Take Off: The simply dropped travel gear we covet, from colorful luggage to comfy Lululemon sneakers
- March 18, 2023
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Spring travel is just around the corner and that means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe and look forward to new travel essentials. Some of our favorite brands – including Cuyana, Lululemon and Monos – have recently launched new collections for travelers, whether you’re planning a last-minute weekend getaway or a week-long vacation in Barcelona. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of these just-released products, we’ve rounded up the best new finds below, from everyday tote bags to supportive running shoes to colorful carry-on bags.
Some of these new collections include updated features or details on existing products we already love – like Calpak’s iconic cosmetic case and Aerie’s viral crossover leggings. Keep scrolling to see the spring travel products we’re adding to our shopping carts this month, or jump straight to the section that interests you:
Notable new finds:
New luggage and bags
Bakery Monos x Magnolia
A sweet travel collaboration just my way, Monos has teamed up with beloved New York City-based Magnolia Bakery to create a luggage and bag collection in two new colors inspired by their iconic banana pudding and lavender cupcake frosting are. The collection includes Monos classic carry-on pieces, checked bags, backpacks, packing cubes and two of our editors’ favourites: Monos Metro Duffel and Metro Sling. Not only are these colors perfect for the coming season, they’ll be sure to stand out at baggage claim.
Monos x Magnolia Bakery Carry On Pro
Monos x Magnolia Bakery Checked-in media
Monos x Magnolia Bakery Compressible Packing Cubes
Monos x Magnolia Bakery Metro duffel bag
It’s back! Away’s beloved sky blue hue is back – and this time it’s available in four flex sizes including the Legendary Carry-On Flex, Bigger Carry-On Flex, Medium Flex and Large Flex. These durable hard cases feature an integrated zipper extension that adds an extra 2.25 inches for carry-on sizes and 1.75 inches for checked sizes – ideal for overpackers or when you need a little extra room for souvenirs.
Luggage brand Calpak recently launched a medium size of their mega-popular clear cosmetic bag. The larger size is a favorite makeup bag of our editors, but this new medium size fits nicely in a weekender bag or carry-on. It takes up less space but still allows you to store makeup and toiletries that are must-haves. Plus, the clear case makes it easy to find exactly what you need and clean up spills. It’s available in seasonal hues like lavender, emerald, deep sea, and dragon fruit, as well as Calpak’s key colors – mauve, black, stone, and caramel. The brand also recently created a mini version of their original Luka belt bag in an ultra-soft, water-resistant material. The mini bag offers a hidden back pocket and a spacious main compartment, which is great for storing essentials on busy travel days when you want to be hands-free.
Calpak Medium Clear Cosmetic Bag
Calpak Luka mini belt bag
Coach’s Tabby bags are the ideal handbag for spring travel. Styles like the Tabby Box Bag, Tabby Crossbody Bag, Tabby Chain Clutch, and Tabby Crossbody Bag come in fun, warm colors like gold, light purple, and floral pink. Not only do they look smart, but these bags have roomy main compartments for storing essentials and are so versatile – carry them to day shopping or to a nice dinner on holiday. Plus, these high-quality leather bags are designed to last for many years.
Coach Tabby shoulder bag 26
I’ve been a fan of Cuyana’s Easy Tote for over a year – it’s one of those fits-all bags, perfect for a day of souvenir shopping or errands. A fatal flaw of any classic tote bag is that things can inevitably fall out if you put them on the floor. To prevent the possibility of items being lost in transit, Cuyana introduces a new version of its Easy Carry Case – complete with a zip closure. Available in three different sizes – large, classic and small – the Easy Zipper Tote brings the same sleek style and soft, pebbled leather feel to a brand new bag that can be fully closed to keep all your essentials safe – making it a great one Option makes as a personal item on the plane or as a commuter bag. Choose from main colors like black, caramel, cappuccino, dark olive and stone (my personal favourite) or fun seasonal hues like biscuit and sage.
Cuyana Tall Easy Zipper Tote
Cuyana Classic Easy zip pocket
Cuyana Small bag with single zip closure
Quince introduced a line of hard cases that come in two sizes: carry-on and check-in. These lightweight cases feature a water-resistant lining, a TSA-approved lock and a removable laundry bag. Not to mention, these must-haves in the two available hues of black and tan look so sleek and are designed to withstand some wear and tear – so no need to worry about tossing them around.
Quince carry-on hard case
Quince Check-In hard case
One of our favorite sports brands, Lululemon, has just launched many new styles specifically designed for runners. Lululemon’s SenseKnit Composite running apparel includes men’s and women’s shorts, tights and jackets that can be worn in less-than-perfect weather conditions. SenseKnit fabric is water-repellent, sweat-wicking, quick-drying and designed to move with you. These layers offer the perfect amount of warmth for cooler days and ventilation for warmer ones while looking so polished.
Along with these new parts comes the latest version of the brand’s first-ever running shoe: the Blissfeel 2 features a new upper that offers extra stability and support. With a seamless welt and breathability, these comfortable shoes are made for runners and active travelers on the go. I wear these for training but they would also be a great shoe for my next flight – light weight and versatile.
Lululemon SenseKnit Composite High-Rise Running Tights
Lululemon SenseKnit Composite Running Jacket
Lululemon SenseKnit Composite running short
Lululemon Blissfeel 2 Running Shoe
I’m obsessed with Girlfriend Collective’s new spring color: Wild Iris. It’s the perfect shade of purple to brighten up any workout or airport outfit. The brand is known for its sustainable, size-sensitive sportswear – particularly its high-waisted leggings and supportive sports bras. Many styles including bike shorts, windbreakers and tank tops are available in this new limited edition shade in sizes from XXS to 6XL.
Girlfriend Collective Huddle Half Zip Windbreaker
Girlfriend Collective Compressive High Rise Leggings
Girlfriend Collective Gemma Scoop Tank
Girlfriend Collective high rise cycling shorts
Aerie’s viral crossover leggings previously had a waiting list of over 156,000 customers and it’s easy to see why – the high-waisted crisscross waistband flatters every body type and the material is buttery soft. The brand recently launched a new version of the popular leggings, featuring the same crossover design on the back; They are also available in a flare version. The double crossover makes the style look and feel even better, and they’re ideal for everyday wear, whether you’re going on a road trip, to a training class, or on a flight. These leggings are some of my favorite leggings for any trip – they’re so light, take up very little space and can be worn no matter what my itinerary says.
Aerie Offline Double Crossover Leggings
Aerie Offline Double Crossover Flare Leggings
Wardrobe essentials from MMLaFleur
For all your upcoming spring travels, the new collection from MMLaFleur is full of travel-friendly basics that are easy to pack and wear again and again. I have my eye on the new styles made from a washable silk material that rolls up to fit neatly in your suitcase and is easy to clean. These chic staples go well from day to night and look so polished.
MMLaFleur The Corrie Dress
MMLaFleur The Nene slip
MMLaFleur The Tatum Top
MMLaFleur The Vicky tank
Outdoor gear by Merrell
Merrell has teamed up with New Mexico-based artist Jordan Ann Craig to create a collection of five shoes, a belt bag, a hat and a sweatshirt, all honoring traditional Native American artwork. These celebratory designs are ideal for hiking or camping trips: Merrell hiking shoes are durable, provide the traction you need and offer extra grip on wet and dry surfaces.
Merrell x Jordan Ann Craig Bravada 2 Thermo Mid waterproof boot
Merrell x Jordan Ann Craig Crest 1.5L Lumbar Pack
Merrell x Jordan Ann Craig Embark Sneaker Moc