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Top Spots To Buy Luggage In Philadelphia

September 6, 2013 8:00 AM

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When it comes to selecting luggage for that business trip or family vacation, it’s a good idea to compile a list of what type of items will be needed at your destination. Do you need formal wear, or just casual outfits? Do planned activities require different shoes? Taking along a laptop, tablet or other electronic equipment? How about cameras and related photographic or video equipment? How portable is your luggage? Does it provide easy access to items? Are their special pockets or sections?

Whatever luggage you need, there are many places in Philadelphia to fit a wide range of budgets.

Robinson Luggage
201 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-9859
www.robinsonluggage.com

A family-owned business for more than 80 years, Robinson Luggage opened in Philadelphia in 1927 and later opened other stores in the area. Known for its excellent service, Robinson features top brand luggage from Briggs & Riley Travelware, Boyt, Tumi, High Sierra, Eagle Creek and Victornox. In addition to a well-trained and knowledgeable staff, the business provides repair services and offers competitive pricing on all major brands.

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R.E. Load Bags
608 N. Second St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 625-2987
www.reloadbags.com

Founded in 1998 by two Philadelphia messenger service employees, R.E. Load Bags specializes in designing custom bags. Initially a part-time venture, it eventually turned into a full-time business. While the bags are designed for the messenger community, the products’ endurance, style and quality make them excellent carry-on bags for travel. Patrons can custom design single- or double-strap bags. The shop also offers custom graphics and specialty products such as cell holders, hip pouches, wallets and more.

Philly Case Company
2409 S. Water St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(800) 505-8179
www.phillycase.com

For more than 75 years, the Philly Case Company has manufactured a variety of custom-designed cases to meet different purposes, such as tool, sports, shipping, trade show, transit, gun and electronic equipment cases. The company also provides custom-design services. It manufactures and sells three types of flight cases. The flight cases are designed to provide the best protection possible for transporting a wide variety of items. Its lightweight poly flight cases include graphic display, brief, portfolio cases, both large and small. Some have tilt-and-pull handles and offer a variety of interior carpet and foam linings.

Roxborough Shoe & Luggage Repair
6116 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(484) 462-7217
www.roxboroughshoeluggagerepair.com

Rather than purchase replacements for damaged luggage, save money and have the items repaired. Since 1928, Roxborough Shoe & Luggage Repair has provided repair and restoration services for a large variety of leather items. Whether it’s luggage, handbags, boots, shoes or other leather items, the company provides restoration and repair services for all major brands, including custom items. An authorized Vibram products dealer, the business also provides other services, such as shoe stretching.

Luggage Factory
76 Highway 202
Ringoes, NJ 08551
(866) 231-5697
www.luggagefactory.com

With one of the largest collections of luggage and accessories in the area, the Luggage Factory carries all of the major brands. It offers Atlantic, Samsonite, Ricardo Beverly Hills, High Sierra, Delsey, Kenneth Cole, Kipling and more, all with low price tags. The store offers everything from carry-on to wheeled luggage, along with luggage sets, backpacks, laptop cases, brief and portfolio cases and more.

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Jeffrey B. Roth, has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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