Spring trips are just around the corner and that means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe and get excited about some new travel essentials. Some of our favorite brands—Cuyana, Lululemon, and Monos included—recently launched new collections geared toward travelers, whether you’re planning a last-minute weekend getaway or a week-long vacation to Barcelona. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of these just-dropped products, we’ve rounded up the best new finds below, from everyday tote bags to supportive running sneakers to bright-colored carry-ons.
Some of these new collections include updated features or details to existing products we already love—like Calpak’s iconic cosmetic case and Aerie’s viral crossover leggings. Keep scrolling to see the spring travel products we’re adding to our shopping carts this month, or jump right to the section that piques your interest:
Some notable new discoveries:
Bags and luggage new
Monos x Magnolia Bakery
A sweet travel collab after my own heart: Monos teamed up with beloved New York City–based Magnolia Bakery to create a collection of luggage and bags in two new colors inspired by its iconic banana pudding and lavender cupcake icing. The collection includes Monos’s classic carry-ons, checked luggage, backpacks, packing cubes, and two of our editors’ favorites: the Monos Metro Duffel and Metro Sling. These colors will not only be perfect for the next season but they will also stand out at baggage claim.
All the best
It’s back! Away’s beloved sky blue shade has returned—and this time, it’s available in four Flex sizes including the iconic Carry-On Flex, Bigger Carry-On Flex, Medium Flex, and Large Flex. These durable hard-shell suitcases feature a built-in zipper expansion that add an additional 2.25 inches for carry-on sizes and 1.75 inches for checked sizes—ideal for overpackers or those times when you need some extra room for souvenirs.
Calpak, a luggage brand, recently introduced a medium-sized version of its clear cosmetic case. The larger size is a favorite makeup bag of our editors, but this new medium size fits nicely in a weekender bag or carry-on. The bag takes up less space, but it still holds enough makeup and other toiletries. Clear cases make it easy to locate the right product and clean up any spillages. It’s available in seasonal shades like lavender, emerald, deep sea, and dragonfruit, as well as Calpak’s essential colors—mauve, black, stone, and caramel. A mini version of the original Luka belt bag was also created by Calpak. It is made from a soft, water-resistant material. This mini bag has a hidden back pocket, a large main compartment and is ideal for carrying essentials during busy travel days.
Coach’s Tabby bags are the ideal wear-anywhere handbag for spring travel. You can choose from a variety of styles, including the Tabby Box bag and Tabby shoulder bag, Tabby clutch bag and Tabby messenger bags. They are also available in warm colors such as gold, light violet and flower pink. Not only do they look chic, but these bags have spacious main compartments for storing the essentials and are so versatile—wear them during the day shopping or to a nice dinner on vacation. These high-quality leather bags will last for many years.
I’ve been a fan of Cuyana’s Easy tote for over a year—it’s one of those fits-everything bags ideal for a day of shopping for souvenirs or running errands. A classic tote can easily fall apart if you put it on the ground. To combat the possibility of losing any items in transit, Cuyana is introducing a new take on its Easy tote—zipper included. Available in three different sizes—tall, classic, and small—the Easy Zipper tote brings the same sleek style and soft, pebbled leather feel to a brand new bag that can be completely closed to keep all your essentials secure—making it a great option as a personal item on a plane or as a commuter tote. There are many colors to choose from, including black, cappuccino (my personal favorite), dark olive, stone, and caramel. You also have fun seasonal options like biscuit or sage.
Quince introduced two sizes of hard-shell suitcases: the Carry On and the Check In. These suitcases are lightweight and feature a water-resistant interior, a TSA approved lock, as well as a removable laundry bag. Not to mention these luggage essentials look so sleek in the two available shades, black and tan, and are designed to withstand some wear and tear—so you don’t need to worry about tossing them around.
Lululemon is one of our favourite athleisure brands and just released a variety of new styles specifically for runners. Lululemon’s SenseKnit Composite running gear features shorts, tights, and jackets for men and women to wear in less-than-perfect weather conditions. The SenseKnit fabric has a water-repellent, sweat wicking, quick drying, and is designed to move with your body. These layers are perfect for cooling days, and provide ventilation for warm ones. They also look great.
Along with these new pieces comes the newest version of the brand’s first-ever running shoe: The Blissfeel 2 features a new upper offering added stability and support. These shoes are perfect for active travelers and runners, thanks to their seamless frame and breathability. I’ve been wearing these while working out, but they’d also be a great shoe to wear on my next flight—lightweight and versatile.
I’m obsessed with Girlfriend Collective’s new spring color: Wild Iris. It’s the perfect purple hue that will spice up any workout or airport outfit. The brand is known for its sustainable, size-inclusive activewear—especially its high-waisted leggings and supportive sports bras. This limited-edition shade is available in a variety of styles including tank tops and windbreakers as well as bike shorts. Sizes range from XXS-6XL.
Aerie’s viral crossover leggings previously racked up a waitlist of over 156,000 customers and it’s easy to see why—the high-waisted, criss-cross waistband makes them flattering on every body type and the material is buttery soft. Aerie recently released a new version with the same crossover design at the back. They also come in a flare style. The double crossover makes the style look and feel even better and they’re ideal for daily wear whether you’re headed on a road trip, to a workout class, or on a flight. These have been my go-to leggings to pack on every trip—they’re so lightweight, take up very little packing space, and can be worn no matter what’s on my itinerary.
Wardrobe essentials by M.M.LaFleur
For all of your upcoming spring trips, M.M.LaFleur’s new collection is full of travel-friendly basics that are easy to pack and can be worn again and again. I’m eyeing the new styles made from a washable silk material that can be rolled up to fit neatly in your suitcase and easily cleaned. These timeless staples are easy to wear from day to evening and look polished.
Merrell Outdoor Gear
Merrell teamed up with New Mexico–based artist Jordan Ann Craig to design a collection of five shoes, a fanny pack, a beanie, and a sweatshirt that all pay homage to traditional Native American artwork. These celebratory designs are ideal for travelers headed on hiking or camping trips: Merrell’s hiking shoes are durable, provide necessary traction, and offer added grip on wet and dry surfaces.