Last Updated: June 3, 2021

The Best Unique Luggage (For Unique Travelers)

Nowadays, there are a lot of different luggage manufacturers. Naturally, that also means that there are a lot of different types of luggage. But the truth is that most suitcases look very similar to one another, especially the hardshell ones. That is why in this review, we are going to check out some awesome unique luggage.

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There are a few different things that make a piece of luggage unique. First, we will take a look at what those things are because different types are better suited for different travelers. Second, we will review all the most popular unique suitcases, to help you decide which one is the best fit for you.

So, if you are looking for something different; a suitcase that is easy to pick out among dozens of others on the carousel, scroll down for the review of the best unique luggage!

Different Kinds Of Unique Luggage

In this review, we will take a look at three different categories of unique luggage, for three different types of travelers.

For those of you that need to improve your organizational skills, I’ve selected some great pieces of shelving luggage. We will take a look at several bags that feature a shelving system, which allows you to hang your bag inside a closet and have all your items neatly on display.

Next, we will take a look at smart luggage. These are suitcases that have several innovative features (power banks, digital locks, etc.), and they are perfect for travelers who like managing everything with their phones.

And finally, we will check out some luggage that is unique because of its exterior design. This section will feature different types of luggage, but all of which are colorful and will definitely stand out in the sea of black and silver suitcases.

So, let’s dive straight into the review of the Best Unique Luggage!

The Best Unique Luggage


Smart Luggage

Smart luggage is definitely a unique type of luggage, and it’s perfect for the tech-savvy traveler. These suitcases have a few different digital features integrated into their design, but the most common ones are a power bank for your phone, Bluetooth, and an integrated digital scale.

Because they mostly have different features, let’s take a look at individual pieces of smart luggage.

Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage

Raden A22 Carry-on Luggage, Black Matte, One Size

This is an awesome hardshell suitcase, with a few different smart features that will really up to your travel game. I did a more detailed review of it a while back, so be sure to check that out as well.

The Raden suitcase is made of 100% polycarbonate, which is a very lightweight and durable material.

In fact, most high-end suitcases are also made of this material, which means that you don’t have to make any compromises in terms of luggage quality with the Raden.

Additionally, this is a carry-on suitcase, and it will fit into most airplane overhead compartments. As such, it is great for shorter trips, but also for anyone who usually travels light.

The smart features of this suitcase include a built-in digital scale that will inform you about the weight of your suitcase, as well as an integrated 7800mAh power bank with 2 USB ports. To put that in perspective, I could charge the 3600mAh battery of my Galaxy S7 Edge twice and still have some juice leftover in my suitcase.

Another cool smart feature of this suitcase is the built-in Bluetooth. It allows you to locate your luggage via your phone, but also to keep a digital passport of your travels.

Pros

  • TSA Approved Lock
  • Double Spinner Wheels
  • Waterproof Seal

Cons

  • Heavy
  • The 7800 mAh Power Bank Takes a While to Fully Charge
  • Prone to Scuffs And Scratches

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 22 inches
  • Weight: 13.4 pounds
  • Material: 100% Polycarbonate
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Best SMART LUGGAGE

Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage

Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage: GPS, Remote Locking, Battery Charger (International Carry-on Size, TSA-Approved)

The Bluesmart carry-on is truly an innovative piece of luggage. It is designed in such a way that you can control most of its smart features with your phone, via an Android/iOS app. Unfortunately, there is no app for Windows phones.

The smart features of this suitcase are:

  • 10,000mAh power bank
  • Built-in SIM card that allows you to track your suitcase via GPS/3G
  • A built-in digital scale that will display the weight of the suitcase on your phone

If you are looking for luggage with cutting-edge technology, then this is the perfect one for you.

Other, more basic features of this luggage include double spinner wheels, a telescopic wheel handle, and a separate compartment for your electronic devices. That compartment also has a USB port built-in, so you can actually charge your electronics while they are packed, which is pretty cool.

In addition to all that, there are two packing compartments, and both can be closed off with zippered dividers.

Pros

  • Built-in powerbank
  • GPS tracking
  • 2 packing compartments

Cons

  • Not for everyone

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 22" x 14" x 9" inches
  • Capacity: 34L
  • Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Material: Polycarbonate
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Numinous London Executive SMART 24" Hardside

Numinous London Smart Executive 24' Hardside Spinner, Gold Brush

This smart suitcase has one very unique feature, which sets it apart from all the previous ones in this review. The Numinous London luggage comes equipped with a biometric fingerprint lock that is also TSA compliant. You can save up to 100 different fingerprints, and because of that, this suitcase can actually be used by more than one person.

In addition to that, this piece of luggage also has an integrated digital scale. But, those are the only two smart features; there is no option to charge your phone or to connect to it via Bluetooth.

As for the other features, it’s a very basic piece of checked luggage. It has spinner wheels, a telescopic wheel handle, and two packing compartments. The Numinous suitcase doesn’t have any exterior compartments, but that actually just reinforces the safety of your belongings.

There is just one thing I don’t really like about this suitcase, and that is the design of the shell. It is made from a mixture of ABS and polycarbonate, which makes its bottom compartment look very weird. But, those are just aesthetics, and you can always put a luggage cover over it to make it look a bit better.

Pros

  • Integrated scale
  • Bluetooth connection

Cons

  • Basic luggage overall

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 11 x 26.4 x 16.7 inches
  • Weight: 14 pounds (shipping weight)
  • Material: Mixture of ABS and Polycarbonate
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Luggage Unique By Design

In this section, we’ll take a look at several types of suitcases that stand out due to their design. They mostly have the same features, so we won’t dwell on that too much. I’m afraid I would bore you to death if I had to repeat the same features for every single suitcase in this section, so I will list just the most important ones.

Additionally, the suitcases I’m about to review don’t have any smart features or shelving systems. But, they do look stunning, and you will definitely stand out in the airport with any one of them.

Designer Luggage

Designer luggage is often overlooked because most people think that it’s going to be pricier than your regular luggage. And, I’m not talking about designers like Tumi or Rimowa, I’m talking about fashion designers.

The funny thing is that their luggage is usually not really expensive, and particularly when you compare it to suitcases from Samsonite or Tumi. Now, before I show you the photos of these gorgeous suitcases, let me tell you what they all have in common:

  • TSA Compliant lock
  • Spinner wheels
  • Telescopic wheel handle
  • Zippered closure
  • Two packing compartments
  • Logo-printed nylon lining
  • Composite polycarbonate shell

And, here is the unique designer luggage that will make everyone else at the airport jealous of you.

Best DESIGNER LUGGAGE

Steve Madden Luggage 3 Piece Suitcase Set

Steve Madden Luggage 3 Piece Hard Case Suitcase Set With Spinner Wheels (Spikes)

This set includes 3 suitcases, and I will list the dimensions of all of them below. You can get this Steve Madden set in 4 different designs, and all are pretty unique.

Pros

  • 3 cases in the set

Cons

  • Expensive

Product Information

  • Carry On Suitcase
  • Dimensions: 19.3 X 13.2 X 9 inches
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs
  • Capacity: 29 Liters
  • Medium Suitcase
  • Dimensions: 23 X 16.4 X 10.3 inches
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs
  • Capacity: 60 Liters
  • Large Suitcase
  • Dimensions: 27.8 X 19 X 11.2 inches
  • Weight: 9.1 lbs
  • Capacity: 84 Liters
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Tommy Hilfiger Floral Hardside 21"

Tommy Hilfiger Hardside Spinner Luggage, Blue Floral, 21 Inch

This is a carry-on piece of luggage, and it’s perfect for shorter trips. The floral print on the shell is quite different from what you find on most hardshell suitcases, but I think you’ll love its interior more. There are dividers in both packing compartments, with pockets on both sides that will allow you to stay organized in your travels.

Pros

  • Stylish floral print
  • Many pockets

Cons

  • Expensive

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 14x7.5x21 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 pounds (Shipping Weight)
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Ted Baker Women's Beau Collection Small Carry-on Hardside Spinner

Ted Baker Women's Beau Collection (Pink, Carry-On)

The Ted Baker piece of luggage will wow you with its gorgeous design, but also with the zippered dividers in both packing compartments.

Additionally, there are several pockets on these dividers, which will really help with packing smaller items. And, the best part is that both the pink and black versions of this suitcase feature rose gold accents. Need I say more?

Pros

  • Handy pockets for packing
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Expensive

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 14.4 x 9.4 x 21.3 in
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds
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Vintage Luggage

Vintage luggage will definitely attract a few looks at the airport. Also, you won’t have any problems picking out your suitcase from the dozens of different ones on the luggage carousel. Here are some beautiful vintage-looking pieces of luggage (with some modern features).

Best VINTAGE LUGGAGE

CO-Z Premium Vintage Luggage Sets

CO-Z Premium Vintage Luggage Sets 24' Trolley Suitcase and 12' Hand Bag Set with TSA Locks (12' +24' White)

If you are looking for a combination of vintage design and modern technologies, then this is a great choice for you. This 80’s-looking luggage set is definitely something you don’t see every day! It includes a 24” suitcase and a smaller 12” bag, both made of PU leather with hand-crafted stitching.

The larger suitcase has 2 TSA locks and spinner wheels – features that are not vintage at all. It opens up into one large packing compartment with a hooked divider. Also, the upper part of the suitcase has one large pocket, which is convenient for storing any items you’d want to keep separate – for example, underwear.

The smaller bag can be secured to the top of the large suitcase, and it’s very convenient for day-to-day adventures. Also, it is a great bag to have in-cabin, because it can fit all the things you will want to have handy during the flight.

Pros

  • 2 luggage set
  • Handcrafted PU leather

Cons

  • Can get damanged

Product Information

  • Suitcase Specifications
  • Dimensions: 23 x 14 x 9 inches
  • Weight: 10.7lbs
  • Bag Specifications
  • Dimensions: 12.4 x 5.1 x 8.2 in
  • Weight: 3.0lbs
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Travel Floral Suitcases

UNIWALKER Travel Floral Suitcases Vintage Cute Luggage for Women (22', Beige(TSA))

There is a lock on the suitcase, but it’s not TSA approved, which could be a problem if you frequently travel to the USA. On the other hand, if you don’t, that won’t be an issue at all. Additionally, there are spinner wheels on this luggage, so wheeling it around should be a pleasant enough experience.

The fully lined interior of this suitcase is pretty similar to the interior of the CO-Z one; there is one packing compartment with a divider and several pockets.

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Heys America Luggage

Heys America manufactures affordable and unique luggage. Most of their suitcases have the same features, with slight differences when it comes to the design of their interior.

However, all of their suitcases have different, colorful designs that will definitely help you stand out in the crowds. This is somewhat similar to the Mia Toro luggage I reviewed a while back; where you also have a lot of different design options, but quite similar specifications.

Here are some common features of all Heys America luggage in this review:

  • Spinner Wheels
  • Expandable Capacity
  • TSA Friendly Lock
  • Made of Polycarbonate
  • A Zippered Divider Inside
  • Telescopic Wheel Handle

And here are just a few of the beautiful designs these awesome suitcases are available in.

Heys America Amethyst 21”

Heys Luggage Purple Amethyst 21 Inch Spinner Carry-On Suitcase

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Sunshine Baby 21 Inch Locomotive Trunk

Well, if you are looking for an ultimately unique piece of luggage, look no further. How ‘bout a suitcase that doubles as a scooter?

The best part about this piece of luggage is that it’s approved as a carry-on, and you won’t have to spend money on checked baggage fees. In terms of smart features, it has a power bank with 2 USB ports that allow you to charge your electronics on the go.

But in my opinion, the smartest feature of this suitcase is the scooter. You can save so much time going from point A to point B, especially on larger airports. And honestly, it’s just really cool! So, if you want to be the fastest and the coolest person at the airport, this is the luggage for you.

As for other features, it is a pretty regular suitcase. It has a TSA lock, two spinner wheels, and two packing compartments. In addition to that, it also has an exterior packing compartment for any items you want to have more easily accessible.

But, the most impressive feature of this suitcase is its weight. With only 12 pounds, it’s actually lighter than the previous suitcase we looked at. And that weight takes the scooter part into account.

Additionally, there is one more very similar suitcase from the same manufacturer. It has all the same features, it is the same size and the same weight; the only difference between the two is the design of the shell.

 

Pros

  • Built-in scooter
  • All the great suitcase features

Cons

  • Heavy compared to normal cases

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 22×15×13 Inches
  • Weight: 12 pounds
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Shelving Luggage

How often do you actually unpack your suitcase when you arrive at a hotel? Or is it more often that you just leave everything in it, and rummage through your stuff whenever you need a change of clothing?

Well, this type of luggage is the perfect solution for those messy clothing piles on the floor. You don’t really have to unpack your suitcase, just hang it in the closet! All of your items will be organized and visible, and when it’s time to go home, you just have to push the shelving system back in.

Sounds like a dream come true, right? If so, check out some of this awesome shelving luggage below.

** Please note that the shelving systems in the luggage below are not removable.

Rise Gear Jumper

RISE gear Jumper (Blue)

If you like to travel light, this bag is perfect for you. It’s small and you can definitely use it as a carry-on. And, the way this bag works is, you hang it on the closet rod, and all of the different shelves will extend. This gives you an overview of all your items and allows you to stay organized.

Some of you might argue that it’s easier to just unpack all your items and put them in the closet, but I don’t agree. There is a ton of people (myself included) who will never do that because the thought of having to put everything back in the suitcase is terrifying. And, this type of luggage is perfect for those types of travelers.

Pros

  • There are separate shelves for your clothes, shoes, socks, as well as a separate pocket for all the dirty laundry.
  • The bag comes equipped with hooks that you are supposed to hang inside the closet.
  • It has exterior pockets in which you can store any items you will need handy during the travel – phone, tickets, passport…
  • It is small and lightweight, and it fits into all overhead compartments. This will inevitably save you money on checked baggage fees.
  • The Rise Gear bag has an adjustable, padded shoulder strap, so you should stay plenty comfortable while carrying it.
  • There is a suitcase extension holder on this bag that allows you to secure it on top of your other luggage. This makes the bag a great addition for some longer trips.

Cons

  • Again, it is small. Because of that, this bag isn’t really great for longer trips. Additionally, the shelves do take up some space inside the bag, which leaves you with less packing room.
  • It doesn’t have wheels or a handle, and you will have to carry this bag in your hands (or on your shoulders). However, it is lightweight so that shouldn’t be too big of a problem.
  • There are no locks on the bag, which will be a problem for those of you that like to keep your stuff extra secure. Although, since it is a carry-on, there really isn’t that much need for a lock anyway.
  • There are no dedicated electronics compartments in this bag. Therefore, you would have to squeeze your laptop somewhere between your shirts and pants, which might be a deal-breaker for some people.

Pros

  • Shelves for clothes
  • Exterior pockets
  • Can attach to other luggage easily

Cons

  • No locks
  • No wheels or handles
  • Small

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 18.5 x 8 x 12 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds (shipping weight)
  • Material: Rubberized polyester
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Rise Gear Roller

Portable Shelving Luggage, RISE gear Roller, Blue (Blue)

This bag features the same shelving system as the previous one, so there’s no need to dwell on that feature too much. So, we can dive straight into the overview of the benefits and cons of this piece of luggage.

Pros

  • The Rise Gear roller has wheels and a pull handle, which makes it much easier to carry around.
  • This bag actually has two different packing compartments. There is the bag itself, which features the shelving system, but there is also the lower compartment with wheels.
  • Additionally, the upper part of this luggage can be unzipped from the lower part.
  • The Roller has ergonomic shoulder straps, and you will stay comfortable when you have to pick it up and carry it.
  • There are 3 exterior pockets on this bag, which are great for storing any smaller items, but also for items you need handy at the airport.
  • The top compartment of the shelving system is zippered. You can use it to store shoes, or any other items that you know won’t stand still on these fabric shelves – perfumes, lotions, etc.
  • The zipper pullers are designed so that they can be locked with a padlock. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether the padlock is included with the purchase.

Cons

  • The wheels on this bag are not spinner wheels, so it’s going to be a bit more difficult to wheel this thing around when compared to your Samsonite suitcase.
  • This is a much larger bag than the previous one, and it falls into the category of checked baggage. Additionally, the wheels and the metal handle (although they are very useful) just add to the weight of the bag.
  • Technically, you could unzip the top compartment and just use the duffel bag as a carry-on. But, in that case, you are better off saving some money and just getting the Weekender (scroll down).
  • Even though the zipper pullers can be locked, there is no actual lock on this bag. Additionally, two side pockets feature only one zipper puller, which would make it impossible to lock them.

Pros

  • Easy to move around
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Built-in shelving system

Cons

  • Not spinner wheels
  • No locks with bag (can be locked though)

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 24 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 pounds (shipping weight)
  • Material: Durable rubberized polyester
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Rise Gear Weekender

Portable Shelving Luggage, Rise Gear Weekender, Gray

The Rise Gear Roller actually utilizes the Weekender bag as its top compartment. Therefore, everything I said about the Roller’s upper compartment applies to this bag as well.  I don’t want to repeat myself because I don’t want to bore you to death by restating the facts.

The only real difference between the 2 bags is their size; since the Weekender doesn’t feature the bottom compartment, it is obviously smaller and lighter. However, it still falls into the category of checked luggage.

Product Information

  • Dimensions: 22.1 x 15 x 9.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.15 pounds
  • Material: Resilient polyester with rubberized backing
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Which Unique Luggage Is The Best Choice For Me?

Well, this is really a hard one. I honestly wish that I could get one of those vintage trunks with a shelving system and a power bank, but something like that doesn’t exist. So, it truly depends on what you are looking for.

If you are looking for something that will help you stay organized, then I suggest something with an internal shelving system. The Rise Gear Roller looks to be the best out of the bunch, primarily because of its convertible design. The two separate compartments allow you to use it as a regular suitcase, with the wheels and the telescopic pull handle.

And, when you don’t really need the bottom compartment, you can just unzip the Weekender bag and use it as a duffle bag.

For the more modern travelers who are looking for smart luggage, I would suggest the Bluesmart One suitcase. It has a ton of cool smart features, such as the 10,000mAh power bank, Bluetooth, and integrated SIM card.

On top of all that, you can control most of the suitcase’s features with your phone, which is perfect for all tech-savvy travelers who are used to smart surroundings. With Bluesmart you can bring a dash of technology into another aspect of your life.

Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage: GPS, Remote Locking, Battery Charger (International Carry-on Size, TSA-Approved)
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Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage: GPS, Remote Locking, Battery Charger (International Carry-on Size, TSA-Approved)
  • Charge & Track - Battery with 2 USB charging ports can charge your devices up to six times over. 3G + GPS tracking lets you locate your suitcase anywhere the world.
  • Weigh - Built-in scale in the suitcase’s handle allows you to weigh it through the app; The Bluesmart suitcase includes a quick access laptop compartment that accommodates up to a 15" laptop. The compartment also has a separate pocket for tablets as well.

On the other hand, if you are happy with an ordinary suitcase but just want something that looks different, then you should go for luggage that is unique by design. You can choose between designer luggage, vintage luggage, and affordable, colorful suitcases made by Heys America. I really can’t pick one single favorite to represent all three of these categories. Instead, I will show you what my favorite options from each of the categories are:

Ted Baker Women's Beau Collection (Pink, Carry-On)
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Ted Baker Women's Beau Collection (Pink, Carry-On)
  • Unique and distinctive moulded bow shell made from lightweight and shock resistant polycarbonate, with iconic Ted Baker rose gold bow logo plate. State of the art aircraft grade aluminium, lightweight trolley system in signature rose gold finish.
  • New feminine "Packed, wrapped and tied in a bow.." printed Ted baker lining.
Heys America Vintage Traveler 30' Spinner (New York)
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Heys America Vintage Traveler 30" Spinner (New York)
  • Dimensions & Weight: 30" x 13" x 18.5"; 11.2 lbs.
  • Ultra-smooth 360 degree spinner wheels spreads the weight evenly allowing for effortless rolling in different terrains

And, that is about it, when it comes to unique luggage. If you loved any of these suitcases, head over to Amazon to get yourself an incredibly good deal!