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Designer bags and suitcases for every occasion

To ensure that you will have the right accessory when travelling and for everyday use, we have brought together handbags, purses, backpacks and suitcases with good design in this category. You will find a wide range of luggage pieces and everyday bags in the “Bags and Suitcases” section. However different they may all be, they do however all have one thing in common: good design. There are a few ways in which you can recognise well-designed bags and suitcases and which may help you to reach a decision, other than relying purely on taste. They include the choice of material. Which properties does the material have and are they optimally suited to the intended use? An outdoor rucksack, for instance, should have different material properties than a handbag, laptop bag or sports bag. In addition, you should take a careful look at the workmanship. The inside is also important. Are there sufficient inside pockets? Are these padded in case you need to be able to safely transport a smartphone, notebook or tablet? Is the bag or the rucksack ergonomic and can it be carried comfortably over a long period of time, if necessary? Shoppers will be looking for different things than when choosing a clutch bag for evenings out. When the jurors of the Red Dot Design Award evaluate the products entered for the competition, they take all these factors into consideration. But they go a step further and also assess whether products are innovative, whether they offer something that makes them stand out from the crowd. Designers often have clever ideas for improvements to a long-established piece of luggage that will offer users added value. That could be a notebook bag with an integrated power block so that mobile devices can be charged during transport, or a suitcase with a self-activated Bluetooth lock that closes as soon as the owner and his smartphone are more than a few metres away. It could also be a particularly back-friendly rucksack or extremely light school backpacks that are, moreover, made of recyclable material. Products that have completely won our jury of experts over are recognisable by the “Red Dot” label.

Finding the right luggage – an art in itself

Weekender or cabin trolley bag, hard-shell suitcase or travel bag – we have put together a large selection of well-designed, stylish luggage on Red Dot 21. Whether you are travelling to New York or New Delhi, the East Coast or the Baltic Islands your choice of luggage says a lot about you and your personal style. Before choosing the classic leather suitcase, ask yourself if you may not have to carry it a few metres yourself, and if you are prepared to do without your holiday reading or that additional sweater for cooler evenings in order to avoid paying excess baggage charges. Truly international travellers know that every gram matters. That is why there are an increasing number of ultra-light luggage sets on offer that are made of new materials. Business travellers, on the other hand, need either small cabin trolleys, to avoid long waiting times at the luggage carrousels, or extremely robust hard-shell suitcases to ensure that their business dress arrives in good shape. Those who generally take their own car to go on holidays are best served by soft travel bags. Thanks to their greater flexibility, they can fit tightly together in the back of the car and so make best use of the storage space. If you already have a rough idea of what you are looking for, you can search for specific suitcases, bags or rucksacks using the keyword search option. Failing that, we recommend you just take inspiration from our image gallery. Enjoy browsing!

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