The Best Bags to Bring On a Business Trip

Our picks for duffle, weekender, garment and carry-on bags.
 

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Whether you need to show up at the office with your luggage, or are worried about wearing wrinkled clothes to your meeting, here are four bags to ensure you make the right impression.

1. L.L.Bean Signature Leather Duffle

 Cost: $480

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L.L.Bean’s Signature Leather Duffle is an all-leather version of its classic 1934 Bean’s Zipper Duffle. Made of 100 per cent, oiled cowhide, the bag has a timeless simplicity with its top zipper, rolled handles and cotton canvas interior. Available in black and mahogany, this duffel will mature with your career, following you up the corporate ladder.

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2. Everlane Twill Weekender

Cost: US$98

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The simplicity of the Twill Weekender from Everlane will help create a sophisticated first impression. Made of cotton twill, it features leather straps, gunmetal feet and an interior pocket to help you to stay organized. Best of all, you can leave your laptop bag at home as the Twill is big enough to fit a couple of outfits, an extra pair of shoes and your MacBook. US$98.

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3. Moore & Giles Gravely Garment Bag

Cost: US$695

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Functionality is at the core of this classic Gravely Garment Bag from Moore & Giles. The main compartment has space to hang three outfits, with interior pockets for shoes, accessories and ties or scarfs. The exterior is made from waxed cloth and leather and has an adjustable strap. You can also have your initials monogrammed on the bag.

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4. Modoker Carry On Garment Duffel Bag

Cost: US$64

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The functional design of Modoker’s Carry On Garment Duffel Bag will have people turning their heads when you show up at the office. While from the outside the bag looks like a regular duffel, once opened it reveals that it is part garment bag—leaving your clothes wrinkle-free—and part duffel with a separate shoe compartment.

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[This story appears in the March 2019 issue of WestJet Magazine]