The Tumi Story

With a 30-year history of creating superior products for discerning professionals and frequent travelers, Tumi is recognized as the world's leading brand of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Tumi's success can be traced to its continual focus on its principles of design excellence, functional superiority and technical innovation.

The Tumi History & Legacy

Started in 1975, Tumi takes its name from a Peruvian god known to its founder from his Peace Corps days in South America. During the 1980's, Tumi's innovative introduction of soft, ultra-functional, black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags catapulted the company to its current leadership position. Throughout the 1990's, as product innovations continued in the wheeled luggage and business case categories, increasing numbers of consumers around the world chose Tumi's unique blend of modern design and unparalleled performance.


The Tumi Difference

Product quality and selection are key attributes that have made Tumi a leader. Simply put, there is no other product made like Tumi. This is what we call the Tumi Difference. It is how we approach every aspect and detail of product design. We regard each component -- from the smallest, case-hardened solid steel machine screw to our exclusive, virtually abrasion-proof FXT ballistic nylon fabric-of each item as if it were the most important. It means that our products are made from hundreds of custom-designed and engineered parts.



Tumi understands that its customers require different products that will fit their particular travel styles and meet their specific needs. Therefore, there is a breadth of Tumi products in every classification, which includes luggage, business cases, handbags, small leather goods, executive accessories, electronics, gifts, pens and watches. Tumi regularly introduces new product collections that reflect the best aspects of the Tumi brand: performance, organization and modern design. In the near future, the brand will introduce performance activewear for travelers and other men's accessories including cuff links, belts and more.

Award-Winning Design

Today, Tumi holds more than 25 patents for its design and engineering breakthroughs. In addition, Tumi has been consistently recognized by leading consumer publications as the "best" product in the travel and business categories. With ongoing introductions of cutting-edge collections and new technologies, Tumi's reputation as the leading innovator in the travel and accessories categories will be secure for years to come.


Tumi Points of Sale

Tumi is a true international brand available at leading department stores (including Bloomingdale's, Harrod's, Lane Crawford, Neiman Marcus, Printemps and Takashimaya) and specialty stores in over 65 countries around the world. In 1997, the first Tumi store opened in Santa Monica, CA. Today, there are more than 183 retail stores and shops in key international cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris and Tokyo