Case Luggage

Case Luggage

Case Luggage of London has for the past 90 years been selling the best range of baggage imaginable. Case offers an extensive collection of both check-in suitcases and carry-on luggage for the discerning traveller. Case are able to cater for all manner of tastes, sizes and style from soft-sided cases to impenetrable hard-sided luggage, in any size and colour you could possibly want.

Case Luggage started trading way back in 1923, opening their first luggage store at 170, Piccadilly, in London. The original location is still the home of Case’s flagship store and has the title of being one of the oldest luggage stores in the world.

During World War II the store remained open during the Blitz, primarily selling Revelation branded travel cases, a name which was considered to be the finest available luggage of the time.

Towards the end of the 1960’s Case’s owners decided to sell the brand name Revelation to fellow British luggage maker Antler. Meanwhile, the store in Piccadilly continued to trade under the name Revelation but, started to sell a wider multi-brand choice of goods.

The original store saw big changes happen in 1988 when Revelation Piccadilly as the store was known, got sold to South African-born businessman Stephen Spitz. Immediately the store was brought up to date with a modern look, more fitting to the times. The changes also saw the arrival of various international brands of luggage including Longchamp, Zero Halliburton and TUMI.

Spitz sold the store in 1992 in order to pursue other business interests, but bought the company back in 1997; changing the trading name to Case, while also introducing both Samsonite and Delsey luggage to the store’s line-up.

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the London bus bombings, the travel industry saw a 65% downturn, leaving Spitz on the brink of bankruptcy.

Not one to throw the towel in lightly, Spitz managed to do a deal with Harrods owner Mohamed Fayed, a lifeline that would see him able to sell his luggage in the prestigious Knightsbridge store.

Spitz would later go on to partner with other top London stores, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Hoopers, while also opening a retail outlet at Gatwick airport and later at London Heathrow.

TUMI Case London Heathrow

According to CEO Spitz, TUMI was the anchor collection in Case’s stores, while also being able to offer the company’s customers the most innovative, quality made luggage from around the world.

Spitz believes that Case Luggage has now built themselves a reputation of offering quality leather goods and luggage from the most recognised manufacturers and is committed to adding new products as they become available.

Currently, Case Luggage trades from its nine stores in and around London, while also having a huge presence on the Internet, as online sales continue to grow.

The philosophy of the company and their beliefs remain the same as they look forward to continued growth with the opening of new locations, while also expanding their presence to a world-wide audience on the web.

Location:

Heathrow Terminal 2, after security

Opening hours: 05:30 – 22:00

+44 (0)20 8976 7530

Photos courtesy of Case and Jeepers Media.