When it comes to toting luggage, bigger is very rarely better. Our minimalist picks for the woman on the go deliver practicality, quality, high style and amazing grace under pressure.
Stand out with the tough-asnails Medium Splendour Print 28-Inch Hard Shell Spinner by Ted Baker London, featuring rose-gold finish hardware, compression straps and signature bow-print lining, Nordstrom, Fashion Island, 949.610.0700, shop.nordstrom.com
Surprisingly lightweight, the Versailles 32-Inch Hard Shell Spinner by Ted Baker London is roomy and eye-catching enough for the fiercest fashionista with a Versailles print exterior and interior jacquard lining, shop.nordstrom.com.
Pretty in pink, the MCM Voyager Visetos Rolling Carry-On is embellished with leather trim and features four interior pockets, a two-way zip-around closure and a short telescoping handle, neimanmarcus.com.
Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao Lucent Tote takes bags a step further with double-adjustable handles and brass hardware, bloomingdales.com.
The Tory Burch Leather Backpack brings an air of sophistication with top handle, slip pockets, magnetic flap and drawstring closure, bloomingdales.com.
This ooh-la-la Medium Mica Genuine Calf Hair Hat Box by Saint Laurent does not disappoint as it protects everything from bowlers to berets with flair, shop.nordstrom.com.
Genuine cow fur lends a warm and fuzzy vibe to the Rebecca Minkoff Julian Medium Shearling Backpack with top handle, adjustable straps and zip closure, Bloomingdale’s, Fashion Island, 949.729.6600, bloomingdales.com.
Burberry fans will flip for this Graffiti Check Rucksack with drawstring and press-stud closure and optional cross-body strap, inspired by archival military bags, bloomingdales.com.
Prefer to keep your bag of tricks close at hand? The sleek Rimowa Topas Titanium Beauty Case, with its transparent cosmetics compartment and fasteners for delicate containers, keeps things safe from liftoff to landing, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island,® 949.759.1900, neimanmarcus.com.
Perfect for a weekend away or as an on-board add-on, this handcrafted Bric’s Life Olive Tuscan Train Case offers two interior compartments, Tuscan leather trim and a detachable shoulder strap, neimanmarcus.com.
There’s something about the basics that settles and calms us, and when it comes to globetrotting, calm is an excellent option. From backpacks to briefcases, we’ve assembled a traveling man’s top-shelf wish list.
Say “sayonara” to checked luggage with the International 4-Wheel Carry-On by Tumi that expands by two inches and features a suiter component, telescoping handle and recessed swivel wheels, perfect for overnighters and short trips, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, 949.759.1900, neimanmarcus.com.
With bells and whistles galore, the Tumi London Roll Top Backpack from the 100% Bloomingdale’s collection features a mesh back, roll-down flap and easy access to a 15-inch laptop pocket, iPad pocket, open pockets and more, bloomingdales.com.
Go boldly graphic when you strap on the leather MCM Gunta Visetos Weekender Backpack with front zip pocket and two side slip pockets, Bloomingdale’s, Fashion Island, 949.729.6600, bloomingdales.com.
This Ted Baker Sodda Striped Leather Holdall does just what it was designed to do with sturdy carry handles, an external zip compartment and three inside pockets, bloomingdales.com.
Kick it up a notch with this aluminum-sided workhorse. A stageless telescoping handle, patented Multiwheel® system and, inside, flex-dividers, a laundry bag and two shoe bags leave nothing to chance, Rimowa North America Topas Titanium Cabin IATA 53 Luggage, neimanmarcus.com.
Pebbled leather detailing, padded straps, exterior laptop sleeve and signature striping take this Paul Smith Leather Backpack from basic to boss, bloomingdales.com.
The Britomart Laptop Bag offers an ultra-slim design with zip pockets and a folio-style zip-around section, Rodd & Gunn, Fashion Island, 949.706.2677, roddandgunn.com/us.
The classic leather Ray Emery Drive shave bag, handmade and lined with durable nylon, satisfies even the most demanding traveler, in onyx, roddandgunn.com/us.
The compact Normanby Bag is a perfect overnighter option, with Italian leather and 100% cotton Rodd & Gunn plaid lining. Handmade in New Zealand, with a lifetime guarantee, roddandgunn.com/us.
Go completely exotic with the stunning Porosus Crocodile Roxburgh briefcase and large weekender bag in chestnut, roddandgunn.com/us.