After having my Louis Vuitton luggage stolen and lost several times over, I’ve learned to check the most nondescript luggage when I travel. How to distinguish from other, equally subtle suitcases on the belt? I tie on bright-colored (and slightly tacky) ribbons. Trust me, no one wants to grab a suitcase covered in Christmas tinsel. But that’s where the gift wrap ends. When it comes to carry-on luggage, I indulge in my bag-snobbiness.
1. Louis Vuitton Pegase 45 Mon Monogram: What’s chicer than your own initials, hand-painted on your luggage? Louis Vuitton, the gold standard in luggage (I inherited pieces from the ‘80s that are as sturdy as ever), offers Mon Monogram personalization. You can choose your colors and stripe style, play with your initials, and see exactly what it will look like before ordering.
At Louis Vuitton for 3,600.
2. Valextra Babila Travel Bag and Trolley: How can one resist the pristine white elegance of timeless Valextra luggage? You may not have a private jet or yacht to your name, but with these carry-on pieces at your side, you can easily channel your inner Grace Kelly.
3. T. Anthony 1 Suiter and Carryon Duffel: Sometimes you want to keep it crisp and optic when traveling (and not have to worry about your luggage showing dirt). Black and white go hand-in-hand, just like T. Anthony’s fabulous canvas and leather travel set.
4. Moncrief Lizard-Embossed Leather Detachable-Case Travel Trolley: Luxe Brit brand Moncrief combines the textural appeal of your favorite exotic bag with high-functional travel smarts for their high-flying trolley. Multiple compartments keep all your essentials organized, and the call between cool khaki and rich wine is a tough one.
On NET-A-PORTER for $8,450.