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When Handbags Are Not Enough

WHAT IS IT WITH all that luggage marching down fashion runways? Last season Miuccia Prada loaded down her waiflike models with rolling suitcases. And at the recent menswear shows in Milan, Valentino outfitted a jet-set couple with their own airport trolley, right, complete with a signature red set (clearly he doesn't intend for this pair to stop at baggage claim). "Luggage is the obvious next step after handbags," says Robert Burke, former fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman. "It makes a lot of money for the designers, and it can stay on the floor for a year, whereas a men's shirt only...

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