Smart, Secure Wallet/WristletAtlantis introduces Chargella, a phone charging wristlet and RFID-blocking wallet. Featuring a built-in wireless charging power bank with an Internal LED Charge Indicator, it ensures long lasting productivity for Samsung Galaxy phones and iPhones as well as other wireless charging-enabled or USB-powered mobile phones. Features include card holder, pockets for ID, driver’s license, cash, receipts, etc., a front expandable pocket to hold smartphone and a mini carabiner for keys. Designed for both men and women, the minimalist slim wallet comes in silver and black. MSRP: $39.95. For more information, visit atlantisgiftshop.com. Sales contact: Vartan Shaljian, email@example.com, 818-712-0572.
Posted on June 7, 2021
YaY Novelty’s Vaccination Card Holder/Vaccine Card Protector is a U.S.-made vinyl protective sleeve that comes in a stylish case to keep your COVID-19 vaccination card protected and within reach. Removeable to allow users to safely take out their card to update as needed, it fits up to 4.25” x 3.13” cards. Case designs include world map, Times Square, mountains, American flag and butterfly princess. MSRP: $7.99. For more information, visit www.yaynovelty.com. Sales contact: Sunchea Phou, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-852-8589.e
Posted on June 7, 2021
New Colorway for Case
McKlein adds to the color palette for the Daley Leather Attaché Briefcase from its V Series with a rich burgundy for the full grain cowhide leather model. Featuring a business organizer, file divider and tablet pocket, the bag also has a 3-digit combination lock, gold finish hardware and protective feet. It measures 18” x 3.5” x 13” and weighs 5.3 lbs. In addition to burgundy, the bag comes in brown and black for the top grain cowhide leather models. MSRP: $190. For more information, visit www.mckleinusa.com. Sales contact: Andrea Martin, salessupport@
Posted on June 24, 2021
New Industry Organization Aims to Bolster Specialty Retailers
United Luggage Dealers Associates (ULDA) Continues NLDA Legacy
As business and leisure travelers emerge from the enforced hiatus caused by COVID-19, a new industry organization is ready to help specialty retailers get back on track.
The United Luggage Dealers Associates (ULDA) succeeds the National Luggage Dealers Associates (NLDA), which was founded in 1925. The travel recession of the past year led a number of specialty luggage, leather and travel goods retailers to close their doors. The Illinois-based ULDA will continue the NLDA legacy, helping retailers improve their buying and negotiating power, stock exclusive merchandise, market more effectively, share their industry knowledge, and enhance vendor relations.
Globally, the luggage market is expected to generate almost $23 billion in sales by 2025, driven by improving economies around the world.
“Our members are travel specialists who have all the latest travel and business accessories to make travel and work life more enjoyable,” says Ronald Levine, former NLDA import and operations manager, who is launching ULDA. “We survived the pandemic, and now we’re on the cusp of a great resurgence in travel. It’s my mission to help our members succeed.”
“We have the opportunity for members to leverage their collective knowledge and wisdom about the industry, continuing a tradition started nearly 100 years ago,” says Levine, whose grandfather started Chicago Trunk & Leather Works in 1916. “Even back in 1925 when NLDA was founded, each member used their particular expertise to contribute to the good of the industry,” he says. “We need that kind of collaboration now more than ever.”
Levine, who has spent his entire professional career in the industry, says he plans to extend an offer of ULDA membership to an eclectic mix of specialty retailers. “We want to include members in complementary retail environments and look forward to working with manufacturers who support our vision,” Levine states. “Consolidation in retail has meant fewer choices for consumers when it comes to finding stores that meet their needs. ULDA retailers will aim to enhance the specialty store experience and build customer loyalty with both consumer and corporate shoppers.”
For more information, contact Ron Levine at 847-707-9923.