Now you see, this is why I finally posted after lurking all this time. Tons of great advice, with only one exception.
Originally Posted by oneeightyseven
dude, F tan; go green! The RLPL is 700 and is f'ing stunning. RLPL FTW!!
Green leather makes Baby Jesus cry.
Originally Posted by wetnose
Search for floto on ebay. Some really nice work, plus below your price point too.
Thanks for a great tip. At $299 this one is absolutely a contender:
My only beefs are the contrast stitching and a lack of external pocket.
Originally Posted by Smahatma
this website appears to have that bag in the "camel" color
Much appreciated. The guy is checking stock and is going to call me back tomorrow. $380 is excellent.
Originally Posted by aleeboy
Have you had a look at Coach? I have one in light brown, and I think they are of really high quality. Much better than, dare I say it, LV.
This is probably my #2 choice if I can't get the Onela:http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Coac...$browse_lg_sq$
$648 is on the outer limit, though.
Originally Posted by fox81
if you want to spend a bit more, tusting do some very nice leather duffle/travel/overnight bags
Agreed, this one
is like sex. But again with the no pocket, and at ~$700 too. If I'm paying that much, I don't want to crack the whole thing open every time I need my boarding pass.