Jen Rubio was at an airport in London in 2015 when her luggage broke. She texted Stephanie Korey and a group of other friends to ask for recommendations on a replacement. They all came up empty-handed .
Rubio’s predicament got her and Korey thinking: Does the ‘perfect suitcase’ actually exist? As Korey tells Coveteur, “[At that time], in the luggage space, you had two options: cheap crap that was going to break, or high-quality product that was going to run you close to $1,000. We said to ourselves, ‘Why can’t there be beautifully designed, high quality, built-to-last, functional luggage that doesn’t cost more than the trip you’re going on?’”