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OUR FAVORITE NEW ITEM: KENNETH COLE LEATHER DUFFELS

At Irv’s Luggage, we see all sorts of new travel items so not much excites us anymore, but we couldn’t hide our enthusiasm when we saw these awesome Kenneth Cole leather duffels. The leathers are all top notch and the values can’t be beaten. With three different styles to choose from, there is sure to be one for you or a gift for someone special.

KC-580825Looking for a duffel for a quick trip or as a gym bag? Then check out the new Colombian Leather Top Zip Duffel. It has plenty of room for an extra pair of shoes, several changes of clothes, and toiletries. With its sleek black leather, it is perfect if you have to go from the gym right to a meeting and is small enough even to use as a carry-on for a commuter plane. At $119.99 this is going to be a hot holiday seller.

Leather duffels are a great alternative to a wheeled carry-on and the 20″ Colombian KC-58011-1NLeather Weekend Duffel is perfect for those situations. The bag is made of full grain leather and features both interior and exterior pockets for all your small items and tickets and a padded leather strap for easy carrying. This bag comes in black or brown and is an unbelievable deal at $124.99. It even comes with a matching leather luggage tag.

KC-580835If it’s style you are looking for then check out the Polished Nappa Leather Top Zip 20″ Duffel. The leather is cow polish nappa leather which is smooth, polished leather that looks great and feels great to the touch. This is a look you will never feel out of place with, even the most formal of occasions. With an included, detachable leather strap you can carry it over your shoulder or you can use the open pocket sleeve to trolley it on top of a larger bag. At $129.99 we are practically giving it away.

With all three bags quantities are limited to stock on hand, and with the holiday’s approaching quickly this will be a hot item so the time to buy is now. After all, he who hesitates is lost.

 

One fun thing that can be done to personalize many leather items is to have it monogrammed. This is an old process that actually dates back to ancient Greece. For a IMG_1387while, it was considered passé but what was once old is always new again- so they say. Many people do not understand the process and need some guidance. This is where we step in. Follow along for your complete guide to monogramming.

Monogramming leather is done by a stamping machine. This is a process that has not changed in over 75 years and it is all done by hand. The first part is finding the necessary letters or symbols intended for use. There are several choices on lettering sizes. Don’t worry, the person doing the monogramming will work with you to choose the right letter size. Once the machine is heated up the next step is determining where to stamp the item. This part can be trickyIMG_1392 and it takes monogrammer years to know exactly where the best place is aesthetically to make the burn.

Once the letters are picked the next choice is whether to have the letter burned or to have a foil. A foil, usually silver or gold, helps the letters stand out on the item. However, burned-in has become more popular because it has a classic look that never goes out of style. This is very much a personal choice.

IMG_1390Once the letters are in place and the spot marked on the bag the next step is to secure the item so it doesn’t move. It is important for the monogrammer to make sure that the item is centered and secured so the item doesn’t move. If the item is moved or isn’t centered there is no way to erase this so there is no room for error. Once this is done it is time for the stamping. The letters are pushed in by force for several seconds so the burning can take place. Once this is over the item is all ready to go.

Monogramming is also great for gifting, If you aren’t 100% sure about the item, a certificate for monogramming is a safe bet. This way, you know they’ll love the item before they monogram is done.

How to Choose the Right Laptop Case to Travel With

Traveling is a way of life for some, while others travel only occasionally for business or pleasure. Whatever the reason for your travel, a laptop is often at the top of the list. There are many laptop cases and bags to choose from to ensure that your laptop travels safely.

The important thing to do is assess your needs and shop for a case accordingly.

1.      Fashionable laptop cases. If style is your thing, then you’ll be wanting a laptop bag that reflects your personal style; something with detail, perhaps a bright color. Cabrelli  and Knomo make women’s business bags that marry style and function effortlessly. You can pick a bag that suits you and feel confident that you will have the features and convenience you need as well.

2.      Rolling laptop bags. This is an essential feature for many people who find their bags get too heavy with a laptop and work files inside. Rolling cases are easy to handle and take stress off the neck, back and shoulders. Samsonite and High Sierra make rolling business cases and rolling laptop backpacks that will give you the room you need for all of your essentials.

3.      Leather laptop bags. For a more polished and professional look, you might opt for a leather bag. Nothing feels as elegant as a leather briefcase. In addition, leather is durable and rugged and can withstand years of use. Oftentimes, leather bags look better with age. They take on a well worn patina that leather lovers covet. For the best leather bags available, you must look at Hartmann, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Johnston & Murphy.

Leather: The Custom Luxury Gift for The Holidays

Leather never goes out of style. It is also one of the most durable materials that can be used in making cases, bags, duffels and backpacks. Leather is unisex and ageless. It can be personalized with initials or a company logo to create a long lasting and professional gift. There is no better gift for the holidays than leather.

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Leather laptop cases, duffels, wallets, messenger bags, briefcases and toiletry kits are among the best choices you have for the men on your gift list. You can satisfy just about any need with one of these item, whether personal or professional. Whatever requirements you have, you can surely find the perfect leather piece from our vast selection. Browse our Samsonite Leather Business Cases, Men’s Leather Wallets or David King Leather Duffels made out of durable, rugged materials.

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There are scores of premium leather bags to choose from that are designed for women. From laptop totes to beautiful wallets, you will find an amazing selection of leather items for the women on your list. For example, take a look at the gorgeous leather handbags from Osgoode Marley, Sven, and Ellington, as well as the leather bags and wallets from Lodis and Hobo. All of these premium brands combine style, function and exceptional quality.

Leather makes the perfect luxury gift for the holidays. Many items can be personalized with monogramming, making your gift the most memorable one under the tree!

Irv’s Luggage offers quality leather products that can go where you go and which will last you for years to come. Not only will you feel great giving a beautiful leather gift, the recipient will undoubtedly appreciate receiving a lasting, luxurious gift of leather.

Leather Backpacks and Leather Messenger Bags

Irv’s Luggage carries not just suitcases, but a variety of luxury leather products as well.  Some of our more popular luxury items are our leather backpacks and leather messenger bags. We have a vast array of cowhide, Napa, and  full grain Colombian leather accessories to fit your preference and style, in a variety of capacities and functions.  Regardless of being on safari or going to a board meeting, you’ll find something distinguished, durable, and useful where ever your travels take you.

 

LeDonne Leather is one of our signature brands at Irv’s Luggage, and the Le Donne Distressed Leather Multi Pocket Backpack is a full grain leather backpack, has a multitude of pockets, and outfitted with straps built for comfort.  You would be hard pressed to find anything of similar capacity and utility that looks as unique as this bag.  Well-received by other customers, and you can have it too.

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Le Donne Leather Backpack

If a backpack is not your style, we have a vast selection of Leather Messenger Bags – and David King carries one of our best.  The David King Vaquetta Leather Flapover Messenger is a leather messenger bag that will hold a 15″ laptop securely as well as other important documents.  The Vaquetta Leather has a stylish look but also a plush  feel to complement the comfortable adjustable shoulder strap.  A magnetic clasp assures access to your personal items while still keeping them in place.   An additional pocket on the back of the bag also helps for any additional items you may pick up.

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David King Leather Messenger Bag

Piel Leather is one of our best selling brands, and with good reason.  A number of their products have great ratings, paired with the wide variety of styles they have available, from laptop messenger bags and laptop backpacks, to stylish handbags.

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Piel Leather Handbag

Whatever your choice and style, you have options upon options from some of the best designer brands out there.  Combined with our guaranteed low prices, be confident that when you shop with Irv’s Luggage, you’re getting the best brands at the best prices.

Back to School Backpack Sale

Believe it or not, it is already time to start buying supplies for the next school year including High Sierra BackpacksJWorld Backpacks, and North Face Backpacks.  During the month of July there are some terrific backpack sales going on at Irv’s Luggage and if you shop early you can get the pick of the crop at great savings as opposed to everyone’s leftovers during the mid to late August back to school rush.

High Sierra – has a wonderful selection of colors and patterns for both girls and boys in the traditional backpack; with the Swerve, Fat Boy and Loop being the most popular styles.  However, if your child has a large amount of books he or she carries back and forth each day, you may want to consider the Chaser or Freewheel convertible rolling backpacks to save her/him from some serious back pain by removing the weight off their shoulders with the convenient wheeled design of these increasingly popular book bags. Several High Sierra backpacks are also equipped to hold a laptop, so keep that in mind while making your decision.

Jansport  – WOW, what a fun assortment of brightly colored school backpacks!  Girls in particular love Jansport’s to-die-for floral and plaid prints as well as this year’s popular tie-dye patterns. Trust me, Jansport is your best option if you have a real fashionista on your hands and the best news…you will not break the bank when purchasing these fabulous book bags either!

JWorld is geared more toward elementary and pre-school aged children, JWorld provides a great economical alternative to the higher priced brands used by older students while still providing many of the great features the younger academics prefer including a roomy main compartment, padded shoulder straps and the easy access front pocket feature.

North Face is by far our #1 bestseller! North Face provides a high quality backpack with all the bells and whistle for today’s modern consumer including: a laptop pocket with padding; an electronic’s organizer pocket; water bottle pocket; reflective material; accessory pocket; BackSaver bottom panel with compression and more!!! The North Face is a favorite among high school and college aged students for sure!

Be one step ahead of the back to school rush, buy your favorite backpacks from High Sierra, Jansport, JWorld and North Face now at IrvsLuggage.com

Bombproof Luggage Set Goes on Sale!

Official Announcement:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time. The day you have been waiting for is finally here. Drum roll, please…. Irv’s Luggage is happy to announce our Most Popular set of Bombproof Luggage is going on SALE! (Woohoo!)

Luggage fanatics of the world, this luggage set is one of a kind!! Coated in a special material to deter bombs from eroding the material, each piece of this set is equipped with a suiter and a 4-wheel spinner system for easy maneuverability even in the smallest of spaces. Plus, it boasts a soundproof shell encouraging you to keep all sorts of critters inside without hearing their constant scratching. (Would you really want to be bothered by scratching all day long? I know I wouldn’t!) Available in four different colors (Blue, Silver, Black and Neon Green) this 4-piece luggage set is sure to sell out!

Are you ready for the newest wave of airline luggage? I know I am!!

Alright, ok, I confess. We really aren’t selling bombproof luggage. I’m not even sure if there is such a thing. But we do have other really great products (luggage sets, carry on luggage, travel accessories, handbags and more) that you will want to check out in your search for new luggage this travel season.

If you are truly looking for a great luggage set, look no further than the Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set.Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set Great for a man, woman or family of monkeys, this hardside set is lightweight, durable and easy to use, and will make traveling so much easier. Available in Black, Blue or Navy Blue, the Heys Hummer set shines with a gloss finish guaranteed to show off your sense of style. While this set isn’t bombproof or dent proof, it is specially priced for a limited time only. This is one set you will not want to pass by!

Now, what if you like to travel “light” and don’t need a full set of luggage? (No, stuffing your two TSA required carry ons full of crap you picked up along your travels is NOT considered traveling light!)If you have to travel using only two carry on bags, you should look at the Kathy Van Zeeland Expandable Carry Ons. Kathy Van Zeeland Bohemian 20" Carry On Expandable Spinner Discontinued Designed in nine different patterns, this carry on luggage will stand out in a crowd and make everyone wonder just where you got that luggage! Plus it comes with a spacious interior and is expandable securing extra space not only for your clothes but for goodies you buy along the way.

Finally, one of the most important things to remember when traveling is travel accessories. You’ll need a distinctive luggage tag just in case you have the exact same luggage as someone else (I can guarantee you will!) Packing accessories and Dopp kits are also great space savers thatRoyce Leather RFID Blocking Euro Commuter Wallet help give even the most disorganized person some sort of order when packing. And don’t forget your travel wallets. You never know what or who you might encounter on your travels (Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!) Having a security or RFID wallet will keep your mind at ease, even when you’re busy exploring.

Use these tips as you will, but let us know how they work out for you! And if bombproof luggage ever becomes available, I promise Irv’s Luggage will be the first to let you know!