Gift Guide: 12 Luxury Carry-on Travel Bags You’ll Want For Yourself


Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, this week features luxury carry-on bags that’ll make anyone very happy to receive as a present this holiday, but you’ll probably want to pick one or more of these up for yourself to bring along on your next flight or train ride.

Tumi – Alpha All In One Duffel


Bold use of white and orange are paired with the trendy camo, Tumi’s Alpha All In One Duffel lives up to its name with the functionality to split into four smaller bags. The three exterior compartments each detach from the main duffel and convert to a messenger/brief, a crossbody bag and a tote (which opens up from the section on the right below), leaving a slimmer and sleek carry-all to use on its own as desired. ($495, Tumi)


Mulberry – Small Clipper Leather-Trimmed Canvas Holdall


A small holdall, it makes up for size with its eye-catching blue canvas body. Trimmed with a brown resilient leather and two handles, the shoulder strap is of course detachable. ($950, MR PORTER)

Coach – Bleecker Traveler Leather Tote

coach-traveler-toteWith a glove-tanned leather body and handles, this Coach weekend tote is where style meets sturdiness. The craftsmenship is detailed, as noted by the hand stichings along the ends of each side and the handles ends, and the brass and dark olive color scheme is perfect for the winter season. ($658, Coach)

Paul Smith – Leather-Trimmed Striped Canvas Holdall


This stylish stripped holdall will turn heads as you waltz down the airport runway (or rather tram). Spacious, the different colors allow you much freedom in styling your wardrobe with this bag. ($695, MR PORTER)

Kenneth Cole – Art Tequila Leather Duffle Bag


The rugged leather body comes with sevearl pockets for all your smallet travel gear needs; including three exterior on the front, a large on the back and one inside, plus an elasticized split-patch pocket. ($398, Kenneth Cole)

Tod’s – Leather Bag with an Embossed Double Stripe

Tods-travel-bagTod’s contemporary bag comes in a natural Italian leather, and boasts embossed central double leather bands for a sleek finish. Also comes with a detachable shoulder strap. ($1107, Tod’s)

Fossil – Estate Duffle

Fossil-travel-bagA classic design from Fossil, this twill duffle comes in an olive grey flannel pattern and a burgundy leather base.  Golden brass hardware accompany the leather handles and the detachable strap. ($228, Fossil)

Onassis – Leather Weekend Tote Bag

OnassisOnassis pays attention to detail with their weekender. The black leather handles are height adjustable, and the tote’s top ends can be folded in as shown above or pulled out for a traditional tote style. ($228, Onassis)

Mismo – Adventurer Leather-Trimmed Canvas Holdall

Mismo-1Always boasting stunning bag designs, the Mismo Adventurer is crafted from water-resistant Italian canvas with custom vegetable-tanned leather trims. It features a fold-over top and long handles. ($665, MR PORTER)

Smythson – Eliot Holdall


The classic, boxy body of this ultra luxurious Smythson Holdall is made of soft taurillon leather. The bold red is accompanied by a soft, tan interior with light blue stripes. ($2,600, Smythson)

Trask – Jackson Duffle Bag in Italian Wool

Trask-travel-bagMade with Horween American bison leather and woven Italian wool, Trask’s signature plaid lining is inside the toasty winter-ready body. There is an interior large zip pocked, and the shoulder strap is detachable. ($450, Trask)

Ernest Alexander – Bedford Navy Canvas Overnight

ernest-alexander-bag-bedford-navy-canvas-angleThis classic cotton canvas bag from up and comer Ernest Alexander, a GQ 2013 Best New Menswear Designer, is available in navy, camo, black or olive. Its simple body is paired with stylish leather strap and handles with golden brass hardware. ($395, Ernest Alexander)


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Andrew Villagomez is a lifestyle journalist, style photographer and owner of He contributes to publications such as, Out Magazine, Logo TV's, Passport Magazine,, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @VeeTravels

Posted on December 3, 2013, in Fashion, Gift Guides, Shopping, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.


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