These suitcases are to cool to use only for traveling. I bought the white one in a fashionstore where they where using it for decoration. But the cognac one is a whole different story. I saw it at a flea market and I instantly fell in love with the colour! As a matter of fact, the bag was an inspiration for the rest of my living room and especially the dining chairs I bought for my new home (will show them soon). In a white/grey interior the cognac color gives a little warmth and is a link (as I see it) between the light and cold colours and using natural materials like wood and bamboo. What do you think?