STORIES

SEMI-ANNUAL SALE UP TO 35% OFF ENDING IN
HR : MIN : SEC. Shop Now!

The Tumi Story

TUMI STORY

Founded in 1975, TUMI takes its name from a Peruvian icon known to its founder from his Peace Corps days in South America. During the 1980's, TUMI's innovative introduction of soft, ultra-functional, black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags catapulted the company to its current leadership position.

Founded in 1975, TUMI takes its name from a Peruvian icon known to its founder from his Peace Corps days in South America. During the 1980's, TUMI's innovative introduction of soft, ultra-functional, black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags catapulted the company to its current leadership position.

ABOUT US

TUMI Difference

TUMI Story

Sustainability

'23

Voyageur has been redesigned this season with sleeker silhouettes, a keener focus on versatility and added functionality.
The collection features a variety of new styles including modern totes in multiple sizes, a hobo crossbody, accessories and a spectrum of well-designed backpacks, the highlight of Voyageur.

With the relaunch of Tegra-Lite®, we focus on material innovation, feature enhancement and elevated performance as we set out to reimagine the next chapter of the collection.

'22

Relaunch of their beloved Alpha Bravo Collection, the latest evolution captures the same “go anywhere, do anything” energy of the original line, but sleeker and even more durable silhouettes.

'21

Launches the first ever Alpha Bravo Esports Pro Capsule. Showcasing TUMI's innovative nature, various components of this collection have been crafted with high-performance recycled materials.

TUMI proudly continues its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the 19 Degree collection brings a line of polycarbonate cases made from over 90% pre- and post-consumer recycled materials.

'20

Launches the first recycled hardside V4 collection, a truly extension of TUMI’s travel design.

'19

TUMI has introduced its first ever Recycled Alpha Bravo Capsule collection made with recycled fibers. Delivering popular styles from Alpha Bravo made with post-industrial and post-consumer waste materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

'18

Relaunched ALPHA BRAVO collection And TUMI expanded the network across 75 countries with more than 1900 point of sales across the distribution channels

'17

TUMI launched the limited-edition collaboration with Rusell Westbrook.

'16

Victor Sanz is appointed the Creative Director of TUMI, after 13 years since he joined the TUMI Design team in 2003. And this year he has introduced the first ever Aluminum case of TUMI – 19 Degree.

'15

Celebrates 40th Anniversary

'14

Relaunched TUMI ALPHA 2 Collection

'13

TUMI appoints George Esquivel as Creative Director

Global Citizens advertising campaign launches Flagship store,

designed by Dror Benshetrit, opens at 610 Madison Avenue in

New York City LAX Travel Retail store opens

First TUMI store in Canada opens

'12

TUMI goes public on NYSE (TUMI)

TUMI Tegra-Lite®Collection launched

Dror for TUMI collection launches in Milan at Salone del Mobile

Case Studies video campaign launches

Flagship store opens in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive

'11

TUMI collaborates with Graffiti Artist John "Crash" Matos on

limited-edition travel collection

TUMI begins partnership with St. Jude Children's

Research Hospital's "Thanks & Giving®" campaign

TUMI launches Eyewear

'10

Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Introduces the Alpha Bravo collection

'09

Introduces Vapor hardside collection

'08

Launches Alpha collection, a completely updated offering of
TUMI's signature travel and business designs.


Flagship stores are opened in Moscow, Dubai, Cape Town,
Osaka, and Milan, along with new boutiques in Harrods (London),
KaDeWe (Berlin) and Macy's (New York).

'07

Opens 50th store and expands sales to over 30 countries

'06

Introduces first luxury-inspired collections, which become instant successes.

'05

Launches award-winning electronic travel accessories

'04

Continues to raise the bar for design and technological excellence
through the patent of integrated wheel assembly

'03

Introduces patented swivel “P” handle

'02

Introduces patented Omega closure system®

TUMI.com eCommerce site launches.

'00

TUMI stores open in Europe and Japan.

The company celebrates 25 years of product leadership and continued growth.

Airports and travel retail locations are added to TUMI channels of distribution.

'99

The first New York City store opens in the newly

renovated Grand Central Terminal.


Launches TUMI Tracer® product identification

and recovery program on core luggage and

business collections; this exclusive,

complimentary program helps reunite TUMI

customers with their lost or stolen bags.

'98

TUMI Asia is established to further develop the Asia Pacific

market and to improve access and control over manufacturing

resources.

Introduces Add-a-Bag strap with hook.

Engineers framed expansion system.

'97

The first TUMI store opens in Santa Monica, California.

Introduces the patented Safecase™ computer brief

with a shock-absorbing neoprene sling suspension system to

protect this “new technology.”

'96

Introduces the patented snap hook with swivel platform.

'94

Presents the Tri-Fold Garment Bag.

'93

Launches the TUMI wheel-a-way, a state-of-the-art wheeled

luggage design that features numerous exclusive, custom-designed

components, exceptional packing capacity, in-line

skate wheels and retracting handles for both carry-on and

checked luggage.

'92

Expands its appeal and product mix through the successful

introduction of men's leather wallets and agendas.

'90

Enters the European market through the establishment of a

branch office in Germany.

'86

Launches the casual, functional "soft briefcase" category, which

breaks the industry mold and leads to expanded distribution and

brand awareness.

'83

Emerges as a leading design company in the

luggage industry with the introduction of a

revolutionary carry-on garment bag.

Introduces ballistic nylon.

'75

TUMI is founded by American entrepreneur Charlie Clifford, a

former Peace Corp volunteer and importer of leather bags from

South America.

'22

Relaunch of their beloved Alpha Bravo Collection, the latest evolution captures the same “go anywhere, do anything” energy of the original line, but sleeker and even more durable silhouettes.

'20

Launches the first recycled hardside V4 collection, a truly

extension of TUMI’s travel design.

'18

Relaunched ALPHA BRAVO collection

And TUMI expanded the network across 75 countries with more

than 1900 point of sales across the distribution channels

'16

Victor Sanz is appointed the Creative Director of TUMI,

after 13 years since he joined the TUMI Design team in 2003.

And this year he has introduced the first ever Aluminum case of

TUMI – 19 Degree.

'13

TUMI appoints George Esquivel as Creative Director

Global Citizens advertising campaign launches Flagship store,

designed by Dror Benshetrit, opens at 610 Madison Avenue in

New York City LAX Travel Retail store opens

First TUMI store in Canada opens

'11

TUMI collaborates with Graffiti Artist John "Crash" Matos on

limited-edition travel collection

TUMI begins partnership with St. Jude Children's

Research Hospital's "Thanks & Giving®" campaign

TUMI launches Eyewear

'09

Introduces Vapor hardside collection

'07

Opens 50th store and expands sales to over 30 countries

'05

Launches award-winning electronic travel accessories

'03

Introduces patented swivel “P” handle

'02

Introduces patented Omega closure system®

TUMI.com eCommerce site launches.

'99

The first New York City store opens in the newly

renovated Grand Central Terminal.


Launches TUMI Tracer® product identification

and recovery program on core luggage and

business collections; this exclusive,

complimentary program helps reunite TUMI

customers with their lost or stolen bags.

'97

The first TUMI store opens in Santa Monica, California.

Introduces the patented Safecase™ computer brief

with a shock-absorbing neoprene sling suspension system to

protect this “new technology.”

'94

Presents the Tri-Fold Garment Bag.

'92

Expands its appeal and product mix through the successful

introduction of men's leather wallets and agendas.

'86

Launches the casual, functional "soft briefcase" category, which

breaks the industry mold and leads to expanded distribution and

brand awareness.

'75

TUMI is founded by American entrepreneur Charlie Clifford, a

former Peace Corp volunteer and importer of leather bags from

South America.

'23

Voyageur has been redesigned this season with sleeker silhouettes,

a keener focus on versatility and added functionality.

The collection features a variety of new styles including modern totes

in multiple sizes, a hobo crossbody, accessories and a spectrum of

well-designed backpacks, the highlight of Voyageur.

With the relaunch of Tegra-Lite®, we focus on material innovation,

feature enhancement and elevated performance as we set out to

reimagine the next chapter of the collection.

'21

Launches the first ever Alpha Bravo Esports Pro Capsule.

Showcasing TUMI's innovative nature, various components of this

collection have been crafted with high-performance recycled materials.

TUMI proudly continues its ongoing commitment to sustainability,

the 19 Degree collection brings a line of polycarbonate cases

made from over 90% pre- and post-consumer recycled materials.

'19

TUMI has introduced its first ever Recycled Alpha Bravo Capsules

made with recycled fibers. Delivering popular styles

from Alpha Bravo made with post-industrial and post-consumer

waste materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

'17

TUMI launched the limited-edition collaboration with Rusell

Westbrook.

'15

Celebrates 40th Anniversary

'14

Relaunched TUMI ALPHA 2 Collection

'12

TUMI goes public on NYSE (TUMI)

TUMI Tegra-Lite®Collection launched

Dror for TUMI collection launches in Milan at Salone del Mobile

Case Studies video campaign launches

Flagship store opens in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive

'10

Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Introduces the Alpha Bravo collection

'08

Launches Alpha collection, a completely updated offering of
TUMI's signature travel and business designs.


Flagship stores are opened in Moscow, Dubai, Cape Town,
Osaka, and Milan, along with new boutiques in Harrods (London),
KaDeWe (Berlin) and Macy's (New York).

'06

Introduces first luxury-inspired collections, which become instant successes.

'04

Continues to raise the bar for design and technological excellence
through the patent of integrated wheel assembly

'00

TUMI stores open in Europe and Japan.

The company celebrates 25 years of product leadership and continued growth.

Airports and travel retail locations are added to TUMI channels of distribution.

'98

TUMI Asia is established to further develop the Asia Pacific

market and to improve access and control over manufacturing

resources.

Introduces Add-a-Bag strap with hook.

Engineers framed expansion system.

'96

Introduces the patented snap hook with swivel platform.

'93

Launches the TUMI wheel-a-way, a state-of-the-art wheeled

luggage design that features numerous exclusive, custom-designed

components, exceptional packing capacity, in-line

skate wheels and retracting handles for both carry-on and

checked luggage.

'90

Enters the European market through the establishment of a

branch office in Germany.

'83

Emerges as a leading design company in the

luggage industry with the introduction of a

revolutionary carry-on garment bag.

Introduces ballistic nylon.