Best of Boston

2010 Best Luggage

Leather World

Time was, travelers could blissfully shop for haute totes and Riviera-ready steamer trunks without having to worry about overhead bins and luggage fees. But with airlines now charging for baggage by the pound, it’s time to pack smart. Local mini chain Leather World stocks practical roller bags, hardsides, and backpacks by stalwarts like Victorinox, Tumi, and Samsonite, as well as an array of TSA-approved goodies such as “express scan” bags that you can leave your laptop in. Bonus: The store hosts frequent sales.

30 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-661-7551,