French designer François Lipovetsky is behind the Lipault Paris luggage collection. Lipault combines modern design and ergonomic functionality into a product that is fashionable and remarkably lightweight yet still durable. Lipault’s collection of brightly-colored, lightweight trolleys and wheeled duffels are great for travelers since they fold down to something small and compact for easy storage. Their designs come in fabulously bright colors — oh so French, from purple, yellow, blue, and more.
While you can get the bags online, Europe’s finest department stores including Galleries Lafayette, Au Printemps, and Selfridges also carry them. The products are also available at Lipault’s flagship store on the prestigious Boulevard de Madelaine in Paris.
Now available on the Atlantic side, Lipault luggage can be found in top specialty luggage and department stores throughout the US and Canada as well as online of course. The soft-side collection is most appealing for travelers — the bags can be conveniently folded up when not in use for space-saving storage. Their hard-side collection is made from 100% polycarbonate for rugged durability.
It slides easily under the bed or in the back of a closet or cabinet. The best part of the carry-on is all the little extras that you don’t think about until you need them—the handle expands to the perfect height, the wheels are smooth, there’s soft padded handles for when you want to carry the bag instead of roll it, and there’s outside pockets perfect for storing shoes or dirty clothing and inside pockets for toiletries or small items. The price range is in the $150-299.