Ask Belle: Chic Carry-On Bags
Oct 15, 2015
Could you suggest options for a practical (i.e.roomy) yet sleek carry-on bag? JetBlue lost my suitcase on my recent honeymoon and I am swearing off checking bags for the foreseeable future. I currently use a LeSport Sac duffel as my carry-on, however I’d like something a bit more grown-up, possibly leather. Goal is to maximize space without totally sacrificing style.
The airline has lost my luggage several times, so I always carry-on. I like a real suitcase with spinner wheels for airplane travel. But I use a duffel-style weekender for short overnight trips so that I don’t overpack (because I feel the need to fill empty spaces). Since I can’t afford this gorgeousness, here are some affordable bags that caught my eye.
Leather or Faux-Leather Bags
Also comes in a medium size (I love the oxblood shade). This is the bag I own; it’s pretty tough. I just wish the drop on the handles was more generous.
I love the broken-in feel of this bag.
People rave about this twill weekender.
This bag is extremely cool. If you need a gift for a stylish man, this is it. It’s a duffel that transforms into the garment bag. Perfect for a weekend wedding. Also in leather.