Soft suitcases in light colors are a chic and modern way to travel. If you can't rationalize designer prices, J.Crew offers a leather suitcase that we find to be an excellent replacement. The J.Crew Lugano leather suitcase will still set you back $1,800 but compared with those from Hermes, the price is downright reasonable. Handcrafted in Italy the Lugano bag comes in stone and orange and is comprised of naturally tanned Italian vachetta calf leather. Old fashioned and modern at the same time, luxurious but not flashy--this bag is high on our 2009 wishlist.