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Best Luggage retailer to help you beat this summer’s shortage

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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."

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 ... According to The Points Guy readers, this smaller outpost is stocked and boasts 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.

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With airlines now charging for baggage by the pound, it’s time to pack smart. Local mini chain Leather World stocks practical roller bags, hardsides, and backpacks by stalwarts like Victorinox, Tumi, and Samsonite, as well as an array of TSA-approved goodies such as “express scan” bags that you can leave your laptop in. Bonus: The store hosts frequent sales.

Globetrotters will have no problem finding the ideal traveling companion amid Leather World’s broad assortment of luggage from Hartmann, Vera Bradley, Victorinox, and other trusted names. Standing by to help fill that handsome new roller bag, duffel, or suitcase is every accessory you might need on the road (portable game sets, ingenious money belts, etc.). Plus, the repair services are second to none.

Leather World has a bag for every journey, including a beach-getaway tote with just enough room for a suit and sarong; a chic Paris-shopping-spree suitcase with extra space for your scores; and a terrific camping pack that can handle your gear without destroying your back.

Carrying All the Finest Brands

Briggs & Riley: Simple as That, Lifetime Guarantee. The only luggage company that offers an unconditional lifetime guarantee. In the unlikely event that your bag needs to be repaired, we are here for you. 

Tumi: Leather World carries a broad selection of Tumi products in our Newton Centre store and online. So stop in to browse and purchase, or call 617.332.5600 to place a phone order!

Victorinox: With the iconic Swiss Army Knife at the core of all product ranges, Victorinox has evolved to carry Travel Gear and more.Retaining the renowned essence of the Swiss Army Knife each product embodies functionality, quality and innovation in its design.