Choosing the right luggage for your travels can be difficult, but it’s important to get it right. There’s nothing more frustrating than having your zip burst open while you’re trying to move a big bag through foreign streets, and of course, you want to choose luggage that is practical, yet turns heads, and reflects your taste as a smart traveller.

Luckily, there are a number of top-quality brands that will be able to provide you with space, durability and quality function – all wrapped into a fashionable finish. Here is a list of the top 5 stylish suitcases that you should consider for your next trip away – be it for business or pleasure.

1# Victorinox

The name Victorinox should ring a bell. If you’re not familiar with this luggage then perhaps you may have used their knives at some point. The Victorinox brand has been around ever since the 1800s. Starting with producing Swiss army knives, Victorinox now has six product categories which includes household and professional knives, Swiss Army knives, watches, fragrances, apparel and travel gear. Victorinox luggage provides you with quality that you can trust. Whether you’re travelling on Air New Zealand or Alaska Airlines, you can depend on Victorinox. For a suitcase that mixes a quality finish with space and durability, Victorinox is your answer.

2# Samsonite

Samsonite is hands down one of the most popular luggage brands in the world and there is a good reason why. Samsonite has been producing top quality luggage carriers for over 100 years now and they are still in the business of delivering stylish bags that are of high quality standards, minimal designs and sleek features. You really can’t go past Samsonite for hard shell and yet lightweight luggage. You can trust Samsonite for both luxury travels and business trips – many frequent flyer fanatics do!

3# Briggs & Riley

This brand of luggage was founded in the year 1993. Briggs & Riley specializes in the production of innovative top quality products that are very travel friendly. A good example is the Outsider handle which is a quality bag that allows for easy packing and prevents your clothes from wrinkles because of its flat luggage base. With their travel bags, specialty luggage and top notch customer services, Briggs & Riley is regarded today as one of the best manufacturers in the world. Another amazing thing about this brand is their lifetime guarantee. If your bag is damaged, regardless of the cause, they will repair it for you free of charge.

4# American Tourister

Established in the United States in the year 1933, American Tourister produces high quality, durable luggage with very attractive designs. They design brightly colored luggage that is both easy on the eye and provides plenty of space for your clothes and accessories. You are also likely to see a few of your favorite childhood cartoon characters on your luggage as American Tourister is the official luggage of Disneyland Walt Disney World.

5# Hartmann

When you’re thinking luxury and first class travel, you can’t go past Hartmann.  This luggage brand has been in existence for over 135 years now and have consistently made luggage that sets its customers apart from the crowd. Although, they don’t come cheap, you’re sure to be getting maximum value for your money with their high quality bags that will set the tone for your luxury travels.

For more inspiration, you can also check out other top brands like Rimowa, Kipling, Bric’s, and Lipaults.

Happy travels!

Adele started The Upgrade Collective to inspire Kiwi’s to travel in style and live smarter. A travel and lifestyle blogger with a taste for the finer things in life, Adele is happiest in the air, or indulging in good food and wine.

Adele started The Upgrade Collective to inspire Kiwi’s to travel in style and live smarter. A travel and lifestyle blogger with a taste for the finer things in life, Adele is happiest in the air, or indulging in good food and wine.