I often travel throughout the year, so having a set of suitcases and carry on bags to rotate through are so important to me. Since suitcases are often rolled across hard, uneven surfaces – and tossed on and off airplanes with little care, it’s crucial to have something that can withstand any condition. Some of the factors I take into consideration when luggage shopping are durability, aesthetic, price, and weight. I often pack a lot so I need something lightweight but roomy. Although travel accessories can get really expensive, I truly believe that a quality set is worth the investment because cheaper ones can quickly fall apart after a few uses. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect set, I’m excited to be revealing my favorite and most-used suitcases today.
Outfit Details (Above): Balmain Blazer (better for budget here) | Intermix Turtleneck | L’Agence Denim | Golden Goose Sneakers | Louis Vuitton Pégase Luggage | Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM | Quay Sunglasses
Calvin Klein Coat | Zara Sweater (sold out, similar here and here) | Asos Denim | Stuart Weitzman Over-The-Knee Boots | Louis Vuitton Luggage | Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Bag | Saint Laurent Sunglasses
The Louis Vuitton Pégase Légère 55 is my newest purchase – and most recent luggage upgrade. After much debate between the Pégase and Horizon options (which a lot of people have), I ended up going with the Pégase because I discovered that the Horizon handle scratches easily. Also, the Horizon doesn’t come with a protective cover – and it doesn’t have as many compartments as the Pégase. Having the dust bag is important to me in case I run into any instances where I’d have to gate check it – luckily I haven’t had to yet! I did use put the cover on right before I took it on the plane the last time I traveled though just in case! The Pégase luggage also comes in a “Business” version, which includes an extra compartment for your laptop.
The craftsmanship on this travel piece is nothing short of what I’d expect from a luxury brand like Louis Vuitton. It’s very study, durable, and looks so chic. Just make sure that you don’t check it in – size 55 is perfect as a carry on. While this suitcase is very expensive, you can find a number of gently used Pégases for up to 50% off the MSRP on preowned sites like The Real Real. I linked several options below for you guys!
I also travel often with the Calpak Pullman luggage set. The vintage trunk aesthetic is so classy, and also makes it easy to identify at baggage claim especially in the nude blush color (it’s probably closer to rose gold, which I love). They’re beautifully designed with lots of room inside – and they look very expensive. I appreciate that they come with dust bags so they don’t get damaged.
The Calpak Astyll Marble Set is probably my most used set. Even though it has a very hard case, it’s still surprisingly lightweight and extremely durable. It does get scratched, but the gray marble print helps conceal it. I’m obsessed with the marble print because it’s so trendy and unique. The four wheels are another bonus that make them easy to lug through any airport.
I have the three-piece set, but find myself using the carry-on and largest suitcases the most. While the medium sized one is great for shorter trips, I don’t use it as often. The only issue I’ve ever had with these is that they’re so easy to overload. I once had a wheel break on my largest one, but it was an easy fix and I’m still able to roll it around today.
Working from home can make me feel like I don’t get out enough. So I often crave short weekend getaways or staycations to get refreshed. Rolling luggage around just isn’t necessary for these shorter trips, so I prefer to carry duffel bag instead. I love this one by Sole Society because the quality is great and the oversized style fits everything that I need. It’s super durable and costs only $85.