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34 deals on travel essentials from Samsonite, Lululemon and more — including award-winners

Splurge on your trip, not the luggage.
Vivian Le / TODAY

Summer is nearing its end! Whether you're ready to book a flight to some beach destination before it wraps up, it might be time to update your travel essentials anyway. Since suitcases and the lot tend to be expensive, we set out to find deals on all of the basics so we can make your dreams of a summer getaway come true.

From hardside spinners to travel-size beauty finds, we scoured retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart and more to find markdowns that you'll want to take advantage of right now. Keep reading to shop 34 deals on suitcases, carry-ons, and everything in between.

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Beauty and fashion | Suitcases and luggage | Backpacks and duffel bags | Other travel essentials

Deals on beauty and fashion travel essentials

Lanlu Belt Bag

Whether you're out exploring a new city or scrambling through the airport, a belt bag is a great option to keep your essentials handy. One verified reviewer even said she was surprised at how much she could fit in it. "It's definitely roomier than I thought! I would definitely consider getting another one in a different color."

Feyres Travel Makeup Brush Holder

According to the brand, this silicone makeup brush holder can store two large brushes or up to seven smaller ones. One verified reviewer says it keeps her cosmetic bag organized and clean, "I love this. I hate when I travel with my brushes that are just mixed in with my makeup and the makeup bag is covered in the makeup residual on the brushes."

Lanzom Wide Brim Straw Panama Roll-Up Hat

Keep the sun off your face with a stylish straw hat. This lightweight option rolls up, allowing you to easily throw it into your daytime tote or carry-on bag.

Benevolence LA Velvet Travel Jewelry Organizer

This jewelry organizer won't take up a lot of room in your suitcase and boasts enough compartments to store earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. You can shop it in nine different colors right now for $20.

The Gym People Tapered Joggers

We found the perfect pair of pants to travel in — and they won't break the bank, either. These tapered joggers are made from a spandex blend for some stretch and have a lightweight feel, which makes them ideal for workouts or errand runs.

Tasamo Cardigan with Pockets

Planes and trains can be cold, that's why a travel cardigan is a must. This cozy find comes in over 29 shades to choose from. And the best part? It has pockets to help keep your essentials handy.

Vera Bradley Clear Trapeze Cosmetic Bag

For under $25, you can snag a cosmetic bag to hold all of your toiletries and beauty essentials, from skin care to makeup. It is also available in a medallion design at a discount.

Lamincoa Slip-On Sneakers

To help make TSA less stressful, you might want to think about investing in a pair of slip-on sneakers to make taking your shoes on and off so much easier. This pair comes in 14 different colors, has over 6,000 ratings.

Quince Weatherproof Short Rain Jacket

The weather can be unpredictable and the space in your suitcase is sacred — luckily, this lightweight rain jacket won't add too much weight to your suitcase. This Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner is well constructed and kept photo editor Kara Birnbaum dry on her travels earlier this year.

Deals on suitcases and luggage

Hyc00 Duffel Bag

Another Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner you can find on sale right now is this compact duffel bag. Senior SEO editor Jess Bender praises the water-resistant compartment that separates dirty clothing from everything else in the bag, as well as the detachable shoulder strap and laptop sleeve.

Rockland Fashion Softside Upright Luggage Set

If pink is your thing, this two-piece luggage set has you covered for your next trip. The upright suitcase is expandable and the tote bag makes for an easy-to-stow carry-on for your next flight.

InUSA Pilot 24-Inch Lightweight Hardside Spinner Luggage

For as low as $49, you can grab this 24-inch hardside suitcase. According to the brand, it's designed with ergonomic handles for easy maneuvering.

Samsonite Spinner Underseater

According to the brand, this carry-on fits under most airline seats, so you won't have to stress about the overhead compartments being taken by the time you board.

Calpak Astyll Carry-On Luggage

This carry-on comes with a built-in lock and is designed to fit into the plane's overhead compartment. The black marble style is no longer in stock, but the white marble style is on sale right now for 30% off.

TravelPro Maxlite 5 Carry-On Expandable Spinner

Right now, TravelPro is offering 15% off sitewide so you can score some discounts on their top-rated luggage. This carry-on features 360-degree smooth wheels and can expand up to two inches, says the brand.

Samsonite Omni PC Hardside 24-Inch Expandable Luggage

This bestselling suitcase is on sale and comes in a range of fun colors. Due to its size, it will need to be a checked bag, but it is convenient for longer trips where you may have a lot to pack.

Coolife 3-Piece Luggage Set

Grab this set of three, which includes a 20-inch, a 24-inch, and a 28-inch upright suitcase that all have spinner wheels. It comes in a variety of colorways with select shades on sale for as low as $180.

American Tourister Burst Max Quatro Hardside Spinner

You can score this 28-inch suitcase at a major discount when you use the code FRIENDS20 at Kohl's. It's available in eight colors.

Samsonite 29-Inch Expandable Spinner

This large Samsonite suitcase is perfect for trips when you need to pack everything. And that's not at all, the brand says it has a built-in USB port so you can charge your devices on-the-go.

Calpak Starter Bundle

For $300 you'll get everything you need for your next big getaway: one large suitcase, a carry-on and three packing cubes. The hardshell luggage set comes in four different colors and features 360-degree spinning wheels.

Deals on backpacks and duffel bags

Champion Manuscript Backpack

You can score this backpack from Champion on sale for $29 right now. With a front zip pocket, an internal organizer and a spot for your laptop, it makes for a convenient personal item or day trip essential.

Lovelook Travel Backpack

According to the brand, this stylish large backpack features multiple pockets and can fit up to a 15.6-inch laptop. It has a USB port so you can stay charged on the go, though the brand notes that the power bank is not included.

Matein Laptop Tote Bag

This chic tote can fit most laptops, comes with its own clutch, and even has its own USB-charging port.

Bugatti Hybrid Duffle Bag

This bag can be worn as a backpack or duffle bag, so you can decide what will work best for your packing needs. To make traveling even more a breeze, it even features a hidden trolley pouch so you can stow it on your suitcase. You'll score even more savings with code SHOP.

Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack 20L

This water-resistant Lululemon backpack features tons of pockets to help keep your documents, laptop, iPad and more extremely organized. And the brand says it features reinforced straps to help carry heavy loads, too.

Vera Bradley ReActive Travel Duffel Bag

Travel in style with this rose-print weekender bag. It can convert from a handled bag to a crossbody and is also lightweight and water-repellent, according to the brand.

Deals on other travel essentials

UT Wire Store Earphone Case

Keep your favorite earphones (or those handy wired airline ones!) safely stowed away in this travel pouch, which features a no-fuss snap enclosure.

Caoodkdk Electronic Organizer Travel Cable Bag

When you're traveling with a lot of electronics, keeping the cords and gadgets tidy can be a task. This organizing pouch has two compartments and is perfect for stowing power banks, external hard drives, earphones and all of those connecting cables.

Travel Inspira Luggage Scale

Don't wait until you get to the airport to find out that your bag is too heavy. A markdown on this portable luggage scale means that you can weigh your bags before you leave the house and avoid any overweight fees.

Vekin Packing Cubes (Set of 6)

Packing cubes are the ultimate way to keep organized while traveling, and this highly-rated set comes in a pack of six different sizes. One verified reviewer wrote, "I was able to pack a week’s worth [of] clothes in the smallest packing cube so I could just fly with only an 18L backpack and nothing else."

Teapile 14-Pack Travel Bottles

This 14-piece set makes it easy to bring your favorite shampoo, body spray, creams, and more with you on your trip. A 43% discount means you can add the set to your cart for less than $15 right now.

EliteField Deluxe Soft Airline-Approved Dog & Cat Carrier Bag

This 20-inch carrier can hold most small breeds that weigh up to 20 pounds. It's on sale for 63% off right now, so you can grab it for less than $40.

Sherpa Original Deluxe Airline-Approved Dog and Cat Carrier Bag

This medium size carrier can hold animals up to 16 pounds in weight and is 17 inches long. It has padded shoulder straps to keep you comfortable and a washable faux lambskin liner to keep your pet comfortable, too.

BCozzy Chin-Supporting Travel Pillow

Keep cozy on your next red-eye and catch a great deal with this travel pillow. Most colorways are on sale for less than $40 right now.