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Luggage for Freedom

February 13 - February 29


Kaehler Luggage Kicks off 100th Anniversary with Luggage for Freedom Drive Throughout February 2020

Gently used luggage donations assist victims of domestic violence; drop-offs accepted at all four Kaehler Luggage locations before Feb. 29.

WINNETKA, IL (February 4, 2020) — In commemoration of its 100-year anniversary, fourth-generation travel outfitter, Kaehler Luggage, is kicking off a year-long series of charitable and celebratory events. The series will be launched with Kaehler’s annual Luggage for Freedom drive in support of women transitioning out of domestic violence shelters. Throughout the month of February, the public is encouraged to drop-off a gently used bag at any of its four locations (Winnetka, Highland Park, Hinsdale and 900 North Michigan in Chicago). In exchange, each donor will receive a discount coupon toward a new bag from Briggs & Riley. Throughout February, in-store customer purchases will also be entered into a drawing to win a free Briggs & Riley Baseline Carry-On Spinner.

At the end of the month, National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Chicago North Shore section will collect and pack the gently used bags with new personal and household items, including new towels, new sheets and new toiletries, to help women and their children start a new chapter in their lives with pride and dignity.

“Over the past 16 years, Kaehler Luggage has collected hundreds of pieces of luggage for women in need through its partnership with the Luggage for Freedom program,” said third-generation owner Buzz Kaehler. “The generosity of our customers over the years inspires us to continue this tradition for such a worthy cause.”

Luggage for Freedom is part of Kaehler Luggage’s 100th anniversary series of customer appreciation and charitable events, to be held monthly throughout the year at each of its Chicago, Highland Park, Hinsdale and Winnetka locations. For more information, visit Kaehler Luggage and Travel Goods on Facebook and keep an eye out for more events throughout 2020, including special demonstrations and pop-ups.

About Kaehler Luggage

Founded in 1920 on Chicago’s North Shore, Kaehler Luggage has built a reputation for high-quality travel products and premium service for travel enthusiasts and business professionals desiring top-quality, design and style. Purveyors of top brands like Briggs & Riley, TUMI, Victorinox Swiss Army, and others, Kaehler Luggage also designs its own highly limited edition Kaehler 1920 Collection of fine Horween leather luggage and accessories, made exclusively in Chicago.

Kaehler Luggage has four locations: 900 Michigan Avenue in Chicago; 670 Central Avenue in Highland Park; 28 E 1st Street in Hinsdale; and its flagship store at 553 Chestnut Street in Winnetka. For more information, visit www.WorldTraveler.com or call Kaehler Luggage at 800-314-2247 or 847-386-6730.


February 13
February 29
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Kaehler Luggage
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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