12 best suitcases

There's something about beautiful luggage that has the ability to transform your whole travelling experience. Think wheels that glide effortlessly through the busiest thoroughfares in the world, handles that allow you to pluck your suitcase straight off the carousel and zips that seamlessly come together, no matter how much you've stuffed into its compartments. Planning your next jaunt? Look no further than our pick of the best suitcases and holdalls to see you on your way.

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1. All-rounder

Samsonite Popsoda Case


You can’t go wrong with a classic black case which won’t show the dirt and will withstand all that baggage carousels and Ubers can throw at it.

Samsonite, Popsoda Case, £109


2. Colour pop

American Tourister Soundbox Bass Hard Cabin Spinner


This mint-coloured beauty has got us thinking mojitos, inflatables and retro nights out…  in fact, the itinerary of our ideal getaway.

American Tourister, Soundbox Bass Hard Cabin Spinner, £115


3. The weekender

Mulberry Zipped Weekender


Mulberry know how to craft beautiful bags and this one with its flash of cobalt is no exception. Your weekend away just got chicer, even if you are just heading to the parents'.

Mulberry, Zipped Weekender, £795


4. Black beauty

Radley Premium Black 4 Wheel Suitcase


Travelling on business will be a whole lot more appealing with this Radley model that’s sleek, modern and will look good from meeting to the airport to conference and back again.

Radley, Premium Black 4 Wheel Suitcase, £145


5. Pretty practical 

Antler Juno Metallic Rose Gold Large Spinner Suitcase


Roomy enough to fit all the gear for a two-week holiday, this case comes with handy 360° wheels so even though it’s big, it’s super easy to manoeuvre. Plus, it’s rose gold which is blooming lovely.

Antler, Juno Metallic Rose Gold Large Spinner Suitcase, £159


6. To have and to hold

Lipault Variation Duffle Bag


This is the kind of luxe bag we can see ourselves throwing into the back of our classic Jaguar convertible and careering around the French Riviera. Are you with us?

Lipault, Variation Duffle Bag, £119


7. Light fantastic 

Biba Logo Navy 8 Wheel Hard Cabin Suitcase


From the luggage masters at Samsonite comes their lightest luggage invented. Soft-sided and cabin-sized, it’ll make light of hard work which let’s be honest, navigating security definitely is.

Samsonite, Uplite 4 Wheel Cabin Suitcase, £155


8. Inside job

BRIC'S Life Rust Soft Medium Spinner Suitcase


BRIC'S, the family-owned purveyors of luxury luggage, have crafted this case with a floral interior even more beautiful than the outside if that’s possible. The Italian-made faux suede is also tear and water-resistant.

BRIC'S, Life Rust Soft Medium Spinner Suitcase, £345


9. Bit of a classic

BRIC'S Bellagio 8W Case


BRIC’s Bellagio case is timeless for good reason. Reminding us of sophisticated travel of years gone by, it’ll add so much class to your airport get-up, they’ll be sure to upgrade you.

BRIC'S, Bellagio 8W Case, £395


10. Take me back 

Eastpak Tranverz Soft Side Suitcase


The retro bag brand, Eastpak – the one you might have sported at high school – is now seriously cool. The label was the first to add wheels to soft luggage (who knew?) and this case comes with a 30-year warranty.

Eastpak, Tranverz Soft Side Suitcase, £110


11. Red hot

Lipault Original Plume Cherry Red Large Spinner


With a lustrous texture and a popping, cherry hue, this is fashion’s answer to travelling – plus it’d be hard to miss on the baggage carousel. Being a spinner case, it’ll glide effortlessly.

Lipault, Original Plume Cherry Red Large Spinner, £205


12. Green shoots

Herschel Supply Co. Trade 4W Case


Take a bit of your far-flung destination back home with you with this jungle-inspired case from Herschel Supply Co. The mesh internal divider will keep everything neat and tidy so it’s all party on the outside.

Herschel Supply Co., Trade 4W Case, £160