The best leather luggage for your next trip

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Ghurka


Once upon a time, most luxury luggage was made of leather. A piece of leather luggage—like one of these beautiful, top-rated options—never goes out of style.


Top products in this article:

Luxurious high-end leather luggage: Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97, DKK 1,495

Best Value Leather Luggage: Aaron Leather Goods Leather Travel Duffel, $160

Most luxurious leather-covered luggage: Steamline The Architect check-in spinner trunk, $925


Leather is not carried in the same way as polycarbonate or other more common luggage materials. Just like your favorite jacket, a leather bag ages gracefully and creates a unique patina over time.

There is also a downside to leather luggage. Some leather does not repel water in the same way as other materials; tend to scratch; and does not offer the same protection as hard-sided luggage. Because of this, leather duffles and hand luggage are significantly more common than leather checked luggage. Travelers looking for leather bags to check should consider a leather-trimmed option instead. (See our picks for the best checked baggage in 2022.)

We’ve rounded up top-rated luggage options, from leather-trimmed suitcases to luxury leather duffle bags, from top brands including Ghurka, Steamline, Paravel and Filson, for every budget. There are even some vegan leather bags to consider ahead.


Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97

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Ghurka


A classic carry-on bag made of luxurious, handmade leather never goes out of style. Available in three sizes and a few color options (walnut, chestnut and black) the Ghurka Cavalier is a great weekender or business trip bag. Get it monogrammed for an extra $40, or add a brass luggage tag for $195.

Ghurka Cavalier II No. 97, DKK 1,495


Royce New York duffel bag in rolling leather

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Royce


Roll through the airport in style with this 23-inch carry-on leather suitcase. The small but surprisingly roomy travel bag sits on two wheels and includes a trolley handle and carry handles on the side and top. Get it for $400 off until September 29th at Bloomingdales.

Royce New York Rolling Leather Duffel Bag, $600 (reduced from $1,000)


Aaron Leather Goods travel duffel in leather

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Aaron


This gorgeous leather duffel comes in a multitude of color options, hand luggage sized. An added bonus? The package includes a matching diaper bag for your toiletries.

Aaron Leather Goods Leather Travel Duffel, $160


Cuero duffel bag in leather

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Leather


This affordable 100% leather canvas-lined duffel bag comes in four sizes from 24 to 32 inches. It has a spacious interior and two side pockets to store shoes or other accessories. Carry the stylish bag over your shoulder with padded straps or carry it in your hands.

Cuero leather duffel bag, $70 and up


Leather covered luggage

These leather-covered pieces of luggage may offer more protection or be a better option for travelers checking their bags.

Filson Rugged Twill hand luggage or checked bag

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Filson


Looking for sturdy, leather-covered luggage? Filson constructs durable cases from lightly waxed, abrasion-resistant twill and adds leather straps and accents for a refined touch. Retractable telescopic handle, rotating wheels and both external and internal pockets for organizational purposes complete this rolling carry-on. Available in tan and otter green. If you have problems, Filson also guarantees materials, workmanship, workmanship and manufacturer’s defects for the life of the bag and repairs damaged bags in-house.

Filson Rugged Twill carry-on bag, $650

Filson Rugged Twill Check-in Bag, $750


SteamLine The Architect check-in spinner trunk

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Steam line


Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and Sofia Vergara have all been spotted with SteamLine luggage. Vintage-inspired with modern conveniences, this luxurious leather-trimmed check-in spinner trunk has a spacious interior with an easy-to-clean, beautifully patterned nylon lining. It has a hanging organizer with zipped pockets and zipped wall pockets. Exterior features include a telescoping handle, top and side handles, and TSA-compliant brass latches.

(For more locking options for luggage, see our article on best TSA approved lockable luggage available at Amazon and beyond.)

SteamLine The Architect check-in spinner trunk, $925


Paravel Aviator Grand

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Paravel


Want the leather-covered look without the actual leather? Carbon-neutral, sustainability-oriented suitcase company Paravel makes this large 28-inch checkered suitcase with long trips and heavy packs in mind. Geared with frictionless, carbon steel bearing wheels that offer 360-degree movement and a telescoping handle, the Paravel Aviator Grand wheels around the airport with ease. Vegan leather wrapped side handle and trim add the perfect touch to the ribbed polycarbonate bag.

Paravel Aviator Grand, $425


Delsey Paris Chatelet

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Delsey


The Delsey Paris Chatelet is the perfect travel companion. Also trimmed in faux leather, the lightweight polycarbonate case features dual multi-directional spinner wheels, a USB port for charging electronics, a recessed TSA-approved lock and an ergonomic handle. The suitcase is also equipped with laundry and shoe bags as well as pockets with mesh zips.

Delsey Paris Chatelet, $263 (reduced from $330)


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