Hartmann Luggage

Throughout history, Hartmann has upheld its image as the definitive American purveyor of stylish carrying bags, always viewing luggage as a veritable fashion accessory.

From creating gorgeous yet practical trunks and Pullmans for steamliner and railway travel to the development of smaller, fashionable suitcases designed for travel on commercial jets, Hartmann has always been the brand of choice for discerning travellers.

Carl Friedrik Luggage

Hartmann Luggage

From creating gorgeous yet practical trunks and Pullmans for steamliner and railway...

Throughout history, Hartmann has upheld its image as the definitive American purveyor of stylish carrying bags, always viewing luggage as a veritable fashion accessory.

From creating gorgeous yet practical trunks and Pullmans for steamliner and railway travel to the development of smaller, fashionable suitcases designed for travel on commercial jets, Hartmann has always been the brand of choice for discerning travellers.

Carl Friedrik Luggage

The Tweed Collection

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    Small Cabin Spinner - Tweed Legend

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    Hartmann

    Large Spinner - Tweed Legend

    From £650.00

1900s

Mr Hartmann had a vision to build "Luggage so fine it will stand as a symbol of excellence." because of his vision, the company grew rapidly.

In 1908 The Hartmann Trunk won first prize at The California Exposition in Sacramento, California.

1920s

By 1925 more than half a million Hartmann Trunks were in use around the world. George Herman "Babe" Ruth travels extensively overseas to promote baseball with a Hartmann Cushion Top Wardrobe Trunk in tow.

1950s

Inspired by America's first jetliner, the ultra-light Hartmann 707 luggage collection is created.

Author Ian Fleming immortalizes Hartmann in his 1954 novel, live and let die, as agent 007 – James Bond carries a lightweight Hartmann Skymate suitcase.

The Hartmann knocabout is tested at the University of Wisconsin's College of Engineering, the knocabout frame stands up like a "Spartan" to 423 pounds of pressure, 300 more pounds than any other piece tested. From this, Hartmann knocabout frames are known as "Spartanized."

1980s

Continuing the fashion-forward tradition, Hartmann hired designers Halston and Gloria Vanderbilt to create collections for true fashion devotees. Their designs opened a whole new market for luggage in the 1970s. At the same time, the Boeing 747 enters service and changes the face of travel by reducing the cost of flying. The era of affordable air transportation had arrived. This introduction led the masses to the airports and increased the need for luggage and travel gear for everyone.

2000s

Hartmann celebrates its 125th anniversary, the highlight of which, included a window display featuring vintage Hartmann products, at Bloomingdale's 59th street, in new york city.

Hartmann remains committed to its heritage and the consistent themes of its past, including design innovation, product performance, and quality craftsmanship, which are the ongoing inspiration for its new products like the oxford weave fabric in the wings® collection.

Today

Recommitted to its heritage of true craftsmanship, Hartmann brings back American-made, vegetable-tanned leather and high-performance components. Additionally, the brand undergoes a redesign and emerges with a new identity and tagline. “Since 1877.

In 2014 The first Hartmann flagship opened in New York City.

1900s

Mr Hartmann had a vision to build "Luggage so fine it will stand as a symbol of excellence." because of his vision, the company grew rapidly.

In 1908 The Hartmann Trunk won first prize at The California Exposition in Sacramento, California

1920s

By 1925 more than half a million Hartmann Trunks were in use around the world. George Herman "Babe" Ruth travels extensively overseas to promote baseball with a Hartmann Cushion Top Wardrobe Trunk in tow

1950s

Inspired by America's first jetliner, the ultra-light Hartmann 707 luggage collection is created.

Author Ian Fleming immortalizes Hartmann in his 1954 novel, live and let die, as agent 007 – James Bond carries a lightweight Hartmann Skymate suitcase.

The Hartmann knocabout is tested at the University of Wisconsin's College of Engineering, the knocabout frame stands up like a "Spartan" to 423 pounds of pressure, 300 more pounds than any other piece tested. From this, Hartmann knocabout frames are known as "Spartanized."

1980s

Continuing the fashion-forward tradition, Hartmann hired designers Halston and Gloria Vanderbilt to create collections for true fashion devotees. Their designs opened a whole new market for luggage in the 1970s. At the same time, the Boeing 747 enters service and changes the face of travel by reducing the cost of flying. The era of affordable air transportation had arrived. This introduction led the masses to the airports and increased the need for luggage and travel gear for everyone

2000s

Hartmann celebrates its 125th anniversary, the highlight of which, included a window display featuring vintage Hartmann products, at Bloomingdale's 59th street, in new york city.

Hartmann remains committed to its heritage and the consistent themes of its past, including design innovation, product performance, and quality craftsmanship, which are the ongoing inspiration for its new products like the oxford weave fabric in the wings® collection

Today

Recommitted to its heritage of true craftsmanship, Hartmann brings back American-made, vegetable-tanned leather and high-performance components. Additionally, the brand undergoes a redesign and emerges with a new identity and tagline. “Since 1877.

In 2014 The first Hartmann flagship opened in New York City.