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Posted on December 20, 2022

Wine Luggage Protects Bottles Within

Prima USA Travel Vino Via Cases
The names of Vino Via cases indicate the max number of bottles each suitcase can hold.

Gear up for the ever-growing wine tourism market with Vino Via wine luggage. Available in two sizes — The Six and The Ten — each suitcase is made with a durable polycarbonate hard exterior with a wine barrel design. Both shells are layered with Vino Via’s patented foam padding that safely and securely cradles bottles and accessories like a wine corkscrew. These shock-absorbing pads are removable to make room for clothes, shoes, toiletries and other travel essentials and a mesh divider with multiple pockets provides easy access to items such as documents, gadgets and charging cables.

Cases are lightweight and durable, their exteriors featuring wood-printed polycarbonate for an elegant, distinctive look. Both The Six and The Ten are equipped with built-in TSA combination lock, anti-theft double zippers and two adjustable and buckled outer straps. The luggage glides smoothly along thanks to reflexive quick-lock telescopic handle and silent 360° double spinner wheels. MSRP: $350/The Six; $450/The Ten. For more information, visit Wholesale contact:

Posted on December 13, 2022

New Luggage Collection a First

Solo Re:Cycled Luggage Line
With Solo’s Re:Cycled Luggage Line, travelers can be assured that they are making an eco-friendly purchase.

Solo unveils its newest luggage collection, the Re:Cycled Luggage Line. Constructed from sustainable materials, the six bags are an expansion of the brand’s existing Re:cycled Collection and include soft-sided and hard-sided carry-ons as well as checked bags. In both two-wheel and spinner models, each bag brings sleek design in a cool, modern palette to products made from recycled materials.

The collection sports a number of standout features: unparalleled sustainability with construction from recycled PET, ocean-bound plastic water bottles and recycled ABS plastic made from household appliances and automobile parts; interior compression straps and up to 2″ of expansion to allow for organized and ample packing space; and a push-button telescoping handle system, side handle and 360° easy-glide spinner wheels. Bags have water-resistant exteriors, lockable zipper pulls and anti-microbial surfaces to provide an extra layer of safety, an interior travel checklist, and front zippered pockets for easy access on the go. MSRP: $129.99-$199.99. For more information and to see features specific to each piece in the collection, visit Sales contact: Nick Byrne,, 631-434-7070.

Vaan & Co. Royce Gail Tote
Show up to your next destination with this arresting work of art: the Vaan and Co. Royce Gail Tote.

Posted on December 9, 2022

Upcycled, Exquisite and Thoughtfully Engineered

Vaan and Co. redefines fashion in upcycled retro urban products like the Royce Gail Tote. Beautifully crafted out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices, this large tote (12.3” x 14” x 2.5”) sports upcycled black leather patchwork on a striped background and finished with a tassel. It can carry all essentials, including a work laptop. $104. For more information, visit Wholesale contact: Jay D,, 732-798-6710.

Click & Carry
Tote ski boots, carry unwieldy sports equipment and haul shopping bags easily and comfortably — and in just one trip — with Click & Carry.

Posted on December 6, 2022

From ‘Shark Tank’ to Shelves

Click & Carry is a simple, lightweight carrying device that allows travelers and shoppers to manage and carry multiple bags at once. Comfortably carry up to 80 pounds by hand or, for a hands-free carry, over the shoulder. Ideal for moms, urban dwellers, seniors with dexterity issues, construction workers and basically anyone who needs to carry several bags at once, Click & Carry features a patented design that allows equal distribution of weight. Additionally, gel pads make it comfortable to hold in your hand or rest on your shoulder and a rotating top makes it easy to load and unload bags. In smooth, colored plastic, the device is available in blue, green, red, purple, pink and black. MSRP: $13.99/single unit; $21.99/2-pack. For more information, visit See Click & Carry in action on YouTube. Sales contact: Kim Meckwood,, 310-908-2222.

Posted on November 29, 2022
STEEN Slippers
Ultra-portable and chicly minimalist, STEEN Slippers are consciously crafted and bring a little luxury along on travels.

Smooth, Soft and Stylish

From fashion label founder Steen Marcuslund, STEEN Slippers are uniquely designed to fold with ease into their leather zip pouch for easy travel without compromising luxury, quality or comfort. The slippers are handcrafted by Italian artisans using the finest quality Napa full-grain natural sheepskin leather and goatskin inner lining. The travel-sized pouch can be tucked into a handbag, travel bag or even jacket pocket, allowing travelers to keep their slippers within easy reach. They are available in both men’s and women’s sizes and in multiple colors and several styles, including embossed leather and with eco-fur lining. MSRP: $228-$268. For more information, visit Sales contact: Steen Marcuslund,, 704-343-1301.
Ace Marks Wayne Travel Sneakers in Cuoio Buffalo Leather
Wayne Travel Sneakers by Ace Marks

Posted on November 22, 2022

Folds Flat, Doesn’t Crease

Pack a pair of Wayne Travel Sneakers in Cuoio Buffalo Leather by Ace Marks into your case and have stylish comfort wherever travels take you. Handcrafted in Italy, this sneaker features lightweight construction and a leather outsole for easy, effortless movement. The shoes fold flat to tuck easily into a carry-on, taking up very little space, and won’t leave any telltale crease marks. MSRP: $235. For more information, visit Sales contact: Paul Farago,, 877-590-9268 (call or text).

Samara’s Ocean Backpack
Not a “backpack” person? Samara’s Ocean Backpack will change your mind.

Posted on November 18, 2022

From the Ocean

Thoughtfully designed to look and feel compact, Samara’s sleek, minimalist Ocean Backpack is designed to fit everything you need. It has an array of interior organizing pockets and compartments including a 15” laptop pocket, plus key leash and luggage slider, and comes with an Essentials Pouch for storing belongings safely. Crafted with 20 bottles worth of recycled ocean plastics, the backpack is waterproof and will stack onto rolling luggage. It comes in navy/sea, navy/golden, navy/amethyst and navy/dusk. MSRP: $150. For more information, visit Wholesale contact: Monica Dhaliwal,

Posted on November 4, 2022

Feature-Packed Travel System

Elements Travel Backpack System by ALPAKA®
With thoughtful organization spread throughout the bag, the 35L Elements Travel Backpack by ALPAKA is everything needed in a great travel pack.

Stay organized with the Elements Travel Backpack System by ALPAKA®, featuring the 35L Elements Travel Backpack and a variety of packing accessories. Spacious, modular, comfortable and functional, the backpack is made of weatherproof fabrics and waterproof YKK AquaGuard zippers. With a clamshell opening, the bag offers multiple compartments, including an external quick-access pocket, side-access pocket for small items and pens, dedicated laptop and tablet compartment protected by a false bottom, hidden storage pocket, a side pouch for a water bottle, umbrella or tripod, smart tracker pocket and MOLLE-style attachment loops. Rounding out features are lockable zippers, side and top grab handles and wide and well-padded shoulder straps. MSRP: $239/ballistic nylon model; $299/X-Pac model. See how the components of the Travel Backpack System work together here. For more information, visit Sales contact: Ramiro Gomez,

Company News

Posted on November 30, 2022

ULDA Holiday Gift Guide

ULDA 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
The United Luggage Dealers Associates present Holiday Magic! 2022 gift guide.
United Luggage Dealers Associates has just released Holiday Magic! 2022, a gift guide for member retailers. Formed a year ago, the Grayslake, Illinois-based United Luggage Dealers Associates (ULDA) succeeds the National Luggage Dealers Association (NLDA) and continues the NLDA legacy: to help retailers improve their buying and negotiating power; stock exclusive merchandise; market more effectively; and share industry knowledge and enhance vendor relations. “Our members are travel specialists who have all the latest travel and business gifts and accessories to make the holidays more enjoyable, and this catalog will allow customers easy access to gift ideas,” said Ron Levine, founder of ULDA. “We survived the pandemic, and now we’re on the cusp of a great resurgence in travel.” Levine, who has spent his entire professional career in the industry, extends 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,” he said. “Consolidation in retail has meant fewer choices for consumers when it comes to finding stores that meet their needs. ULDA retailers aim to enhance the specialty store experience and build customer loyalty with both consumer and corporate shoppers.”

Posted on November 18, 2022

Accessories Selected for Women-Owned Pilot Gift Box Program

Ms. Jetsetter’s New Travel Essentials Collection was selected for the Women Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) pilot holiday gift box program with The W Marketplace and Cobalt Packaging LLC. WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women entrepreneurs.

The Travel Essentials Collection by Ms. J features must-have accessories for Jetsetters, including a Tech Organizer, Collapsible Laundry Bag, Eco Travel Bottles, Grooming Kit and Passport/Vaccine Card Holder. The company partnered with artist Adera Brown for the one-of-a-kind print available in two colorways. Ms. Jetsetter products are featured in WBENC’s Let’s Travel Box — just in time for the holiday travel season. For more information, visit Contact: Tracey McGhee,, 708-945-3816.

Travel Essentials Collection by Ms. J
Accessibly priced, Ms. Jetsetter’s Travel Essentials make ideal gifts for corporate, employee and personal gift giving.
CB x T. Anthony hardcase luggage collection
The CB x T. Anthony Collection collaboration was inspired by CB Sports’ original canvas suitcase to bring the quality and style T. Anthony customers expect to this distinctive line of destination luggage.

Posted on January 26, 2023

CB Sports Joins Forces with T. Anthony to Create Luggage Collection

Vertical Brands’ CB Sports is uniting with T. Anthony to bring the special edition CB x T. Anthony hardcase luggage collection to the brand. Available in blue, black and red, each lightweight case features a coordinating CB leather logo tag. The top-of-the-line collection meets travelers’ needs with comfort, style and durability in cases featuring multiple pockets, straps and a divider for organized packing, a four-wheel design to take stress of arm and shoulder and increase maneuverability and a built-in TSA-accepted combination lock. MSRP: from $595. For more information, visit


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