The Great Big Bag Blowout: City Slickers
Sophisticated and unfussy, Tusk's zip-top leather carry-on ensures you'll be stylishly secure. tusk.com, $385.
Monochrome chevron detailing and brass studs nail the understated rock-and-roll vibe. Cynthia Rowley, cynthiarowley.com, $475.
The only time you'll be happy to have your zipper exposed: when it's part of an abstract design on a sleek, modern clutch. M.Clifford, mclifforddesigns.com, $190.
Who are you callin' a slouch? In glossy gunmetal patent, a casual shape gains instant polish. Sequoia Paris, 949/250-9908, $349.
Best buy: Croc-embossed leather upgrades a standard style into a statement piece. Pietro Alessandro, 212/691-6516, $240.
Pockets for shoes, multiple strap options, tailored but not uptight—what more could you want? Elspeth New York, elspethnyc.com, $325.
Keep tabs on your maps, keys, and cash in the easy-access pockets of this satin purse. Sequoia Paris, 949/250-9908, $224.
This chocolate-brown quilted wristlet winks at a certain iconic handbag—but won't leave your wallet nearly as light. Boulevard, shopblvdbags.com, $115.