What is it about the smell of leather that makes you feel like everything will be OK? That your upcoming trip won't be a complete bust, but instead, with your handsome new leather duffel bag in hand, that it will turn into a memorable journey worthy of a later-in-life memoir? Walking into LEATHER AND LUGGAGE DEPOT on the Westside fills you with such hope. The 6,000-square-foot store has every type of beautiful travel bag you can think of, carrying high-quality luggage, purses and wallets. Prices range from $59 for a small leather duffel — a steal — to upward of $400 for an oversized duffel that would be twice as much at department stores. The shop also does in-store repairs and monogramming. These bags will endure a lifetime, even if your vacation memories last only one drunken night. 1151 Chattahoochee Ave. 404-351-7410. www.atlantaluggage.com.
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