Del Mar luggage shop offers charity trade-in


Madison Leather & Luggage joins Briggs & Riley’s national charity program “A Case for Giving,” taking place in the Flower Hill Promenade store Feb. 13-March 1, benefiting local charity Together We Rise as part of a nationwide cooperative effort.

More than 150 stores have come together to help those in need by donating gently used luggage through a new Briggs & Riley trade-in program. For the last two weeks of February, the public is invited to come into the Del Mar store with a gently used rolling bag and trade it in for a new rolling bag from Briggs & Riley, earning $100 credit for a used Briggs & Riley bag and a $50 credit if trading in another brand’s rolling bag.

“We are proud to work with Together We Rise and other retailers nationwide to make a true difference in the lives of people who are in such need of luggage,” said Irina Rachow, owner.

Added Richard Krulik, CEO of Briggs & Riley, “Luggage is very much needed by many organizations such as foster homes, battered women’s shelters, and organizations like Together We Rise. We are very pleased to introduce “A Case for Giving,’ Briggs & Riley’s first annual luggage trade-in program, a nationwide event designed to help those who need luggage and reward our customers for doing their part.

“The idea was sparked by conversations with foster care leaders telling me to imagine the elation of their kids going to live with a family, but sadly having to gather all their belonging and put them in a garbage bag. It made me realize what a wonderful added purpose our products can have.”

Madison Leather & Luggage has been the go-to place for top brands in luggage and men’s gifts for more than 23 years. A perfect resource for the savvy traveler or budding adventurer, Madison Leather & Luggage carries all the bags and travel essentials necessary to make each excursion a pleasant one. Free gift wrap is always offered.