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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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GUCCI - Monogrammed Fabric Suitcase.
Feb 29, 4:00 PM CET
GUCCI - Monogrammed Fabric Suitcase.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €600- €800
€304 Bids
Hungaria Legende Travel Bag
Feb 29, 10:00 AM PST
Hungaria Legende Travel Bag
by Abell Auction
Est: $100- $100,000
$1253 Bids
L'AGRIFOGLIO - Orange crocodile-printed leather vanity case.
Feb 29, 4:00 PM CET
L'AGRIFOGLIO - Orange crocodile-printed leather vanity case.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €400- €500
€202 Bids
DOONEY & BOURKE LEATHER LEGAL BRIEFCASE
Feb 23, 11:00 AM EST
DOONEY & BOURKE LEATHER LEGAL BRIEFCASE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$1502 Bids
Mulberry, a vintage Scotchgrain suitcase
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
Mulberry, a vintage Scotchgrain suitcase
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £100- £200
£801 Bid
L'AGRIFOGLIO - Leather doctor bag.
Feb 29, 4:00 PM CET
L'AGRIFOGLIO - Leather doctor bag.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €200- €300
€101 Bid
GUCCI LTD. ED. DISNEY LARGE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK
Feb 26, 5:00 PM EST
GUCCI LTD. ED. DISNEY LARGE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $1,650- $1,750
$1001 Bid
Light Brown Cole Haan Leather Travel Bag With Gold Detailing
Feb 28, 9:00 PM EST
Light Brown Cole Haan Leather Travel Bag With Gold Detailing
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $800- $1,200
$5000 Bids
BROWN LEATHER GEOFFREY BEENE BRIEFCASE
Mar 01, 12:00 PM EST
BROWN LEATHER GEOFFREY BEENE BRIEFCASE
by Converse Auctions
Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
Gucci, a Supreme GG briefcase, featuring
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
Gucci, a Supreme GG briefcase, featuring
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £350- £450
£3000 Bids
L'AGRIFOGLIO - Tan leather suitcase.
Feb 29, 4:00 PM CET
L'AGRIFOGLIO - Tan leather suitcase.
by Capitolium Art
Est: €100- €200
€100 Bids
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Goyard: a Goyardine Canvas Hatbox Trunk Early 20th Century
Feb 28, 1:00 PM GMT
Goyard: a Goyardine Canvas Hatbox Trunk Early 20th Century
by Bonhams
Est: £2,500- £3,500
£2,5000 Bids
Leather Coach Travel Tie Case / Portfolio
Mar 01, 8:30 AM EST
Leather Coach Travel Tie Case / Portfolio
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
NWT GEORGE ANGELOPOULOS EUFROSINI DUFFLE BAG $1595
Feb 26, 5:00 PM EST
NWT GEORGE ANGELOPOULOS EUFROSINI DUFFLE BAG $1595
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$500 Bids
Ben (Benjamin Vautier) (1935) Ce sac contient un billet d'avion pour Dakar; Schetsboek; To be happy in Amsterdam
Feb 29, 8:00 PM CET
Ben (Benjamin Vautier) (1935) Ce sac contient un billet d'avion pour Dakar; Schetsboek; To be happy in Amsterdam
by Venduehuis der Notarissen
Est: €200- €400
€1200 Bids
A MONT BLANC Leather Briefcase with Accessories
Feb 25, 10:30 AM AEDT
A MONT BLANC Leather Briefcase with Accessories
by Kerleys Auctions
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD3000 Bids
Gucci x Higuchi Yuko Animal Print GG Supreme Backpack
Mar 02, 7:00 AM PST
Gucci x Higuchi Yuko Animal Print GG Supreme Backpack
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$5000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Gold)
Mar 12, 6:00 PM CET
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Gold)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF350- CHF500
CHF2000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Red)
Mar 12, 6:00 PM CET
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Red)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF350- CHF500
CHF2000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & White)
Mar 12, 6:00 PM CET
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & White)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF350- CHF500
CHF2000 Bids
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Silver)
Mar 12, 6:00 PM CET
Richard Orlinski - Kong Escape Suitcase (Black & Silver)
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF350- CHF500
CHF2000 Bids
Gucci Italy Briefcase
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Gucci Italy Briefcase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$10 Bids
Coach x Keith Haring - Academy Backpack
Feb 25, 6:00 PM CET
Coach x Keith Haring - Academy Backpack
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF180- CHF220
CHF1200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Luggage & Briefcases


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TGP Auction

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Capitolium Art

Kinghams Auctioneers

Kinghams Auctioneers

DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions

DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions