, a sturdy adjustable handle and 360° rotating wheels. A tasteful choice for fashionistas everywhere.

Where to take it: Cuba, Maldives, Aruba

Prices start from £89.

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