Haven’s 12 Days of Christmas: 2
by DENNIS KEMPTON
I love bags. I have so many of them that sometimes I surprise myself by looking in my wardrobe to find one I haven’t used in a long while. By far, my favorite bags are from Tumi. The company was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford after he served in the Peace Corps in Peru. Tumi derives its name after a Peruvian ceremonial knife used for sacrifices. The bags are known for their black-on-black ballistic nylon. And, yes, they’re very durable. What I love about these bags is that they’re not fussy. They’re all sleek lines, classic looks, and go with anything. My favorite Tumi bag that I carry around is a simple brown leather bag just large enough to carry a copy of GQ or an iPad. These bags and tech accessories make perfect gifts for people who travel or are devoted urban adventurers. They’re exceedingly high quality and they’ll last for years. And, that makes it all worth the price.
From the Villa collection comes this small and stylish crossbody bag for women. It is made from Italian, texture coated canvas with luxurious leather trim and polished, silvertone hardware. Features interior and exterior pockets, locking closure and adjustable shoulder strap. $275.
Like the city itself, the Civilian collection of day bags is layered with hidden details and surprises of color. Its modern styling is paired with ultra-functional pockets and compartments. Made from lightweight nylon with leather accents. This messenger has a relaxed look and style, and offers maximum efficiency for business or school. Its laptop (15″) compartment has a secure zip closure and the interior offers numerous organization pockets. Exterior has a flap closure, front and back pockets, top carry handle and adjustable shoulder strap. $175.
This sleek, protective and lightweight Tegra-Lite™ snap case/cover is designed for the new iPad, and will also accommodate the iPad 2. It functions as a portfolio-style case cover, and also folds into an easel so that you can work from virtually anywhere. The cover includes hidden magnetic activation that puts your device into sleep mode when it is closed; opening the cover automatically restarts your device. Tegra-Lite™ is made from Tegris®, a revolutionary polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken® for use in lifesaving armor, NASCAR race cars and protective gear for NFL players; it is exclusive to Tumi for travel and accessory products around the world. $79.
This wireless keyboard is the perfect accessory to enhance your typing experience when working with Bluetooth®-enabled wireless devices such as smart phones, tablets, and popular home gaming devices. This full-featured qwerty keyboard is more precise than glass typing screens, comes with a protective Tumi ballistic case and easily fits in a briefcase. This item is compatible with the following: Windows 7, Vista, XP and earlier Windows systems, Windows Mobile 6.0, IOS, Android 3.0, Blackberry Playbook and Playstation 3. $125.
Simple and slim, this sleek leather crossbody design is perfect when you are traveling light. It has a padded interior pocket for your tablet as well as a media pocket, open pocket and pen loop. Removable shoulder strap. Available in a variety of on-trend colors. $195.
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