by Donna M. Airoldi | February 15, 2011

A new luxury luggage collection has arrived at Tumi’s special markets division—Arrivé, which features 12 different sleek and polished styles.

The new products were created with the business traveler in mind and are designed for efficient functionality and rugged usage. All but two items in the collection are ideal for day usage or overnight/short trips and can be used as carry-on luggage. The line is available for incentive and reward merchandise programs beginning this spring and takes the place of Tumi’s LXT collection, effective immediately.

Arrivé business and day-bag options include a wheeled brief with laptop insert, messenger bag backpack, and top-handle briefcases. All styles come in black, with six of the items also available in sable.

Materials include calfskin trim, resilient micro-ballistic nylon fabric, chrome accents, custom-made handles, and interior organizational accessories. Additional specifications:

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum used in telescoping handle system.
  • Multi-layered polycarbonate/ABS internal shells reduce weight on all packing cases, providing strength and protection.
  • 100-percent nylon, satin-finish lining with single-needle stitching on interiors. Heat-embossed, lightweight, and have metallic leather piped edges.
  • 100-percent nylon mesh membrane helps compress air from packing interiors.
  • Custom-forged, aluminum top-carry handles in fixed and retractable versions.
  • U- Zip pockets with recessed opening make access to bags quick and protect zippers.
  • Break-away pullers are easy to replace and protect zipper sliders and coils.
  • Silver-tipped nylon zippers.
  • Tumi Omega 2010 Zipper with fused RC coils use melted loopers to secure coils to zipper tape and recessed channel protect the top stitching from abrasion.
  • New locking zipper end tabs on front panel sliders let users lock front-panel pockets.
  • Leather detailing on front panels, in wheel inserts, on straps, monogram patches, around Tracer tags, in zipper pullers, on piped edging around corners, and on handles.

 

Two items from the Arrivé collection are already best-sellers in the retail market: the Narita Slim Brief in black ($595) and the DeGaulle International Carry-On in black or sable ($1,095).

Prices range from $145 to $1,095. For more information, contact Tumi Special Markets Director Mike Landry at (800) 669-3181 or [email protected], or visit www.tumispecialmarkets.com.