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The best luggage brands to invest in for your staycation or holiday abroad this summer

Stylish and sturdy luggage is a must if you're going away

Staycations may have been synonymous with last summer, but now the world has opened up many of us are looking to go on that much-anticipated holiday abroad. 

Whatever your plans, it's always a good idea to invest in some new luggage. A place to keep your most important possessions, you probably want something lightweight but sturdy, and of course stylish.

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With reports of luggage losses on the rise due to low airport staff, you might want to invest in an Air Tag so you can keep track of your suitcase if it's going in the hold. It's also a good idea to make sure your name and phone number are on your case to speed up its return. Remember to pack plenty of essentials in your carry-on, too.

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Whether you're looking for a classic suitcase, a sports backpack or some luxe designer luggage, we've found all of the best options available to buy online now. 

The best luggage for... durability

Clifton suitcase, from £159, Antler

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Antler's best-selling Clifton suitcases are renowned for being spacious, sturdy and stylish. Make it your own with the optional personalised bag tag adorned with your initials. 

The best luggage for... style

The Medium Flex, £345, Away

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The chicest suitcases come courtesy of cult American brand Away, and this one is perfectly sized for a weekend trip. It even includes a removable battery to charge your phone up to four times. What more could you need?

The best luggage for... space

Samsonite Spinner suitcase, £195, Amazon

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Samonite's Spinner suitcase is fully expandable and gets top reviews for being so spacious but still super lightweight. Despite having a soft shell, it can withstand a lot of being thrown around.

The best luggage for... sophistication

Main Line Duffel weekend bag, £285, Net-a-Porter

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Timeless and sophisticated, this Paravel duffel bag always sells out. Lightweight and roomy, it's made from water-resistant canvas with vegan leather details and features two internal pockets and a two-way, lockable zipper. The perfect companion for a weekend getaway.

The best luggage for... price

Simple Value suitcase, £25,​​​ Argos

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This affordable suitcase from Argos has over 1000 five-star reviews and is recommended by 80% of customers. It has a lightweight soft shell and is very easy to manoeuvre.

The best luggage for... sporty types

Sportswear essentials backpack, £59.95, Nike

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Prefer a backpack? This one from Nike has a 20L capacity with a sleek design that's easy to carry around. It has all of the specialised pockets you could need, including a phone and laptop compartment.

The best luggage for... luxury

Gucci GG Supreme carry-on, £2,060, Farfetch

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Be the most stylish person in the airport with Gucci's GG Supreme carry-on. Both luxe and practical, it features four 360-degree wheels, leather and retractable handles and a padded front exterior pocket with zipper closure.

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The best luggage for... packing light

ReNew Transit Weekender, £88, ​​​​Everlane

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Everlane's ReNew Transit bag is a great size for a night away. It's water-resistant and comes complete with plenty of handy compartments.

The best luggage for... lasting a lifetime

Original suitcase, from £920,​​​ RIMOWA

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If you want to invest in some luggage that will stand the test of time, go for the RIMOWA Original suitcase. Complete with a strong aluminium alloy shell, noise-reducing wheels and a sturdy extendable handle, it's built for a lifetime of use.

The best luggage for... sustainability 

Delsey Montmartre 2.0 recycled-shell suitcase, £287,​​​ Amazon

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Committed to sustainability, Delsey's Montmartre suitcase is made from 100% recycled polyethene. Available in blue or green, it features a TSA combination lock plus internal and external zip pockets.

The best luggage for... being easy to spot

Novo suitcase, £89,​​​​ MADE

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You won't miss your luggage on the airport carousel with this MADE case in pastel peach. It features an expander zip, internal elasticated straps and a TSA-approved lock.

The best luggage for...multifunctionality 

Tokyo Totepack, £175,​​​ Bellroy

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Bellroy's Totepack can be used as a backpack or tote bag depending on your needs. With its laptop sleeve, multiple inside pockets and padded straps, it would be ideal for a long day of exploring.

The best luggage for... ticking every box

Heritage suitcase, £95, Marks & Spencer

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M&S offers high-quality luggage at an affordable price and with a five-year guarantee. This sleek suitcase has a durable hard shell plus an integrated lock to keep everything safely packed away.

The best luggage for...easy packing solutions 

Paravel packing cubes, £65,​​​ Net-A-Porter

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These clever packing cubes by Paravel will give you the most space possible as they're designed to organise and compress your clothing, creating up to three inches of space in your luggage. They're made from durable nylon and have transparent trims so you can see what's inside.

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