SOURCE: Briggs & Riley

April 09, 2010 18:13 ET

Briggs & Riley Announces Distribution With Nordstrom

HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) -  Corrected -- Briggs & Riley Travelware, the favored brand of discerning travelers, announced today that Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) will begin distribution of Briggs & Riley products in select Nordstrom stores.

"We are very pleased to have Nordstrom carry our brand," said Jim Lahren, vice president of marketing at Briggs & Riley. "This is a great opportunity to make our collection available to more customers and we look forward to working with Nordstrom." 

Items available will include wheeled luggage, carry-ons, duffles, rolling cases, backpacks, business cases and laptop briefs. Briggs & Riley products are renowned for the company's Simple as that® lifetime performance warranty, that even covers airline damage. The company is well-known for its Outsider® Handle System that eliminates bars from inside the bag, providing a flat packing area, to keep garments wrinkle free.

The Baseline Collection, Briggs & Riley's flagship luggage collection with over 40 styles, is designed for the frequent traveler, emphasizing function and innovation. Both the SpeedThru™ Security Pocket and the Outsider Pocket provide quick storage and retrieval of personal and essential travel items. Every bag in the Baseline Collection is designed to work together.

@Work laptop briefs and rolling cases give professionals supreme organization with timeless style. The entire @Work Collection is checkpoint-friendly so that business travelers speed through airport security. @Work is designed to coordinate with Briggs & Riley's Baseline Luggage Collection.

The Verb Collection provides stylish versatility for tech-savvy professionals. These business cases and laptop bags are ideal for those on the go. Many Verb styles are checkpoint-friendly. 

For more information, visit www.briggs-riley.com.

About Briggs & Riley Travelware
Briggs & Riley Travelware is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its consumers by fulfilling all of their travel needs. The company's wide variety of innovative, high-quality luggage and business cases match smart design and exclusive features, with maximum durability and superb value. Briggs & Riley backs all of its products with the best-in-the-industry Simple as that® lifetime performance guarantee, a guarantee that even covers damage caused by an airline. Please visit http://www.briggs-riley.com/ for a full list of the latest products and store locations, and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/briggsandriley for announcements on specials, promotions and new products.

About Nordstrom, Inc.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 190 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 113 full-line stores, 74 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

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