13 LEATHER LUGGAGE PICKS THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE
These leather duffels, suitcases, and carry-on bags are well worth the investment.
Genuine leather is truly a timeless material. It ages more gracefully than synthetic fabrics, can be treated to repel water and stains, and will develop a rich patina over time. The best part? It lends a classic, sophisticated style to any airport ensemble.
The more durable, the better, too, since frequent fliers will use their bags quite a bit. Fortunately, there are plenty of smart-looking leather luggage options for those who are ready for an upgrade.
Whether you want something streamlined or fashion-forward — or both — today’s best leather bags offer something to suit everyone’s tastes. Trendsetters can reach for Thom Browne’s eye-catching striped gym bag, while business travelers in the mood for something a bit more pragmatic may find bliss in the form of Samsonite’s incredibly organized laptop bag.
Here’s a look at some of best leather luggage on the market right now.
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Hook & Albert Classic Leather Garment Weekender
Perfect for weekend or overnight trips, this luxury duffel bag has a garment section that can hold up two or three small wire hangers or one medium-to-large coat hanger. The zip enclosure keeps belongings secure, while you’ll find four internal zip pockets and side sleeves for shoes. It includes a removable padded shoulder strap, too.
Tumi Kirtland International Expandable Leather Carry-on
This burnished Italian leather piece from Tumi’s more casual Alpha Bravo collection is the pocket lover’s dream. It’s got three on the front alone, with three more and a compartmentalized lid inside. You can also add a monogram for free.
Cole Haan ‘Brayton’ Messenger Bag
Available in black grained and java grained leather, this messenger bag makes for the perfect carry-on personal item. It comes with a laptop sleeve, gadget pockets, and zippered pockets for all of your extras.
Leathario Rolling Duffel Bag
The unique construction is the main selling point for this duffel: the bottom compartment can be used to store shoes, toiletries, or other items you don’t necessarily want to be mingled in with the rest of your belongings. Amazon reviewers also love its sturdy, structured leather that holds shape even when it’s empty.
Coach Explorer Bag
This carry-on bag, made of buttery calf leather, features several zip pockets, a zip closure, and interior fabric lining. It also complies with TSA size regulations, so don’t worry about being flagged when you’re ready to board. It also comes with a padlock, luggage tag, and a detachable nylon strap.
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Thom Browne Unstructured Gym Bag
The sporty four-bar stripe pattern gives this bag its distinctive look. Crafted from supple calf leather, it’s only offered in navy, though the color is sure to turn heads.
Brooks Brothers Soft Leather Duffel
This vintage-inspired duffel is an instant classic that looks great with everything. It’s got plenty of room for whatever you’re packing, even if it’s a trunkful of clothes.
Barneys New York Leather Duffel Bag
This elegant bag — designed by Barneys’ in-house label — has plenty of room for your items, whether you’re setting off on a life-changing journey or a quick jaunt for the weekend. Available in black or brown, it features polished silverstone hardware and graphite twill lining. A detachable shoulder strap will keep backaches at bay.
Samsonite Leather Checkpoint Friendly Brief
Working remotely? This super-organized bag has you covered with interior pockets for pens, business cards, and your phone, plus a padded 15-inch laptop compartment. Available in brown or black, it also comes with a handy limited lifetime warranty.
Bottega Veneta Nero Intrecciato Medium Duffel
Some things never go out of style, like Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato VN leather, which was literally built to last for decades. You can knock this bag — with its detachable canvas shoulder strap, lock, and two interior pockets — around for days and still be the most stylish traveler in the airport.
Dooney & Bourke ‘Florentine’ Gym Bag
This understated bag features two inside pockets and the classic look of fine saddlery. It features large handles, an inside key hook, and a sleek matching luggage tag.
AmeriLeather Three-piece Set
This three-piece leather luggage set is a serious steal at $300. Made from ostrich embossed leather, each of the three roomy cases features zippered pouch pockets and detachable, adjustable straps. They also roll to make things convenient.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand ‘Darcy’ Bag
Italian label Golden Goose Deluxe prides itself on crafting ready-to-wear fashion with a laid-back vibe. And this bag is no different, with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, a hanging leather tag, silvertone hardware, and a roomy main compartment.