Best of Boston
2008 Best Luggage
Samsonite Black Label
Whether it’s being plundered by humorless airport security or punted down the escalator in frustration by its God-awfully delayed owner, today’s luggage had better be tough. Samsonite’s Copley boutique has manifold takes on the luggage maker’s famed durability: hard- and soft-shelled suitcases, totes, weekenders, handbags, and wallets (many done in collaboration with couturiers like Alexander McQueen). Don’t miss the chance to tap the staff’s encyclopedic knowledge of airport regs and size restrictions while you’re at it.
Copley Place, Boston, 617-236-0429,