April 17, 2023 3 min read
How often have you stood at baggage claim watching black bag after brown bag after brown bag after black suitcase roll out one after the other? Wait, that's yours! No, it’s not, the guy down the line just picked it up. Having easily recognisable luggage is a must for the intrepid traveller. Apart from being able to spot your luggage all the way down a conveyor belt, you also want your bags to be:
Lug Bags check all the boxes and more.
The Story Behind the Bags that Sold Out in Two Minutes
Ami and Jason Richter are the husband-and-wife team that co-founded Lug Bags in 2005. Their vision was to create highly colourful, and functional, bags for people on the go. After meeting at a trade fair in 2004, the two quickly became a couple, pooled their savings and Lug Bags was born. Their first big break followed soon after, when their Puddle Jumper bag was featured on the “O List” of the Oprah Magazine in 2006. In 2015, Lug Bags joined QVC selling their bags directly to their consumers and the Puddle Jumper was sold out within two minutes of being featured.
Keeping up with the times and listening to their consumers was key to surviving the pandemic. Their new designs featured wipeable pockets so that they could be easily wiped down and sanitized along with easily accessible pockets to keep face masks and sanitizers. What we love at Blesket are the pen pockets that ensure you always have your favourite fountain pen handy.
Lug Bags on Blesket
Lug Bags are designed to be traveller-friendly with a bag for every kind of traveller. Featuring everything from RFID travel wallets to electronic accessories cases to water bottle holders and lunch bags and overnight cases, there’s a Lug Bag out there for all your needs. Read on for some of our favourites.
The Lug Zipliner VL Cross-Body is a popular vegan leather Lug Bag. Sleek and stylish, this bag converts from tote to cross-body to backpack, so you can use it as a purse while sightseeing or a backpack while hiking. It’s roomy too with several compartments including three front zipper pockets and one side insulated zipper pocket, among several others to help you keep your things organized.
The Puddle Jumper is the bag that put Lug Bags on the map. It’s easy to see why – you can use it practically anywhere – as commuter bag for work, carry on luggage on a flight, an overnight bag, or even a gym bag. With tons of pockets including space for toiletries and a spare pair of shoes, this is one bag everyone needs to own.
If you’re looking for a bag that combines functionality and style, the Ferry XL Overnight Carry-All Tote Bag is it. The bag is uber roomy with an expandable main compartment to make space for those last-minute bits and bobs. The interior of the bag features soft lined cargo pockets and pen holders (of course!) while there are two external side zipper pockets featuring a retractable key bungee and a front pocket for your mobile.
The Lug Coupe is a discreet crossbody bag that can be worn on your belt as a hip bag as well. It features two main pockets with the back pocket featuring a privacy zip while the front compartment features a clear card pocket perfect for your ID. The Coupe is the perfect little bag to have when you don’t want to carry all your worldly belongings with you.
Lug has been expanding its product range to include various lifestyle products like the Chuggie Insulated Water Bottle. And we’re so glad they are! The fun and vibrant colours are great to mix and match with your Lug Bags. These insulated water bottles with their leakproof lids should be on every back-to-school supply list and a part of every gym kit. Our only gripe? Where’s the pen holder? Maybe they’ll add one in…
Blesket Canada has a wide range of products from Lug Bags. Shop them on our online store. We offer Free Canada Post ground shipping/expedited domestic purchases over $49.99 (before taxes) in Ontario and Quebec and great shipping options all over Canada and the U.S.
If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call, reach out on social media, or send us an email!
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