Best Luggage retailer to help you beat this summer’s shortage
Excerpted from Thepointsguy.com
This summer, lack of workers, a shortage of materials and an all-around lagging supply chain are making luggage scarce. Fortunately, several major luggage retailers have told us that they’re prepared.
“We are absolutely seeing a resurgence of travel here in the U.S.,” Lynne Berard, president of Samsonite North America, told The Points Guy. “… Current increases in demand for luggage show how important travel is…. Like many industries, global supply chains are playing catch-up from the last year, but as the leader in the industry, Samsonite is prepared to fulfill the needs of travelers through our partners and our direct-to-consumer stores and websites.”
If you’re in the market for new bags but can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, head straight to a dedicated specialty luggage store in your area. According to The Points Guy readers, smaller outposts in 13 cities are stocked and boast excellent customer service.
Leather World — located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside Boston — offers luggage sales and repairs, in store, online and by mail. In business for more than 50 years, the company carries big names like Tumi, Bric's, and Briggs & Riley. It’s also the place to snag travel accessories, such as toiletry kits, luggage tags and more.