11 of the Best Vintage-Style Suitcases with Modern Features
Vintage luggage, while lovely to look at, is less than delightful to schlep through the airport
What's Old is New!
Vintage luggage, while lovely to look at, is less than delightful to schlep through the airport - suitcases weren't graced with wheels until the early 1970s.
These contemporary travel bags marry the trunk-style silhouettes, leather straps, and vibrantly patterned linings of the past with more modern features like TSA-approved locks, lightweight materials, zippered expansions, spinner wheels, and telescoping handles.
Calpak Baye Small Hardcase Hat Box & Rolling 22-inch Suitcase
Kate Spade New York Stowaway Luggage Case
Packing will never feel like a chore when your suitcase is this bright and sunny. Kate Spade's fiberboard case also includes a detachable toiletries bag.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $700
Globe-Trotter Brinjal 21-inch Hardshell Travel Trolley Case
Mark & Graham Terminal 1 Carry-on
If you prefer a four-wheeled spinner suitcase, Mark & Graham's take on vintage-inspired luggage is a top contender in our books. It comes in navy, olive, black, or cream, with the option to add a vinyl monogram for $10.
To buy: markandgraham.com, $199
Bric's Bellagio 2.0 21-inch Rolling Carry-on
Vintage in style, yet current in function, this carry-on is made of a durable and super-lightweight polycarbonate shell and the zip closure is water-repellant. The full-grain Tuscan leather trim will patina with time, only adding to the understated elegance of the piece. It's available in black, cream, and olive.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $550
SteamLine Luggage The Sweetheart Carry-on Bag
Could there be a more stylish companion for your next weekend jaunt? This feminine trolley from SteamLine Luggage has a leather exterior and a stunning floral liner.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $780
CO-Z Premium Vintage Luggage Set
A budget pick, this well-reviewed set on Amazon includes a 24-inch spinner suitcase and a matching 12-inch handbag to tote as a delightfully classic carry-on.
To buy: amazon.com, $160
Rara Avis by Iris Apfel 2-piece Train Hat Box with Packing Cubes
Fashion icon and globe-trotter Iris Apfel designed this set as part of an HSN collection inspired by the recent film release of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express." The silhouette and herringbone print hearken back to the Golden Age of train travel.
To buy: hsn.com, $100
For the storage-challenged, Paravel's clever collapsible travel tote folds into a flat envelope that's easy to tuck away after your trip. Weighing in at just over three pounds, it's surprisingly roomy and can fit all your essentials for a short getaway.
To buy: goop.com, $325
This blue-sky spinner - available in 22-inch carry-on and 26-inch checked sizes - is accented with brassy hardware and a paisley-printed interior lining.
To buy: amazon.com, from $139
Vince Camuto Loma Hardside Spinner Suitcase
For a more muted retro vibe, consider this Vince Camuto carry-on. It weighs only seven pounds, has two full inches of expansion, and sports chic gilded hardware.
To buy: macys.com, $130