Roll with it:
The Foray Leather
Travelers breathed a sigh of
relief when small amounts of liquids and gels were allowed
back on planes, letting light packers breeze through airports
again. For those who put off buying new carry-ons, here are some
stylish options at a range of prices.
Depot (www.officedepot.com) now offers its own line of
leather totes called Foray bags, including a
wheeled duffel for $130. Pockets on the inside fit a PDA and a cell
phone; a front-pocket organizer holds other business supplies.
Slightly more pricey is the Porta-Life wheeled
duffel from Sherpani ($160; sherpani.us). The company’s line of urban,
backcountry, professional and baby packs are geared to women; the
duffel comes in four colors with a floral lining. Two interior and
two exterior pockets help keep items organized.
Deluxe: New from
backpack experts Eagle Creek (www.eaglecreek.com) is the sleek
Velocity line of travel bags. The expandable
22-inch rolling case, which retails for $300, comes with one of the
company’s popular Pack-It System folders and a removable trifold
garment bag. Briggs & Riley’s Baseline
Collection (www.briggs-riley.com) features an expandable, 22-inch
wheeled bag that sports “self-healing” ballistic nylon fabric, for
$395. It also comes with a removable garment bag.
Luxury: If price is no
object, Louis Vuitton (www.vuitton.com) offers a line of rolling bags that
includes the Pégase 50, featuring the famous
monogram canvas. The suitcase retails for $1,650.