When I need to replace or upgrade an everyday necessity, I turn to resources like Wirecutter or Amazon customer reviews to find the best version that fits my budget. Sometimes it's the exact same brand I already owned (sooo satisfying), but other times I'm pleasantly surprised to find there's a new version out there with better reviews or a lower price.
A great example is this excellent carry-on suitcase by Amazon Basics, which has over 1,000 reviews and is super affordable. I also found the absolute best versions of the little things in life you can't do without, like the best pen, the best pencil (truly!), and even the best darned pair of scissors on the internet.