This New York institution has been around since 1920, offering a huge selection of luggage from upscale brands such as Zero Halliburton, Bric’s and T-Tech by Tumi. Although the store is hard to navigate—rolling suitcases are stacked high on shelves, while upright carry-ons and duffels flood the floor—a quick scan of the room from a narrow walkway dividing the space will reveal multiple choices you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Vera Bradley floral-print rolling bags ($320), Kenneth Cole Reaction wheeled uprights ($340) featuring leather trim and stud details, and vibrant Heys hard-side polycarbonate carry-ons ($139) make boring black luggage look downright depressing. In addition to fancy pens ($10–$5,000) and midrange watches ($50–$500), the back of the shop stocks small travel accessories, including Mulholland Brothers leather shave kits ($145), Eagle Creek fleece neck pillows ($24) and Travelon digital luggage scales ($21). Free next-day delivery to all five boroughs for purchases over $99 makes the subway ride home less cumbersome. Mention TONY to receive a free luggage scale (worth $25) with any purchase over $100 through November 24.
|Venue name:||Altman Luggage||Contact:|
135 Orchard St
|Cross street:||between Delancey and Rivington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thurs 9am-6pm; Friday 9am-3pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z to Bowery|