Covet: A $7,000 Goyard trunk

Ricardo Rodriguez is a good-life magnet. When the Coldwell Banker broker isn’t selling units in the new South End “It” building, the Modern, he’s mingling after work with clients-turned-friends—and getting a look at Boston’s best-decorated homes.

In one such apartment, he spotted a regal orange Goyard trunk masquerading as a nightstand. “It was gorgeous,” he recalls. “I Googled the brand right away.” Thus began his love affair with the Parisian luggage, which has traveled with British royalty and U.S. presidents. With wood frames and sturdy nickel and brass hardware, each Goyard is custom-designed (celebrity chef Alain Ducasse’s holds cutlery) and built to last; production takes six to nine months.

Ecstatic to find the trunks at Barneys at Copley Place, Rodriguez was waylaid by their price tags—from $7,000 to more than six figures. For now, he’s settled for a $250 wallet. His dream? A monogrammed orange coffer. “But I’d go crazy with worry traveling with it… unless I had my own plane.”