We know this is a hard sell: trolley bags, like the one your nan takes to the grocers. But we have spotted women who are both cool and young pulling their shopping home. Hold the tartan, we’ve found five classy wheeled bags. Can we convince you?
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We’ve long been fans of Knomo’s thoughtfully designed bags. The quilted Scala has sections for a 15-inch laptop, tablet and mobile phone, plus two large main compartments, which are useful for clothes, books or bottles of wine, which fit snugly upright. Each Knomo bag has a unique ID tracking number. Scala in black cherry, £239, Knomo
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“If Ted Baker is doing them, they must be cool,” was one Emerald Street staffer’s response to the wheeled bags idea. The Barley bag is a glam patent trolley with a main compartment (H40 x W33 x D15cm) and two side pockets. There will be no sniggers when this accompanies you to a meeting. Ted Baker Barley in black, £249, ASOS
Italian brand Gimi designed this chequered trolley bag. We know it’s on the line but we think it’s just the right side. Stats: it has a 48-litre capacity, the bag is removable and washable, it folds away and it comes with a three-year guarantee (Nan would approve). Gimi Extro Mint two wheel Shopping Trolley in grey, £65, John Lewis
Made by family-run, St Albans-based Julie Slater & Son, this jaunty bag looks like a holdall, but actually conceals wheels and a retractable handle. The top-line zip makes it easy to load, the coated canvas is waterproof and the internal space (H29 x W55 x D27cm) also has a pocket. Wheeled cabin bag in sandstripe, £65, Julie Slater & Son
Spanish company Rolser is known for its large range of trolley bags. We’d like to wheel away this one, thank you. It has a 45-litre capacity and can carry up to 20kg. Plus, the cheery Parisian street scene-printed bag measures H66 x W34 x D20cm (large enough for a Sunday shop). Rolser city print shopping trolley, £36.99, Lakeland