L.I.F.E / March 2019

Expedition and Exploration

“At TUMI, we are constantly elevating the travel experience. Our expedition and exploration are ongoing; we’ll never stop working to improve the lives and journeys of our customers,” says Victor Sanz, TUMI Creative Director. Travel and exploration lies at the core of TUMI’s philosophy, but some travels should not be without its luxuries. The Spring 2019 collection sees a relaunch of TUMI’s core collection, the Alpha, by modifying its most celebrated features and incorporating tech to create the ultimate flexibility for the brand’s global followers. With a cleaner, more refined aesthetic, Alpha 3 updates include an integrated USB Power Port added to each of the carry-on sizes, dual-access entry, modernized front face with protective rails, full access front pocket for increased functionality, a leather rain flap on bags and dual-coil security zippers. New bags include the Slim Backpack, a compact backpack designed for those with a lighter load, the Slim 3-Way Brief, a sleek business offering that can be carried as a backpack or a bag, and the Expandable Tote, a highly functional easy-to-carry men’s tote bag. The collection will be available in Black Ballistic, Black Leather and Anthracite with brown leather trim. Seasonal pattern Graphic Congo will also be available, adding a pop of color to select styles. TUMI’s sight is also focused on expanding its women’s category and delving further into the premium world, as well as exploring new techniques from a material standpoint, such as burnishing leather and working with carbon fiber. Created with today’s modern, multitasking business woman in mind, the new Maren collection is geared toward those with an appreciation for design and craftsmanship. This new premium collection takes the brand’s women’s assortment a step forward, with all styles featuring supple, rich leather, new hinge hardware closure and a leather top handle. Chic yet functional new styles include the Morgan Backpack, Delphine Expandable Brief and Brooke Crossbody. All feature a removable, adjustable crossbody strap, and work-ready details like a dedicated space for your laptop and plenty of organization. The new Morgan Backpack is an elevated take on a classic silhouette with a convenient double-zip entry, adjustable padded leather backpack straps, and business functionality. The Brooke Crossbody is a sophisticated everyday bag that has removable, adjustable crossbody straps, and thoughtful organizational features. The collection will be available in Black and Elephant Grey, both with gunmetal hardware.