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“I love you more than my luggage,” is one of the more memorable quotes from the tear-jerker film Steel Magnolias. The line really captures how much people value their luggage. What is with our adoration of these big bags that accompany us on trips? Is it because we tend to use them when we are headed on a much-needed vacation? Or, maybe because the search for the perfect piece makes it feel like you finally found your holy grail? Large, carry-on, soft, hard, wheels—finding the right combination of features that suits your needs (and price point) is not an easy quest.
Since luggage is so often expensive, finding deals and knowing the best places to buy is imperative. And right now, you can find up to 50 percent off some of the best names in travel—think Tumi, Samsonite, and Calpak. As new suitcases start to hit the shelves, brands want to clear more space for that, so you're more apt to find great deals right now.
While our travel slowed down this year, our search for a good sale shouldn't be. And just think how much more exciting your next trip will be with some new luggage. From carry-ons to massive hard-sided suitcases, here are some of the top luggage deals to find right now.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new sales.
Our Top Picks
Travelpro Maxlite 5 21-Inch / 29-Inch Luggage Set
Normally $350, Now $280
Finding the perfect luggage set that fits your travel needs, looks good and offers plenty of utility can be hard to do. This duo from Travelpro combines the best of both worlds: a carry-on and a checked bag.
We're big fans of the TravelPro Maxlite 5 and feel it's a worthwhile investment. The fact that this is on sale sweetens the deal. Right now, you can also save 15 percent off sitewide.
Paravel Perfectly Packed Weekend Bundle
Normally $175, Now $135
These nylon packing cubes are will keep everything in its place. You'll save big when you bundle seven organizers: large, medium, and two small cubes, a large and small shoe cube, and one compression cube. Pick a color—green, blue, red, or black—add a monogram and you're ready to go.
Shipping is free with orders over $75, and Paravel plants one tree for every order.
Samsonite Precision 2-Pc. Softside Luggage Set
Normally $600, Now $150
Two pieces of soft luggage for a quarter of the price, yes, please. While Macy's currently only has in blackberry (a deep purple), these bags will accompany you for any big or small trips The difference in sizes is noticeable, so with this set you never have to worry if you have the perfect bag. Two more features owners love; the number of inside pockets for organizing and the cushioned handle.
The lowest price we've seen is $150, and this qualifies for free shipping.
Hartmann Metropolitan 2.0 Extended Journey Expandable Spinner
Normally $1,000, Now $250 at Bloomingdales
While black luggage seems to be the popular choice, the fact that the safari color of this large luggage is 75 percent off the original price, plus an additional 25 percent off, might make you go golden. Check this large luggage and have no problem spotting the yellow shade when you land. Organize all your belongings neatly with an interior tri-fold garment suiter and pockets. Plus, it's a comfortable pulling experience with an ergonomically designed handle.
Shipping is free at both Bloomingdales and Hartmann right now. If black is more your style, you can pick that up for 30 percent off at Hartmann.com with code SAVE30. There's limited stock at Hartmann, so if you love this bag, we recommend you add to cart ASAP.
Delsey Paris Helium Aero Hardside Expandable Luggage
Normally $420, Now $115 at Walmart
If you prefer a hard case, since they are more durable, water-resistant, and won’t absorb that annoying airplane smell, this is an excellent option. The 25-inch bag screams sturdy, yet it isn’t heavy and won’t add additional weight to your trip. Enjoy watching this pretty pink case—at a significant markdown—travel down the carousel once you deboard.
There are limited colors available at Walmart—blue, red, or silver—but all are on sale in the 25-inch expandable spinner at a lower price than Amazon. Amazon has 10 color options.
Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel - Large Travel Bag
Normally $140, Now $96 on Ebay
For those longer excursions, like a multiple-week vacation to Australia, or perhaps a trip where you need a lot of gear like a hiking adventure or ski weekend, a wheeled duffel is your answer. Easy and smooth wheels allow you to stuff all you need into the durable soft bag, without having to worry about actually lifting it. It comes with a separate pouch, ideal for shoe storage, or gear you might want to keep separate from the rest of your belongings (hello, dirty laundry pocket). The brand's lifetime warranty is a reason it has such an amazing reputation—people love the packing cubes!
The lowest price we've seen is $90.
Lipault - Original Plume Spinner 72/26 Luggage
Normally $225, Now $163 on Amazon
All of the colors of this suitcase, which is an excellent checked bag option, are now discounted—even in black. Created from water-resistant nylon material, this lightweight bag is roomy yet not bulky. Four-wheel construction makes this fuss-free, and easy to handle on curbs and sidewalks. The sleek and stylish appearance will make you want to upgrade your airplane outfit to match.
Rockland Melbourne 20-Inch Hardside Expandable Luggage
Normally $65, Now $47 at Walmart
Looking for luggage for your kids? This hard case is more than half off and comes in fun shades. Four wheels offer easy maneuverability with multi-directional 360-degree rotation. Made with polycarbonate, which is light yet durable, so it will handle the rough and tumble of your kid's wheeling, running, and sliding this through the airport onto the plane.
There are 15 colors available at Walmart, all with varying price deductions ranging from $47 to $61. The lowest we found is $49 at Home Depot, but only two colors are available.
Mercury Tactical Gear Mini Monster Deployment Bag
Normally $145, Now $52 on Amazon
If oversized duffels are more your style, check out this three-wheeler. Now costing less than $100, this is a massive bag with pockets, so your things don't get lost in a cavernous pit. The large pockets and a divider in the interior keep your clothes and shoes organized. While it doesn’t have an extended handle, it does have reinforced straps for you to pull along your journey. A detachable toiletry case on the side makes this an ideal duffel bag to check, or carry with you for any journey via car, train, or bus.
You can shop this on both Amazon or Walmart. Amazon has more color options and the widest range of discounts. The Camo is $52 right now. Walmart two colors on sale—blue and red—both are just $65.
Jen Atkin x Calpak Carry-On Luggage
Normally $285, Now $200
A celebrity hairstylist would know a thing or two about how to pack efficiently and also how to show up in style. This collaboration from fan-favorite luggage company CalPak and Jen Atkin, is now 20 percent off and features aluminum-framed zipperless trunks. One-click locks clampdown at the top and bottom of the luggage, to keep the clamshell closed in flight. Interior pockets and compression panels help fit all you’ll need for a quick getaway. Red, gold, and pink shades make this is a distinct trunk, plus, it also comes in black, too.
As a heads up, this is on final sale.
Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside 24-Inch Luggage
Normally $200, Now $95 on Amazon
Customers love its spinning power for easy traveling around airports, to and from transportation, and throughout your destination. Thanks to its 1.5-inch expansion, you're able to pack more for your travels in a medium-sized suitcase. It also includes side-mounted TSA locks for keeping your belongings extra safe.
The lowest price we've seen is $95 in the grey and white colors on Amazon.
Samsonite Omni PC Spinner 28-Inch
Normally $280, Now $170 at Samsonite
Maximize your packing potential with this roomy piece of luggage. At 28-inches, this is a checked bag for sure. The textured case is scratch-proof, which hopefully eliminates any concerns for a surprise at baggage claim. TSA locks on the side guarantee only you and an agent have access to your belongings.
Inside, you have one half with zipper protection, and the other with a buckle for easy storage. If you end up buying some gifts on vacation, no worries, this extends easily allowing you to fit even more comfortably.
Away Set of Three
Normally $795, Now $695
There is a reason why people are obsessed with these bags. Besides the cool look and lightweight feel (the largest being only seven pounds), Away lets you customize pretty much everything—pick your ideal carry-on (aluminum, expandable, or daily), whether you want a Standard (no battery pack) or battery included, and your colors, of course. The set options are designed to save you some cash, so think ahead and buy these as a trio (a set of two is also available if you can't fathom using three suitcases at once). It’s an investment you won’t regret.
The limited-edition sets are both sold out, but all of the solid colors are available—also in a set of two if three is too much.