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  • Published In : Feb 2024
  • Code : CMI3707
  • Pages :120
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  • Industry : Consumer Goods

The luggage and leather goods Market size was valued at US$ 495.5 Bn in 2023 and is expected to reach US$ 740.2 Bn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% from 2024 to 2031.

Global Luggage and leather goods Market Regional Insights:

  • Europe is estimated to dominate the market with 39% in 2024. Some of the primary drivers driving the growth of the European market include the strong presence of local and international companies, product and technology breakthroughs, the rise in online commerce, and the use of social media platforms. Luggage and leather products sales in the region are driven by expanding fashion consciousness, rising disposable incomes, and rising demand for attractive bags. Furthermore, as consumers become more interested in travel and unusual experiences, demand for leather products, such as luggage bags, is expanding, particularly in the luxury market, as buyers seek out high-quality things. Furthermore, because of the high presence of fashion-driven countries such as France and Italy, the area continues to be the market's largest consumer.
  • Asia Pacific dominated the market with 20% in 2024. Increasing demand for premium and luxury products are the factors driving the demand for the product. Bangladesh and Pakistan are important sources for primary leather in Asia Pacific. Significantly low tariff rates on exported leather products make Bangladesh an eye-catching market for overseas leather goods brands.

Figure 1.  Luggage and leather goods Market Share (%), By Region, 2024

Luggage And Leather Goods Market, By Region

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 Global Luggage and leather goods Market- Analyst’s Views:

Global luggage and leather goods market is expected to witness steady growth in the near future. Growing international travel and tourism will drive demand for higher quality luggage products that can withstand frequent use. Moreover, the rising middle class population in developing nations are more willing to spend on branded luggage and accessories. The market is also benefitted from the growing popularity of weekend getaways and short leisure trips.

However, availability of low cost alternatives could restrain the demand for premium luggage brands. Increased use of backpacks and sling bags as a substitute to traditional suitcases and trolley bags also poses a challenge. Significant price fluctuations in raw materials like leather pose ongoing difficulties for manufacturers. Intense competition from local and regional players further adds pressure on established brands.

The North American region dominates the market however the Asia Pacific region is projected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period. Countries like China, Japan, and India show high potential for growth. In China, the rising affluent population and their increasing spending power is a key growth driver. Meanwhile, innovations in material and designs open up new opportunities. Lighterweight and hard-side spinner suitcases are gaining popularity. Development of smart and connected luggage using internet-of-things (IoT) is another emerging trend.

Global Luggage and leather goods Market Drivers:

 Increasing tourism and travel: The tourism and travel industry has witnessed tremendous growth over the past few years and is recovering strongly post pandemic. borders have opened and travel restrictions have also been eased, many people are planning those delayed vacations. This surge in tourism is directly fueling the rising demand for luggage and leather goods.

Whether for a short weekend getaway or longer international trip, travelers require suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks and other bags to pack their clothing and other necessary items. Luggage allows people to comfortably transport their belongings from one destination to another. Many tourists also purchase leather accessories like wallets, belts, notebooks, and other small leather goods as souvenirs or mementos from their trips. The experience of visiting new places often inspires consumers to bring home quality leather products that reflect the local culture or craftsmanship.

The growing global middle class with increased spending power and passport ownership will ensure tourism remains a key driver of global luggage and leather goods market. Younger generations in particular have greater appetite for experiencing other countries and cultures through travel. As mobility rises across regions due to factors like low cost air travel, high-speed rail, and improved infrastructure, the need for travel accessories will only multiply. The rising tourism and leisure travel market will sustain high demand in the global luggage and leather goods market worldwide for years to come. For instance, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist arrivals increased by 13% in 2021 as compared to 2020, thus reaching 84% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of July 2023.

 Growing fashion consciousness: The rising fashion consciousness among consumers has significantly contributed to the growth of the global luggage and leather goods market in recent years. As people pay more attention to personal style and want their accessories such as bags, wallets, belts, and suitcases to complement their outfits, the demand for trendy and high-quality luggage and leather items has increased exponentially. Consumers want luggage and bags that make a style statement just as much as other fashion apparel and are willing to pay premium prices for brands that offer cutting-edge designs. Manufacturers have also recognized this evolving consumer behavior and are launching newer collection throughout the year with different textures, prints and colors to attract fashion-forward customers.

This increasing convergence between luggage, bags, and general fashion has prompted more collaboration between luxury brands. For example, high-end labels like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada that are traditionally known for their apparel and accessories lines have expanded into travel products as well. Similarly, luggage giants Rimowa and Samsonite have partnered with clothing labels to launch co-branded collections.

Rimowa and Samsonite are both well-known luggage brands, each with its own distinct characteristics and target markets. Rimowa is recognized for its high-end, durable, and stylish aluminum suitcases, featuring a distinctive ribbed design and handmade leather handles. The brand is often associated with a modern and fashionable aesthetic, and its products are known for their longevity and unique appearance. On the other hand, Samsonite offers a wide range of soft and hard cases made from synthetic materials like nylon, with a focus on lightweight and practical designs. Samsonite's suitcases come in various colors and styles, providing a broad selection for consumers.

Louis Vuitton is a French luxury fashion house. The brand is known for its iconic collection of luxury leather goods, including handbags like the monogram Speedy and Neverfull, as well as cutting-edge ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses, and its products are sold through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end departmental stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.

Global Luggage and leather goods Market Opportunities:

Innovation in materials and designs: Innovation in materials that are used for luggage and leather goods offers tremendous potential for growth in the near future. Traditionally, these industries have relied on leather and hard plastics which can be heavy and less durable. However, new sustainable and lightweight polymers are being developed that mimic the look and feel of leather but are stronger, longer lasting, and more weather resistant. For example, developments in vegan leather that are created from pineapple leaves and mushroom root are gaining popularity. These innovative materials allow for thinner yet more protective casing for luggage and accessories. They are increasingly attractive to eco-conscious consumers and can help brands reduce their environmental impact.

Design innovation is another avenue where these industries can witness  expanded opportunities. Consumers expect their luggage and bags to be functional yet stylish. Emerging trends like modular designs that allow bags to transform based on storage needs, smart features integrated directly into materials, and 3D printed customization create excitement and loyalty among younger demographic groups.  

 Growth of luxury and premium segment: The luxury and premium segment within the luggage and leather goods market possesses significant opportunities for growth in the near future. As disposable incomes continue rising globally, more consumers are able to afford higher-end products that offer enhanced quality, durability, and prestige. Luxury travelers in particular seek stylish, functional luggage, and accessories to complement their sophisticated lifestyles. Brands offering premium handbags, wallets, briefcases and suitcases catering to contemporary sophisticated tastes can reap rewards.

Some trends indicate stronger potential for this market expansion. Individuals who once rarely travelled internationally are  doing so more frequently for business and leisure. This exposure to international luxury hubs inspires them to purchase finer baggage. Over 51% of global marriages, in 2021, involved couples from different countries, thus reflecting greater willingness to experience diverse cultures. Such blended families familiarize more consumers to luxury traditions worldwide and increase their attraction towards status symbols. Younger demographics too are emerging as a force, thus allocating discretionary budgets to high-quality items able to withstand heavy usage for longterm. Investing in a single superb leather bag aligns with their emphasis on functionality and investment purchasing. For instance, in 2022, according to the World Inequality Report  by World Inequality Lab, the number of millionaires in China increased from 1 million in 2015 to 2.1 million in 2019.

Luggage And Leather Goods Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2023: US$ 495.5 Bn 
Historical Data for: 2019 to 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 - 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 5.1% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 740.2 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East &  Africa  : GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East ,South Africa, Central Africa, and North Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Leather Goods (Footwear, Clothing and Apparel, Clutches and Wallets, Upholstery (Furniture and Automotive), Leather Accessories, Others), Luggage (Rolling Luggage, Duffle Bags, Suitcases and Briefcases, Backpacks, Totes and Hand-luggage, Others)
  • By Sales Channel: General Retailers, Single Brand Stores, Specialty and Multi-brand stores, Unorganized small stores, Online, Others
Companies covered:

Knoll, American Leather, Aero Leather Clothing Ltd., Samsonite International S.A., VIP Industries Ltd., LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, Timberland, Johnston & Murphy, Woodland, and Hermes International SA.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing tourism and travel
  • Growing fashion consciousness
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Availability of cheaper alternatives
  • Economic slowdowns

Global Luggage and leather goods Market Trends

Personalization and customization: Global luggage and leather goods market has witnessed  a significant rise in demand for personalized and customized products in recent years. Consumers want luggage, bags, wallets and other accessories that reflect their unique style and personality. They are willing to pay more for products that allow for personal touches and individual expressions. Brands have responded by introducing new technologies and design options that give customers control over small details like colors, monograms, pockets and materials. For example, Tumi launched a customizable collection in 2022 that lets shoppers pick colors and add personal touches like initials or names to backpacks, duffels, and more. Coach also rolled out a "design your own" program for wallets and leather goods, thus allowing for mixes of materials, hardware and engravings.

This shift towards personalization has been driven by trends of self-expression and individualism. Younger consumers especially want products that are extensions of their identity. Customization allows brands to offer virtually limitless combinations, keeping designs fresh and thereby engaging the customers’ attention. For instance, Bespoke Post, an online men's customization club, launched their own line of personalized leather dopp kits and travel accessories, in 2021. Members can completely design their own kits with different pockets, materials and monograms through an online configurator. According to their website, over 85% of kits they sold in 2022 were fully customized designs.

Omnichannel retail strategies: With the rise of omnichannel retailing, the luggage and leather goods industry has undergone significant changes in recent years. Brands are adopting integrated multi and cross-channel strategies to provide seamless shopping experiences to customers. They are establishing robust online presences through company owned websites and marketplaces while optimizing physical stores. This allows customers to research products online, check availability across channels, and complete purchases wherever is most convenient. For instance, American Tourister introduced an "Order Online, Pickup in Store" option in 2020, thereby allowing buyers to select from over 5000 styles on their website and collect from the nearest retail outlet.

Brands are also offering personalized services across all touchpoints. Customers can get one-on-one assistance from sales associates via video chat on websites and apps. Stores are serving as showrooms where people can touch and feel products before ordering customized variants online. For example, Tumi launched virtual store tours led by retail experts on their Facebook page, in 2021, to facilitate remote browsing and assistance during the pandemic. Features like 'Store Inventory View' on the Samsonite website allows buyers to check real-time availability of specific items in nearby locations. This improves buy-online-pickup-in-store rates.

Tumi is a well-known luggage brand that offers a wide range of high-quality travel luggage, including carry-on luggage, checked luggage, and other travel accessories. Tumi's products are designed to maximize packing space while meeting TSA requirements, and they are available in a variety of innovative styles and colors.

Samsonite is a well-established and renowned luggage manufacturer and retailer, offering a wide range of durable and innovative travel bags, luggage, and accessories.

Global Luggage and leather goods Market Restraints:

Availability of cheaper alternatives: The growing availability of cheaper synthetic and imitation leather goods has significantly impacted the global luggage and leather goods market  in recent years. Consumers have access to affordable luggage, bags, belts and other accessories that are made from plastic and synthetic materials that resemble real leather at a fraction of the cost. While genuine leather provides durability and longevity, cheaper plastic variants are sufficiently sturdy for most people's needs and their lower price point makes them very attractive. This has shifted demand away from branded leather products towards affordable synthetic replacements. For example, major retailers offer entire collections of luggage, backpacks and handbags for under US$50 that are made from polyester blends and faux leathers that closely mimic the look and feel of higher-end leather goods.

The widespread availability of these cheaper alternatives online and in stores has put pressure on luggage and leather goods manufacturers to cut their own prices to some extent in order to compete. However, dropping prices too low can damage brand perception and equity. At the same time, many consumers equate lower costs with acceptably good quality when it comes to luggage, bags and accessories. For instance, in 2022, according to a  study by the United Nations Environment Program, around 50 million tons of plastic waste is generated worldwide every year from materials used in various products including those meant to replace leather goods. The after-effects of such large plastic waste on the environment poses serious threats.

Counter balance: Invest in high-quality materials and excellence in manufacturing to create products that are durable and long-lasting. Superior quality can be a significant differentiator, thereby reducing the frequency of repurchase due to wear and tear.

Economic slowdowns: The ongoing economic slowdowns across major economies have significantly restrained the growth of the luggage and leather goods market. When there is an economic slowdown or recession, consumers tend to curb their discretionary spending and delay big-ticket purchases that are considered luxuries or non-essential. The luggage and leather goods market is largely dependent on consumer spending for travel and commuting purposes. During times of economic uncertainty, consumers prioritize spending on essential items and cut back on expensive luggage, handbags, wallets, and other luxury accessories.

The luggage and leather goods industry is especially vulnerable as slowdowns immediately impact tourism and business travel, which are major contributors to the sales of suitcases, travel bags and briefcases. According to the World Tourism Organization, international tourist arrivals declined by 73% in 2020, due to the travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The steep drop in international travel had direct repercussions on the demand for travel accessories. Similarly, restrictions on domestic travel and remote working trends reduced the need for commuting bags and accessories in 2020 and 2021. For instance, according to  the Household Debt and Credit report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the savings rate in the U.S. increased from 8% in 2019 to 33.7% in 2020 as unemployed citizens held on to cash due to financial uncertainties brought by the pandemic.

Counter balance: Reassess and streamline operations to reduce costs, including renegotiating supplier contracts, optimizing manufacturing processes, and reducing overhead expenses.

Recent Developments:

  • 18-MAY-2022 Adidas and Pharrell Williams Launch New Core Black Colorway.Adidas offers a range of luggage and travel gear, including backpacks, duffel bags, gym bags, and travel bags. Adidas' luggage products are designed to be versatile, durable, and stylish, catering to the needs of modern travelers. The brand's luggage is available for purchase on various online platforms, including Amazon, JCPenney, and the Adidas website. Adidas' luggage products are known for their affordability and quality, making them a popular choice for budget-conscious travelers. The brand's luggage products feature the iconic Adidas logo and are available in various sizes, colors, and designs.
  • 05 April 2022 Barneys New York and FILA Debut Limited Edition Footwear Collection.Barneys New York offers a range of luggage and bags, including carry-on cases, backpacks, duffel bags, and travel bags. The brand's luggage products are designed to be stylish, functional, and durable, catering to the needs of modern travelers. Barneys New York's luggage is available for purchase on various online platforms, including Poshmark, ThredUp, and the Barneys Originals website. The brand's luggage products are known for their quality and style, making them a popular choice for fashion-conscious travelers.
  • Fila offers a variety of luggage and travel gear, including rolling duffel bags, carry-on luggage, and backpacks. The brand's luggage products are designed to be lightweight, durable, and stylish, catering to the needs of modern travelers. Fila's luggage is available for purchase on various online platforms, including Amazon.

Acquition & Partnership


  • In 12 April 2022 FILA and USTA Foundation Collaborate to Launch “Spirit of Tennis Scholarships”. Fila is a brand that offers a range of luggage and travel gear, including rolling duffel bags, backpacks, and travel bags. Fila's luggage products are designed to be lightweight, durable, and stylish, catering to the needs of modern travelers. The brand's luggage is available for purchase on various online platforms, including Amazon, Luggage Factory, and Macy's. Fila's luggage products are known for their affordability and quality, making them a popular choice for budget-conscious travelers.
  • The USTA Foundation is the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and is dedicated to utilizing the combination of tennis and education to positively impact and change lives. The foundation's mission is to bring tennis and education together to serve under-resourced youth, individuals with disabilities, and wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their families. It supports programs nationwide that leverage tennis and education to help those in need, primarily through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. The USTA Foundation has awarded more than $22 million in grants and scholarships to more than 270 organizations and has a significant impact on benefiting thousands of children and adults through tennis, education.

 Figure 2.  Global Luggage and leather goods Market Share (%), By Type, 2024

Luggage And Leather Goods Market, By Type

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Top Companies in the Global Luggage and leather goods market:

  • Knoll,
  • American Leather
  • Aero Leather Clothing Ltd.
  • Samsonite International S.A.
  • VIP Industries Ltd.
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
  • Timberland
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • Woodland
  • Hermes International SA

Definition: Luggage and leather goods are produced from leather which is made up of animal skin. These products are highly durable and offer aesthetic look to the products. Leather goods includes footwear, clutches and wallets, clothing, and apparel, upholstery (furniture and automotive), and leather accessories. Luggage leather includes, duffle bags, rolling luggage, backpacks, suitcases and briefcases, and totes and hand-luggage. Moreover, leather is elegant that adds quality to the style as these products can be carried anywhere. Moreover, leather is natural and it never goes out of fashion, apart from fashion, leather is highly resistant to harsh weather conditions as it does not peel off or crack easily which increases durability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Availability of cheaper alternatives, economic slowdowns is the key factors hampering the growth of the global luggage and leather goods market.

Increasing tourism and travel and  growing fashion consciousness are the factors driving the global luggage and leather goods market growth.

The footwear segment is the leading type segment in the global luggage and leather goods market.

Knoll, American Leather, Aero Leather Clothing Ltd., Samsonite International S.A., VIP Industries Ltd., LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, Timberland, Johnston & Murphy, Woodland, and Hermes International SA. are the major key players operating in global luggage and leather goods market.

 Europe leads the global luggage and leather goods.

The CAGR of the global luggage and leather goods market 5.1%.

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