The Next Big Thing in Luggage.
If you’ve paid attention while walking the airport terminal recently, you’ve likely noticed luggage no longer looks the way it did 10 years ago, let alone two. From larger metallic hard-sided traveling bags to carry-on trollies that glide effortlessly on four wheels, luggage trends seems to move at a swifter speed these days, like mainstream fashion. That could mean you’ll be swapping out your luggage a lot more often in the future.The arrival of Tumi(TUMI_) on the NYSE drew attention to its highly versatile premium luggage, a staple of business commuters and luxury travelers. Long known for its utilitarian black bags of ballistic canvas, the brand has expanded its accessories to include wallets and sunglasses. It’s also grown its aristocratic Townhouse Collection, originally designed by David Choo, to include the pricier Arrive. Arrive features chrome detailing, calfskin trim and HTLS Polyester fabric and can turn heads in a Holiday Inn without turning up noses at the Plaza Athenee.Recently Tumi debuted its Dror for Tumi collection, designed by Dror Benshetrit of New York-based Studio Dror. It includes staple pieces from hard-sided packing cases and carry-ons to backpacks and messenger bags priced from $495 to $795. Its Dror Extended Trip Packing Case, available in onyx-colored polycarbonate, offers a four-wheel design with patented expandability via a series of spring hinges that can take the bag to 14 inches from nine. The bag appeals especially to business travelers who need a carry-on that can grow throughout a trip, avoiding the need for an entirely different bag.
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