Trend: Carry-On Luggage

July 2012

Regardless of whether you’re traveling near or far this summer, you’ll want to have a functional yet smart carry-on piece. This month’s style page features luxurious, stately luggage pieces that are truly an investment, but what if you’re looking for something more mod? Not to worry. The Insider has a roundup of contemporary bags that offer loads of style.

New York–based industrial designer Dror Benshetrit has partnered with luggage leader Tumi on an 11-piece collection inspired by the idea of transformation. This über-modern, expandable 3-in-1 backpack (pictured, above) converts into a tote as well as a briefcase.

FIND IT: $595, Tumi, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-388-1556, tumi.com

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French brand Longchamp has long been a travel staple of chic ladies and gents everywhere. From the foldable, origami-inspired shapes of the Pliage line to high-fashion collaborations with Kate Moss and London designer Mary Katrantzou, a Longchamp bag, like this Boxford beauty (pictured, left) in two-tone fabric and leather, is a suave update to a travel classic.

FIND IT: $320, longchamp.com and boutiques nationwide

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Give your back a break with a roomy bag on wheels. Kipling’s Teagan Small Wheeled Duffle (pictured, right) has multiple compartments for easy packing of all your vacation necessities.

FIND IT: $249, kipling-usa.com