The Best Carry-On Bags

Recently, I was searching for a perfect carry-on option for my laptop and other tech items. When I asked you for ideas on Instagram, you DELIVERED. I was given so many cool bags, backpacks and suitcases to investigate, and so many of you shared your personal love stories for your carry-on. I need to share the wealth of knowledge I have discovered with your help, so here are the best carry-on bags, broken down by bag category for your viewing pleasure 🙂

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Tote Bags

Rebecca Minkoff Washed Tote

Longchamp Le Pliage Tote

Lo & Sons OG Bag

Vessel Signature 2.0 Tote


Duffel Bags

Vera Bradley Wheeled Carry On

Vera Bradley Grand Weekender Bag

Herschel Novel Duffel Bag



Rebecca Minkoff Always on M.A.B. Backpack

Tumi Calais Backpack

Vera Bradley Iconic Campus Backpack

Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack



Delsey Chatelet Hard 20-Inch Carry On

Calpak 20-Inch Carry On

Herschel 20-Inch Carry On


I ended up buying the Rebecca Minkoff backpack in black for my needs, and I love it! It’s small enough to go anywhere but still fits my 15 inch laptop + tech gear, as well as my makeup 🙂 going to be so nice for traveling and especially airports!!

The lighting makes me look like a ghost BUT I successfully used it on the train to STL and look forward to using it on a flight soon!

Is your favorite carry-on not on the list? Let me know below!

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  1. I have the Longchamp bag and LOVE it for everything! I use it for long term travel, weekend get aways and when I was in college I used it as a school bag too. It’s so versatile!

    Posted 6.21.18 Reply


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