The A List

Classic briefcases and computer cases in neutral shades are global best sellers, while the more fashion-forward cities have a passion for metallics

VANCOUVER In the financial district, Gucci's leather briefcase ($1,995) sells because it is elegant and work-appropriate

TORONTO While browsing Bloor Street, sartorialists snap up Prada's Saffiano ($1,275)

BOSTON Bally's Silino calf case ($1,350) is right on par with this historic city's preppy, classic style

SAN FRANCISCO Goyard's graphic Ambassade (price on request) is a men's best seller in Union Square

CHICAGO The Ebano Intrecciato ($2,150), or "black woven," is a signature Bottega Veneta piece

NEW YORK CITY Color is key for SoHo hipsters who gravitate toward Kate Spade's laptop case ($395)

LOS ANGELES On North Rodeo Drive, Tod's Borsone carryall ($2,850)...

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