You don’t have to give up any of the features that modern luggage sports but you can aim for the air of romance that these sets bring. They might just help you forget what an absolute nightmare travel can be these days, what with crowded airports and train stations, overpriced and mediocre food and long lines through security.
There are a surprisingly good number of options for retro luggage available now. Take a look at the ones on Amazon.
We reviewed 5 beautiful vintage luggage sets that we’re absolutely sure you will fall head over heels for, so why not take a look!
Diane Von Furstenberg Saluti 3 Piece Hardside Set
If you’ve heard of Diane von Furstenberg, then you certainly know just how fashionable all of her designs are and the Saluti 3-piece hardside luggage set makes no exception. Sporting a lovely trunk design and interior valet straps that secure clothing while traveling, this luggage set by Diane von Furstenberg is an absolute traveling must-have for every sophisticated woman!
• The spinners have hardside shells that are made of molded ABS, which is durable and lightweight.
• The recessed handle of the spinners is telescopic and can be extended to the desired height to enhance maneuvering. The push-button locking mechanism helps lock the handle into place once extended, whilst the ergonomic soft grip makes carrying them around more comfortable.
• The spinners of the Saluti set employ an efficient 4-wheel system that fully rotate to any direction, facilitating easy maneuvering in crowded areas and minimizing strain on your arms.
• Top and side handles allow you to easily lift a fully-loaded spinner when gliding isn’t possible.
• The interior space is divided into two main areas by a full sized U-shaped zippered mesh divider.
• All the pieces have interior linings in a brown signature print.
– Large Hardside Spinner Suitcase: 28 x 19 x 11.5 inches; weight: 11 lbs.
– Medium Hardside Spinner Suitcase: 24 x 16.5 x 10.5 inches; weight: 9 lbs.
– Small Hardside Spinner Suitcase: 18 x 12.5 x 8 inches; weight: 7 lbs.
The only potential drawbacks of the Diane Von Furstenberg Saluti luggage set seems to be the shell’s susceptibility to scratches, which can turn them to absolutely ugly after a few uses (especially if not handled with care), and the absence of smaller interior pockets.
Merax Travelhouse 2 Piece ABS Luggage Set Vintage Suitcase
The Merax Travelhouse 2 Piece Vintage Suitcase Luggage Set is beautiful and priced for the value-minded shopper, so if the set above is beyond your budget and you don’t mind just 2 pieces instead of 3, then consider this one. Though the pieces are in the retro trunk style, there are modern features to ensure practicality and convenience.
• There are 3 color combinations to choose from: blue with rose trim, carmine pink with ivory trim, and purple with ivory trim.
• The hardside spinners are made of light, flexible and durable ABS with the four corners protected by riveted shells.
• The telescopic handle is made of strong aluminum with an ergonomic push button for extending and retracting. Top and side handles allow for easy lifting.
• These Merax Travelhouse spinners have 4 silent and smooth rolling wheels that can handle cobblestone streets and airports equally well.
• The cases open via zippers with heads that lock into an in-built TSA-approved 3 dial combination lock.
• The interior space is divided into two by a full sized U-shaped zippered opaque panel on the inside of the upper lid. The bottom lid also has compression straps and a long zippered pocket along one edge of the case.
• The smaller suitcase nests into the larger for easy storage.
– Medium Suitcase: 24 x 17 x 10 inches; weight: 9.4 lbs.
– Small Suitcase: 20 x 13 x 9 inches; weight: 7.1 lbs.
The drawback of this set is that you can’t use separate luggage locks if you don’t like the dial combination lock.
EDDAS ETHOS PVC Vintage & Retro Style Carry-On Luggage and Cosmetic Tote Bag Set
Unique patterns and a fabulous vintage-inspired design – that’s what the EDDAS ETHOS Vintage & Retro Style Luggage Set is all about. Their original trunk design has an authentic feel that makes them particularly stylish, featuring a solid body that can successfully withstand wear and tear.
• All pieces of the set are made of synthetic leather or PVC for a sturdier construction that can withstand wear and tear.
• The suitcases are equipped with a 2-wheel urethane wheel system that offers smooth straight-line gliding on any surface, producing very little noise when they’re being dragged.
• The luggage has a 3-dial lock system that allows you to secure the contents of the bag with a passcode of your choice, so nobody but you has access to your stuff. Zippers are eliminated so no one can tamper with the pieces through the use of a pen. This really enhances the authentic vintage look.
• Just like the luggage sets from above, the EDDAS ETHOS carry on has an adjustable handle that can be extended and locked into place, so you won’t have to struggle to drag the suitcase around.
• An add-a-bag strap lets you easily piggy-back the cosmetic case on top of the carry on.
• The cosmetics tote also has an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap as well as a grab handle so you can carry it separately.
• The inside of top lid of both bags features a small zippered pocket, while the carry on bag features a two-clip divider to separate the interior into two compartments.
– Suitcase: 13.2 x 22 x 7.6 inches; weight: 8.4 lbs.
– Cosmetic Tote Bag: 12.4 x 8.8 x 4.9 inches; weight: 3.3 lbs.
One aspect we don’t like is that the suitcases aren’t very spacious, so you may need extra bags if you’re going on a long-term trip.
MOIERG Vintage Trolley Luggage
A classic vintage inspired set, this MOIERG spinner luggage comes in several beautiful colors with contrasting trim. With a superb trunk design that’s beyond gorgeous, these pieces are must-haves for every fashionista that wants to always look her best. Most of the features are very similar to the EDDAS ETHOS set above except that this is a 4-wheeled bag. You can choose from three different sizes.
• The trolley luggage is made of high-quality PU material that is waterproof and lightweight.
• The spinner wheels allow you to easily glide the unit in any direction.
• A dual TSA key lock secures the suitcase instead of zippers, so no one with a ball point pen can tamper with the pieces. The two belt buckle straps are real, so they deter anyone wanting to quickly open up the suitcases to steal things.
• The expandable handle can be locked to the desired height.
• The two-clip divider panel inside also features a full length mesh zippered compartment mesh zippered pocket, giving you extra space to store your essentials and separating the two halves of the case to allow for better organization.
• The inside of the lid features an open top elasticated pocket.
• Dimensions of the small suitcase: 12.20 x 20.50 x 7.50 inches; weight: 8.8 lbs.
Dimensions of the medium suitcase: 13 x 22.40 x 7.50 inches; weight: 9.2 lbs.
Dimensions of the large suitcase: 14.20 x 26.40 x 9 inches; weight: 10.6 lbs.
Watch out for the sizes – a few customers say that they run small so you may want to order a larger size.
Ambassador Luggage Antique Fashion Polycarbonate Spinner Suitcases
Bored of just red, brown or navy blue? Then maybe you may want to check out the inspired shades of the Ambassador Antique Fashion Spinner Suitcases, which come in the most gorgeous shades like this burgundy with cream trim. With a classic trunk design and contrasting cream straps, this luggage set is durable, fashionable, and spacious enough to accommodate every woman’s needs. The other available colors are lavender, indigo and pink.
• The cases are made of quality German made Bayer PC featuring reinforced corners and leather straps that are resistant to wear and excessive use.
• The aluminum handles of the suitcases are extendable and can be easily locked in place. The handle grips are of ABS, as are the 4 spinner wheels.
• The suitcases have TSA-approved latch locks that provide the highest level of security to all of your items, while the dual wrap around straps fasten with magnetic buttons.
• All the bags have an organizer pocket on the inside of the lid.
• The two suitcases have restraining straps on one side of the interior, while the other side features a zippered divider holding two zipped mesh pockets and a side accessories pocket.
• The two suitcases have a top and side handle each.
– Small suitcase: 25 x 18 x 10.6 inches.
– Large suitcase: 20 x 15 x 9.4 inches.
Bric’s Bellagio and Bellagio Metallo Spinner Trunk Luggage
For the ultimate in luxury with retro style combined with modern technology, the Bric’s Bellagio 2.0 and Bellagio Metallo 2.0 Spinner Trunk Luggage Collections exude sophistication and comes in several colors and 4 sizes. The Bellagio 2.0 collection is all about uniting heritage with technology, while the Bellagio Metallo 2.0 collection takes it one step further with a metallic finish and zipperless locking.
• The cases are made of a 100% Makrolon polycarbonate shell with aluminum frame for the ultimate in lightness and durability with impact resistance. The reinforced corners, trim and top and side carry handles are all done in top grain Tuscan leather and the interior is lined with satin nylon. The carry on size spinners do not have a side carry handle and all the check size pieces have four “feet” on one long side so you can set them down horizontally without getting them dirty.
• The aluminum handles of the suitcases are extendable to three different heights and the dual spinner wheels are extra large Hinomoto for completely safe ground clearance.
• The suitcases from the Bellagio 2.0 collection feature weatherproof zippers with TSA-approved combination locks that can also be use with a key. The Metallo line is zipperless and instead uses two clasp locks with TSA-approved combination dials with key.
• All the bags have two herringbone patterned divider panels on the inside to divide the space and keep everything tidy. One panel is a u-shaped zippered one with a full length zippered mesh pocket on the outside, and the other panel closes via adjustable straps on the two outer corners. It is meant to help compress the clothes on that side of the compartment. This panel has a full zippered opaque pocket on the outside along with an address tag pocket in leather.
• For added protection during storage and checking in for flights, the Metallo spinners come with transparent covers, while you can purchase separate covers for the classic Bellagio pieces.
• The Bellagio 2.0 has a second carry on option that you might prefer to the classic carry on. This second one includes a front business organizer pocket with pockets for a laptop, iPad and plain notebook. This pocket is hinged at the bottom with double zippers to flip it open from the top.
• Bellagio 2.0 Dimensions:
– International Carry on suitcase: 21″ (H) x 14″ (W) x 8″ (D). Weighs 5.7 lbs.
– Business Spinner Carry on suitcase: 21″ (H) x 14.5″ (W) x 8″ (D). Weighs 7.7 lbs.
– Small checked suitcase: 27″ (H) x 19″ (W) x 10.5″ (D). Weighs 8.8 lbs.
– Medium checked suitcase: 30″ (H) x 21″ (W) x 11.5″ (D). Weighs 10 lbs.
– Large checked suitcase: 32″ (H) x 22″ (W) x 12″ (D). Weighs 10.7 lbs.
• Bellagio Metallo 2.0 Dimensions:
– International Carry on suitcase: 21″ (H) x 14″ (W) x 9″ (D). Weighs 5.7 lbs.
– Small checked suitcase: 27″ (H) x 19″ (W) x 11″ (D). Weighs 11.8 lbs.
– Medium checked suitcase: 30″ (H) x 21″ (W) x 12″ (D). Weighs 13.5 lbs.
– Large checked suitcase: 32″ (H) x 22″ (W) x 12″ (D). Weighs 14 lbs.
Special Mention: If you’re only looking for a carry on piece in the vintage style, consider the popular Rockland Stage Coach 20 inch Trunk. Also take a look at our review of the Delsey Chatelet Collection, which has several pieces that were inspired by vintage designs but has all the conveniences of modern luggage.
Remember that many vintage inspired luggage sets won’t have as many handy pockets as standard ones, specifically if they have a trunk design. However, if that’s not a concern, we think these designs will never go out of style and they will give you the opportunity to look trendy at all times!
If you’d like a few more options in retro luggage styles, including backpacks, shoulder bags, etc., take a look at what Amazon has to offer.