For the world traveler...
If you're heading on a long trip, you'll need a heavy-duty hardcase to keep you company on your travels. This one even comes with its own dust-bag (à la a fancy purse) to keep it looking pretty! Bonus: The Journey's pretty, vintage-style map is sure to inspire exotic adventure after exotic adventure.
Heys Journey 26" Spinner, $145, Heys.
For the fashionista...
Those who want to turn heads while making their next connection should pick up a piece of Tumi luxury luggage. This statement piece will brighten a dull flight with its wild pattern (and have plenty of room for all the treasures you find in your fave markets abroad).
Tumi 28000 Vapor International Carry-On, $523, Taschen.
For the family...
Bargain alert! Pick up an entire luggage set for just over $200 - you're still getting all of the must-haves like telescopic handles, lockable zippers and shoe pockets, while scoring a vibrant, on-trend electric blue shade that will help you snag your bag from the luggage carousel in a flash.
Tracker Nobility III Four-Piece Set, $29 to $69 each, or $209 for the set, Bentley.
For the weekenders
Sometimes you don't really need a huge bag - leave the massive suitcase in the closet and sashay off on your day or two away with a chic leather weekender bag instead. (Pssst: It's handmade in Canada, too!)
Katie Convertible Bag, $698, Jessica Jensen.
For the sports fan...
Stash those tennis rackets or ski boots in this sleeker, updated version of the old-school duffel bag. The sturdy, recycled fabric and end and centre haul handles (plus a detachable padded shoulder strap), will take you from home to your next outdoor adventure in surprising style.
Eagle Creek No Matter What Extra-Large Duffel, $104, jet-setter.ca.
For the business traveler...
This classic piece is like the Little Black Dress of luggage. Small and streamlined enough to fit right under your seat but versatile enough to hold all your best suits, this super-cute garment-bag-slash-carry-on is a luggage wardrobe staple.
Lift Carry-On Wheeled Garment Bag, $199, Samsonite.
Pockets, pockets, pockets! Every shopping afficianado needs a rollie with plenty of packing space. This one comes in an elegant shade and lovely rounded shape, but it's the perfect practicality of the two exterior pockets - great for last-minute duty-free airport additions - and four interior pouches that make it a real keeper.
Via Rail James Bay 28-Inch Upright Luggage, $80, Walmart.
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