Today, you can walk through an airport and see dozens of bags that look similar or even identical. A simple luggage tag can make a big difference when it comes to distinguishing your luggage from other travelers.
The main purpose of luggage tags is to keep your suitcase safe and ensure that it can be returned to you if lost. Baggage tags protect your belongings and help airport staff and everyone else know that your luggage is yours.
A luggage tag is a practical item that should be durable enough to prevent wear and tear when your luggage is pushed into the overhead bin, tossed on the baggage claim belt by airport staff, or pushed into the trunk of your car. But beyond durability, luggage tags should also be stylish and match your luggage theme as closely as possible. They can help a basic black bag stand out with a cute colorful pattern and even feature smart tracking.
When choosing a luggage tag, keep style and durability in mind. Consider whether the label is easy to see, can easily attach to your bag, and whether it stays securely attached to prevent it from falling off. Aim for a print, color or pattern that perfectly matches your personality and your favorite suitcase. Business travelers may want something quieter, while leisure travelers may prefer something bolder. A colorful, bright tag isn’t a bad idea for even the most sophisticated traveler – it ensures your bag stands out from all the others on the luggage carousel.
Whether it’s luxurious leather, “Harry Potter” rubber or waterproof neoprene, here are some of our favorite luggage tags you can buy before your next vacation.
Saks Fifth Avenue $33
To add an element of elegance, Longchamp’s leather luggage tag is subtly embossed with the brand’s signature logo in the middle of the caramel-colored label. The pebble leather comes with a leather strap and silver metal pin buckle closure, perfect for any traveler who wants to outfit a hard case or soft-sided luggage with a more sophisticated label.
Made from 100% leather, this Royce luggage tag stretches to fit any bag – whether it’s a large checked suitcase or a small handle on a weekend bag. Inside the folded closure is a removable name tag — a nice extra layer of privacy, so not everyone can see your personal information at a glance. Choose subtle shades like tan and black, or brighter shades like pale pink or silver. Regardless of the color, the leather tag features a snap closure to keep you safe on the go.
This chic luggage tag from Rimowa’s travel pros will liven up any basic black suitcase, giving it a polished, sophisticated look. Rimowa luggage tags are made from Italian nappa leather and are available in eight colors, from citrus to paprika, honey, black and more. The leather loop attaches easily to your bag, and business cards are covered to protect the privacy of your personal information.
Made from leather, this one-of-a-kind luggage tag includes an included strap and sleeve for the ultimate in privacy. Labels come in two basic colors: English saddle (dark brown) and solid black. With an optional included leather Madewell passport cover ($32.50) in the corresponding English saddle or solid black tones, this label is the ideal gift for your favorite traveler – you can even get it for free These items are combined with monograms.
From $65 in July
Yes, you can personalize these chic luggage tags with your own name or initials. But do you know what’s better? Get your favorite furry friend printed on your luggage tag. Thanks to a new feature, the July luggage (including luggage tags) can be monogrammed on your pet’s face. The luggage tag is made of full-grain leather and has a hidden privacy slot for your personal information card. What better way to let Fido travel with you than to put Fido’s face on your luggage tag as identification?
Mark & Graham from $55
This luxurious pebble leather luggage tag can be stamped with your initials for an additional $12.50 and is available in six different colors. While subtle color options like camel, navy and black are classic options, we love the blush and Kelly green shades for travelers who want to add a pop of color to their luggage. The label has a privacy flap to protect your personal information.
This luggage tag is popular because not only is it made of lovely tanned leather, but it can also be customized. Give the tag as a gift or get one for yourself before your next trip. It’s available in four colors – Mahogany, Rock, Rose and Sand – and features a business card-sized ID pocket and durable snaps to protect your personal information.
Airport Tag $29.90
If you want to discover your suitcase from miles away, consider customizing a luggage tag that looks like a boarding pass. Not only will your name, address and email be printed on a durable plastic label, but you can also personalize the boarding pass section, choosing your favorite departure and arrival airports to appear on the label as well. Whether it’s MIA ✈ LAX or JFK ✈ LHR, your tags will be unique reminders of your favorite travel routes, perfect for aviation enthusiasts and travel enthusiasts alike.
From $7.99 on Amazon
The perfect honeymoon gift for your favorite newlywed traveler, this set of luggage tags features a white tag with “Mrs.” on it. Embroidered with blush and a grey label with “Mr.” in black embroidery. Durable vegan leather labels feature privacy flaps and cards for writing personal information.
Target price $9.99
Fans of the beloved book and movie series can board their own Hogwarts Express with this set of luggage tags, one featuring Platform 9 3/4 and the other featuring Harry’s pet owl Hedwig. Made of tough rubber, the tags are perfect for adults and children who love Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the crew.
Vera Bradley $25
For something a little different, this butterfly luggage tag from Vera Bradley will make you smile every time you see your luggage. Made of polyurethane, the label is covered with a screen-printed art pattern and comes with a business card and snap closure for added privacy.
$10.99 at Walmart
For those who truly love wine and want the world (or at least airport staff) to know about it, this plastic luggage tag set has a beautiful black and white stripe pattern with “I ❤ Wine” printed on the label. The included leather shoulder straps can be attached to the travel backpack or suitcase of your choice. The best part? These labels come in a pack of two, so you can gift one to your favorite wine travel buddies too.
$8.56 $5.99 at Amazon
If you’re in the market for an affordable urethane leather luggage tag, it won’t be much better than the Travelambo two-pack. The labels are available in 35 different colors and patterns, from basic black and gray for business travelers to more blunt shimmery purples or bright neon yellows. These tags come with privacy covers and steel buckles to stay on your bag even during the wear and tear of frequent travel.
$14.27 $9.99 at Amazon
These silicone luggage tags are flexible and bendable, meaning if your suitcase is thrown around, the luggage tag will move with your bag and stay secure, thanks to its secure metal loop. The labels, which feature the plane, come in a variety of colored packaging (including multi-colored ones) and have a privacy cover so only your name is visible unless you slide the cover off to view your other personal information. Plus, the bright colors of labels like neon green and orange will ensure no one will mistake your bag for theirs.
$14.95 at Amazon
This colorful luggage tag is easy to spot because its striped, bold hues work perfectly with a basic black or navy suitcase. The Kate Spade label is made of vegan leather with a strap and buckle and a privacy cover. If you want to take the stripes theme a step further, use the matching Kate Spade striped notebook as a travel journal.
$20.52 $18.75 on Amazon
This sturdy, waterproof aluminum tag features a QR code that other travelers can scan to view your information if your bag is lost. If the code is scanned, the owner is notified and the brand rewards the finder. This special tab is perfect for frequent travelers who like the privacy of hiding their information.
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