As we've said before, one of the most irritating things about traveling is the onslaught of black bags. Keep your stuff noticeable and safe in the Lacoste Upright Carry-On ($425). This 30" bag, which may or may not be carry-on friendly, offers a durable red fabric covering, a zip-around main compartment, three front zip pockets, and silver metal hardware. Feet protect the bag's base, and a top handle makes for easy transport from the car to the terminal.
If the idea of waiting in another long security line only to be felt up by a gorilla-sized agent makes you want to stay in bed, get thyself a Clear Card ($100). With it, you'll be able to ditch that wait altogether at select airports. This card, which is biometric, is given to you after you've cleared certain TSA requirements and grants you fast lane and special attention benefits to speed you on your way.