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The Carry-On Luggage You Need Now

Usually, standing out while traveling isn't a good thing, but these carry-on bags might just be the exception. Delivering durability, maneuverability, and above all, style, these statement-making options will get you all the right kind of looks on the road. Bon voyage!

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Arlo Skye The Polycarbonate Carry-On Suitcase

Founded in 2016 by a pair of former Louis Vuitton and Tumi execs, Arlo Skye is the #1 luggage choice of fashion editors and the international jet set. The Carry-On is built from unbreakable polycarbonate and scratch-resistant aluminum, and it clamps shut with two TSA-approved locks (no outer zipper at all!). Other noteworthy features include a removable portable charger, built-in shoe and laundry bags, and stink-proof sleeves constructed from an anti-microbial material.

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Filson Medium Duffel Bag

Rust-proof brass hardware, a reinforced bottom, water-repellent twill, and sturdy leather trim elevate this rough-and-ready duffel bag, whose handsome exterior makes it the perfect companion for the style-savvy traveler.

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Away Carry-On Suitcase

Leave it to a pair of former Warby Parker execs to design a suitcase that revolutionizes the way we pack. Away’s The Carry On has two compartments, one for clothes, the other for shoes, toiletries, and other hard objects; a built-in battery so you can charge your smartphone on the go; a nylon laundry bag to separate your clean and dirty threads; a TSA-approved lock; and an impenetrable, scratch-resistant shell.

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Cuyana Classic Weekender Bag

The founders of SF-based handbag and apparel company Cuyana spent two years traveling the world and visiting small workshops to learn the ropes of high-quality, craftsmanship-driven manufacturing—just one of the many reasons it’s a Jetsetter Editor favorite. The brand’s Weekender Bag has a durable cotton canvas exterior, reinforced leather handles, and smooth bi-directional zippers, so it’s seriously built to last.

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Rimowa Original 21-Inch Multiwheel Trolley

Rimowa’s Original Multiwheel Trolley doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other carry-ons on this list (no charging ports), but from a design and durability standpoint, it’s a clear winner. Crafted from matte anodized aluminum, the stylish spinner is surprisingly lightweight and simply gorgeous.

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag

This casual duffel is as perfect for a weekend away as it is for commuting to work or hitting the gym. Thoughtful details like a water-resistant nylon lining and handles accented in tan take its design to the next level.

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Samsonite Freeform Hardside 21-Inch Carry-On Spinner Suitcase

This eye-catching spinner offers a winning balance of features, durability, and reasonable price. For $160, it has double wheels that spin like a dream, a TSA-approved lock, a built-in ID tag, and cross ribbon and dividers for easy packing.

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Briggs & Riley Kinzie Street Simple Duffel Bag

If you’re been towing around your college-era duffel bag for years and are in need of an upgrade, consider this sleek overnight bag from Briggs & Riley. It’s made from Tartex, a unique fabric that provides durability and moisture resistance, and features tons of compartments for effortless organization.

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Calpak Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On Suitcase

We love the iridescent sheen on this CALPAK rolling spinner carry-on, which features a telescoping pull handle, two separate packing compartments, and an integrated TSA-approved lock.

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Cuyana Oversized Carryall Tote Bag

The Cuyana Oversized Carryall Tote bag is a great option for the business traveler. Its classic shape, smooth leather composition, and elegant gold hardware give it the feel of a luxury handbag, while also being roomy enough to store a laptop and other boardroom essentials—but still fit under the seat.

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Briggs & Riley Baseline Travel Satchel

Simple and streamlined, this Briggs & Riley duffel bag will never go out of style. And like other B&R products, if your bag is ever damaged (even if caused by the airlines), they’ll fix it, free of charge.

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Billykirk No. 479 Carryall Weekend Bag

This durable option is crafted from the finest leathers and canvas, and is large enough to fit all your weekend essentials. And because of its timeless shape and classic design, it’ll be fashionable for years to come.

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