Travelers keen on streamlined, logo-less luggage with a metropolitan flair shop here for bags in all shapes and sizes. Staffers are friendly and eager to help you decipher all the straps, zippers and compartments of the rugged-yet-chic wares.
Founded in 1975 by ex-Peace Corps volunteer Charlie Clifford and named after a Peruvian god, Tumi began as an importer of leather duffle bags. It's since evolved into a premier brand of luggage and business cases. The bags, usually in ballistic nylon with subtle color combos, are sturdy, innovative and stylish. Customers flip for the signature garment bag, tough laptop sleeves and sleeker-than-usual fanny packs.