The hardware materials used in briefcases not only affect the price, but also their durability and appearance.
Locks, handles, shoulder strap accessories, zippers, buckles and metal rings suffer the most daily abuse and wear the fastest.
Check if the material quality is good. In the shop-it is a simple task to turn the bag and study the details. If you buy a briefcase online-zoom in on the product picture and observe the quality of the accessories.
These spare parts are very expensive. Price is a good sign of quality.
High-quality leather fixtures are strong-manufacturers who use high-quality materials will price their products higher.