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Designer Luggage & Briefcases

Designer luggage and briefcases date back to the early days of the grand voyage, when travel cases looked like props from Downton Abbey and business bags resembled those carried by gentlemen who could have been characters on Sherlock Holmes. At the time, options were fairly limited, with only a handful makers supplying the lion's share of globetrotters and the suited set with travel and commerce-friendly staples.

These days, designers offer a vast selection of styles, materials, and colors for luggage and briefcases. There are preppy-chic attachés by Kate Spade, top-flight corporate bags by Louis Vuitton, leather suitcases by Hermès, and trunks by Goyard, to name a few.

From roomy no-nonsense overnight bags to gusseted organizers with numerous pockets, designer bags and cases come in every form. Whether sporty, stylish carryalls or impeccably crafted one-of-a-kind structured briefs, designer bags and cases are auction favorites for road warriors, jet setters, and capitalists worldwide.


Quick Facts

  • In an October 2014 Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, a pair of Goyard Billionaire Boys Club rolling suitcases by NIGO with a 12,000 HKD high estimate sold for 106,250 HKD
  • In 2015, a retro Louis Vuitton hard-sided canvas briefcase with the signature LV logo sold in a Silverstone auction in England for £1,410
  • A John Lobb for Hermès custom-made shoe trunk constructed of leather and beech wood sold in a Christie's London June 2015 auction for £10,625

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VTG CHRISTIAN DIOR MONOGRAM JR PULLMAN SUITCASE
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
VTG CHRISTIAN DIOR MONOGRAM JR PULLMAN SUITCASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$553 Bids
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VTG CHRISTIAN DIOR MONOGRAM OVERSEAS SUITCASE
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
VTG CHRISTIAN DIOR MONOGRAM OVERSEAS SUITCASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$553 Bids
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MCM VINTAGE Koffer.
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
MCM VINTAGE Koffer.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€202 Bids
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MCM VINTAGE Koffer.
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
MCM VINTAGE Koffer.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€202 Bids
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MCM VINTAGE Kosmetikkoffer.
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
MCM VINTAGE Kosmetikkoffer.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€202 Bids
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VTG CHRISTIAN DIOR MONOGRAM PULLMAN SUITCASE
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
VTG CHRISTIAN DIOR MONOGRAM PULLMAN SUITCASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$552 Bids
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Goyard Black Goyardine Coated Canvas Wardrobe Trunk Condition: 3 35" Width x 19"
Oct 06, 12:00 PM CDT
Goyard Black Goyardine Coated Canvas Wardrobe Trunk Condition: 3 35" Width x 19"
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$4,0001 Bid
A Gucci travel bag
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
A Gucci travel bag
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €250- €300
€2500 Bids
A briefcase and a bag, Gucci, 1960 ca.
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
A briefcase and a bag, Gucci, 1960 ca.
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Gold)
Oct 16, 6:00 PM CEST
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Gold)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF600- CHF700
CHF4000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Red)
Oct 16, 6:00 PM CEST
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Red)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF600- CHF700
CHF4000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Silver)
Oct 16, 6:00 PM CEST
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Silver)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF600- CHF700
CHF4000 Bids
A suitcase and a briefcase, Gucci
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
A suitcase and a briefcase, Gucci
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & White)
Oct 16, 6:00 PM CEST
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & White)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF600- CHF700
CHF4000 Bids
Vintage Luggage, a John Pound & Co tan l
Oct 07, 10:00 AM BST
Vintage Luggage, a John Pound & Co tan l
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£500 Bids
Two travel bags, Gucci
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
Two travel bags, Gucci
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Six suitcases, Gucci, 1970 ca.
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
Six suitcases, Gucci, 1970 ca.
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,5000 Bids
Crouch & Fitzgerald Ostrich Skin Suitcase
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Crouch & Fitzgerald Ostrich Skin Suitcase
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
LARK ITALIAN GUCCI STYLE WHEELED UPRIGHT SUITCASE
Oct 10, 4:00 PM EDT
LARK ITALIAN GUCCI STYLE WHEELED UPRIGHT SUITCASE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
LIGHT BROWN COLE HAAN LEATHER TRAVEL BAG WITH GOLD DETAILING
Oct 12, 10:00 PM EDT
LIGHT BROWN COLE HAAN LEATHER TRAVEL BAG WITH GOLD DETAILING
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $800- $1,200
$5000 Bids
Roberta di Camerino
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
Roberta di Camerino
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €150- €200
€1500 Bids
Ricardo of Beverly Hills modern travel luggage case
Oct 08, 11:30 PM EDT
Ricardo of Beverly Hills modern travel luggage case
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $75- $80
$250 Bids
Liz Claiborne modern luggage case
Oct 08, 11:30 PM EDT
Liz Claiborne modern luggage case
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $125- $150
$500 Bids
A suitcase and a bag, Gucci, 1970 ca.
Oct 05, 3:30 PM CEST
A suitcase and a bag, Gucci, 1970 ca.
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €200- €250
€2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Luggage & Briefcases


Cambi Casa d'Aste

Cambi Casa d'Aste

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions

TGP Auction

TGP Auction

Auktionshaus Eppli

Auktionshaus Eppli