This Suitcase With a Built-In Closet Was Our 2023 Top Seller, and It Just Got a Chic New Upgrade

published Feb 2, 2024
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Woman Packing a Shirt in a Suitcase for a Summer Vacation
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We here at Apartment Therapy take our luggage seriously. There’s nothing worse than trying to make a shoddy carry-on or suitcase work when you’re meant to be enjoying a stress-free vacation — so our team has put dozens of bags to the test to ensure that such a thing doesn’t happen to you. As a result, we know what brands really do live up to the hype — and one that we know you can never go wrong with is Solgaard.

In fact, the travel brand’s innovative Carry-On Closet was a top seller among AT readers and even earned our “MVP” — most valuable product — title last year. After taking it out for a spin, Best List editor Britt called it a “suitcase superhero.” With all of this in mind, we weren’t sure how it could get much better, but somehow, Solgaard has outdone themselves yet again with the launch of their stunning, limited edition Precious Metals collection. Read on for all of the details!

What is the Precious Metals Collection?

The new collection is a gorgeous twist on the brand’s tried-and-true staples. Their Carry-On Closet and full-sized Check-In Closet now come with metal detailing around the zippered closure. On offer are a romantic rose gold, matte gold, and industrial smoked platinum, and five color combinations are available, so you’ll definitely find one that fits your vibe. You can go for a sophisticated gray and silver, or select one that has more contrast like the black and rose gold — but regardless of which one you choose, you can be sure that it’ll add a glamorous flair to your travel routine. 

Of course, there’s a reason Solgaard’s Carry-On Closet was our MVP last year beyond its good looks (though those certainly don’t hurt). Since trying it out a year ago, Britt never travels without it due to how durable and spacious it is. The latter is thanks to the brand’s patented built-in shelving system, which expands, compresses, and keeps clothes organized. “Along with the shelving system, I found the zipper compartment of the Carry-On Closet to be wonderfully spacious,” Britt wrote. “I was able to fit a large packing cube that was stuffed with three caftans and two belts along with my CHI handheld steamer into the space, and there was still room for a few small items.”

Further, though it can easily fit in the overhead compartment, Britt decided to check hers in, and afterwards, it showed zero signs of wear. Factoring in all of that and the built-in lock and charging port, there’s really no way you won’t be impressed by this ingenious carry-on (or the larger Check-In version, for that matter).

Credit: Solgaard

If you’ve been waiting for a sign to upgrade your old luggage for something that’s sleeker and more space-efficient, let Solgaard’s Precious Metals launch be your sign. Even if your travel plans aren’t until summer, don’t put off making the switch — the new colors are limited edition, so you’ll want to grab one for yourself sooner than later!