Cheapest Travel Gear from the Most Expensive Brands.

The Cheapest Travel Gear from the Most Expensive Brands

With airlines slashing perks and sneaking in fees, bringing along a few small, luxurious items can make travel feel more civilized. If Goyard luggage and a Hermès toiletry case are beyond your budget, then 1) join the club!, and 2) peruse these designer accessories and gear begging to be snagged for a (relative) steal. From posh passport cases to cozy blanket and eye mask sets, check out our roundup of the cheapest finds from our favorite luxury brands.

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Rimowa Luggage Stickers

These luggage stickers from Rimowa make us nostalgic for the golden days of travel, when steamer trunks plastered with destination labels were the ultimate jet-setter status symbol. The brand, known for its ultra-luxe aluminum suitcases, turns out a line of colorful stickers, available in singles (starting at $10), sets, and special collab editions. Pretty and practical, they’re excellent for personalizing any hardshell — ‘gram-worthy and great for standing out at the baggage carousel.

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Prada Fabric Travel Tissue Holder

How many times have you pulled a crumpled tissue out of your bag? Even worse: feeling obligated to accept an icky one from a kind stranger who claims it’s clean. Either way, we have found the solution and it is…buy a designer tissue holder! Prada offers this sleek tissue holder in its signature nylon. Sleek and lightweight, it’ll be in your bag every time you hear “bless you.” You’ll thank us later.

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Diptyque Travel Candle

This beautiful travel candle will elevate any hotel room stay. From renowned French perfumer Diptyque, which started as a small boutique in Paris’s 5th arrondissement, the candle comes in several scents, but the feu de bois (wood-fire) smells exceptionally luxurious. Set it on the nightstand for while journaling about your travel adventures or by the bathtub for an extra-long relaxing soak.

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Gucci Card Holder

If toting around a giant wallet on vacay makes your cringe, we invite you to consider the benefit of joining the keep-it-separate club. In addition to swapping one designer accessory for several mini versions, stowing cash and credit cards in multiple places is a smart move when you travel. That’s all the justification we need for buying a high-end card case, like this one from Gucci. Constructed from coated canvas and leather and made in Italy, it’ll emit luxe vibes every time you whip it out.

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Aesop Rinse-Free Hand Wash

Aesop is a bold-face name in the world of high-end beauty products, often found in upscale restaurants and hotels (like The Hoxton in Paris). The Australian brand’s line of travel-size products is a no brainer for staying fresh and primped on the go. Opt for a bottle of their rinse-free hand wash instead of over-drying hand sanitizer.

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Tumi Cord Pouch

Nothing says messy traveler like a tangle of charger falling out of your bag. Look pulled together by keeping those unruly cords stowed inside this neat cord pouch from Tumi. Made from ballistic nylon for durability and weighing less than three ounces, you can’t go wrong with making it one of your travel gear essentials.

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Smythson Panama Luggage Tag

We covet everything from this posh London brand, and this crossgrain leather luggage tags, with the fine gold lettering that reads “home” on one side and “destination” on the other, are absolutely irresistible. It comes in several colors—including elegant navy and snazzy gold—but the sexy scarlet red wins our vote.

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Moschino Travel Umbrella

Italian brand Moschino is known for their 80s-inspired popping eye-candy graphic prints. If you can’t afford to fork over more than $800 for a shirt (we can’t either), then this travel umbrella is a way to grab a little bit of luxury. Bonus for the glitter-embossed, neoprene zippered carrying case.

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Le Labo Lip Balm

For most of us, obtaining a bottle of Le Labo’s ubiquitous Santal 33 eau de parfum—which cost $82 for half an ounce —is no small purchase. All of the brand’s fragrances are similarly priced, but this tube of this shea balm lip balm is a comparative steal. Swipe some on in flight to battle dryness in the cabin and keep your smackers moisturized.

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Kate Spade Travel Bag Set

Pro packers can’t resist cubes and pouches for organizing suitcases’ main compartments. These sweet drawstring bags from Kate Spade will keep your lingerie and shoes in tip-top shape, free from snags and smudges. There’s even one for accessories, brilliant for preventing necklaces or contact cases from floating around and getting lost. Four different sizes come in a set, each with a different design that’s sure to make you swoon.

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Burberry Silk Scarf

Smart packers know the value of bringing along a scarf or two on a trip. They’re a brilliant outfit elevator and a sure way to feel polished and pulled together — which is no easy feat while traveling. This bright and cheery silk floral scarf from Burberry will add a pop of color to any ensemble, especially if you’re a fan of packing an all-neutral capsule wardrobe.

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Coach Passport Case

Let’s be real. We don’t care about protecting the outside of our passport. It’s nearly impossible to rip, and isn’t like an iPhone, which has a decent chance of breaking if dropped caseless. But no matter. For stylish travelers, it’s a must-have. This coated canvas passport case from Coach checks all the boxes for the label-conscious, available in smart-looking khaki and sleek charcoal.

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Chanel Hand Cream

Chanel’s perfectly palm sized, delightfully egg-shaped hand cream has a plush formula that combats the extremely drying air of the plane cabin. It sinks in quickly, so won’t leave smudges on your TV screen, phone, or book.

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Longchamp Cosmetics Case

Longchamp accessories are a classic wardrobe staple for French women for their quality and unfussy, utilitarian design. The brand’s signature line of nylon bags and zippered pouches—like this handy cosmetic case—are particularly superb for travel, as they’re lightweight, durable, and easy to keep clean. Pack one up and say bon voyage!

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Ugg Road Trip Set

Fuzzy accessories keep you cozy and comfortable while traveling, and there’s no better brand to turn to for them than Ugg. It comes with a silky-lined eye mask and throw, and the bag is adorable enough to double as a purse.

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Bao Bao Issey Miyake Prism Cosmetics Case

Art meets fashion in all of Japanese designer Issey Miyake’s creations. His puzzle-like Bao Bao bags are minimalist but not boring, with a hint of 80s new-wave style thrown into the mix. Ultra lightweight and flexible, they pack flat and won’t add too much bulk to your day tote. For evening, ditch your standard black mini crossbody and use this as a clutch. You can’t go wrong with the beige, but the white is extra chic. 
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