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Carry On Travelling: The 7 Best Cabin Bags


We’ve given you the secrets to optimal suitcase packing, so now it’s time to address the issue of carry-on luggage. We’ve chosen our favourite bags that are both practical and stylish, for you to pick up at the airport. This Furla Blogger bag is part of the autumn/winter 2017 collection and marks the brand’s 90th anniversary. With its eye-catching design, inspired by the varsity jacket style of the 1950s, we predict it just might be the next must-have in the blogosphere.  This carry-on bag will be available from the newly opened store at Gatwick, in collaboration with Harrods.

From Piquadro’s Bagmotic range, this is certainly not your average suitcase. It has a wireless phone charging facility and a built-in tracking system, which can be used via the Piquadro’s Connequ app. and it can be locked remotely via Bluetooth. You can even weigh it without the need for finding scales, just simply lift the handle to find out if you’re over your limit.

This Plume carry-on bag from Lipault is flexible and roomy, providing plenty of space for your belongings. It’s available in a range of colours, but we love this gorgeous mauve shade.

Inspired by Mexico City, this vibrant bag by Kate Spade New York is available from the pop-up shop at Heathrow Terminal 5.

We love the elegant cherry blossom pattern of this Alayaa travel bag tote by Ted Baker. With ample compartments, it will make organising your belongings easy and the extendable handle enables practical travelling. Pre-order one from Heathrow Boutique, so it’s ready to go.

But if you prefer a sturdier case, then the Samsonite Lite-Box is ideal. As the name implies the light design won’t take up valuable weight allowance, whilst still protecting your possessions.


One for the children (or your inner child), part of the Disney range by American Tourister, this Minnie mouse backpack is cute and comfortable to wear. A great way of encouraging your little one to help you out and carry their own bag.


Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.