(Photo via NYTimes)I confess, this T Magazine piece gave me a serious case of briefcase envy. In a city of schlepping as much as possible in a shapeless, massive tote bag, these sturdy, well-defined cases would be refreshing. We used to go to the Hartmann outlet every few years and buy an attaché case for my father. I remember the smell of new leather and the feeling that very, very important documents went inside that case—that's why it had a combination lock, right? I rounded up some favorites and these are all super-duper expensive, but it gives me some inspiration to look for one at a thrift store.
Berluti Le Laureat Briefcase, $3,090