Irv’s Luggage

Irv’s Luggage is celebrating 70 years in the travel business! We have been serving the luggage and business travel needs in the Chicago area since 1947. As a family-owned business, Irv’s Luggage owns and operates an active website,, and 2 retail stores in the Chicago suburbs. We take great pride in our history as one of the original specialty luggage dealers in Chicago, but we do not rest on our laurels! We work hard every day to provide the expert advice, outstanding customer service, top brands and competitive pricing that our customers have come to know and expect.

Irv's Lugagge founder Irving Wein

Irving Wein, founder of Irv’s Luggage, circa 1950.

But let’s backtrack for a moment, to the humble beginnings of Irv’s Luggage. In 1947, with help from his Army savings, Irving Wein bought his cousin’s luggage shop. After purchasing the store located in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side he renamed it The Progressive Trunk & Bag Co.  Using his strong merchandising and customer service skills developed over the years, and with many long hours of hard work, the business thrived.  Irving’s strong work ethic was exemplified to his customers when he would personally deliver large steamer trunks on his back riding a Chicago streetcar.

For the next twenty years The Progressive Trunk & Bag Co continued to prosper. However,  it became evident in the late 1960’s that more and more people were moving to the suburbs, and with this movement came the birth of a new retail concept,  “the shopping mall”. Owing to Mr. Wein’s business ingenuity, he knew it was time to make a change, even when many told him it would be a mistake.

Thus, Emporium Luggage was born in Yorktown Mall in 1969. Setting up shop and competing with the corporate giants, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penny, and Sears, made Mr. Wein a pioneer of sorts amongst the smaller, privately owned luggage retailers of his time.

Over the years, Irving married and had three children.  Mr. Wein knew it was important to instill in his children the very important work ethic that allowed him to not only survive but thrive in an ever changing and competitive world. Under the combined efforts of his wife and his three children, Irving’s company grew, diversified and evolved with the shifting needs of the consumer marketplace. Irv’s Luggage entered the eCommerce landscape in 1998. The founder, Mr. Irving Wein, died in 2007, but his legacy of hard work, customer service, merchandising and business acumen lives on in his children.

More important information about Irv’s Luggage:

Expert advice, great selection, exceptional customer service and competitive prices are the hallmarks of Irv’s Luggage. Our customers, both online and office, depend on Irv’s Luggage for low prices, value, the best brands and the highest level of customer service. We are a 98% rated Amazon seller, a 99% rated eBay seller and have top reviews on Yelp and Google!

Irv’s Luggage is proud to offer Free Shipping on orders over $75.

Irv’s Luggage has a Low-Price Guarantee! What does this mean? If you find your purchased item at a lower price (including delivery) within 30 days of purchase on Irv’s, we will gladly match the lower price and refund you the difference!

Shop the BEST brands:

TSA Airline Baggage Regulations – With the ever-changing airport security regulations and the need to be in compliance, Irv’s Luggage offers the latest in travel accessories, from Pack-It systems by Eagle Creek, to the latest in liquids storage to the top travel organizers for tickets, passports and personal items. Irv’s Luggage has a huge selection of Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bags that meet airport security requirements.

More than Just Luggage… Laptop Cases, Duffels, Backpacks too
Featuring Kenneth Cole, The North Face, Kipling, Knomo and Rawlings Leather Goods, Irv’s Luggage offers the selection you need from the best brands in the business.

If Your Luggage Needs Repair….
Irv’s Luggage now has the largest onsite luggage and bag repair center in the Midwest. Luggage, handbags, briefcases and much more, can be dropped off for repair at any of our 2 locations or you can ship your bag to the Irv’s Luggage repair center via UPS. We do warranty claims and are the authorized repair center for most major brands, including Briggs & Riley, Samsonite, Travelpro, Hartmann and more.

Montblanc Pens & more…

The sister company of Irv’s Luggage, Executive Essentials, offers a wide range of pens, fine writing instruments, desk accessories, agendas, pad folios and business gifts. Montblanc, Cross, Retro 51, Waterman and Lamy are just a few of the many top brands that are featured by Executive Essentials. Executive Essentials has found a unique niche on the web with business executives and pen collectors alike. Please visit our website at to see a huge selection of fine pens, business accessories and much more.

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