Industry Buzz


Manhattan Portage® CORDURA® Twill Crosby Backpack
The Manhattan Portage CORDURA Twill Crosby Backpack is exceptional organization in a compact design.

Posted on October 27, 2022

Fully Featured Functionality

Perfect for quick, inner city trips, the Manhattan Portage® CORDURA® Twill Crosby Backpack has a roomy interior with a 13” laptop sleeve, one zippered and two open internal organizational pockets for smaller items. Featuring a pass-through sleeve compatible with all rolling luggage, a reinforced top-carry handle, external zippered pocket and twin mesh water bottle compartments, the bag packs a multitude of features into its compact 11L size. MSRP: $165. For more information, visit Sales contact: David,, 212-925-1085 x-102.

Osuza Canvas V2 Backpack
In 1000D CORDURA®, the Osuza Canvas V2 Backpack offers flexible and adjustable compartments to morph your bag into what you need, adapting with you and your travels.

Posted on October 27, 2022

Canvas Carry System Ready for Anything

The lightweight Osuza Canvas V2 Backpack features a rugged spacious design that is both durable and comfortable and geared for top performance, whether you’re a commuter or an explorer. Built to last a lifetime with heavy-duty water-resistant life-proof material, it is a one-size-fits-all carry system, meticulously designed for the person who needs flexibility, style and functionality — simply, a bag that will mold to their life. With Osuza’s unique expandable and flexible design with adjustable expansion points, this fully customizable backpack can hold anything needed for daily life. MSRP: $349. For more information, visit Sales contact: Steven Palomo, co-founder and CEO,

FlyWithWine’s VinXplorer
FlyWithWine’s VinXplorer gives travelers the freedom to enjoy their favorite wine or spirits anywhere they want to take them.

Posted on October 24, 2022

Sip and Go

The VinXplorer wine and beverage backpack from FlyWithWine® is a must-have travel solution for the wine lover on the go. The bag features a removable 2-bottle hardshell case insert and a disposable 1.5-liter bladder with nozzle for storing and dispensing beverages from inside a waterproof compartment. Separate compartments store electronics, accessories and small personal items. Padded and adjustable ergonomic shoulder straps can be tucked inside, allowing users to carry the bag like regular luggage. With durable nylon construction, this unique and versatile backpack features a double-zip entry for easy access to the main compartments. MSRP: $199.95. For more information, visit Sales contact: Marlene Hulten,, 850-582-8466.

Posted on October 24, 2022

Migrastil Migraine Stick®
Migrastil Migraine Stick® is strong enough for migraines, but good for most types of headaches.

No Miracle Claims; Just Cooling Relief

Travel can be a headache. Migrastil Migraine Stick® can help by bringing cooling relief when you need it. At the beginning of a migraine attack, simply roll a little on your temples and on the back of your neck. Migraine Stick can also be applied to pulse points like the inside of wrists. It helps not only with head and neck pain, but also for nausea, melting stress, cutting through brain fog and relaxing tight muscles. Made in the USA with four plant-based ingredients — peppermint, spearmint and lavender essential oils and fractionated coconut oil — Migrastil Migraine Stick is vegan and cruelty-free. It is dermatologically tested for skin safety and third party tested for purity. MSRP: $12.99. For more information, visit Wholesale contact:

Serenity Organizers’ Tray Organizers
Serenity Organizers’ Tray Organizers puts organization, cleanliness and peace of mind at the forefront.

Posted on October 17, 2022

Multipurpose Airline Travel Accessories

Serenity Organizers is on a mission to help people stay organized and clean when they travel. Case in point: Serenity’s lightweight Tray Organizers are antimicrobial and washable and feature built-in pockets for safely storing electronic devices, books, water bottles, eyeglasses, snacks and more at your fingertips. Simply slip the organizer over the tray table to provide storage during flights as well as a clean surface for food and belongings. At the end of the flight, slip it off, watch it transform into a drawstring tote and use the tote to stash any items to take home. Voila! MSRP: $45. The tray is available in six bright colors, including powder blue and fire orange. For more information, visit Sales contact: Audrey N. Haneman,, 310-963-3051.

Posted on October 17, 2022

Go-To Game for Conscious Connection

Live Deeply Life Stories Conversation Cards
Life Stories Conversation Cards is the easy card game for unlocking new stories and creating deeper bonds.

Meet Life Stories Conversation Cards, a gorgeously designed conversation starter game from Live Deeply that creates genuine connections and fosters discussion between players. (Think Cards Against Humanity, but a luxury experience, and for those who like Brene Brown and Oprah.) Made of sustainably harvested recyclable paperboard printed with vegan inks, the game includes 70 cards and different prompt pairings per draw for endless combinations. It is packaged in a sturdy, full-color box for gifting or travel, perfect for popping into purse or carry-on.

Life Stories is one of several conversation card games from Live Deeply, an ecosystem of experiential products, services and communities designed to help people grow by creating deeper connections both inside and out. MSRP: $34. For more information, visit Sales contact: Jenny Dalio,, 305-564-9807.

Pursesuitz Level 3 Tank Top
With Pursesuitz Pocketwear’s Level 3 Tank Top, wearers need not worry about where to place valuables.

Posted on October 10, 2022

Next Level Support With Hidden Pockets

The Level 3 Tank Top is Pursesuitz Pocketwear’s® most technically advanced tank top and offers the most bust support with built-in pockets to store essentials. Featuring a built-in shelf bra and removable bra cups, it also has adjustable bra straps, pocket closures and an elastic silicone waistband to prevent creep up. The top is ideal for women who want maximum bust support, as well as for adventure travel and other high intensity activities like running or jumping. Made from recycled polyester/spandex, the fabric not only feels incredible against the skin, it is also antimicrobial and moisture wicking. The machine-washable top comes in hot pink, marine navy, camo, black and white. MSRP: $64. For more information, visit Sales contact: Barbara Zabawa,, 608-628-9379.

Briggs & Riley Baseline Essential Carry-On Spinner
Briggs & Riley’s Baseline Essential Carry-On Spinner offers extraordinary performance.

Posted on October 7, 2022

Timeless and Versatile

With airline travel becoming increasingly stressful, many choose carry-on over checked luggage. The Briggs & Riley Baseline Essential Carry-On Spinner comes with a variety of patented features, including the world’s only one-touch CX-technology that allows users to expand the bag with the push of a button for packing, and then compress it back down to its regular size for travel. Additionally, the bag comes with shock-absorbing wheels, an easy-access SpeedThru pocket to safely store items during security checks, a built-in trifold garment folder and more. MSRP: $699. For more information, visit Sales contact: Julie Hoffman, national sales manager,, 631-741-1933.

Solo’s Duane Hybrid Briefcase Backpack
Solo’s Duane Hybrid Briefcase Backpack is styled for laidback lifestyles.

Posted on October 7, 2022

Urban Organization

Travelers seeking their go-to commuter bag will find it with Solo’s Duane Hybrid Briefcase Backpack – one of the widest selling daybags in the United States. Channeling a downtown NYC spirit, the bag easily converts from briefcase to backpack in seconds. It features a fully padded laptop sleeve and an internal iPad/tablet sleeve along with two quick-access front pockets for added storage. Available in a variety of colors, it is perfectly in step with the urban lifestyle. MSRP: $64.99. For more information, visit Sales contact: Nick Byrne,, 631-434-7070.

Posted on October 5, 2022

One Mod Bag

A modular 3-in-1 bag, the spacious, ergonomically designed Hop from Girls Aloud! transforms in seconds into a laptop bag, a soft suitcase or a tablet/laptop sleeve — whatever you need, whenever you need it. The bag features extra padding to keep gadgets safe, cord pass-through, a single shoulder strap and more than 18 purpose-built pockets and compartments, including hidden spaces and designated storage for small items. Extremely durable in vegan leather, splash-proof Hop is a balanced and comfortable carry that distributes weight evenly. It also meets airlines’ carry-on size requirements. Up to 18 optional add-ons include compression cube, laundry bag, toiletry kit, umbrella pouch and more. MSRP: $549; $749/eight add-ons; $957/18 add-ons. Sales contact: Josh,, 647-325-5320.
The Hop from Girls Aloud!
The ingeniously designed Hop is the everything, everywhere bag for every day and getaways.
My Medic Everyday First Aid Kit
My Medic’s Ready Everyday First Aid Kit is the kit to keep on hand for day-to-day minor injuries.

Posted on September 29, 2022

Fully Stocked Medical Kit

Packed with medical supplies and essentials for treating minor injuries, the Ready Everyday First Aid Kit from My Medic™ covers all the basics and then some. Inside the sleek, portable and water-resistant case are bandages, gauze, gloves, finger splint, EMT shears, over-the-counter pain medication, space blanket and other items, each organized in elasticized mesh pouches. The case opens like a book so needed supplies are easy to find and includes room for stowing personal items. Built in the USA, this kit is ideal for a couple or small family. MSRP: $119.95. Sales contact: Corbin Barlow,, 866-377-8243 x- 815.

Puffer Hug
In adult size unisex, the Puffer Hug is featured on Oprah Daily’s and O Quarterly’s O-List – including the top picks of the year.

Posted on September 29, 2022

Send a Hug to Yourself — Or Your Favorite Traveler

A stylish and versatile wrap, the Puffer Hug® feels like a hug with its durable puffer exterior and soft fleece interior. Perfect for getting comfy at home and on travels, it features two deep pockets to keep hands warm and hold daily essentials. It can be worn as an insulated scarf and wrap or folded and draped like a vest for added warmth under fall and winter outerwear. Measuring 71” x 15”, it is sized to fit everyone and is easily packable and flexible to fold for travel on the go. MSRP: $49.95. Wholesale contact: Donna Dugo,, 312-882-0879.

Posted on September 28, 2022

Pack ‘Em Up for Any Adventure

Comprising the Sling 3L, Sling 6L, Tote 28L and Duffle 42L, Nomatic’s collection of Navigator Collapsible Bags are not your average collapsible bags. Each one is designed for a different use with functionality, comfort and organization at the forefront, and all are packed with features like organizational pockets including quick-access pockets, space for everyday essentials and more. Individual features include perimeter zippers, compression straps, hanging loop, stabilizer strap and a variety of pockets — mesh, easy-access, water bottle. No matter the adventure, these water-resistant bags step in for all travels, from daily excursions to extended getaways, and then pack down easily for stowing and storing. MSRP: $59.99-$99.99. Sales contact: Todd Switzler,, 801-369-8853.
Nomatic Navigator Collapsible Collection
The Nomatic Navigator Collapsible Collection – so well designed travelers will want to use these bags every day for any adventure.
Anne Cate® Emergency Kits
Choose from dozens of city skylines, including Rome, Las Vegas and New York City, for the Anne Cate® Skyline Mini Wallet Emergency Kit – For Her and a Multi-Use Mini Bag – For Him.

Posted on September 28, 2022

Compact and Feminine Emergency Kit

The Anne Cate® Skyline Mini Wallet Emergency Kit – For Her is there for those unexpected mishaps wherever she may go. From a broken nail and bad breath to major wardrobe malfunctions, the kit’s 20 essentials keep travelers worry-free: hair tie, Chapstick, floss pic, sewing kit, Band-aid, emery board, safety pins, earring backs, makeup wipe, bobby pins, deodorant wipe and more are neatly packed within a vegan leather mini wallet, which is handmade in Cleveland, OH. There is also a Multi-Use Mini Bag – For Him. MSRP: $25. Sales Contact: Anne Johnson,, 440-954-1742.

Posted on September 19, 2022

Arlo Skye Zipper Carry-On Max with Front Pocket
Arlo Skye’s Zipper Carry-On Max with Front Pocket gives quick access to inflight essentials.

Beautiful Design, Breezy Travels

Arlo Skye introduces the lightweight Zipper Carry-On Max featuring a tone-on-tone hardside exterior pocket for quick access to your laptop, hoodie or other inflight essentials. Charge your phone with an integrated blazing-fast removable charger with USB C and A ports and squeeze in a few extra outfits thanks to the bag’s Free-Flex zipper technology that stretches up to an inch. Engineered with an impact-resistant polycarbonate exterior, the bag has tamper-proof double-coil outer zippers, virtually silent spinner wheels, an integrated TSA-accepted combination lock and an antimicrobial interior lining. It comes with removable battery, adapter and USB cable, two shoe bags, a laundry bag, full grain leather name tag and cotton storage cover. Sized to fit most medium and large aircraft overhead bins, it is available in sea sage, navy, burgundy, lemon and black. MSRP: $395. For more information, visit Wholesale contact:; 888-950-9001.

Posted on September 14, 2022

Steamline Luggage The Botanist Collection
Steamline Luggage presents The Botanist, an evocative collection of botanical garden-inspired cases.

Vintage Design, Modern Amenities

Playful by nature, the vintage-inspired Botanist Collection by Steamline Luggage makes an elegant statement for adventure-bound travelers. Featuring a sleek rose exterior with buckled leather straps and two TSA-accepted locks, cases open to an interior of beautifully hand-illustrated palms, hibiscus and bird-of-paradise flowers. Pieces include the Pink Carry-On, Stowaway and Check-In Spinner, each with extendable trolley handle, two silent-glide wheels, interior storage, including a detachable door-hanger washbag, and other features. A lining-coordinated ripstop cover protects cases when not in use. MSRP: $850/$895/$925. Accent pieces, including the Pink Mini, Vanity and Hatbox ($325/$450/$485), round out the collection. For more information, visit Sales contact: Sara Banks,

Rab Depot 25L Daypack
Measuring 19” long, the Rab® Depot 25L Daypack is a discreet urban style pack made with hardwearing materials.

Posted on September 2, 2022

Streamlined Aesthetic

For those with an action-packed agenda, the Rab® Depot 25 has a rock climbing-inspired rolltop closure and spacious inner bucket-style compartment to carry everything you need for work and play. Features include a zip-access back panel with roll-top Dryzone™ waterproof laptop sleeve inside plus additional organization and tablet sleeve. The bag’s harness has a pocket to stow wireless earbuds and a large zipped front pocket opens to an internal zipped security pocket. It is available in black, Orion blue and dark olive. MSRP: $135. Sales contact: Peter McConkie,

Company News

Posted on September 16, 2022

Ricardo Beverly Hills at the 74th Emmy Awards

Photo left: Ricardo Beverly Hills’ Mojave case was arrayed with other gifts backstage in the celebrity gift lounge at the Microsoft Theater in Beverly Hills during the 74th Emmy Awards ceremony. Photo right: Actor Steve Martin autographs the case from Ricardo Beverly Hills’ Malibu Bay 3.0 Collection, which will be auctioned off later this year.
Ricardo Beverly Hills gifted 60 Hollywood actors with a new suitcase at the 74th Emmy Awards ceremony, held September 12, 2022. The case model, from Ricardo’s new Mojave Collection, was the Mojave Wheeled Check-In Suitcase. Lightweight and durable, the case has a scratch-resistant exterior and features spacious two-compartment packing with a large packing cube included for extra organization. “Since our roots are in Beverly Hills, it was exciting for us to participate this year as we renew our commitment to the worlds of art, fashion and entertainment,” said Timm Fenton, vice president of design and development, noting another 10 Mojave cases were donated this year for Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain and Julia Roberts to travel to the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, a new wheeled case from Ricardo’s Malibu Bay 3.0 Collection, on display in the giving suite and autographed by all the actors, was donated to the Television Academy Foundation to be auctioned off at a later date.


Posted on October 25, 2022

Death of Leather Goods Store Owner Leads to Business Closure

Steve Stutzman
Steve Stutzman
Stutzman Leather Shoppe, located in Topeka, KS, officially closes its doors effective October 31, 2022. The business closure is due to the death of Steve Stutzman on June 1 of this year.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I announce the death of Steve Stutzman, my business partner, friend and spouse of 42 years. He is greatly missed,” Rachel Stutzman, co-owner and operations manager of Stutzman Leather Shoppe, wrote in a letter to TGA.
Born on December 30, 1959, Steven Lee Stutzman grew up in Indiana. He married Rachel in 1980 and the couple had seven children. In 2012 Steve survived a small plane crash. Shortly after, he opened Stutzman Leather Shoppe in Topeka, where the family had moved in 1990. Steve put his years of experience managing the former Hillmer’s Luggage, Leather & Gifts to work selling leather goods in partnership with Rachel.
“Steve valiantly fought through a number of health issues,” Rachel noted in her letter. Her letter further stated: “I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your service and support to us over the last seven years. It has been a pleasure working with you.”


Advertisement 1


Facebook Feed

Advertisement 2