Nicole Miller Luggage and Bags – Our Top 10 Choices!

Do you love pretty, fashionable and well designed handbags, purses, travel bags, totes, carry-on luggage, suitcases and luggage sets? Then we think that Nicole Miller luggage is for you! 

To make things easy for you we have searched for the 12 best choices, no matter whether you're looking for a handbag or a suitcase. We do believe there is something for everybody!

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Who Is Nicole Miller?

Nicole Miller is a well known and well reputed fashion designer, as well as a successful business woman. She went to the Rhode Island School of Design as well as the Parisian school l' École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne. A well educated lady indeed!

Her first store was located on Madison Avenue (where else?) and opened in 1986. There are now 20+ stores in USA's major cities, and she is also collaborating with J.C. Penney and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Nicole is also philanthropically minded and supports Rocky Mountain Institute as well as Waterkeeper Alliance.

Nicole Miller Purses and Handbags

Some women collect handbags as accessories, and buy new ones with almost every new outfit. And it's easy to understand why, since there are som many gorgeous clutches, crossbodies and purses to choose from. It was hard to pick which ones to feature here, but many ahs and wows later we decided to go for those having at least one review to account for quality as well as looks.

So below are the ones we think you should take an extra look at!

New York Trina Clutch Crossbody

We are relieved that this very pretty purse have gotten reviews, we would have been sad to have to leave it behind. 

Key features

  • Size and weight: 8.5" x 7" x 2.5", 1.2 lbs 
  • Made with metallic PVC
  • Magnetic snap on flap 
  • One slip pocket and one zip pocket inside
  • One open pocket on backside
  • Polyester lining with leopard print
  • Golden metal tassel decoration
  • Golden metal shoulder/crossbody strap
  • Drop shoulder to top of bag: 24"
  • Colors: Black/Gold, Coffee/Gold, Copper/Gold, Winterberry/Gold
Nicole Miller Trina Clutch Crossbody
Nicole Miller Trina Clutch Crossbody Interior

So what do people think about this festive purse? Well, one reviewer says that "It is really cute and practical for any occasion". This kind of sums it up nicely we think!

To be honest there aren't that many reviews out there, but the ones we've found are all happy, except one who didn't think the "leather" looked as nice as she expected. Considering the bag is not made with leather that is not really a surprise we think.

In short, we think this is a very cute bag, we love it and think you will too!

New York Lena Quilted TZ Crossbody Handbag, Saddle

Well, aren't we lucky that also this elegant handbag passed the admission criteria of having at least one review! Phew! We love the quilting, it's decorative and stylish.

Key features

  • ​Size: 7.5'' x 10.5'' x 3.25'' 
  • ​Made with PVC
  • Zipper closure
  • ​Two inside pockets, one slip, one zip
  • ​One zip pocket on back of bag
  • ​Polyester lining
  • ​Adjustable strap
  • ​26.5'' shoulder drop
Nicole Miller New York Lena Quilted Crossbody Handbag

​In our eyes this is more of an everyday purse than the Trina clutch above. It's more spacious and will probably make you more content when out for the day. As one reviewer put it: "Size is amazing & very spacious. This bag is very stylish​" .

A nice little addition is the small plaque on the front with the Nicole Miller New York logo!

New York Full Time East/West Crossbody

​We think this is a cute and somewhat boho style everyday handbag. The color is awesome, some of us wore a ​LOT of teal colored items during the seventies and eighties.

Key features

  • ​Size: ​12" x 8.5" x 2"
  • shopping-bag
    Weight: 1 lbs.
  • ​Distressed Perforated Suede PVC
  • Top Zipper closure
  • ​Two ​slip pockets, one zip pocket inside
  • ​One zipper pocket on back of bag
  • ​Polyester lining with snakeskin print
  • ​Adjustable crossbody strap
  • ​Shoulder drop 24"
Nicole Miller New York Full Time East West Crossbody

​This purse is kind of middlesized, but according to one reviewer it holds a "h**k of a lot of stuff!". ​Good to know, right? The color is also praised, it is special and not that common.​​​

​And to us it gives a feeling of summer... ​How about you?

​Nicole Miller Totes and Shoppers

The definition of a tote or a shopper is somewhat fleeting, but we have decided that it is a larger handbag that one can stuff some of one's shopping spree findings in, or perhaps a book and an extra sweater for a trip. Some of them may also be big enough to fit what you need for weekend getaway.

New York Luggage Sally Shopper

​This bag is as stylish as it is practical. It has a wide top opening so you can easily stuff it with whatever you need for the day or the journey, and just as easily access what you've stuffed into it. And we love the zig-zag pattern! 

Key features

  • Size: 18" x 14" x 9"
  • Weight: 2 lbs.
  • Made with polyester
  • ​Fully lined
  • ​​Two carry handles and one adjustable shoulder strap
  • shopping-bag
    Front slip pocket for your cell phone or car keys
Nicole Miller NY Luggage Sally Shopper

Users love this shopper or tote! It has received 4.7 out of 5 stars on average! One reviewer even wrote:

"I over love this product..." Can't get any better than that!

It is considered roomy, sturdy and well made. Someone also considered it large enough to pass as an overnight bag. Seems you can't go wrong with this deal!

New York Jardin Tote

Want to go for classic and stylish elegance? Then this tote could be just perfect for you! It's well designed (as all Nicole Miller items!) and very fashionable.

Just like the Sally Shopper above it has received a stunning average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5!

One user considered it lacking a bit in organization. This can easily be solved using packing cubes though, if you feel the need to have separate compartments for your items.

Apart from this it is considered to be well made and of great quality, as well as perfect for a weekend trip. Very spacious, nice size and very roomy seems to be the general consensus.

Also, look forward to receiving compliments when using the tote!

  • ​Size: 21" x 12" x 9"
  • ​Weight: 2 lbs.
  • ​Thick cotton canvas exterior
  • ​​Interior fully lined with ​leopard print fabric
  • shopping-bag
    ​Two carry handles
  • shopping-bag
    ​Removable and adjustable crossbody strap
  • shopping-bag
    ​Colors: ​Gray and Black
  • shopping-bag
    ​One zipper pocket inside
  • shopping-bag
    ​One large zipper pocket and two end pockets on the outside

​Nicole Miller Carry-On Luggage

Sharon City Duffel Bags

Nicole Miller Sharon City Duffel Bags Black

This duffel, or weekender bag, seems perfect for a carry-on if you you're not looking for a wheeled or hardsided option. It's roomy, durable, good looking and soft.

The last statement, that it is soft, means that it's easy to fit in the overhead bin. On some planes it may also fit under the seat in front of you, but that depends on the plane type. 

​There are plenty of happy reviewers for this looker! On average it has a rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 possible. 1 of course being the lowest and 5 the highest rating.

76%
​FIVE STARS
​9%
​FOUR STARS
​6%
​THREE STARS
​3%
​TWO STARS
​6%
​TWO STARS

​Of the users who gave the bag low ratings (1, 2 or 3 stars) ​some were not happy about the zippers. To be precise, 6% of the total number of reviewers had trouble with the zippers.

There are also the usual reviewers who are not happy with the color, size (too large or too small) or the fact that it is not leather but grained PVC. A couple of buyers seem to have received a used bag, with holes or scratches on it. Some quality inspection seems  to be needed before sending products to customer in those cases!

The vast majority of buyers are very pleased though. They consider the bag to be very well made, looking expensive, suitable as an everyday bag as well as roomy weekender bag. Beautiful, gorgeous and smart-looking are other adjectives used to describe it.

Key Features

  • Size: 21.5”x10”x12”
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • suitcase
    Colors: Black, Burgundy, Teal, Woven Purple, Woven Teal
  • Made with pebble-grain PVC OR woven PVC with print
  • suitcase
    Zipper closure
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    Two zipper pockets inside
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    Signature leopard-print lining
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    Two rolled carry handles for comfortable carrying
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    One removable and adjustable shoulder/crossbody strap for hands free carrying
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    Nicole Miller New York plaque

So for what purposes will this duffel be good? Well, we think that if you want a stylish, soft bag for your weekend travels, a fashionable gym bag or a light and soft carry-on as a complement to your checked luggage, this will be perfect!

Chantelle Collection 20" Expandable Carry On Luggage Spinner

This expandable carry-on is excellent bang for your bucks if you are looking for a soft designer travel bag. It has 100% 5-star ratings! Meaning all buyers are very pleased.

  • Size: 21.5" x 15" x 10"
  • Weight: Approx 7 lbs.
  • suitcase
    Colors: Blue or Purple
  • Outside front pocket with zipper for easy accessibility of documents and other items
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    Top and side carry handles for easy lifting that lay flat when not in use
  • suitcase
    Expandable to fit your souvenirs
  • suitcase
    Four spinner wheels
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    Nicole Miller New York plaque
  • suitcase
    Push-button trolley handle
Nicole Miller Chantelle Collection 20 inch Expandable Carry On

We are actually very excited about this carry-on, and happy to know that the collection also has 24" and a 28"suitcases, as well as a tote and an underseat bag. You can buy them separately or in a set!

We can't refrain from sharing this says-it-all review: "Super cute. Great quality. I love the 360 degree wheels! Has several pockets inside and fits quite a bit. 100% happy with this purchase."

Nicole Miller Luggage Suitcase

Kristina Collection Lightweight Expandable Spinner

We decided after looking at several Nicole Miller suitcases to just go for one in this article. There are so many bags from this designer and we sadly can't fit them all in here.

We fell for this one from the Kristina Collection because of its outstanding optical pattern. We love it! It's very stylish and eye-catching.

It is also appreciated among users, as you can see in our summary below. We show the ratings by percentage, so you will get an easy overlook.

Nicole Miller Kristina Collection Lightweight Expandable Suitcase
65%
5 STARS
19%
4 STARS
0%
3 STARS
13%
2 STARS
3%
1 STAR

Key Features

  • Sizes: 24" and 28" checked suitcase sizes
  • suitcase
    Made with high density polyester, easy to clean
  • suitcase
    Color: Black/Silver
  • Two utside front pockets, one with zipper for easy accessibility of documents and other items, one with flap
  • suitcase
    Top and side carry handles for easy lifting, that lay flat when not in use
  • suitcase
    Single touch retractable handle system for easy handling
  • suitcase
    Both sizes are 2.5" expandable
  • suitcase
    Four spinner wheels for effortless maneuverability
  • suitcase
    Fully lined with signature leopard print
  • suitcase
    Large mesh pocket in lid for all your smaller items such as toiletries
  • suitcase
    Nicole Miller New York plaque, stylish!
  • suitcase
    Packing tie-down straps to keep your clothes in place
  • suitcase
    Transparent plastic shoe pocket to separate your shoes from your clothes 

Psst, you can combine this suitcase with the underseat bag from the same collection, look below! There is also a tote that seems to be of he same excellent quality, check it out here on Amazon

Nicole Miller Underseat Bag

Underseat luggage is an undervalued and not so often spoken about kind of luggage. Yet it's very practical! No need to lift a heavy bag above your head, no risk of dropping the bag when retrieving it at landing, no need to hastily stand up when the plan has landed. Just reach down and pull ut your bag from its little private hideaway under the chair in front of you.

Now, what does our favorite designer brand of the day have to offer? 

New York Kristina Collection 15" Under Seat Bag

Nicole Miller New York Kristina Collection 15 Inch Under Seat Bag Silver Black
Nicole Miller New York Kristina Collection 15 Inch Under Seat Bag Black
Nicole Miller New York Kristina Collection 15 Inch Under Seat Bag Brown

We are so happy to find the Kristina collection also includes underseat bags! And, to make it even better it comes in three color variants. We still love the silver/black combination the best though 🙂 

This is a popular piece of underseat luggage. There are plenty of reviews and the average rating is 4.4 stars out of 5 possible. Amazing! To give you a quick overview we have summarized the percentages of all ratings below.

74%
5 STARS
14%
4 STARS
4%
3 STARS
2%
2 STARS
6%
1 STAR

As you can easily see 84% or almost 9 out of 10 reviewers have rated their purchase 4 or 5 stars. To make things clear, this is based on a system where 5 stars is the highest or top rating, whereas 1 star is the lowest rating.

Of the 8% that only rated it 1 or 2 stars, about a third had a bad experience with zippers which is never nice of course. A couple of those reviewers must have forgotten to choose the right amount of stars though since they have actually written how much they like the bag.

Key Features

  • Size (overall): 16.5" H x 15" W x 9" D
  • suitcase
    Weight: 6.5 lbs
  • suitcase
    Made with high density polyester, easy to clean
  • suitcase
    Colors: Black/Silver, Black, Brown
  • Two outside front pockets, one with zipper for easy accessibility of documents and other items, one with flap
  • suitcase
    Two carry handles for easy lifting, can be clipped together
  • suitcase
    Single telescoping handle that locks in extended and down positions
  • suitcase
    Two inline skate wheels and two support feet at front
  • suitcase
    Completely lined with signature leopard print fabric
  • suitcase
    One main compartment, with a large zippered pocket and two smaller in front lid, all transparent.
  • suitcase
    Three front pockets for tablet, book, documents
  • suitcase
    Two spacious side pockets with mesh pockets inside  
Nicole Miller New York Kristina Collection 15 Inches Under Seat Bag Back
Nicole Miller New York Kristina Collection 15 Inches Under Seat Bag Interior

So then, will it actually fit under a plane seat? Among the 26 answered qeustions in the Amazon listing, this is a common one. Most replies state that it fits nicely, with a few exceptions. One user writes this: "Yes it does fit under the seat of a 737 AND it fits under the seat of one of those tiny commuter planes."

So we are confident that it will fit under the seat of most aircraft. But, to be completely certain, always check with your airline! 

Nicole Miller Luggage Sets

Now why would one want to buy a luggage set? There are two main reasons:

First, you will make sure you actually get a set. If you start with buying only one piece there is always the risk that the other sizes are not available any more when you want to complete your set.

Second, it's usually cheaper to buy a set all at once than one piece at a time.

So, with that sorted, what does Nicole have to offer?

Taylor 2-Piece Luggage Set: 28" and 20" Expandable Spinner

Nicole Miller Taylor 2-Piece Luggage Set 28 Inch and 20 Inch Expandable Spinners

As with the Kristina collection suitcase above, we have decided to go with the one luggage set. But to compensate this is one we are truly pleased with! One reason is the many colors and patterns there are to choose from.

Below is a representation of how users have rated the bags. As you can see noone has given it only 1 star (which is the lowest rating). So what are the 2 and 3 star ratings about then? The answer is a mix between wheels getting stuck, bags becoming soiled and order/delivery issues.

The remaning almost 8 out of 10 buyers are delighted about the Taylor set!

50%
5 STARS
25%
4 STARS
8%
3 STARS
17%
2 STARS
0%
1 STAR

Key features

  • Size and weight 28": 28" x 18" x 13" + 2" expansion, 10 lbs.
  • suitcase
    Size and weight 20": 20.5" x 14" x 10" + 2" expansion, 7 lbs.
  • suitcase
    Weight: 6.5 lbs
  • suitcase
    Made with 55% cotton/45% polyester canvas. Tough and reliable.
  • suitcase
    Colors: There are 11 to choose from, both solid colors and patterns
  • Two outside front pockets, both with zipper
  • suitcase
    Multistage ergonomic handle for comfortable pushing or pulling
  • suitcase
    Top and side carry handles, lies flat when not in use
  • suitcase
    Four 360 degree spinner wheels for easy maneuverability
  • suitcase
    Fully lined interior with animal print fabric
  • suitcase
    Large mesh pocket in lid
  • suitcase
    Transparent zippered plastic pouch for shoes
  • suitcase
    Tie down straps
  • suitcase
    Two spacious side pockets with mesh pockets inside  

If you need more bags than the two in this set, the Taylor luggage also comes in a 4-piece set where you also get a box bag carry-on and a 24" suitcase. This set is also well rated, with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

We here at Travel Gear Depot hope you have enjoyed this little tour of the Nicole Miller luggage, and we do hope you find a bag you will love. Please let us know if you do!

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