While not all products are made in America, Jack Georges has a “Made in the USA” collection that is crafted at its factory in New Jersey. The items are made with untouched full-grain leather—the skin of Louisiana Alligators. Products made in the U.S. include wallets, luggage tags, purses, cross-body bags, and a variety of briefcases. One of the more substantial options is the Belmont Deluxe Briefcase, which has two zippered pockets and two compartments. The dimensions are 16 1/2″ x 11″ x 5″ and the bag costs $388.
Korchmar is a family-owned company with manufacturing properties in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. The brand has products made only in America, which vary from travel trays to briefcases to backpacks. You can also find duffel bags, such as the FLYNN Medium Duffel, which is 20” x 11” x 10” and costs $316. The trim is made from full grain U.S. cowhide, and the bag itself is made with 18-ounce waxed cotton twill.
LOMS Luggage is also a family-run luggage brand, and the suitcases are made at the manufacturing site in Southern California. While the majority of pieces are made in the U.S., some parts are internationally sourced. At present, LOMS Luggage sells a similar suitcase in four sizes. Prices range from $695 for a carry-on spinner to $895 for the extra large spinner. The suitcases are created using virgin polycarbonate that is made in the U.S. and has a reinforced carbon fiber band that makes it easier to close when it’s full. All bags come with a five-year warranty that covers damage to the handles, zippers, wheels, and locks, and even includes damages incurred by airlines.
If the name Rawlings sounds familiar, it’s because the company makes sporting equipment such as baseballs and baseball gloves. Not all of its items are made in the U.S., but in the American Handcrafted collection you’ll find money clips, wallets, and duffel bags. The American Handcrafted Global Carry-On Duffel Bag is 18.5” in length and costs about $600. This leather bag was inspired by a doctor’s bag and features one main compartment with a striped interior and inside pocket. The duffel’s hardware is solid brass, and the shoulder strap is detachable.