(New York, NY October, 2011) - Tumi - the leading international brand of premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories - partners with Ducati to launch a new collection of bold, performance---driven travel and lifestyle accessories for Fall 2011. Rooted in a shared passion for design excellence and technological innovation, the collaboration brings discerning consumers the style sophistication and functional superiority they know and love from Tumi and Ducati.
The new collection launches this fall with three sporty red travel cases, two duffels, and one backpack and crossbody bag. Speeding to the gate never looked so good with the collection's light weight travel cases. Designed with Tumi's signature multi---layered ABS polycarbonate blend, the cases feature commodious nylon front panels, add---a---bag straps and aircraft grade aluminum handles. They will be available in three sizes, including an international carry---on ($545), Quattroporte Medium Trip Case ($645), and Quattroporte Extended Trip Case ($695). Alongside the sleek cases, the collection features two vibrant red duffels, including a larger Due Porte Collapsible Wheeled Duffel ($695) and an easy---to---carry Actuator Sport Duffel ($295). For carefree, active living,
Tumi offers a high---functioning, sleek Tank Medium Backpack ($245) and Deso Small Flap Crossbody Bag ($145).
In an effort to celebrate the collection, Tumi will engage with Facebook fans on an exclusive four week campaign through its social media platform on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TumiTravel). The Tumi Insider tab will be recreated to host a giveaway, valid in the US, Canada and Italy, called Tumi Ducati - The Ultimate Ride. The grand prize winner will receive a Ducati 696 Plus Monster red bike, Tumi/Ducati jacket and products from the Fall collection. Tumi will also be promoting this campaign and giveaway through its Twitter handle (@TumiTravel).
"Through our collaboration with Ducati, we channel the vivid vibrancy of a brand best known for adrenaline, adventure and dynamic performance," comments Jerome Griffith, CEO of Tumi. "Together we offer consumers an attention---drawing, statement collection that invites adventure and encourages spontaneity."
"The partnership between Ducati and Tumi truly embodies the excellence, style, creativity and innovative design which characterize our two brands," comments Gabriele Del Torchio, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding SpA. "As leaders in our respective fields, Ducati and Tumi create an extremely powerful synergy that now expresses our shared passions for excellence through a new collection of attractive, high---end, quality products. We are particularly excited about this partnership and proud of the new collection that Tumi will release for Ducati because it further confirms our position as a premium brand. We look forward to continued success and an enjoyable and rewarding experience together."
The new Tumi Ducati collection will be available for purchase beginning October 1, 2011 at Tumi stores nationwide, internationally and on www.tumi.com as well as specialty wholesale stores. Internationally, the collection will also be available in selected Ducati retailers and through the Ducati Motor Holding website (www.ducati.com). In spring 2012, the collection will also be available in black.
Tumi is the leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Tumi's heritage of design excellence is one that appeals to the world's most sophisticated and demanding consumers who choose only the best international brands to complement their unique lifestyles. The brand is sold in 200 Stores from New York to Paris to London And Tokyo, As well as the world's top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 65 countries. Tumi's Success over the past three decades can be traced to its continual focus on its founding principles of design excellence, functional superiority, technical innovation, best---in---class quality and outstanding customer service. For more about Tumi, Visit www.tumi.com, www.facebook.com/tumitravel, www.twitter.com/tumitravel.
Founded In 1926, Ducati Has been producing sport---inspired motorcycles since 1946. Their Motorcycles are characterized by "Desmodromic" Performance engines, innovative design and avant---garde technology. Covering several market segments, Ducati's Range of motorcycles are divided into model families which include: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, Streetfighter And Superbike. These Authentic icons of "made In Italy" Are sold in over 80 Countries around the world, with concentration on the European, North---American and Asia Pacific markets. Ducati Competes in both the World Superbike Championship and, with an official team, the World MotoGP Championship. In Superbike Ducati has won 16 Manufacturers' Titles and 13 Riders' titles. Ducati have participated in MotoGP Since 2003, And took both the Manufacturers' and Riders' Titles in 2007.
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