Monochrome must-haves are not just what’s in your bag – it’s the bag itself. Here are two classic suitcases worth the splurge.

Louis Vuitton PÉgase 55

The Linda Evangelista of the luggage world, this glossy design is as stylish as they come. But it’s not all looks. As well as a cow hide-trim, it features a lockable telescopic handle, removable garment cover and zippered pockets for treasured trinkets that deserve a space of their own. Who knew a suitcase could have sex appeal? From $5150. louisvuitton.com.au

Victorinox Spectra 2.0

Don’t be fooled by the hardy scratch-resistant exterior, the Spectra range is all about thoughtful touches like eight wheels for extra manoeuvrability, zippered pockets, corner guards and zipper bumpers for extra protection against wear and tear. It comes with a global 10-year warranty and is available in black, red and white. From $429; victorinox.com

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