Nicole Miller Luggage Reviews: Top 3 Collections for 2019

Started over 30 years ago by an American fashion designer, the Nicole Miller company has experience designing everything from dresses, glasses and shoes

Their apparel has been featured on the runways in New York and Paris and even on the shelves of your local Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Primarily known for their bright prints and colors, they've taken their flair to create a unique and functional line of luggage.

Given their background, you know they're going to be stylish.

But which one of their collections is the most durable and functional?

To answer that question, we give you the top 3 of Nicole Miller luggage reviews.

Nicole Miller Luggage Reviews

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#1 Nicole Miller New York Rosalie Softside

In the past, suitcases were simple – they were either black, grey, green, or blue canvas, offered little to no support, and every passenger was worried whether their valuables would make it from drop-off to destination, safely.

Nicole Miller took all of those problems and came up with the answer in their Rosalie Collection.

The Rosalie Collection (available in 20”, 24” and 28”) offers an incredibly lightweight structure, accompanied by a variety of beautiful canvas colors, 360-degree spinner wheels, a sturdy side and top carry handle, expandable storage, and a multi-stage retractable handle so you can roll it down any street, airport, or ship deck with ease.

Usually coming in at as low as $65 for the 20”, this set is incredibly affordable as a stand-alone suitcase, or to buy it as a full set. 

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The lightweight structure of the Rosalie is one of the key talking points here, as all airlines have a weight restriction on baggage.

The Rosalie takes all of your worries away, with Nicole Miller designing the suitcase to only be roughly 8-12 lbs. (dependent on the frame size) – that’s extraordinarily light, so you can either leave some space to pick up a couple of extra souvenirs, or bring along those extra notebooks for you to document your travels, without fear of paying overweight baggage fees.

ColorsThe Rosalie has some of the most exceptional colors offered for suitcases -  from a bold, rich navy to an intricate pattern in the Rosalie Grey.

The colors offered from Nicole Miller are: Navy, Silver, Blue, Beige, Black and White, Burgundy, Coralie Gray, Gray, Rosalie Gray, and Teal.

Spinner Wheels: Gone are the days where you have to drag your suitcase behind you.

The Rosalie Collection offers slick 360-degree spinner wheels, so that you can roll it behind you, upright, and sideways, making travelling through busy airports, bumpy roads or through tight spaces as easy as possible.

To compliment the spinner wheels, the Rosalie also includes a multi-stage retractable handle, so that you extend it to strap a purse or backpack onto it, or lower the handle for tight spaces.

Expandable Storage: The Rosalie is so light that adding in extra pieces of clothing, or leaving room for souvenirs is enhanced by the ability to expand the suitcase in order to fit all of what you need.

Pros

Lightweight and Durable

Weighing in at only 10 lbs., the Rosalie has tossed the old structure of the suitcase out of the way, and designed an incredibly light suitcase so that you can check your bag without fear of it being overweight.

Design and Color

The secret to the Rosalie looking so darn good is the canvas material and the colors offered in the range.

Many suitcases out there do use canvas – this isn’t a secret – but the Nicole miller has managed to create unique coloring, which is taken up another notch through the look of the canvas stretched across the case. 

Mobility

The 360 spinner wheels that the Rosalie offers is a game-changer, giving you the ability to maneuver in any direction.

Gone are the days of scraping your suitcase against the pavement, potentially ruining the souvenirs you’re bringing home for your loved ones – with Rosalie’s spinner wheels, you’re free to travel any way you choose.

Cons

Size

Not all sizes of the Rosalie Collection will fit as a carry-on – you should have no problem with the 20”, but you may run into difficulties with the 24”, and will certainly not be able to take the 28” as a carry-on.

Stains and Dirt

The Rosalie’s cover is canvas, and so while rain and snow will be no problem, it may take a little TLC to get out stains and dirt.

We recommend that you find a good stain-protector (specifically for canvas), and prepare in advance for any outcomes.

Also, finding a good stain remover (once again, specifically for canvas), is also a good idea.

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Final Verdict
Nicole Miller New York Rosalie Softside

Nicole Miller decided to throw out the conventional suitcase, skip past the shell, and land on something modern with the Rosalie – this suitcase is specially designed for the eccentric and the chic.

A collection this reliable, and this good-looking, is a must-grab for yourself, that special person in your life, or a family member ready to take on the world.


#2 Nicole Miller New York Madison Hardside


There are two major questions, that, as a traveler, you look for when choosing the right piece of luggage to take on your adventure.

Is it going to keep my belongings safe on the inside?

Is it going to damage easily?

Nicole Miller threw both of those worries away, by introducing the New York Madison Collection.

This collection features a 20”, 24”, and 28” frame, a lined interior, top and side carry handles with a telescopic, push-handle system, and a sleek hardside for protection, with a leather strip across the front to bring it all together.

Coming in at roughly $220 for the whole set, this suitcase trio is the perfect way to travel in style – whether that’s by yourself, or with family and friends.

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The New York Madison is offered in a 20”, 24”, or 28” frame, which is a perfect selection for a longer vacation or work trip. In addition, even the 28” frame only weighs in at about 12 lbs. – lightweight enough to be able to add in some additional clothing

Fully lined on the interior, with a hardside on the exterior, you can rest assured that your belongings will stay safe inside, thanks to this case.

The top and side carry handles make it easy to load into your car on the way to the airport, and to grab your suitcase quickly during a connection flight – the handles are made to withstand impact and aggressive grabbing, so you won’t have to worry about them being damaged during baggage check either.

The telescopic, push-handle system, in combination with the 360-degree spin wheels, allows you to adjust the handle to your desired height, and roll around the streets of whichever city you’ve set your sights on, with ease.

Nicole Miller decided to install a hardside for your suitcase, because, as we all know too well, your suitcase can go through some turbulence on the way to the destination – whether that’s a drop off a bus, or colliding with a wall.

Nicole Miller didn’t stop there with the modern design of the suitcase – they included an extravagant leather strap across the face of the hardside, pulling the whole piece together.

You can choose from three colors – Black, Burgundy and Peacock, you can choose which color best suits your personality – classic, modern, or eccentric.

Pros

Size

The New York Madison is offered in 20”, 24” and 28” – perfect for you to “take your pick”, or to have the whole family use the collection on their next destination.  

Hardside and Design

The hardside element that Nicole Miller added onto the suitcase is an amazing bonus feature to a piece of luggage that is already as modern as they come. The hardside material protects your belongings from the elements, while serving as a safeguard against clumsiness – whether that’s yours, or somebody else’s.

The leather strap that is draped across the front of the suitcase adds to the modern look of the suitcase – a small piece of elegance that accentuates the modern design of the suitcase.

The New York Madison isn’t just classy on the outside, but cozy on the inside, with an interior liner, keeping your clothes and valuables safe and secure – and adding in anything else, from a mug to a snorkel kit.

Cons

Lack of Colors

The only real downside to this collection is minimal - while the colors that Nicole Miller offers are both classic, and unique, simultaneously, there is still only three of them.

The colors you can choose from are Black, Burgundy, and Peacock.

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Final Verdict

The Nicole Miller New York Madison Collection is a stunning set, with sophistication, elegance, and class, all rolled into one beautiful piece of luggage.

Whether you’re jetting off to the beach in Santa Cruz, strolling through the streets of Paris, or going on a cross-country trip across Canada, this collection will check off every one of your needs.

Did we mention the leather strap across the front? Just a beautiful touch.

#3 Nicole Miller Rainbow Luggage Review

As soon as you’re ready to hit the road on your next adventure, there’s more than enough things to worry about – including the precious cargo that you’re taking with you.

The Nicole Miller Rainbow 20-inch Hard-Sided Luggage Spinner brings everything you need in a suitcase to the table – and more.

The shiny-shell finish, and fully-lined interior accentuates the lightweight construction of this suitcase, while the telescopic handle and 360-degree spinner wheels produce some of the easiest mobility amongst high-end suitcases – without the high-end price.

This hard-sided luggage is perfect for you or your family to fill and get moving – whether that’s a weekend trip to grandma’s lake house, or on a beach in Havana.

This hardcase spinner is an absolute steal at $79.99, with other companies charging far more than that for a similar, albeit less eye-catching, suitcase.

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The first thing that people will notice about the Rainbow Hard Spinner are the intricate designs that go into it.

With Lavender, Olive, Silver, and Spice in available colors, the Rainbow Spinner offers a variety of colors to make your mark while traveling.

The color of the suitcase is backed-up by the lightweight construction, shiny shell finish, and fully-lined interior – the perfect trifecta of sturdiness, weight, and safety, so you can be sure that regardless of the outdoor elements, your belongings will be kept safe and secure inside.

The suitcase is supported by 360-degree spinner wheels, so you no longer have to drag your suitcase behind you, worrying about scraping the bottom, or getting through the tight alleyways of Europe – you can roll it upright, or angle it behind you, with the telescopic handle adjusting to the perfect height and comfort level.

The Rainbow Hard Spinner also offers extremely sturdy handles on the side and top of the suitcase, so no matter who’s handling it, it’s safe and secure.

Pros

Size and Weight

The Rainbow Hard Case Spinner’s frame is only 20 inches, so you shouldn’t have a problem taking it as a carry-on, provided the airline states that the dimensions are up to standard.

With the suitcase only weighing 8 lbs., the size is also perfect for children. They typically have smaller clothing, and can, therefore, pack quite a bit in there before it hits the weight limit of checking in baggage.

Colors

Nicole Miller decided to add in some unique color combos with this hardcase spinner, mixing in similar tones with each of their core colors – whether you choose Lavender, Olive, Silver, or Spice, heads will turn with this spectacular color-coordination

Mobility

Mobility is always a worry when you’re not too sure what to expect, but Nicole Miller designed the wheels so that they turn 360 degrees, and are as smooth as possible to be able to go over any terrain.

Coupled with the handles on the side and top, and the telescopic handle, this is a piece of luggage you can quite literally take anywhere.

Cons

Hardshell

While the hardshell does protect your belongings from the harsh environments around it, it is not made of polycarbonate, and so it may show dents if it is hit particularly hard – with a little TLC, however, you can get that dent out and have it looking like new!

Non-Expandable

While some other options in the market offer an expanding zipper, giving you a couple of extra inches of space, this is not the case for the hard spinner.

Unfortunately, while it is ideal for carry-on luggage, you won’t be able to expand it to fit those last two souvenirs.

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Final Verdict

The pros far outweigh the cons with the hard spinner, and with the hardshell, 360-degree spinner wheels, size, and colors available, this is a must-purchase.

The compactness and sturdiness of the hard spinner is undervalued by the price, making this one of the best bargains out there.

Nicole Miller did it once again – showing your adventurous side while giving you something that will protect all of your treasured valuables and clothing in a nifty, compact, suitcase.