This should be an Olympic sport … stuff your favorite duffel bag with as much as humanly possible. Leather duffels from David King, Le Donne, and Passage 2 let you pack, cram, jam — and organize — all of your clothing and travel accessories. It seems like everything you own would fit in these bags. WARNING — watch the airline baggage regulations and don’t try to pack the kitchen sink. It may just push you over the weight limit. Either way, there is plenty of room and space.
Duffel bags come in various leathers and sizes, and there are even wheeled options to meet the needs of today’s travelers. However, the duffel bag is not new to the luggage scene. It has been around for more than 400 hundred years.
Did you know this?
- The tightly woven canvas that was later used in the duffle bags was first manufactured in the 15th century in Duffle, Antwerp Belgium. It was never intended to be used for luggage.
- In 1611, the cloth was imported to Spain and Portugal for sailors to repair their ship’s sails.
- Sailors fell in love with the durable, seaworthy fabric and began to make their bags from this material. The bags were originally called sea bags or ditty bags.
- During World War I, the term duffle bag was first used.
- The US military first issued the official duffle bag in 1943 and it has remained the military’s favorite bag.
- Duffle is also spelled duffel. Why? No one knows!
The duffel bag users of yesterday would hardly recognize today’s leather duffel bag. David King, Le Donne, and Passage 2 are three of the finest bag manufacturers and are top featured brands at Irv’s Luggage. Their bags have plenty of pockets and compartments for travel items, and even dirty laundry. With the David King Vaquetta Leather Duffel with Bottom Compartment, it is easy to keep your messy, dirty things below and keep your clothes clean and fresh in the compartment above.
Duffel bags are often spotted filled with gear at sporting events or gyms. They make for great carry-on bags, as they are available in a variety of sizes that easily fit in the overhead bin or under the seat. College kids arrive home with the Passage 2 Collection Vaquetta Leather Rolling Duffel oozing with weeks of dirty clothes.
Weekend travelers also love duffels — especially the Le Donne Distressed Leather Getaway Duffel — because they can easily fit all their clothing, shoes and gear needed to go exploring. Each leather duffel from Le Donne is unique in its color tone variations, creases and weathered look. The bag feels like it has been a part of you, like your comfy leather slippers, and the shoulder strap removes if you prefer to carry it by hand.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Leather, the perfect graduation gift in 2012; whether high school, college, graduate school or even professional school, leather is a gift loved by all! Why? First, leather backpacks, leather messenger bags and leather duffels all have longevity; they are the type of gift that can be used over and over again and last a lifetime! Leather is also a wonderful graduation gift because it is versatile; leather can be used for academic, professional and even personal use. Finally, leather can be personalized with engraving, a terrific way to make leather gifts even more special! So if you are looking for the perfect graduation gift in 2012 you have to go with leather!
Leather Backpacks come in all shapes, sizes and even colors; David King and Le Donne offer a beautiful selection, something for everyone! A great feature of many of today’s David King and Le Donne leather backpacks is they are designed to carry a laptop, a staple for many graduates!
Leather Messenger Bags are another great graduation gift idea. David King and Kenneth Cole Leather Messenger Bags are some of our best sellers. With Kenneth Cole’s sleek designs and affordable pricing we have a hard time keeping them in stock this time of year. David King’s Distressed Leather Messenger Bag in British Tan is another very popular piece, a great year-round color for both men and women with wonderful organizational features as well!
Leather Duffels are another hot graduation gift idea. As carry-on luggage, a great weekend bag or a super bag to bring to the gym, leather duffel bags are now being spotted all over town! Claire Chase and once again David King all make marvelous leather duffel bags that most any graduate would love!
Give the gift of leather this graduation season, the perfect gift for so many reasons! All now available at great prices at IrvsLuggage.com.
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