Six Bags for Easy Holiday Travel
There's generally nothing easy about holiday travel, which, in the States, commences with Thanksgiving. Packing can be a hassle, especially when toting gifts around. A lot of things need to fit into a little space, oftentimes with a short amount of...
Public School + Tumi Pre-Fall Backpack and Tote
Following up their successful Fall 2015 collaboration, fashion innovator Public School and design-forward travel and lifestyle accessory brand TUMI have released their Pre-Fall 2016 capsule collection. Designed as part of Public School's first...
G-RO’s Revolutionary Companion Bag
by Adrienne So The two-wheeled carry-on is an indispensable piece of luggage for the frequent traveler. But for all its ubiquity, and despite how sleek and modern many of them look, they all have the same weaknesses in functionality. Tiny wheels...
Got This Licked Bag
HAY Mini Market's "Got This Licked" bag is covered in mouths wide open—tongues, teeth and all. The print is made in collaboration with UK graphic artist Jody Barton, and first appeared in their Wrong for Hay collection; the design is now available...
RIMOWA's Electronic Luggage Tag for Advanced Check-in
Thanks to a packed airline app market, advanced check-ins (plus last minute seat changes and even upgrade awareness) have never been easier. That said, anyone traveling with a checked bag still has to visit a counter. This September, Germany's...
F1 Spacepak Organizer
Packing (and unpacking, shudder) becomes a bit more bearable with Flight 001's nifty Spacepak differently colored and sized bags for toiletries, socks and underwear, clothes, shoes and even suits. The bags not only keep things well-organized and compressed...
Overnight Duffle Bag
The duffel bag gets a luxe upgrade: Scholar MFG's version is on the smaller side—designed to be on-the-go—and made with gorgeous premium Italian leather and solid Swiss brass. The bag, handmade in LA, is meant to last a long, long time and will wear...
The Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase
Creating all kinds of outdoor-focused bags—from ripstop cargos to travel packs—Colorado-based Topo Designs (a CH favorite) is well-known and admired for their simple and efficient design, durability and nature-loving manifesto. Rather than complicate...
NYC-based design studio Mansi Shah has taken their unique scarf prints and applied them to light, 100% cotton canvas bags, making for a smooth transition from bike to beach to block party this summer. Functioning in two ways—backpack or tote—the bag...
Design-Forward Luggage from Delsey and Philippe Starck
French luggage brand Delsey is currently working on bringing smart suitcases to the masses (Pluggage will be able to weigh itself, charge your phone and open with fingerprint scan). But until then, we're more than satisfied rolling around their most...
Unlined and made from natural leathers, this minimalist lavender backpack boasts brass hardware and a zippered internal pocket. With adjustable straps, this bag (also available in nude or pale blue) is both functional and femme.
Design Ingenuity from New Zealand: Alchemy Equipment
The concept of alchemy likely conjures images of robe-wearing bearded outcasts toiling away in a cluttered workshop over illuminati-esque texts as they attempt (fruitlessly) to transfigure the everyday into the extraordinary. Building on the alchemic...
Chief Trunk's Historic Luggage
All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish...
d'emploi Holiday 2014 Collection
As we've seen in the past, waxed cotton is the material of choice for Brooklyn's d'emploi. Thankfully, that preference continues in their latest drop, geared toward holiday travel and defending against wet fall and early winter weather. Building...
The Patchwork Backpack by Sketchbook
Sketchbook Crafts' range of backpacks, totes and wallets are all handmade with care by Amber Jensen and the materials used are sourced locally or American-made when possible—and while all the homegrown qualities are appealing, they don't overshadow...
Makers Mondays: On The Road
For Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative—which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States—Cool Hunting is highlighting and looking back on our favorite brands that make...
Travelteq Introduces the Moro Collection
There are some definite must-have attributes to travel bags and laptop bags: proper weight distribution, functionality, durability—and ideally beauty. With Travelteq's newly released line, the Soft Moro, there's all that and more. The two bags in...
Micro Luggage Scale
You probably won't fully appreciate receiving the Travelon Micro Luggage Scale until you're scrambling for your flight, and the handy little tool allows you to rearrange some layers before getting stuck with previously unpredictable baggage fees. You...
Durable, Modular Bags from Unit Portables
Unit Portables makes bags for those truly looking for form and function, and the latest range from the Stockholm collective—unveiled today, 22 September—does not disappoint in either area. With sleek lines and an almost military aesthetic, the new...
by Chantel Tattoli Throughout human history, people have schlepped. With baskets, trunks, carpet bags, and fanny-packs loaded, to and fro we’ve gone. Because of this, Californian atelier Welcomecompanions considered “the timeless need to carry...
State of Folly Three-Way Bag
Carrying a clutch looks great, but once you need to use both your hands—whether for holding snacks, riding a bike or throwing shapes on the dance floor—the accessory can be a hinderance. Enter the State of Folly three-way bag, which transforms...
Aimé Leon Dore + Frank Clegg Travel Pack
July has been a solid month for NYC-based menswear label Aimé Leon Dore. Early on, the brand released their sophomore collection to great admiration, and just this past week they followed up with a two-part collaboration bag collection with American...
Purpose-Built Bags From Bravo Co.
It seems a bag company crops almost weekly, and though each label might bring something new to the table, highly considered design elements tailored for specific uses are rare. For the greater skate community, function and value weigh equally, which...
by Anya Lawrence With Central Europe's creative scene rapidly evolving, Budapest-based backpack maker YKRA is one of the most exciting emerging Hungarian brands out there. Set up by creative all-rounder Balázs Lakatos in 2012, the brand's colorful...
Leather Luggage Tag
Created by two transcontinental friends who spent ten years mastering the fine art of printing onto leather, this calfskin luggage tag with wicker pattern perfectly complements your favorite suitcase and will truly make it your own.