Scrolling through Instagram and seeing celebrities and style mavens traverse the globe might be envy-inducing for us desk-bound mortals, especially when they look so effortlessly flawless while at it. Think Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum. One might wonder how it’s even humanly possible to look that good right after getting off a long-haul flight — coordinated luggage bags and outfits included.

Besides saying a lot about your personality, your luggage bags can also make or break your overall look. If you’re dressed from head to toe in luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermès, a garishly coloured or well worn-out bag will not do your outfit justice. Granted, you may not be stepping out of your private jet while dodging camera flashes from the paparazzi, but you’d still want to look chic and perfectly put-together when arriving at your destination.

If you’re planning on updating your travel gear to match your wardrobe, check out these 5 luggage bags for the stylish globetrotter. From Rimowa (fronted by Alessandra Ambrosio in the brand’s 2017/2018 lookbook) to the iconic English Globe-Trotter brand used by the queen, these bags boast style and functionality. Now, who says you have to compromise on style when travelling?

(Main image credit: Rimowa

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19 Degrees collection, Tumi

High-end luggage manufacturer Tumi has announced its Fall Winter 2017 collection inspired by New York. The new collection sees limited edition pieces being rolled out, including the brand’s popular 19 Degrees model.

Since its launch last year, the aluminium and polycarbonate luggage range has become a travel staple for stylish travellers. The collection now comes in stunning blue limited-edition pieces, which are available in three sizes — the International Carry-On, Short Trip Packing Case, and Extended Trip Packing Case.

From S$1,500, www.tumi.sg

2
Gran Turismo Travel Trolley, Gucci

When it comes to beautifully-designed suitcases, Gucci never fails — thanks to its creative director Alessandro Michele. The Italian luxury brand’s Gran Turismo trolley, introduced in the label’s colourful ‘Tian’ motif, is crafted in the signature GG Supreme coasted canvas and trimmed with brown leather. Its lined interior and padlock key help keep your belongings secure while the four-way wheels and a collapsible handle allow for smooth navigation.

S$4,435, www.net-a-porter.com

3
Centenary Trolley Suitcase, Globe-Trotter

An all-black suitcase is a must-have for every style maven. We love this one by English luggage manufacturer Globe-Trotter, used by celebrities and royals such as Dakota Johnson, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and even James Bond himself — who made it his case of choice in the 007 film Spectre.

The iconic 20″ Centenary luggage, which is hand-crafted in England, features an instantly recognisable silhouette with leather corners and secure wrap-around straps — and looks even more chic in black.

S$2,097, www.globe-trotter.com

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Classic Flight collection, Rimowa

When it comes to choosing a stylish luggage bag that boasts both function and form, Rimowa’s Classic Flight is a no-brainer. Made from aluminium, the elegant and timeless retro-inspired collection can be easily matched with different outfits.

Available in different sizes from 25-litres to 97-litres, each luggage features a Flex-Divider system, one packing strap, two TSA combination locks, multi-wheels, a luggage label, and a five-year warranty.

Prices upon enquiry, www.rimowa.com

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Steel Intrecciato Trolley, Bottega Veneta
Featuring Bottega Veneta’s signature woven leather, the Steel Intrecciato VN calf leather cabin trolley is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. The trolley features four wheels with 360-degree rotation, a multistage Lock-it retractable handle, and side and top handles for easy lifting.

The luggage bag is divided into two organised compartments, featuring an ample zipped section and adjustable straps to keep your clothes wrinkle-free. Additionally, it also comes with a detachable internal pouch that can be used as a laundry bag or to keep smaller objects and valuables.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.