Front Runners August 2015: Travel Essentials

New collections of leather bags from Louis Vuitton ( trade the fashion house’s logo-adorned and textured Epi hides for deep-colored, smooth leathers. The bags in the new Ombré line feature a hand-applied patina that creates a subtle shadow effect on the charcoal-gray Lockit carryall shown here ($5,000). The polished-leather bags and accessories in the Eclipse collection include a phone case, a camera bag, and this roomy, black top-of-the-line Alize weekender ($6,200). Other items in the Eclipse series are priced from $880.  

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