You hear a lot about the good old days, but here’s an artifact to prove it. This turn-of-the-century Louis Vuitton suitcase is coming up for auction at Bonhams next Wednesday. Don’t be fooled by the monogram; the era means this was hammered out in a Parisian atelier, which makes for quite a find—and it’ll only set you back about a fifth of what the modern version costs. Going once…

—R.B.

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