The Tumi Spring 2019 collection celebrates the art of the Expedition. This season, TUMI embarks on a journey that not only inspires the color and print offerings of the new collections, but also speaks to TUMI’s journey as a brand.
“At TUMI, we are constantly elevating the travel experience. Our expedition and exploration are ongoing; we’ll never stop working to improve the lives and journeys of our customers,” said Victor Sanz, TUMI Creative Director.
TUMI remains focused on expanding its women’s category and delving further into the premium world, as well as exploring new techniques from a material standpoint, such as burnishing leather and working with carbon fiber. Additionally, Spring 2019 brings the relaunch of TUMI’s core collection, Alpha, by evolving its most celebrated features and incorporating technology to create the ultimate flexibility for the brand’s global citizens.
The new Alpha 3 collection is a celebration of everything TUMI stands for: design innovation, engineering, functionality, and performance. The relaunch moves the collection forward by elevating the core, adapting to the changing world and incorporating learnings over the past decade. With a cleaner, more refined aesthetic, Alpha 3 updates include an integrated USB Power Port added to each of the carry-on sizes, dual-access entry, modernized front face with protective rails, full access front pocket for increased functionality, a leather rain flap on bags and dual-coil security zippers.
The newest luggage style is the Tall 4 Wheel Duffel Packing Case which offers top and split case access and features four interior shoe panels. New bags include the Slim Backpack, a compact backpack designed for those with a lighter load, the Slim 3-Way Brief, a sleek business offering that can be carried as a backpack or a bag, and the Expandable Tote, a highly functional easy-to-carry men’s tote bag. The collection will be available in Black Ballistic, Black Leather and Anthracite with brown leather trim. Seasonal pattern Graphic Congo will also be available, adding a pop of color to select styles.
Inspired by automotive design, the Arrivé collection has been completely redesigned, crafted with ultra-modern functionality and luxe details such as magnetic zippers. The redesign features even more streamlined silhouettes, from carry-ons and packing cases to briefs, backpacks and more. Style meets technology with a new integrated, USB Power Port on each of the carry-on sizes. Dual-access entry with expansion is an elegant add, while integrated TSA lock allows for ultimate security for both front and main openings.
Additional updates include elevated hardware design with shiny nickel finish, subtle leather trim, front leather panel with embossed detail, new proprietary details including shock-absorbing backpack straps, side pockets with organic expansion, and integrated logo design. Key styles include International Dual Access 4 Wheeled Carry On, Barker Backpack, Larson Backpack, Beacon Brief, Hannover Slim Brief, Sadler Brief and Martin Sling. The collection will be available in Black, Pewter and Black Leather.
Purposeful, practical design that doesn’t compromise on style, the updated Voyageur collection brings you versatile and lightweight nylon backpacks, bags, and accessories for women. New on-trend smaller backpacks include the Sofia & the Witney, adding a fun element to the signature assortment. The Rivas Backpack comes back for spring, featuring an updated design and new customization with the innovative Personalization Kits.
Seasonal colors include Ultramarine with silver hardware and Sunset with gold hardware. Seasonal prints include African Floral Print, a design that recalls the continent’s abundant flora, and Congo Bright (bags) and Congo Multi (accessories) prints which feature bold, saturated colors bringing a fun pop of color and interest to the season.