Top 10: Carry-On Suitcases

by Liezel Munez
Summer travel on the itinerary?  Choose one of these 10 well-designed and stylish numbers for your next excursion.
longchamp Longchamp's Veau Foulonné balances a refined sensibility with a spicy hue. The bag, made of finely grained supple leather, converts to a convenient duffle bag option--should a romantic, running-through-a-train-station-moment present itself. $1335, Longchamp
mulberry Just add equestrian boots to this mole and cognac Scotchgrain Trolley--which comes replete with a luxe ID tag and brushed gold hardware--and that English countryside angle you're working is complete. $1300, Mulberry
flight001 Japanese designer Hideo Wakamatsu is behind this slick, futuristic option from his Tarpaulin Collection, which caters to the always-prepared traveller with details like water-repellant zippers and whisper-quiet wheels. $195, Flight 001
burtonluggagae Snowboard manufacturer Burton constructed its slushy-watercolor-wrapped carry-on to accommodate all of your gear and then some--with "CRAM" zone zippers that allow for souvenirs. $220, Burton
globetrotter Winston Churchill's briefcase maker of choice is behind this hand-constructed, vulcanized fiberboard and leather carry-on, which is made exclusively for Mr Porter by English heritage brand Globe-Trotter. $1795, Mr Porter
abingdonroller Modelled on vintage hunting gear, the waxed cotton canvas Abingdon Roller Duffel mixes an outdoorsy adventure vibe with preppy, collegiate-inspired finishing touches. $288, J.Crew
pontdesartluggage No one's confusing this sassy case with their utilitarian Le Sportsac: the vegetable-tanned cowhide leather Pont Des Arts is hand-stitched over a sturdy wood shell, and topped off with antique brass combination locks for a hint of shine. $66, Alex Folzi
bricsgrayluggage This understated greige option by trusted luggage label Bric's has a tailored appeal consistent with its Italian provenance, and a moleskin-like surface that begs to be touched. $377, Neiman Marcus
valextra With its Pirelli wheels, Valextra's Avietta Suitcase corners like it's on rails. (And yes, we're quoting Vivian from Pretty Woman--be glad you got off with just one.) The contrast leather lime green stitching and garment straps are the icing on the cake. $7330, Barneys New York  
rimowaluggage Cart around this aluminium magnesium alloy design by Hollywood favourite Rimowa and you immediately up your chances of being papped--it's just the sort of thing one would bring on the jet to Clooney's Como villa. $850, Luggage Pros

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