Founded by Patricia Gucci, daughter of Aldo Gucci (yes that Gucci), after a frustrating search for non-generic luggage options, Aviteur’s Italian-made, artisanal craftmanship reflects an elegant aesthetic with modern function. The carry-on’s calfskin leather exterior and innovative materials—including signature silent wheels that contain a sound-absorbing air chamber for minimal noise disruption and a transparent, buttonless handle carved out of Lucite—make for a luxe grab-and-go option. $5,500; aviteur.comAlbion Large Check-In, Globe-Trotter
Globe-Totter’s seasonal Albion collection is made with the 100-year-old heritage brand’s signature silhouette while drawing inspiration from a 1950s-inspired color palette, reimagined for the modern explorer and designed with quintessential British charm in mind. $2,627; globe-trotter.comAviator Carry-On Plus, Paravel
This bag’s expanded size is ideal for the habitual over-packer. Its timeless aesthetic and eco-minded ethos—featuring a recycled polycarbonate shell, recycled zippers, a lining made from 15 recycled plastic bottles, and a handle made from recycled, aircraft-grade aluminum—make it a chic and smart choice for the planet, whenever you’re ready to explore it.
$275; tourparavel.comIcon Large, Crash Baggage
Designed in Italy by Francesco Pavia, the Icon’s bright colorways are perfect for the cosmopolitan traveler looking to make a bold statement. The luggage may be “dented with care” as Pavia envisioned, but don’t be fooled—this standout case is far from fragile, made of 100% polycarbonate material. $412; crashbaggage.com
Circle One, Horizn Studios
With 99% waste-free production in Europe and designed to be repaired, never replaced, the Circle One is a perfect blend of style and sustainability. Its 100% plant-based and biodegradable hard case, made from a multi-density flax-fiber weave, is combined with a seed and nutshell-infused handle to achieve the lowest possible footprint. $830; horizn-studios.com