Whether you’re a local New Yorker or an avid Big Apple visitor, one thing’s for sure – you’ll need some luggage to take along with you during your travels. Of course, the most important factor when it comes to luggage shopping is quality. Baggage handlers are less than dainty when tossing bags on and off the airplane, and the last thing you need is to see your suitcase winding around the carousel busted open with your unmentionables spilling out (that happened to me when I moved to London). We’ve come up with these fantastic splurge or save luggage options to accommodate any budget.
Splurge Luggage: Tumi Tegra-Lite Max 26″ $895
If you’re going to splurge on a piece of luggage, it should be a classic style that will last you through the years – perhaps even decades. This piece from Tumi is ideal for long vacays and business trips. You’ll have enough space for suits, sweaters, boots and a trench coat if needed.
Mid-Range Luggage: Ted Baker Brunswick 27″ Spinner $375
This beautiful two-tone suitcase makes it easier than ever to spot your luggage once you reach your destination point. We love the bespoke Ted Baker hardware and stylish contrast trim. This luggage is also incredibly lightweight.
Save Luggage: Travel Select by Traveler’s Choice Amsterdam 29-Inch Large Expandable Rolling Upright Suitcase $69.99
Hardtop suitcases are great, but some jet-setters simply prefer a soft, expandable design. With four color options, this affordable and functional piece of luggage allows you to save on cost without sacrificing quality. The roomy interior will fit everything from your shoes to souvenirs, while the two exterior pockets are great for any last-minute items or purchases.