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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.

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

 

2003, 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 Globa

Citizens advertising campaign launches Flagship store,

esigned 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 Omega closure system® patented

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.

 
 

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 launche

Dror for TUMI collection launches in Milan

del Mobile Case Studies video campaign launches

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 TUMIwheel-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.

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.

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

 

2003, 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 Globa

Citizens advertising campaign launches Flagship store,esigned 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 launche

Dror for TUMI collection launches in Milan

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年

 

Introduces patented swivel “P” handle

 
 
 

02

 

Introduces Omega closure system® patented

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 TUMIwheel-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-ongarment bag. Introduces ballistic nylon.

 
 
 

75

 

TUMI isfounded by American entrepreneur Charlie Clifford, a former Peace Corp volunteer and importer of leather bags from South America.