Let me start out by being honest. I go for looks first. Then once I realize that's not the right way to move through life or the airport, I go with my old standby - price!
Fortunately sometimes my price point can lead to some "pretty" bags, here are my 5 favorites under $100:
Kenneth Cole Reaction 20-Inch Carry On - It's for the carry on only traveler that I aspire to be one day! Not today but one day. This carryon comes in three relatively dark colors that will hide the scuffs and marks from airports concourses, car trunks and Airbnb closets.
And if the carry on isn't enough for you this also comes in a three piece set for the well traveled stylish traveler.
COOLIFE Luggage 3 Piece Set - I know I know I said under $100 but this is a personal set that I own. It's one that has traveled with us for the last two years and it comes with everything you need for traveling light or fully loaded. We packed everyone's gear in all three bags and felt secure that the bag would arrive with no holes or missing pieces.
DELSEY Paris Rolling Under Seat Tote - The perfect bag for the super light weight or weekend only traveler. I see you Spirit Airline rules and I raise you this pretty under the seat tote bag, that will see you through two or three day quick trip to Atlanta or Miami.
U.S. Traveler Rio Rugged Fabric Expandable Carry-On Luggage Set - Another personal favorite that took me to, Iceland along Vietnam and Malaysia on my first ever solo trip. It's light weight and not extremely durable. Perfect for the young traveler who is going from mom and dad's house to the grandparents for the summer.