Several additional options. One question to ask first is: hard-sided vs. soft sided (i.e. attache vs. briefcase). A related question: are you packing a computer -- if so, soft sided is the way to go. Hard-sided: I am a big fan of the Atlas brand, made near Boston. A classic looking attache with nice clasps and a solid handle. Hartmann: traditional American briefcase, in several models. Their high-end model (used to be called the AB4, now has a new model number) is awesome, though quite pricey -- around $1200. Lederer NY makes in England a copy of the traditional London bankers' attache, with a "lid-over" design, lined in green leather, that has been an I-banking favorite. Soft sided: I like the Schlesinger brand, nice leather, many different sizes, and designed to accomodate a laptop. Also, of course Coach bags are an option. Hartmann and Tumi make some good soft-sided bags, and Hartmann also makes "litigation" bags that can haul lots of paperwork. I wouldn't go the LV route, unless you go for the Epi leather. I think the LV monogram on a briefcase looks both a bit gaudy and also somewhat feminine -- "real men" carry all-leather or ballistic-nylon bags. Also, look around and see what the MD's are carrying -- "when in Rome..."