Luggage as a lifestyle product category is an afterthought for most middle class consumers. But for celebrities and tastemakers, travel accessories are just another tool to make a style statement. While celebrities luggage faves run the gamut, there are certain brands that come up frequently in the top 10 lists. From Louis Vuitton to Tumi, read on as we cover the top luggage brands favored by the one percenters around the world. You may be amazed to learn that some are very common and affordable luggage brands by common people like you and me!
This classic brand is a favorite of the jet setting crowd since forever. But celebrities aren’t the only fans, Louis Vuitton is also beloved by members of royalty and heads of states. This 150 year old brand’s customers range from reality tv stars like the Kardashians to Prince Charles and everyone in between. And with this kind of cult following and devout loyalty, you know there has got to be a good reason. With a steep price Tag, owning a piece of Louis Vuitton luggage is declaring loud and proud that you have made it. And you’d be in good company if you do get a piece of luggage from this coveted brand.
Another royal favorite is the luxury brand Globe Trotter. This British travel brand has been in the business of creating luxury travel accessories for over a century. Taking hand crafted to another level, this favorite of Queen Elizabeth and family produces all its offerings in Hertfordshire, UK and using Victorian methods and machinery. The vintage trunk inspired pieces get us salivating for more graceful times and are perfect for lovers of all things vintage.
Another old school luxury luggage brand is Rimowa founded in 1898 in Cologne, Germany. The simple. sleek luggage with the signature ribbed shell produced by the brand has steadfast fans in everyone from the ultimate GOAT Roger Federer to design genius Virgil Abloh. Recently, the brand has gained attention for its collaborations with other luxury brands and fashion houses like Dior and Supreme. If you want cool, Rimowa has got the ultimate stamp for sure.
An outlier amongst the brands on this list, Away is affordable even if you don’t belong to the posh crowd. While still an investment, an average carry on suitcase will set you back “just” about $235 dollars. This compared to the $1000 + starting price of most other luxury brands on this list makes it quite a steal. Unlike the carefully curated aesthetic of Louis Vuitton or Rimowa, Away favored by younger celebs like Emma Roberts and Karlie Kloss goes for a warmer, relatable vibe with bright, fun insta ready colors. Away’s products also get top marks for their tech functionalities with built in USB chargers being a notable feature.
The hard and soft shell cases created by luxury brand Tumi come in a variety of patterns and colors to appeal to virtually every kind of traveler. And with a stamp of approval from trendsetters like Zoe Kravitz and Alexander Skarsgard to supermodels like Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum, Tumi really has a finger on the pulse of what’s cool.
This Italian family owned company produces all of its bags in Italy. And with the Made In Italy tag, you best believe the Bric’s luggage is the ultimate in luxury. With superstars like Blake Lively, socialites like Pippa Middleton and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney being fans, you know they are doing something right.
This artisanal luggage brand is favored by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle herself. But that’s not the brand’s only flex. The premium leather brand handmade by artisans has fans in cool girls like Olivia Wilde and Alessandra Ambrosio. The long lasting, durable leather used to produced this brand’s luggage is it’s main USP. The leather is made from French calf from a 100 year old tannery in north east France.
If the delectable offerings on this list haven’t gotten you excited so far-the Parisian chic luxury brand Goyard definitely will. With fans ranging from Coco Chanel and Pablo Picasso to Marion Cotillard and Karl Lagerfeld, Goyard has been wowing with its handmade offerings since 1853. And what’s more if understated is your style, Goyard gets that too-unlike the other brands on this list-Goyard doesn’t advertise its wares. And its luggage can only be bought from Goyard boutiques worldwide. Talk about exclusivity.
This ostentatious glam fashion label is equally loved for its range of luxury luggage. An insta favorite of Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian sisters, the interlocked Gucci label affixed on their padded luggage cannot be missed.
We bet you’re surprised seeing the humble, hardy Samsonite in this list. But here it is-the American brand founded in Colorado in 1910, Samsonite has fans in ultra cool celebrities like Jared Leto and style queen Diane Kruger. With a perfect combination of affordable and luxury options, this brand is great if you are looking for great style and function at an affordable price point.
Another unusual entry on this list is the Aussi brand July. The high quality luggage produced by this brand comes in stylish muted colors. And best part, keeping with its celeb fav tag, all luggage and travel bags can be personalized. You can customize your carry on luggage from July with nine different fonts, multiple color combinations and emojis. Pretty cool right.
Old world craftsmanship and artisanal techniques make Patricia Nash a favorite of bohemian fashion loving celebs like Vanessa Hudgens and Elle Fanning.
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The surprisingly affordable Herschel Supply Co is a favorite of younger celebs like Lucy Hale and Jasmine Tookes who love the brand’s bright and insta ready aesthetic.
The sleek and durable designs of Calpak make it instantly recognizable at the tarmac. A favorite of Vanessa Hudgens and Oprah herself, Calpak’s soft side bags make it easy to squeeze just one more purchase on that luxury trip. The bags come in shiny, stylish, minimalist colors and designs that look great in travel snaps.
Salvatore Ferragamo luggage is a favorite of Rosie Huntington Whitely and with good reason. The stylish, sleek designer luggage from this brand is an investment but is worth it for its long lasting qualities. And best part-there’s that covetable Made in Italy tag that goes along with all the brand’s luggage offerings.