Travel light

9 of the best carry-on travel bags

15 July, 2019

From handsome holdalls to spacious totes, travel in style with these cabin-friendly carry-on bags, all available from The Royal Exchange’s collection of luxury boutiques.

The classic sling-it-over-your-shoulder weekend bag is the epitome of travelling-light chic, adding an air of nonchalance to your getaway style. A leather holdall will serve as a trusted travel companion for years to come, and only look better with time.

Category 01
Boston Bag in smooth tan, £417, Aspinal of London; Sartorial Jet duffle large, £595, Montblanc; dark tan Stafford Explorer, £375, SageBrown, all available at The Royal Exchange

For travellers who prefer to chuck everything in a check-in bag, keeping cabin luggage to a minimum, a spacious tote bag is the perfect companion to house all your in-flight essentials. Fill it up with books, magazines, beauty treats and a big bottle of water to ensure you arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and revived.

Category 02
HerBag Retourne Cabine cotton canvas bag, £2,790, Hermès; Maxi Panama 1/2 Moon shoulder bag in black, £750, Smythson; Women’s tote in Tiffany Blue® grain calfskin leather, £1,450, Tiffany & Co., all available at The Royal Exchange

Frequent fliers and business travellers alike understand the importance of traveling light when you’re constantly on the go. Whether you opt for a backpack to keep you hands-free while you’re on the move, or a cabin-sized trolley to whizz through the airport with, The Royal Exchange has options that are light and compact enough to let you move seamlessly from city to city, and smart enough to accompany you to meetings.

Category 03
Anderson backpack in navy nylon, £595, Aspinal of London; #MY4810 Montblanc x Pirelli cabin trolley, £615, Montblanc (also pictured top); navy with cobalt full grain Cambridge backpack, £295, SageBrown, all available at The Royal Exchange

Discover all of these travel companions and more at The Royal Exchange, where the personable staff at each of the boutiques are ready to help you find the best solution to fulfil your shopping needs.