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LuggageFactory.com has become one of the biggest, and most dependable, online sources of travel products and accessories.  Our travel experts, available toll free at 866-231-5697, are incredibly knowledgeable and will be glad to guide you through the shopping process.

How do we know so much about travelgoods? Because we’ve been manufacturing and selling in America since 1908. Our name is Luggage Factory because, from 1908 to 1990, we manufactured travel goods in the USA as York Luggage Co. The company grew to be the third-largest manufacturer of travel goods in the USA, through partnerships with J.C Penney, Bloomingdales, Macys and Sears. We also helped usher in the age of designer handbags, manufacturing private-label bags for Members Only, Formula 1, Jordache, Diane Von Furstenberg and Christian Dior. Our company also has managed and owned dozens of retail travelgoods stores over the years, including Tumi stores, and today we proudly operate the Luggage Factory store in Ringoes, New Jersey.

Online luggage sales should be easy, fast and -- dare we say? -- fun. At LuggageFactory.com, we are committed to selling leading  brands -- including, Travelpro, Samsonite, High Sierra, Eagle Creek, Kipling, Victorinox, Delsey, Rimowa, Briggs & Riley, Hartmann and more -- and delivering them to your door with just a few clicks. Our selection includes suitcases, carry-ons, multi-piece sets, garment bags, duffels, backpacks, laptop bags, briefcases and travel accessories.


Philadelphia Leather Goods Co. was formed. This is the earliest trace of LuggageFactory.com's 100+ year history in the luggage and travel industry. We have been family owned ever since.


Philadelphia Leather Goods Co. moved to our current home of Lambertville, NJ. Philadelphia Leather Goods Co. changed its name to Luggagekraft and built a new factory in 1937.


Luggagekraft changed its name to York Luggage.


York Luggage began branding its products under the “Invicta” label.


York Luggage had an extensive national distribution network that included upscale specialty and department stores such as Bloomingdales and Marshall Fields, J. C. Penney, Sears and Macys. York Luggage Manufactured under the brand names, Jaguar, Towncraft, Penney, Tecknika and several others.



York Luggage opened The Luggage Factory Outlet as a new way to sell their products direct to consumers.


York acquired its first designer license -“Members Only™” . Its success led York to acquire “Jordache™” “Christian Dior™”, “Diane Von Furstenberg™” and “Formula One™.” By the late 1980’s York Luggage was regarded as the largest supplier of “designer label” luggage in the United States.


York Luggage grew to be the 3rd largest manufacturer of luggage in the U.S. after Samsonite and American Tourister. However, like most industries all production was going overseas to Asia and York Luggage was unable to continue making products in the U.S. York Luggage decided to sell the company and keep jobs in the U.S.A focusing on The Luggage Factory.

The Luggage Factory continued to operate using its expertise and industry knowledge to sell the leading luggage and travel goods brands. The Luggage Factory opened stores all over the east coast and managed many more stores for Tumi.


After more than 100 years, LuggageFactory.com is a leading online retailer of luggage, carry-ons, backpacks, briefcases and travel accessories. We are the Travel Experts®. While we remain focused on LuggageFactory.com, we still operate our original brick and mortar store in Ringoes, NJ.


LuggageFactory.com has become one of the biggest, and most dependable, online sources of luggage sales. From our state-of-the-art distribution center in New Jersey, we are able to keep thousands of pieces of luggage in stock and ship them immediately to our customers. We are dedicated to best-in-class customer service, fast shipping, and low prices. Our sales associates, available toll free at 866-231-5697, are incredibly knowledgeable and will be glad to guide you through the shopping process.


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