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					                                                   With one quick slice of the
                                                   ribbon, The 2009 Travel Goods
                                                                                                                                     The Show opens and the crowd
                                                   Show officially opens on March
                                                                                                                                     surges forward. Pete Paradise
                                                   3 at the Las Vegas Convention
                                                                                                                                     of Colorado Bag’n Baggage
                                                   Center! Doing the honors are
                                                                                                                                     and member of the TGA Board
                                                   Ricky Schlesinger, Eagle Creek
                                                                                                                                     of Directors stops to share a
                                                   Travel Gear and chair of the
                                                                                                                                     hug with TGA advertising/trade
                                                   TGA Board of Directors, and
                                                                                                                                     show director Cathy Hays.
                                                   Michele Marini Pittenger, presi-
                                                   dent, Travel Goods Association.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show Las Vegas, NV
                                                                                                             GOES THE DISTANCE
                                                                                      Available in red, black and magenta, ZERO Halliburton’s Ace Flexlite
                                                                                      Shoulder Body Bag is ideal for a walk-around daily companion. Light-
                                                                                      weight and constructed with multiple pockets, it also has an internal
                                                                                          organizer, back pocket and two zipper pockets. MSRP $65.




      NO KEYS REQUIRED
      The metal 2Lock Keyless
      Luggage Lock is a TSA-
      compliant security locking
      system with a unique ID# that,
      when registered at www.2Lock.com,
      provides access to a World Wide Travel
      Assistance Program (comes with 30-day free trial). Available in orange
      and blue, colored cables indicate when luggage has been inspected.
      MSRP $24.99.


                                           IN TELLIGEN T DESIGN
                         Antler presents the Mercury™, a luggage looker in metallic-
                          look fabric, EVA molded rear shell and branded logo and
                           pullers. This space-age influenced collection with sporty
                        good looks and spacious interiors offers a number of pieces
                                                                 including the Mobile
                                                                 Commuter and
                                                                 Medium Expanding
                                                                 Roller Case.
                                                                 MSRP $160-$580.




                                                                                                      FIND COMFORT ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
                                                                                           The Anywhere Travel Comfort Set™ is designed for people who
                                                                                         want real comfort and support while traveling. With its streamlined
                                                                                         design, adjustable shoulder strap and luggage clip, the lightweight
                                                                                          set is small enough to take on flights, trains and cars — anywhere
                                                                                         you need comfort. The set includes the Anywhere Neck Comfort™,
                                                                                            Anywhere Back Comfort™, Anywhere Arm Comfort™ set and
                                                                                           Anywhere Blanket Comfort™, all tucked compactly in a durable
                                                                                          nylon Anywhere Travel Comfort Bag™. MSRP $39.95–$199.95.


30    May 2009    Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                    With badges in hand, these                                                         David McLean of McLean
                                                    Show attendees are ready                                                           Luggage is all smiles as he
                                                    to hit the floor running.                                                          arrives at The Show.




By Kathy Witt | Product Photographs by Kerry Pittenger | People Photographs by CostelloPhoto
                 RAVE REVIEWS FOR ADOLFO VALENCIA
   With sharp contrasting accent colors and silver handle tubes, zippers,
  hardware and sport wheels, the Adolfo Valencia Lightweight Collection
  from Leisure Merchandising Corp. is sure to elicit rave reviews as it did
 during its debut at The Show. In durable 1200d polyester with side-bound
                        construction and an aluminum handle system,
                        the full-featured uprights (28", 25" and 21") are
                        extremely light; a 17" wheeled tote completes
                                              this eye-catching ensemble.
                                              MSRP $120-$180.
                                           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF
                                           LEISURE MERCHANDISING




                                                                                                  LIKE HAVING A PERSONAL HAIR STYLIST
                                                                                       Advanced Research and Technologies, LP (A.R.T.) introduces
                                                                                     Salon in a Bag®, a personal care kit with three professional quality
                                                                                       traveling appliance minis (dryer, curling iron, flat iron) and plug
                                                                                     adapter that works in over 150 countries without a converter. Made
                                                                                       of tourmaline, it comes in black and silver. MSRP $150/$175.



             WHERE FASHION AND ADVEN TURE COLLIDE
   Athalon achieves beautiful results with its Adventure-Sport-Travel
 Bags including a 29" Equipment Duffle, in a new distinctive mix-match
 Bandana print. A matching, removable bandana comes with each bag.
 MSRP $150.                                          PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY
                                                                 OF ATHALON




                                                                                                                             GET YOUR CLUTCHES ON THIS
                                                                                                                       The BelArno Ladies’ Wallet, a Euro-look
                                                                                                                      collection of triple zippered clutches with
                                                                                            wrist strap, has a brilliant color palette (black, cognac, red, blue,
                                                                                   orange, purple) designed to match any outfit. Luxuriously soft in calfskin,
                                                                                 the clutches come in sizes small, medium and large. MSRP $38/$45/$57.


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                                                        Expectations were high among                                                      “I saw it first!” Eric Schwartz of
                                                        attendees and The Show did not                                                    Ottawa Leather Goods (L) and
                                                        disappoint: There were more                                                       Guy Paquette of Bagot Leather
                                                        than 70 new exhibitors joining                                                    Goods, Luggage Plus see what’s
                                                        those who exhibit annually at                                                     the buzz in The Show’s New
                                                        this year’s Show.                                                                 Products Pavilion.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                           STRAIGHTFORWARD AND STURDY
                                           Peace Rocks Benetton ABS hard
                                           case upright luggage is light, durable
                                           and flexible and has a push button
                                           telescopic handle. On four wheels,
                                           it comes in a 20" cabin and 25" and
                                           29" sizes. MSRP $320/$380/$440.




                                                            AGELESS BEAUTY
                                                            Beside-U /Creative Idea
                                                            International Co., Ltd.,
                                                            launched LondonStyle
                                                            from its BFY (Forever
                                                            Young) Classic Series
                                                            featuring a 3D effect
                                                            created through handmade
                                                            stitching and multi-colored zipper.
                                                            Measuring 32" x 20" x 16" and made of
                                                            400d x 500d nylon, it comes in navy blue. MSRP $66.99.




     A NICE HAWAIIAN ‘PUNCH’
     Durable, tear-proof, water
     resistant — beautiful, too —
     Bree’s Punch 45 22” Carry-on
     Trolley in a limited edition Hawaii
     blue print combines good looks
     with practicality and features
     handles on three sides for
     easy grip, lightweight fabric,
     organizational pocket, external
     zippered pocket for magazines
     and internal zippered pocket for
     soiled laundry. MSRP $325.
                                                                                                               FUNCTION TIMES FIVE
                                                                                           Chockfull of features is Briggs & Riley’s Netbook Clamshell Brief
                                                                                            with SpeedThru™ pocket for hassle-free airport security checks
                                                                                         and five-section design: organizer with padded pockets for high-tech
                                                                                           gadgets; fan file section; SpeedThru™ section that is padded for
                                                                                          maximum laptop protection; computer section; and cord keeper. A
                                                                                          back trolley pocket allows the bag to slide over the Outsider handle
                                                                                                        for fast, convenient travel. MSRP $189.
                                                                                                           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BRIGGS & RILEY
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                                                     Aha! Gene Nicholas of Nicholas
                                                     Luggage & Gifts figures out                                                    Heys USA’s trendy new Romero
                                                     how to work the FUMI charm                                                     Britto Collection captured the
                                                     while exploring in the New                                                     eye of Ivan Friend, owner of
                                                     Products Pavilion.                                                             Wholesale Quality Merchandise
                                                                                                                                    who made the New Products
                                                                                                                                    Pavilion his first stop.




                                                                                                                             Las Vegas, NV
                                                     THEY’VE GO T THE LOOK
          Contemporary good looks are captured in sophisticated styling with
           Bramble & Brown’s new Aston Briefcase/Compartment. Available
              in black/grey and brown/orange, it is constructed of heavy-duty
             ballistic material combined with leather and accented with edgy,
                        contrast-color stitch trim and enamel finish stud logos.
                   MSRP $189/two-compartment; $199/three-compartment.




                                                                                      HAVE IT YOUR WAY
                                                                                      Redefining versatility is
SIGNATURE GOOD LOOKS                                                                  the California Pak Pavilion
Bosca Accessories in Leather                                                          Collection whose breezy
introduces the Tribeca Urban Bag,                                                     good looks are offered in
a hardworking number with                                                             basic and fashion prints.
fold-over front flap with closure,                                                    The sporty 10-piece
rear pocket with closure, two                                                         collection includes rolling
front zippered pockets with wall                                                      duffels, backpacks,
pockets, a headphone pass-thru,                                                       computer bags and
I.D. tag and the Bosca signature                                                      upright pullmans in a
organization suite. Black.                                                            nine-way color palette of
MSRP $280.                                                                            burgundy, olive, rust and
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BOSCA
                                                                                      navy blue solids and
                                                                                      dynamic white, black
                                                                                      and charcoal prints.
HO W DO YOU SPELL ‘RELEAF’?                                                           MSRP $80-$200.
Caldera’s Releaf Neck Rest brings
out the sighs. An innovative and
ergonomically designed neck rest
made to aid in the relaxation of neck
and shoulder muscles by temporarily
supporting the weight of your head,
it is not only comfortable, but
practical and convenient, too.
Available in black. MRSP $19.99.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CALDERA
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                                                       Business was brisk at the                                                           At the Johnston & Murphy
                                                       L.C. Industries booth where                                                         booth, Larry Vecchi (far left),
                                                       (L to R) rep Lydia Boehl, Trevor                                                    director of luggage and ac-
                                                       Zinn, buyer from First Class                                                        cessories, discusses new J&M
                                                       Baggage Co., rep John Caruso                                                        products with Ed Shay, New
                                                       and vice president of sales Ray                                                     England independent rep for
                                                       Roos gather to discuss what’s                                                       J&M, and Jeff Schenkel, vice
                                                       new for 2009.                                                                       president of J&M.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
     DESIGNER NAME DROPPING                                                                                     STATE YOUR CASE FOR STYLE
     Accessory Network presents the Calvin Klein                                          Case Logic’s new XN Luggage Collection includes the 18” Urban Rolling
     Montauk Wheeled Backpack in heavy-duty                                               Upright, a sophisticated carry-on with laptop storage, separate, padded
     woven nylon with Duralon coating and                                                 laptop compartment, felt-lined electronic
     double-riveted military box stitching to                                             organization panel —
     reinforce straps, a smooth operator with                                             and an airport security-
     in-line sealed ball bearing skate                                                    friendly, removable
     wheels and locking handle                                                            laptop sleeve for
     trolley system. The Montauk                                                          business travelers who
     has multi-pockets and                                                                don’t want to carry
     bottom zippered wet                                                                  an extra laptop bag.
     compartment for multi-                                                               In black nylon, the
     functionality and                                                                    seven-piece Upright
     2-1/2" of expand-                                                                    collection also has
     able space for                                                                       detailed touch points.
     additional storage.                                                                  MSRP $189.99.
     It can be wheeled                                                                    PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY
                                                                                          OF CASE LOGIC
     or used as a back-
     pack. MSRP $200.




                                                                                           ZZZZZZZZZZ’S GUARAN TEED
                                                                                           Cocoon by Design Salt has plumped the travel pillow market with its
                                                                                           new, gossamer Ultralight AirCore Pillow in soft synthetic surrounding
                                                                                           an inflatable air core that weighs a mere
                                                                                           3.7 ounces. Available in sky blue and
                                                                                           wasabi green. MSRP $25.




                                                               CLEVER IN CLAVA
                                                           Clava’s nylon/leather
                                                        Boot Bag redefines the
                                                            trendy carry-on/tote
                                                              with easy-to-carry,
                                                          rolled leather handles
                                                           that can be snapped
                                                         in place together with            Cocoon’s Aromatherapy
                                                            a strap, detachable/           Travel Pillows are gently
                                                          detachable strap that            fragranced with traditional
                                          attaches to bag with D-rings on the              and popular relaxing
                                   backside and a leather “belt” with turnlock             scents (lavender, chamo-
                                    closure that cinches top of bag to secure              mile, vanilla, apple
        contents. A cool customer in black, the bag tapers at the top and also             blossom) micro-encapsulated
          features mini luggage tag, protective feet on the bottom of bag and              inside the pillow. Nuzzle in and drift off to
                                     a small interior zip pocket. MSRP $170.               lightly scented slumber. In dark lavender/black, indigo/
                                                                                           black, vanilla bean/black and deep crimson/black. MSRP $25.


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                                                   At the Hartmann booth,
                                                   Frank Wessling unveils the
                                                   Intensity Collection: Watching                                                      Tiffany Zarfas Williams of the
                                                   the demonstration are (L to                                                         Luggage Shop in Lubbock,
                                                   R) Susan Amann of Colorado                                                          Texas, discusses the finer points
                                                   Bag’n Baggage, Hartmann’s                                                           of AmeriBag’s new Contem-
                                                   Ken Hinman, Stephanie Beery                                                         porary Collection with Curt
                                                   of Colorado Bag’n Baggage                                                           Schock of AmeriBag.
                                                   and Jeffrey Brenner, also from
                                                   Hartmann.




                                                                                                                               Las Vegas, NV




                  WRAP YOURSELF IN LUXURY
                                       oul
              Casual Essentials/The Sh¯ is a compact,
         portable and lightweight “Smart Shoulder Wrap” that
  stays in place on shoulders even while you’re moving. In flattering
“fashmere” (cashmere-like acrylic), the wrap is lightweight but warm
                                                                                                       READY FOR ITS CLOSE-UP
                                                                                     Clark & Mayfield’s sleek Sellwood is a lightweight, comfortable tote
       and a savvy stylemaker in black, camel, red and brown.
                                                                                          made of durable 1680d ballistic nylon with a well-padded
                           MSRP $42–$49.
                                                                                     compartment to protect a computer and a strap that secures it over
                                                                                    rolling luggage. Women will happily discover just the right amount of
                                                                                     pockets to keep essentials organized and accessible. In both 15.4"
                                                                                    and the evermore popular 17" sizes, the Sellwood takes center stage
                                                                                            in show-stopping shades of red, black, tan and orange.
                              GET ROLLING                                                                    MSRP $119/$129.
      The Cross C-Series Selectip Rollerball in perforated black is
      a new capless, propel/repel Selectip rolling ball pen whose
        unique design allows it to transform into a ballpoint pen.
            A complimentary ballpoint refill is included with
              each purchase. MSRP $90 RB; $160 FP.
                        PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CROSS




                                                                                        TIME TRAVELER              PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DAKOTA WATCH
       Launched at The Show was Dakota Watch’s Dakota Flashlight World Time Clock featuring a
      12-alarm and beep selection, thermometer and calendar. The face glows a cool blue for night
        viewing and a button-activated flashlight throws down illumination whenever (and wherever)
         needed. Time can be changed by rotating the city list on the side by the strap. MSRP $15.


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                                                     Ty Rarick, vice president of
                                                     product development and
                                                                                                                           Mark Pantelanis and Rebecca
                                                     design and co-founder, Nuo
                                                                                                                           Benson of International
                                                     Tech, LLC, demonstrates the
                                                                                                                           Luggage Center stop to take
                                                     new Nuo Canvas Laptop
                                                                                                                           a closer look at a product that
                                                     Messenger Bag to Rita Dodt,
                                                                                                                           has caught their eye.
                                                     direct accounts manager
                                                     of SkyMall.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
             A SERIOUS CASE FOR SERIOUS TRAVELS
         Helium Extreme Lite makes the difference with a clean,
          stylish appearance and new fiber glass frame, placing
      this series among               the lightest in the world.
         The hardware,                  trolley system and
          injected cor-                  ners offer a lightweight,
          durable case                   with great capacity.
       This new struc-                  ture is developed (patent
       pending) exclu-                  sively by Delsey. There
         are 4 expand-                 able uprights, made of
                                                                                    REJUVENATION JUST
       nylon, including                  an international carry-on.
                                                                                         A SPRAY AWAY
                                                                                    Ahhh. Design Go’s new
                                                  MSRP $159.99.
                                                                                    Aqua Fan is a handheld
                                                                                        mini pump spray fan
                                                                                       that generates a fine,
                                                                                     refreshing mist. In baby
                                                                                        blue. MSRP $12.50.




                                                                                                                CATCH THE WAVE
                                                                                                                Olivet presents the 25" Upright
                                                                                                                from Dockers Wave Collection,
                                                                                                                featured in orange. Constructed
                                                                                                                of 1800d poly with dobby china
                                                                                                                            nylon and side bound
                                                                                                                            construction with
                              A VISION IN EYE CARE
                                                                                                                            oversized piping, the
                              Dimo Gear/WalletBe puts the fun in functional
                                                                                                                            expandable bag has
                              with Folding Reading Glasses. Featuring
                                                                                                                            oversized zippers on
                              folding frames and lenses in 1.0 to 3.0
                                                                                                                            all main compartments
                              magnification increments, this fashion reading
                                                                                                                            and rubber corner
                              accessory sports a leather case with snap,
                                                                                                                            guards for maximum
                              a belt clip to keep glasses safe and at hand
                                                                                                                            protection. Lots of
                              and a cleaning cloth. MSRP $22.50.
                                                                                                                            pockets for added
                                                                                                                            storage and
                                                                                                                            organization and
                                                                                                                            removable drawstring
                                                                                                                            bag to keep
                                                                                                                            accessories separate.
                                                                                                                            MSRP $250.




36    May 2009     Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                       Joe Brecher of Lingo shows
                                                      At the Eagle Creek booth, Julie
                                                                                                                       off the company’s newest
                                                      Goetz and Ricky Schlesinger are
                                                                                                                       Language Translator, the Lingo
                                                      all ears listening to Mike Zucker
                                                                                                                       Xplorer, to Anna Seangsuwan of
                                                      of Samsonite.
                                                                                                                       MPress International.




                                                                                                               Las Vegas, NV
                                                                                                    ZOOM IN UNDERWATER
                                                                                              DiCAPAC USA presents the patented
                                                                                           Waterproof Case for a digital camera. Avail-
                                                                                          able in brown/clear, the case is made of non-
                                                                                          toxic material of the highest waterproof grade
                                                                                          and good up to 33 feet underwater. Fits 200-
                                                                                          plus types of cameras and its roll and Velcro®
                                                                                           brand zipper system allows full functionality.
                                                                                          A polycarbonate quality lens opening lets you
                                                                                          take pictures with zoom control — even when
                                                                                           the camera is in the pouch. MSRP $39.50.
                                                                                                 PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DICAPAC USA

A SCALE FOR THE TIMES
DGI Worldwide, Inc.’s compact
Light Flight Travel Scale expands with
one button and has a unique screen
that changes to red to signal overweight
limits. Pretty in pearl pink and silver, it has
an ergonomic two-handled/top view design.
MSRP $39.95.




                            PREPPY PATTERNS
                            Olivet’s Double Dutch Prep School
                            Collection covers every packing/
                            toting need a kid could have and in a
                            pattern that pops in vibrant pink, blue
                                            and red. Featured is
                                            the 21" carry-on, but
                                            this extensive collec-
                                            tion also includes a
                                            toiletry kit, computer                                 A SLEEK SILHOUETTE
                                            case, messenger                                         Eagle Creek Travel Gear’s
                                            bag, backpack, book                                     Hovercraft Upright 22 features
                                            tote, barrel duffel,                                    lighter weight, refined design and
                                            24" upright and                                          streamlined silhouette — it’s the
                                            28" rolling duffel.                                      whole package and sized to meet
                                            MSRP $180/21"                                             most carry-on requirements, too.
                                            carry-on; $50-$150/                                       In Pacific blue, crush and black,
                                            collection pieces.                                         the Upright has an oversized and
                                             PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY
                                             OF OLIVET
                                                                                                       durable wheel and handle system,
                                                                                                       a side latte pocket and boarding
                                                                                                        pass pocket, and is the ideal
                                                                                                        go-to bag for 1-5 day trips.
                                                                                                        MSRP $250.




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                                                                                                                                        Marilyn Murray of NLDA
                                                                                                                                        Associates, Inc. and Shelley
                                                       Albert Masry of Perlina
                                                                                                                                        Norcross of LeatherWorld learn
                                                       demonstrates a bag to Maurice
                                                                                                                                        about Cross’ new products for
                                                       Hedaya of Barclay Brown.
                                                                                                                                        2009 from territory manager
                                                                                                                                        Peter Cullinan (far right).




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                             GET A GRIP
                                             The Fisher Company’s new Black TREKKER Space Pen® brings
                                             you the same stainless steel reliability as the original TREKKER,
                                             featuring a sealed, pressurized cartridge that ensures the ink will
                                             be ready to write when you are — even though it hangs upside
                                             down with point protected in its posi-lock cap™. With Fisher’s
                                             rubber Comfort Grip™ and built-in key ring, carabiner and break-
                                             away lanyard, the TREKKER is ready to go and
                                             guaranteed to work in any climate. MSRP $30.


                                                                                         HAVE YOUR CUP AND DRINK IT, TOO
                                                           Fli, LLC, has created a unique way to enjoy your beverage even
                                                           when waiting in the airport: The tugo is a stowable drink holder
                                                            that attaches to rolling luggage. Easy to use and in a variety of
                                                         colors, its self-leveling design means you won’t spill a drop. Snap
                                                           it in place, put your feet up and enjoy your drink. MSRP $8.95.




                                                                                              EASY ON THE EYES, EASY TO SPY
                                                                                  Heys USA’s bold Signature Collection, designed
                                                                                         by pop artist Romero Britto, is a multicolor
                                                                                       mélange of patterns that is easy to spot in a
                                                                                     crowd: Butterfly, A New Day, Landscape and
                                                                                 Landscape/Flowers. With a Smart Wheel System
                                                                                          for smooth gliding, airplane-grade handle
                                                                                      system with cushioned TPR grip and built-in
                                                                                  3-digit TSA-accepted lock, the
                                                                                       polycarbonate composite
                                                                                           luggage set includes a
                                                                                   20", 24", 28" spinner set and
                                                                                     beauty case. MSRP $860.




      GO T SOUVENIRS?
      The 22" Duffle with Pouch from Hartmann’s Metropolitan
      Collection has the solution for travelers coming home with more
      than they left with: a foldable duffle with front zip pocket and leather
      handles that fits inside a matching pouch with snap closure,
      beautiful in black glazed twill. When not in use, the duffel can be
      easily folded into the pouch for compact storage and the pouch
      can also be used for additional packing. MSRP $350.
      PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF HARTMANN


38    May 2009     Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                                    And the Briggs & Riley “Retailer
                                                  At the McKlein booth, national                                                    of the Year” Award goes to
                                                  sales manager Arthur Ogorzalek                                                    David Saad (2nd from left) of
                                                  writes up an order for Kathy                                                      Luggage World. Congratulating
                                                  Schwarz and Elaine Abernathy                                                      him are (from left) B&R VP
                                                  of Kathy’s Shoe Shop in                                                           of Sales Chris Delgado, CEO
                                                  Fayetteville, NC.                                                                 Richard Krulik and Account
                                                                                                                                    Executive Cindy King.




                                                                                                                             Las Vegas, NV
                                                                                                                 JO T THIS DO WN
                                                                                                Hadaki by Kalencom debuts its Pencil Stripes Large
                                                                                               Laptop Tote in neoprene. The striped sophisticate fits a
                                                                                                           size 15.4" laptop. MSRP $44.
                                                                                                                                    PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF
                                                                                                                                        HADAKI BY KALENCOM




                    PAPER OR PLASTIC BAGS? NEITHER!
     Give accessories a home with the PAC Home by Global Solutions 4, a
   multi-use portable accessory carryall that is both lightweight and collapsible,
  holds up to 30 pounds and can be used as a trunk organizer. Made of rugged
ripstop poly. Available in two sizes in pink, sage, blue and black. MSRP $19.99.




                            WINNING CONCEPT
                            Heys USA’s Travel Concepts VIAGGO (20" carry-on,
                            26" 30"), available in black, red and silver, has it all: ABS
                            composite; spinner wheels that you can push, pull or slide;
                            one-hand, push button retractable handle system; and a
                            packing divider with mesh pockets and shoe pockets.
                            Not only that, it is expandable for up to 25% more
                            packing space. MSRP $250/set.




                                                                                   NO SHRINKING VIOLET
                                                       Proclaiming its presence through high gloss
                                                   can’t-miss colors, including black, silver, red and
                                                          pink, is the hard-sided P2Drive Collection
                                                          (20", 25", 29" spinner set) by Heys USA.
                                                    This polycarbonate composite luggage has the
                                                     world’s first hard side zippered pocket system
                                                                and can expand for up to 25% more
                                                                    packing space. MSRP $560/set.




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                                                             Attendees enjoy Brent                                                             At the BelArno booth, K.U.
                                                             Hollowell’s demo of the Nirvana                                                   Chung of BelArno answers a
                                                             Organizer from Zen Class                                                          few questions from Saeed Zia
                                                             Traveler.                                                                         of Ambassador Luggage.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                               THE NEXT LEVEL OF LUGGAGE
                                               High Sierra, the official bag and
                                               luggage supplier for the U.S. Ski and
                                               Snowboard team, unveiled its Next
                                               Level Luggage Collection at The
                                                   Show, including AT GO and the
                                                   AT459 32-Inch Drop-Bottom
                                                   Wheeled Duffel (32.0" x 15.0"
                                                   x 15.5") that can be used as
                                                   a wheeled upright, duffel or
                                                   backpack. A molded foot allows
                                                   the duffel to stand upright and
                                                   also acts as a handle for easy                                                           WORTH A SECOND LOOK
                                                   lifting and a large main                                                           Hobo International launches the
                                                   compartment, with front-load                                  Vintage Collection: The Whitney earns double takes
                                                   access, expands 2.5" for                                  with its vintage leather woven with a black waxed cord.
                                                   additional packing capacity.                     The effect is a sophisticated and artisanal look and feel in gently
                                                   Well-equipped with drop-bottom                 tumbled Italian top grain cowhide leather with floral lace lining and
                                                   compartment (perfect for shoes              antique brass hardware. In black with Mogano cord and Mogano with
                                                   or bulky gear) and a top-load                                                            black cord. MSRP $198.
                                                   laundry/wet pocket. In Pacific
                                                   Blue, Carbon Gray and Cardinal
                                                   Red. MSRP $169.99.
                                                    PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF HIGH SIERRA




                MULTI-TALEN TED PERFORMER
         A solid performer, Ricardo Beverly Hills’
     IZOD PerformX Collection (21" Expand-
       able WheelAboard™, 25" Expandable
           Upright, 28" Expandable Upright)
             in easy-to-clean micro ballistic
              Terylene, looks as good as it
           performs. Cases expand 25%
             with the pull of a zipper and
      feature a full-size zippered mesh
      compartment on the lid’s inside
       for a second packing compart-                                                                                BAG BUILT FOR QUALITY, CONVENIENCE
               ment. An ergonomically                                                                                           AND VALUE
             designed locking handle                                                                            J World Sport’s new Laptop Messenger in marble
                system and the beefy,                                                                          grey is ready to go to work for you: There’s a laptop
      cushioned carry handles help                                                                               sleeve in the main compartment, a mobile phone
      reduce hand and arm fatigue.                                                                             pocket on the side and a double-side release buckle
          A beauty in black, exit red/                                                                             closure. A flap-opening shoulder bag, it has a
        black and olive branch/black.                                                                             horizontal zippered pocket on the front and an
                    MSRP $260/$300.                                                                                  adjustable shoulder strap. MSRP $39.99.
     PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF RICARDO BEVERLY HILLS




40      May 2009       Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                                      Monkeying around in the
                                                   ExOfficio’s Jeff Sheets answers                                                    Travelon booth are Travelon
                                                   questions in the Apparel                                                           president Don Godshaw and
                                                   Pavilion, new to this year’s                                                       Christine English, account
                                                   Show.                                                                              manager for woot! Wholesale,
                                                                                                                                      Inc.




                                                                                                                              Las Vegas, NV
                      APPROVED AND APPRECIATED
humangear’s GoToob soft, squeezable liquid transport tubes come in two
carry-on approved sizes (1.25 oz./2 oz.) in clear, lime green, sky blue and
 hot pink. Designed for easy fill-ups and cleaning, the tubes have an easy
                         “no-drip” dispensing valve, an inverted design
                         for easy access and rotatable identification ring.
                         They are made of food grade silicone.
                         MSRP $6.45/$7.95.




                                                                                                                              LIVING UP TO ITS NAME
                                                                                                                            Innovative Products does it
                                                                                                                          again: Its nylon Comfort Pack
                                                                                                                   Backpack is a marvel with patented
                                                                                     air comfort technology, advanced ergonomic design and built-in
                                                                                     air bladder that adjusts to body shape and removes weight and
   NEXT GENERATION OF ZIP TO TE                                                      stress load. Available in black, the Comfort Pack is endorsed by
        The Generations Edge Laptop                                                                    the Chiropractors Association. MSRP $49.99.
   Compatible Zip Tote with pockets
    by Jack Georges is bold in black
   and cream and made of wrinkle-
  free ballistic nylon. Its Italian trim
and painted edges with matching
    color stitching are bellissimo.
                     MSRP $195.
           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF
                    JACK GEORGES




                                                                                          HANG WITH THE
                                                                                          FASHIONISTAS
                                                                                          The FUMI from Je’Marie
                                                                                          PurseHook is a tasteful
                                                                                          multi-purpose handbag
                                                                                          or laptop bag hanger
                                                                                          that may be worn on
                                                                                          purse or bag straps or
                                                                                          as a bracelet. In showy
                                                                                          silver, gold and pewter, the bangle is made of recycled
                                                                                          metals and measures 3" x 2". MSRP $24.95.
                                                                                          PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JE’MARIE PURSEHOOK




                                                                                                                  Travel Goods SHOWCASE          May 2009            41
                                                    Mike Zucker (second from left)
                                                                                                                                           Darrell Murphy of Stein Mart,
                                                    of Samsonite Company Stores
                                                                                                                                           Gary Steele of Landor & Hawa,
                                                    happily accepts Briggs & Riley’s
                                                                                                                                           Michelle Berrigan of Stein Mart
                                                    “Retailer of the Year” Award
                                                                                                                                           and Ken White of Landor &
                                                    from Richard Krulik, B&R CEO
                                                                                                                                           Hawa check out L&H’s 30” Drop
                                                    (center), Chris Delgado (left)
                                                                                                                                           Bottom Duffle during The Show.
                                                    and Colleen Anders.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show



                                                                                                              CAN’T TOUCH THIS
                                                                                              Protect your belongings from contact with airport
                                                                                              bins with Kangopack, a checkpoint-friendly pack
                                                                                            whose easily removable, antimicrobial protective liner
                                                                                              allows for stowing 1-quart clear bag and liquids.
                                                                                                Exit security quickly with a drawstring that
                                                                                             cinches into a shoulder strap. Made of
                                                   COLLECT DIVIDENDS                        ballistic nylon and antimicrobial treated
                                                ON THIS STYLE-SETTER                             polyester, it comes in black and
                                 From its Dividends™ Collection, Johnston &                     measures 8" x 9". MSRP $34.95.
                                                                                                  PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KANGOPACK
                       Murphy presents a modern classic: the 17" Slim Brief
                    in chestnut and black/dark mahogany and featuring soft,
      vegetable tanned leather with smooth waxhide leather trim and uber                         QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST
      sophisticated good looks. An organization panel features the patent-                   KIVA Designs new 21" Rolling
      pending Quick Retrieve™ that allows easy access to electronics and                   Backpack quickly converts from
       the full-zip main compartment includes aero mesh padded panel to                 rolling bag to backpack. The carry-
                                  accommodate a 17” laptop. MSRP $425.                  on size backpack (21" x 14" x 10")
                                                                                              is lightweight, made of ripstop
                                                                                         ballistic and sizzles in a hot spice/
                                                                                       graphite color combo. MSRP $169.



                                       CHIROPRACTOR-APPROVED
                                            The Kiro Travel Pillow was designed by a chiropractor
                                                 so you know it’s got comfort and support
                                                       built into the design. With its snuggly
                                                         one-size-fits-all design, the pillow
                                                            offers ergonomic neck support, is
                                                             doctor recommended and can be
                                                              used on planes, trains, automobiles
                                                               — even in your desk chair.
                                                               MSRP $19.95.




42    May 2009    Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                                              knomo’s managing director
                                                                                                                                              Bobby Williams discusses the
                                                         John Mori, Gwin Hammond
                                                                                                                                              benefits of knomo’s new Rosa
                                                         and Lynne Gagnon, all of Mori
                                                                                                                                              and Ava Brief Totes from the
                                                         Luggage, learn about Ricardo
                                                                                                                                              Berkeley Collection with Lina
                                                         Beverly Hills’ new lines.
                                                                                                                                              Ulmer and Nancy Behrandt
                                                                                                                                              of eBags.




                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas, NV
                       COO TIES BE GONE!                                                                        FUN IN FELT
 Kehei Corp.’s Cootie Cover (renamed the Cootie Buster) is                     For Netbooks, Kena Kai’s new 13" and 15" Felt Notebook Sleeves, made from
  an antibacterial seat cover that is eco-friendly. In off-white               100% recycled PET plastic bottles and containers, are attractive in contrasting
  cotton, the 21" x 58" cover fastens easily on to an airline                    accent and interior color and practical with heavy gauge self-repairing zipper.
seat, effectively putting a germ-free barrier between you and                     The TSA-friendly FELTtech™ sleeves feature a wide easy-access zippered
 things you don’t even want to think about. MSRP $12.95.                           opening and act as a second skin to protect the computer, plus 4mm of
                                PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KEHEI CORP.             lightweight protection. Four fun-in-felt color combinations; purple/grey, orange/
                                                                               chocolate, grey/turquoise and turquoise/grey. MSRP $29.99/$34.99/$39.99.
                                                                                                                                    PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KENA KAI




     CHANCE OF RAIN — NO T!                                                                  FASHION BASTION IN FUCHSIA
    Knirps Duomatic Umbrella in              knomo’s Serra in brilliant fuchsia is a wheeled north-south brief that holds
   bloom and dramatic black and                most 17" computers. Padded air computer interior and organizational
    white makes a great gift item                     pockets add function to this fashion statement. MSRP $295.
  (practical, too). A stylish pattern,                                                     PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF KNOMO

   automatic open/close function
 and high grade aluminum handle
   combine with a dependable flat
   weave polyester fabric canopy
     that repels water and dries
instantly for a gift that is thoughtful
    and then some. MSRP $58.




                                                                                                                           Travel Goods SHOWCASE         May 2009             43
                                                     Ron Hoffman, Julie Lovinger                                                           Exhibitors, distributors, retailers,
                                                     and Todd Lovinger (standing)                                                          speakers and TGA staff
                                                     take a break from selling at                                                          members gather on Opening
                                                     the Anywhere Comfort booth to                                                         Night for TGA’s Awards
                                                     have a little fun.                                                                    Ceremony.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
      BE YOUR O WN LOOKOUT
      L.C. Industries’ Lookout™ Alert
      System is a compact proximity
      sensor and transmitter
      featuring a small transmitter
      that fits inside a bag or wallet
      while the receiver stays with                                                   STRUT YOUR SVELTE STUFF
      you. The 110 db alarm alerts                                                         The Sub Zero G Luggage
      you when the two devices are                                                     Collection by Landor & Hawa
      separated beyond 13 feet.                                                      USA, Ltd. features a glass fiber
      Constructed of plastic and                                                                frame structure that is
      metal, the system includes                                                         ultra strong and lightweight.
      bright LED flashlight and                                                      The 28.5" packing case weighs
      comes in white.                                                                  in at less than 6 pounds. This
      MSRP $39.99.                                                                     debonair-in-nylon 3-piece set
                                                                                         comes in black and red and
                                                                                     has a 5-year guarantee — not to
                                                                                               mention cubic packing
                                                                                          capacity. MSRP $490/set.




                            SPORTY SOPHISTICATE
                            Combining the sophisticated look you expect from
                            London Fog with the travel practicality of cotton
                            canvas twill treated with DuPont™ Teflon for water
                                              and stain resistance, Leisure
                                              Merchandising Corp.’s London Fog
                                              Cambridge Collection includes three
                                              traditional expandable uprights; a
                                              29" drop-bottom wheeled duffle;
                                              a wheeled garment bag; and four
                                              additional lifestyle pieces designed
                                              to meet most carry-on requirements.
                                              Colors planned at press time: olive,
                                              khaki and black. MSRP $140-$360.
                                                           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF
                                                           LEISURE MERCHANDISING




                                                                                                                                          LONELY PLANET
                                                                                                                          GUIDEBOOKS MAKE GOOD COMPANY
                                                                                Six titles from the new Lonely Planet Trips Series made their debut at The Show:
                                                                                    California; New England; Pacific Northwest; Arizona, New Mexico and Grand
                                                                                  Canyon; New York, Washington, D.C. and Mid-Atlantic; and Carolinas, Georgia
                                                                                  and The South. Each book features 350 short-break itineraries with clear maps
                                                                                  and 200 day trips; unique themed icons; tips from local experts; recommended
                                                                                regional playlists; family-friendly and pet-friendly establishments; and a Greendex
                                                                                                                       guide of sustainable options. MSRP $19.99.


44    May 2009     Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                  At the Opening Night Reception,
                                                                                                                                           Fresh from their awards victory,
                                                  Amy Kim, Ana Kim, Peter
                                                                                                                                           David Dejordy, Pam Emma and
                                                  Spicer, Don Park, Eun Young
                                                                                                                                           Matt Masterson of Traveler’s
                                                  Kim, JW Kim and Baegsu Kim
                                                                                                                                           Supply, Inc. toast the success
                                                  of J World Sports unwind after
                                                                                                                                           of their Traveler-ER USB Drive.
                                                  a long day.




                                                                                                                                   Las Vegas, NV

                                THIS BAG SPEAKS VOLUMES
                                 Go bold this season with the Rainbow Shoulder Bag from
                                  Latico Leather’s P.S. Collection. Oversized, confident and
                                    colorful in all season colors with brown contrast trim, the
                                     bag has a leather interior organizer, flower print lining
                                       and zippered pocket, to say nothing of its bold and
                                         beautiful nature. MSRP $219.
                                           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LATICO LEATHER



                                                                                              RAINBO W BRIGHT
                                                                            Accessory Network’s LeSportsac
                                                                     21" Expandable Upright in Jaipur print, a
                                                                       dynamic multihued pattern on rip-stop
                                                                          nylon, has in-line ball bearing skate
                                                                    wheels, a fully-lined interior, locking trolley
                                                                     system and 2-1/2" of expansion for extra
                                                                             storage space. MSRP $179.99.
                                                                          PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ACCESSORY NETWORK




             THE SPIN ZONE
Luggage America looks back
 for fashion-forward inspira-
    tion: Its Pioneer Hybrid
    Luggage line, in black,
      rose, lavender, plum,
   mustard and aqua, fea-
 tures eight-wheels with                                                                                                              SLEEP IN COMFORT —
    smooth 360-degree                                                                                                                        ON A PLANE?
                                                                                                                                       It’s possible when you
   maneuverability. The
                                                                                                                                     pack the Travel Nook by
 pieces, with fully lined
                                                                                                                                           LV Comfort LLC, an
  interiors, are expand-
                                                                                                                                        inflatable travel pillow
     able, have rear and
                                                                                                                                          with cushioning side
   front zipper pockets
                                                                                                                                            support shape that
        and a removable
                                                                                                                                          cradles the head for
             shoe pocket.
                                                                                                                                              comfort in flight.
       MSRP $600/set.
  PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF                                                                                                                Lightweight, compact
         LUGGAGE AMERICA                                                                                                  and durable, it has large valves for
                                                                                                               easy inflating/deflating and a washable PVC
                                                                                                                              surface. Blue. MSRP $19.99.



                                                                                                                       Travel Goods SHOWCASE          May 2009           45
                                                     Raising a brewskie are Mike                                                              Let the good times roll: Will
                                                     Deutschendorf of Wally Bags,                                                             Senn, Candace Johns of Bag
                                                     Barbie Fleishell of Wally Bags,                                                          & Baggage, Jay Friedman of
                                                     Jason Pace of Luggage &                                                                  Lazars and Tim Bleish and
                                                     Leather and Jim Deutschendorf                                                            Erin Leonard, also of Bag &
                                                     of Wally Bags.                                                                           Baggage, enjoy the reception.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                                                                       BEAUTY AND BRAINS
                                                                                       From its S Series, McKLein presents the feature-
                                                                                       packed West Town, a checkpoint-friendly 17"
                                                                                       detachable-wheeled laptop case in pebble grain
                                                                                       calfskin leather: Secure, detachable patent-
                                                                                       pending Fly-Through Checkpoint-Friendly laptop
                                                                                       sleeve design which can be used as a separate
                                                                                       case with detachable shoulder strap design;
                                                                                       front compartment with a 3-file divider that
                                                                                       expands 2" to allow
                                                                                       30% more space;
                                                                                       front zipper pocket for
                                                                                       stowing small items and
                                                                                       front organizer pocket
                                                                                       for media devices; and
                                                                                       extendable, high-grade
     MODERN, MODISH, MALCOLM                                                           aluminum single-handle.
     Add sizzle to your style with Malcolm Fontier’s 15" Director Bag.
                                                                                       Brown. MSRP $290.
     Available in white, brown, and black in supple PU coated canvas
     exterior, interior linen lining and brown accents, the piece woos with
     a built-in padded laptop sleeve and multiple pockets for gadgets,
     passports and more. Waterproof and stain-resistant. MSRP $250.
     PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MALCOLM FONTIER




                                                                                                                                          PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MCKLEIN




                                                                                               TRES CHIC
                                                                                               Murval Paris’ Two-piece Luggage Set (24" and a smaller,
                                                                                               20" carry-on) shines in “moc-croc” and lives up to the compa-
                                                                                               ny’s philosophy of creating trendy products that are well priced.
                                                                                               In black, hot pink and chocolate brown and boasting a pretty
                                                                                               print lining, the large bag has four spinning wheels,
                                                                                               the carry-on two. MSRP $195/set.
                                                                                               PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MURVAL PARIS




46    May 2009     Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                                                   (L-R) Gary Perella of Luggage
                                                          (L to R) CEO Jerry Moon,
                                                                                                                                                   America/Olympia discusses the
                                                          Terry Muldoon and Pat Overbey
                                                                                                                                                   Seattle O-5000-3 Series with
                                                          of Olivet chat with Wal-Mart
                                                                                                                                                   Mark Azar and Chantel Castro
                                                          buyer Nathan Triska.
                                                                                                                                                   of TJX Corp.




                                                                                                                                           Las Vegas, NV

                                                                                          LUXE LEATHER HIDES I.D.
                                                                                          Millennium Leather — The Andrew Philips Collection shines with
                                                                                          magnetic Privacy Luggage Tags in black, pumpkin, petal,
                                                                                          spring and ocean. Sporting a unique magnetic
                                                                                          closure design, the tags have a hidden
                                                                                          compartment for I.D. information.
                                                                                          MSRP $26.




                      SILVER AND GOLD — BLACK, TOO!
                       Miamica debuts its Inside Beauty Case, an
                        organizer in a rich color palette and a design
                        that takes its cues from convenience. The
                        flatter case design packs easily, taking up
                        no more room than a pair of jeans, and the
                       see-through cases inside reveal all. As an
     added value, the inside compartments are removable, making
     the organizer a four-in-one case. MSRP $49.99.
                       PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MIAMICA




                              MY, MY, MY!
   MY introduces the MY Wide Tote in seven luscious colors including
Lush Leaf, a smart and sturdy number with oilcloth exterior and signature
 tangerine lining and accented            with leather trim and nickel
  hardware. The tote has a                    plethora of hardworking
   pockets: one exterior,                       four interior, two bottle —
 plus key fob and killer                          good looks.
    MSRP $158.                                     PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY
                                                        OF MY




                                                                                                                                           MOBILE FILING CABINET
                                                                                                                           MyWalit’s Mini N/S Organizer with Flap
                                                                                                                         dares to be different in an innovative color
                                                                                                                                palette, including Purple Haze, and
                                                                                                                        deceptive in its detail: It looks like a simple
                                                                                             shoulder bag, but snap open the metallic clasp on the flap and you’ll
                                                                                                 find a mobile filing cabinet with a tier of three zipped pockets for
                                                                                            compartmentalizing essentials and a pouch for quick access to purse
                                                                                               and passport. In Nappa leather, this organizer is a fashion fusion of
                                                                                              superior construction, practical design and versatility. MSRP $150.


                                                                                                                               Travel Goods SHOWCASE         May 2009         47
                                                                                                                                          It’s all smiles and hugs
                                                     DiCAPac’s new waterproof                                                             at the LV Comfort booth:
                                                     cases for digital equipment,                                                         (L to R) LV Comfort co-owner
                                                     unveiled at The Show, lured                                                          Coleen Houlker and Bryce Kirk
                                                     some attendees from the aisles                                                       of Magellan’s chat up Joyce
                                                     and over to its booth.                                                               Lewis (back to camera) from
                                                                                                                                          Marketing Plus International.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                                                                                                           ON YOUR MARK, JET SET
                                                                                                                  Onyx Laboratories has a successful formula
                                                                                                                   with Jet Set Travel, a plush blanket, small
                                                                                                                  massaging pillow and — when combined —
                                                                                                                      a medium cushion. MSRP $24.99.
                                                                                                                      PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ONYX LABORATORIES




                                                                              SIZED JUST RIGHT
                                                               Newcom Bags introduces the
                                                       Hobie Bag Rolling Duffel in bold red/
                                           gray/black, just the right size for convenient daily
                                use and carry-on luggage. Smooth rolling wheels glide over
                            most surfaces and side pockets and zipped compartments offer
                            convenient stashes for documents and small items. MSRP $99.
                                                               PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF NEWCOM BAGS




                                                                                                                                 MEMORIES MADE EASY
                                                                                                                                  The Memory Box by Rand
                                                                                                                                 McNally is compartmentalized
                                                                                                                                 to hold photos, keepsakes and
                                                                                                                                mementos, as well as memory
                                                                                                                                cards, flash drives and mini
                                                                                                                                digital video tapes. With a
                                                                                                                               durable and sealable pouch
                                                                                                                               for holding souvenirs (think
      NO MORE DISORGANIZED PACKING                                                                                            seashells and sand) and built-in
      Get the messenger bag designed for optimum organization: Piel, Inc.’s                                                   folder for itineraries, postcards,
      Four-Section Urban Messenger has a padded compartment that fits up                                                      maps, menus and more, the
      to a 15.5" laptop, a front zip pocket with full organizer, small secured                                              Memory Box can archive, safely
      zip pocket, flap-over Velcro® pocket with magnetic snap and adjustable                                         and stylishly, the moments you never want
      shoulder strap. Good looking, too, in top grain leather in saddle, black                                to forget. MSRP $19.99.
      and chocolate. 14.5" x 11" x 4". MSRP $199.                                                   PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF RAND MCNALLY




48    May 2009    Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                                         The joy was evident at L.C.
                                                                                                                                         Industries’ booth: Creator
                                                                                                                                         Heather Logan’s Pomchies
                                                       Denise Monteleone, associate
                                                                                                                                         had just been picked up by
                                                       luggage buyer for Macy’s,
                                                                                                                                         the company. Waving their
                                                       strikes a pose with Delsey
                                                                                                                                         poms with Heather (far right)
                                                       Luggage vice president–sales
                                                                                                                                         are (L to R) Michael Smerling
                                                       Michael Lauri.
                                                                                                                                         and Kristin Madoch of L.C.
                                                                                                                                         Industries and Lydia Boehl of
                                                                                                                                         Centennial Company.




                                                                                                                                 Las Vegas, NV




                                                                       SAFETY FIRST
                                                                From its CamSafe™
                                                                    Series, Pacsafe
                                                            launches the CamSafe
                                                           Shoulder Bag, chockfull
                                                     of antitheft features including
                                                  eXomesh Slashguard protection
                                       and slashproof, adjustable shoulder strap.
                              Available in black and olive, this uber durable piece
has a fully padded main compartment with adjustable/removable padded divider,
   two internal slip pockets, mesh pockets and water bottle pocket. MSRP $79.
                                                        PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PACSAFE


                                                                                                                 PRETTY IN PURPLE
                        GO QUIETLY                                                            Perlina’s Icon II Soft Satchel in purple is decadent in soft,
                        Olivet REVO Stealth Hardside Collection (20", 25", 29")                  all leather waxy python, as featured in Nordstrom’s
                        has ABS hardside with matte coating, a molded top and                             Spring 2009 catalog. MSRP $220.
                        side carry handles, push button locking handle system,
                        twister wheels for 360-degree maneuverability and fully
                        lined interior with center divider. In red, silver, charcoal
                                 and black. MSRP $240/$280/$300.
                                               PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF OLIVET




                                                            DESIGNER DOUBLE-DUTY
                                                            The newest wave in style and travel rolls in with Rowallan of
                                                            Scotland’s Sanderling Collection and its brilliantly designed
                                                            two-in-one Gabrielle Suiter Duffle. The roomy duffle unzips to
                                                            create a spacious garment bag that clips together to create
                                                            a clean silhouette when hanging —
                                                            and is perfect for a trip to the beach
                                                            or to the gym. Named for the
                                                            original Glasgow airfield, the
                                                            collection comes in Mariner
                                                            blue, Argyll pink, Skye blue
                                                            and Highland Green with
                                                            dramatic contrasting linings.
                                                            MSRP $150.
                                                            PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ROWALLAN
                                                            OF SCOTLAND




                                                                                                                     Travel Goods SHOWCASE          May 2009             49
                                                                                                                                              With its glossy cases adding
                                                      Erin Leonard of Bag & Baggage                                                           color to the foreground,
                                                      inspects the Children’s Neck                                                            RIMOWA North America, Inc.’s
                                                      Rest — both the zebra and                                                               booth was the essence of sleek
                                                      bunny patterns — with Kathy                                                             sophistication as (L to R) CEO
                                                      Piccirillo of Travel Smart as                                                           Dieter Morszeck chatted with
                                                      Candace Johns, also of Bag &                                                            Bertrand Pichon and, seated,
                                                      Baggage, looks on.                                                                      Michael Abate discussed cases
                                                                                                                                              with Gary Katz of RIMOWA.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
      ELEGAN T. EFFICIEN T. ELITE.                                                                                        READY TO TAKE FLITE
      Peace Rocks Sharper Image Air Elite (21" with laptop bag inside, 25", 28")                                          Sherpani’s just-under-six-pounds Ultra
      in scratch- and water-resistent 1680d fabric and given dramatic contrast                                            Light Flite is a wheeled briefcase from
      with leather trim, boasts an aluminum trolley frame with custom 4-wheel                                             the company’s line of eco recycled
                         spinners and polyester lining. Multi-function pockets,                                           luggage. Made from 67% recycled
                         two-inch expandable gusset and I.D. holder with slide-in                                         materials and with skid plates for stair
                         card round out its features. $400/$440/$480.                                                     protection, super high rebound wheels
                       PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PEACE ROCKS                                                                     and smooth one-touch retractable
                                                                                                                                 handle, this superlight bag comes
                                                                                                                                    in black, palm, rhubarb, sea mist
                                                                                                                                       and thistle and is accented
                                                                                                                                          with trim and patterned
                                                                                                                                            lining. MSRP $129.




                                                                                                                                              TAKE CARE OF YOUR
                                                                                                                                            FEET AND YOUR FEET…
                                                                                            Protect your peds with Terry Lane Products’ Travel Feet Disposable Foot
                                                                                            Covers, TSA-accepted and designed to be worn through airport security
                                                                                      checkpoints. One size fits most men, women and children and an elastic open-
                                                                                      ing provides a comfortable fit with anti-skid bottoms. Disposable or recyclable,
                                                                                         these covers are made of polypropylene. MSRP $3.99 per package of two.




                                                                GET IN THE SWING OF THINGS
        Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Sven’s
                rich Napa leather Belle swing pack is perfect for on-the-go lifestyles — putting
          essentials in easy reach for daytime sightseeing and evening outings. Available in a
            wide array of colors, the main compartment features a darted bottom and leather
         detailed organizer pocket; a long strap allows it to be worn cross-body. MSRP $74.


50    May 2009    Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                                            Mun Han (far right) of Luggage
                                                      Distributors from South Africa
                                                                                                                                            America Inc. visits with with
                                                      and Australia greet each other
                                                                                                                                            David and Gill Green from
                                                      during a stop at the ZERO
                                                                                                                                            Leather & Luggage Depot
                                                      Halliburton booth.
                                                                                                                                            (Atlanta).




                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas, NV
  EARTH-FRIENDLY LUGGAGE REDUCES CARBON FOO TPRIN T
    The Sierra Club partnered with Ricardo Beverly Hills to develop
 environmentally-friendly travel products. The result? The seven-piece
Muir Pass Collection, in earth brown, chili red, olive and ebony, is con-
 structed with recycled water bottles and is free of heavy metals and
  carcinogens. A portion of the proceeds benefit environmental initia-
tives by the Sierra Club, America’s oldest, largest and most influential
grassroots environmental nonprofit organization. MSRP $120-$280.
                                          PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF RICARDO
                                                           BEVERLY HILLS




                                                                                       AIRPORT
                                                                                       SECURITY
                                                                                       IS A BREEZE
                                                                                       The Aircube™ Computer
                                                                                       Sleeve by Sumdex owns its
                                                                                       tech creds with air cell technology
                                                                                       that protects the computer from the
                                                                                       rigors of travel. As a Sumdex Quick-Check™ product, the Aircube™,
                                                                                       with see-through front panel and x-ray compatible design, allows the
                                                                                       computer to stay in the sleeve during inspection. Black. MSRP $39.99.




                                                                                                              AS SEEN ON TV
                                                                                        Toss Designs’ Zanzibar Rolling Duffle — the very one featured
                                                                                        on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” — is lightweight, chic and sleek
                                                                                                in leopard with green accent. MSRP $225.
                                                                                                      PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TOSS DESIGNS




ULTRAVIOLET PRO TECTION FOR YOUR PATE
Tilley’s new Women’s Wide Brim Raffia Hat offers urbane styling with
attitude: Its latest model has a 4-inch sloping brim for maximum sun
protection. Made with the finest Madagascar raffia, this crushable/pack-
able and fully lined style has a dome crown and grosgrain ribbon hatband
(in black/white stripe) that will complement every piece in your wardrobe.
Water-repellant and with removable quick-drying Hydrofil® anti-sweat
band, the hat can be personalized by wrapping a scarf or braid around
the crown for a unique look. Sizes: S-XL. MSRP $95.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TILLEY

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                                                                                                                                                    Monica Kalozdi of Hadaki
                                                                                                                                                    by Kalencom shows off the
                                                       Barb Nash of Rand McNally and
                                                                                                                                                    company’s Pencil Stripes large
                                                       Ada Yuen of The Planet Traveller
                                                                                                                                                    laptop tote to Linda Ulmer, mer-
                                                       chat about Rand McNally’s new
                                                                                                                                                    chandising manager of eBags.
                                                       fabMapT.
                                                                                                                                                    Theresa Kennedy, also of
                                                                                                                                                    Hadaki by Kalencom, looks on.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                                                                                                           CHOICE LUGGAGE
                                                                                                    Traveler’s Choice Fine Travelware’s new Coleman Expedition
                                                                                                 Three-Piece Luggage Set features a removable checkpoint-friendly
                                                                                                        backpack (21" and 25") in blue. MSRP $499.99/set.
                                                                                                           PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TRAVELER’S CHOICE FINE TRAVELWARE




      NECK CUDDLIES FOR KIDS
      Travel Smart by Conair Kids’ Neck Rests are soft and adorable pillow
      pets (monkey, zebra, bunny, puppy) that provide cuddly support to a
      child’s head and neck. Lightweight and easy to pack or carry, they meet
      CSPIA requirements and are ideal for traveling or home. MSRP $14.99.
      PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TRAVEL SMART BY CONAIR




                                           SPO TLIGHT ON PACKING’S WEIGHTY ISSUES
                                           The new compact TraveLite Luggage Scale shines with LED
                                           flashlight, EZ-Weigh Indicator Light (red/green if over/under
                                           50 pounds) and compact, ergonomic handle design. Weight-
                                           conscience itself, the scale rings in at a mere seven ounces,
                                           but weighs up to 100 pounds and carries a hefty five-year
                                           guarantee. Orange. MSRP $24.99.




                                                                THWART THIEVES
          Travelon has given travelers the edge on pickpockets and other petty
                    thieves with its introduction of Carry Safe™ Anti-Theft travel
             accessories, the latest patent-pending innovation by the company
       which currently holds more than 80 U.S. patents. This sleekly designed
        line includes four different bag styles and three accessories, including
       the Carry Safe™ Anti-Theft Hobo Bag. Security and functionality are its
           hallmarks, with cut-proof straps, hidden chain-link construction and locking zippers that keep
                                     everything from money to cameras safe and secure. MSRP $49.99.
                                                                                     PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TRAVELON




52    May 2009      Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                   Bruce Haymond of Hillmer’s                            Rich Beck of Overstock.com
                                                   Luggage & Travel is all smiles at                     takes lots of notes in the
                                                   the KIVA booth.                                       Traveler’s Choice booth.




                                                                                                 Las Vegas, NV




                                                                                            TASTEFUL, HIGH TECH TRIO
                                                                                               The H-Tech Collection by
                                                                                             Travelers Club Luggage is a
                                                                                            three-piece hybrid, four-wheel
                                                                                               set that includes 28" and
                                                                                             24" expandable hybrid spin-
                                                                                              ners and a 20" expandable
ER ON THE GO                                                                                  carry-on hybrid spinner. In
Designed with input from emergency medical and
                                                                                             black with fully lined interior
travel professionals, Traveler’s Supply’s Traveler-ER
                                                                                             and detachable divider with
Medical Drive stores emergency information and
                                                                                              zippered mesh pocket, the
medical records in a password protected USB drive.
                                                                                            collection is a polycarbonate/
A smart software solution for 21st Century travel,
                                                                                              polyester combo and has a
it is available in red. MSRP $29.95.
                                                                                              locking telescopic handle.
                                                                                                   MSRP $600/set.
                                                                                                 PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF
                                                                                                     TRAVELERS CLUB




                                                          WORKOUT WARRIOR
                                     Tucano’s Workout Trolley is designed to
                                            store a widescreen notebook PC
                                    (NB PC) up to 16.4" or up to a MacBook
                                    Pro (MBP) 17". It is offered in three nylon
                                          two-tone colors: midnight, platinum
                                             and raspberry. MSRP $199.99.




                                                                                       Travel Goods SHOWCASE       May 2009           53
                                                     The TGA booth, with its
                                                     bottomless Starbucks’ urns of                                                   Leisure Luggage’s Cliff Ensley
                                                     fresh-brewed coffee, gave tired                                                 (back to camera) meets with
                                                     attendees a chance to relax and                                                 Keith Yanko and Tom Stoffel of
                                                     refresh — and a chance to get                                                   Bon Ton Department Stores.
                                                     to know others at The Show.




     Seen at The 2009 Travel Goods Show
                                                                                                                IT’S A JOURNEY
                                                                                       For clothing that combines a sense of style with a sense of purpose,
                                                                                         UbU Clothing unveils its water repellent Journey Jacket in solid,
                                                                                         non-reversible fabric that cinches at the waist and has a hidden
                                                                                          zipper in the collar that allows the jacket to pack into a pillow.
                                                                                        Look good anywhere your travels take you in fashion colors sable,
                                                                                               raisin, onyx, peacock and purple dusk. MSRP $138.




                       SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND
       With U Tag It’s new flexible, patented PVC tags, there’s no
      need to worry that your luggage tags will break or snap in half
       or that your bags will be missed in a sea of luggage. These
        tags, available in various designs, are durable and highly
           visible for easy spotting as the bags hit the carousel.
                               MSRP $7.48.




      A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING; EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE
      Zen Class’ debut invention, the patent-pending Nirvana
      Organizer, helps stressed travelers find their happy place by
      organizing an ever-growing cache of electronics and travel
      necessaries. It mounts easily on to a plane or train seatback
      tray table and offers an array of stash-worthy compart-
      ments, cup holder, memory/SIM card slots, places to stow
      reading material and pacifiers and more. It folds closed into
      a casual carry-on tote and also works well in cars and over
      the handles of infant strollers. In black and chocolate brown.
      MSRP $39.99. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ZEN CLASS




54    May 2009     Travel Goods SHOWCASE
                                                                                    (L-R) At the Bosca booth,
(L to R) William Varela, Heys                                                       Eric Schwartz of Ottawa
USA, and Bernie Schwartz                                                            Leather Goods talks with
of California Luggage at the                                                        Jeff Frank of Bosca and
Heys USA booth.                                                                     Guy Paquette of Bagot Leather
                                                                                    Goods, Luggage Plus.




                                                                             Las Vegas, NV

                                             JUST ADD KID
                                             Universal Map scores a win with Sparky’s Junior Travel
                                             Backpack: The Little Passenger Travel Fun by Universal
                                             Map provides hours of creative fun and spices up any real
                                             or virtual vacation for kids. Sparky’s Junior Backpack made
                                             of clear vinyl includes Kid’s Travel Activities, a 32-page
                                             coloring book of brain teasers, Kid’s Travel Fun & Games,
                                             a Kid’s Interstate Road Atlas, Activity Map, U.S. Map
                                             Playing Cards and crayons. MSRP $19.99.




                        PRETTY AND TOUGH
                        Witz Sport Cases’ Flower
                        Keep-It Safe (2.7" x 4.3" x 1.3")
                        is a secure patented, water-
                        proof container, crush resistant with ABS shell and waterproof with “O-Ring”
                        seal. It’s a keeper with patented angle design and appealing hibiscus flower
                        pattern in blue, green and pink. MSRP $7.95.


    GLOBAL CREDS
    ZERO Halliburton’s full-featured 2-Flex Hybrid 20" International Expandable
    Carry-On can flex its international muscle, expanding two inches as a suiter
    that is lightweight and easy to carry. With a unique poly-nylon construction,
    new full extension handle system and fully lined compartments, the bag
    gleams in silver and metallic black. MSRP $295.

                                         Please see the Buyer’s Guide on pages 80–81 for a directory
                                         of the companies whose products are included in this feature.


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