Western & English Today

SUM 2015

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26 Western & English Today SUMMER 2015 G ot a customer heading out on a trip? Forget about those nondescript, imported roller bags designed for overhead storage bins and air travel. Suggest hitting the road with an overnight bag that expresses the user instead — get-noticed luggage with style and personality. Choose from a remarkably fresh array made by our industry's best manufacturers. T en, create a well-stocked luggage department in your own store and watch your customers turn to you again and again as their single source for their travel needs. 3D Belt's Angel Ranch of ers one of the best lines of versatile weekender bags in the market with its new, eye-catching Hot Leaf Collection, 18 dif erent models in all. Younger cowgirls and col- lege students especially will love these. Made of a fresh, new cam- ouf age-inspired 600 denier poly-canvas fabric with brilliant au- tumn leaves drif ing over bare branches on a neutral background, options range from a simple oversize single-handled tote to a full- size backpack with layered zipper pockets and a matte coating on the back. An even larger luggage style bag with a shoulder strap takes you for a longer weekend, while the more square or boxy bag might carry camera or sporting equipment, cowboy boots and a jacket, or even a picnic for four. We love the top-zip duf el bag with a shoulder strap. It ranks as the must-have in the whole collection; roomy and dazzling! MSRP $19.99 to $75. American West provides Western-inspired solutions for all your travel needs. T e Stampede Collection of ers numerous styles, including a handy boot bag, a laptop briefcase, and a vari- ety of spacious, multiple compartment bags and handsome car- ry-on totes. Timeless and artfully craf ed, this genuine leather travel collection in rich brown tones and complementary silver- tone hardware will def nitely go the distance. With ample inte- rior organization and decorative details, every bag also features a cotton lining, interior zip pockets, interior accessory pouches and outside pockets as well. Two of our favorites include the richly embellished Retro Ro- mance zip-around rodeo bag with top f ap, front pouch and side zipper pockets, plus an adjustable/removable shoulder strap and vegetable-tanned leather exterior with antiqued silver-tone sur- face decoration. Antique brown leather, MSRP $498. Add to that the vintage-inspired Retro Romance zip-around shaving kit with plastic lining and organized compartments, vegetable-tanned leather exterior, leather lacing and a silver star buckle set. MSRP $158. Or, for a fashion-forward Western look, try the Pony Carry-on Tote with multiple compartments and magnetic closure in vegetable tanned chocolate brown leather with cream leather accents, brown chrome leather body, and brown and white printed hair-on cowhide, MSRP $389. All items are handmade, beautifully hand-tooled and backed by the American West lifetime guarantee. going Places Imbued with the spirit of the great American West or whispering tales of exotic and faraway places, these colorful and convenient satchels, totes and duffels make a statement: This gal's going places. by Corinne Joy Brown 3D BELT AMERICAN WEST ARLOOM OPPOSITE PAGE: Golden tan leather carryon tote by American West, MSRP $389. Hand-loomed cotton textile "Francesca" tote with leather handles and base by Arloom, MSRP $230. Vintage-trimmed custom print "Boots & Flower" tote with recycled bridle reins as strap by Totem Salvaged, MSRP $525. Elongated Diamond Aztec Luggage Tote with in aztec-patterned printed leather with bomber leather trim and fringe by Double J Saddlery, MSRP $1,000. "Soho Groove" zip-top tote in golden tan hand-tooled and hand-stained leather with leather lacing and an exclusive bold brass concho by American West, MSRP $238.

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