We scoured the stores and found these suitcases for every type of holidaygoer.
FOR THE BUSINESS TRAVELLER Furnished with a quick-access “door” on the front is the 22-inch Victorinox Spectra 2.0 Dual-access Global Carryon ($563, from Isetan Scotts, Robinsons Orchard, Tangs Orchard, The Planet Traveller and Takashimaya D.S.). The door makes it convenient to take out and stow away frequently reached-for items, without having to open the entire carry-on. The access panel holds up to a 15.6-inch laptop, so you can work on the plane or train if you have to.
FOR THE NEAT FREAK If you love compartmentalising your suitcase, the removable mesh divider in the Zero Halliburton Zero Air II (from $589, available in sizes of 20-28 inches, from The Planet Traveller) will come in useful – it has a zippered sheath for slotting in miscellaneous items and preventing them from falling out. The case opens like a book, so the divider can separate your clothes from your kids’ if you’re packing for them too.
FOR THOSE ON A WEEKEND ESCAPE Don’t fuss with heavy-duty suitcases for that short 2D/1N getaway – a lightweight 2.2kg, 22-inch carry-on, Tumi Voyageur Super Leger International Wheeled Satchel ($665, from Tumi), will suffice. Carry it as a tote using the versatile sling strap, or pull it along on its two wheels by the retractable handle. The soft nylon material should give you extra space for your weekend shopping.