Move Over Briefcase – The Business Backpack Is Top Pick for Professionals

Times are changing for business professionals. Gone are the days when the standard dress code means a suit and briefcase. This new tribe seeks something more versatile — and comfortable — for their workday commute.

 

Enter the business backpack.

 

The business backpack provides a fresh alternative to the one-armed carry of the briefcases, computer bags, and messenger bags. It gives professionals space to fit more than a laptop — because work-life balance isn’t just a catchphrase these days. After the 9-to-5 grind, people are logging off their computers, and logging in time at the gym or happy hour with colleagues and friends. Business backpacks provide the space necessary to accommodate wardrobe changes for hobbies, hangouts and more.

 

But it’s not just about more room — business backpacks are simply more comfortable to carry. With a business backpack, the weight is evenly distributed across your shoulders and back, relieving the stiff neck and back pain often associated with one-sided carry bags. How can you achieve work-life balance if your body is constantly out of balance from lugging around a bag on one side?

 

Skeptical of the business backpack trend? Look no further than the Wall Street Journal, which recently published a full front page feature story about it. According to the piece, “Sales of that segment increased 5% to $864 million between August 2016 and this past August, representing 48% of the entire U.S. backpack market.”

 

I know what you’re thinking – “How does a backpack say ‘professional’ instead of ‘first day of school?’”

 

Don’t worry.

 

At Mori, we do business backpacks with only professionals in mind. We carry the top brands in the sleekest styles at all price points. These backpacks will turn heads — without altering your professional status quo.

 

Take a look at some of our top picks and join the tribe!

 

Victorinox Altmont Professional Fliptop Laptop Backpack–dubbed the “minimalist” backpack, this unique carry all still has space for days.

Victorinox Altmont Professional Fliptop Laptop Backpack

Kenneth Cole Reaction “An Easy Pace” Checkpoint Friendly Backpack–an alternative for those who love to keep things functionally sleek.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Backpack

Samsonite Xenon 3.0 CheckpointFriendly Large Laptop Backpack–a roomier option for going from Wall Street to workout.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Backpack

Tumi Alpha 2 Compact Laptop Brief Pack–for the highly organized individual, without the added bulk.

Tumi Alpha 2 Compact Laptop Brief Pack

Briggs & Riley, The @Work Large Clamshell Backpack–comfortable and spacious for the day-tripper.

Briggs & Riley, The @Work Large Clamshell Backpack

Mori Daytrekr Leather Slim Contour Backpack–a slender statement piece that provides just what you need plus more.

Mori Daytrekr Leather Slim Contour Backpack

 

Want to Tell Your Client Thank You This Holiday Season? Do It With a Corporate Gift.

If you’re one more baseball hat or coffee mug away from being labeled Most Terrible Gift-Giver, this blog post is for you.

 

It’s true: corporate gift buying can be a pain. Also true: employees, clients, and team members are invaluable to your company’s success. Gift giving is a simple way to show gratitude, strengthen your relationships, and maintain loyalty. And there’s never a better time to express your gratitude with a corporate gift than during the holiday season.

 

If you’re feeling uninspired by corporate gifts this season, Mori is here to help.

 

Meet Candi Easterwood. Candi is the ecommerce store manager for Mori Luggage & Gifts, and she also leads the Corporate Gift Program.

Corporate Gifts Candi Easterwood

Candi’s going to help you put the fun in functional corporate gift giving this season by providing some tips and on-point gift selections for your team or clients this season. Oh and if you’re wondering about that leather beauty she’s holding in the photo — it’s a Mosaic Chester Square Flap Backpack, which can be embossed with your logo and makes an excellent gift for your team!

 

One of the best parts of Candi’s job is helping customers find just the right gift for their employees or clients. “I’m always armed with gift ideas — it’s what I do!” says Candi. “But it helps when I know a little more about the recipients, as well as the company’s goals when we discuss options.” When it comes to choosing the right gift, Candi says to consider the following:  

 

  • What’s a gift that you would like and use? You may not have the same taste as your recipient, but if you’re considering a gift that you’d never enjoy, keep on looking.

 

  • How much significance do you want to show? Is this a sentimental gift commemorating service or is it a simple thank you? The kind of gift you choose should reflect your intent.

 

  • Save hats and mugs for the tradeshow. Consider your recipient’s personal interests, or at the very least, choose something that is likely to be used daily.

 

  • Consider how you’ll personalize it. This could include choosing a gift that’s in line with the recipient’s hobbies or choosing an item that can be personalized with their initials.  

 

Once you have a direction for your gift it’s easier to select a well-suited option, whether you’re choosing on your own or contacting someone like Candi to help. Of course, selecting a gift is just the beginning. Personalization is where the extra magic happens. Typically, leather products allow for logo embossing. Mori will use a custom dye to create your logo on our leather products. We also provide free gold or silver initials monogramming on most leather items.

 

You’ll know you’ve nailed the right gift when it becomes so popular, others want it for themselves. “One of our biggest corporate gift givers is a college in Virginia that always gives senior football players a leather duffle bag with their football logo engraved,” says Candi. “Inevitably, a couple of the parents call back wanting one, too!”

 

Mori’s corporate gift giving service offers personalized support (from people like Candi!) to help you find the perfect gift, save big on quantity orders, and receive perks like free gift wrapping and fast shipping services (just in case you put it off for too long).

 

Want to know some of Mori’s most popular corporate gift selections? Check out the hottest Mori items for corporate gifts this season. Of course, these are all Candi approved.

 

The Dorado 18” Leather Duffel Bag comes in an assortment of colors like rich tan, chocolate brown, and black, and can be personalized with initials. This is perfect for members of your organization who travel frequently for company training and conferences. Continue reading “Want to Tell Your Client Thank You This Holiday Season? Do It With a Corporate Gift.” »

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Great Dads

I know you’re trying hard for the Pinterest perfect Father’s Day. You want your kids to make something meaningful but ugh, school’s out so that means the mess will be made in your kitchen instead of Art Class. How cute would it be to make him something with your child’s handprint but you just know the handprint will end up on the wall instead of the paper so . . .

Mori Luggage Fathers Day Gift Guide

It’s OK, really, to get him a gift. It doesn’t have to be a mug. It can be something meaningful and thoughtful. Whether your guy is serious or silly (or both), outdoorsy or prefers to geek out with his X-box, we have a few ideas for you:

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Father’s Day

We are approaching the finish line for purchasing Father’s Day gifts and I wanted to let you know we have perfect Father’s Day gifts in our stores and online. 

We have classic gifts.   

We have a wide variety of shave kits and wallets.  Our wallets come in all shapes and sizes with the most beautiful leathers.

   

We have techie gifts.

Whether dad is getting an iPad for his special day or already has one, keep it protected with one of our many iPad covers.  The one pictured is the Tucano Cornice iPad Cover. 

To keep your iPad or iPhone protected from greasy fingers try the Logiix Stylus Pro.  It’s a ball point pen and stylus in one. 

We have style.

Protect dad’s head with style.  Check out the Dean foldable travel hat from Bailey. 

So please check out Mori Luggage & Gifts, the perfect place for Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day Gifts Under $100

He’s worth a million, but you don’t have to spend a million to show Dad how much you care this Father’s Day. “Offering unique, quality gifts at a great value has been a top priority for over 40 years,” says John Mori, president of Mori Luggage & Gifts. “We always have a gift idea for that hard-to-shop-for person.”

Below are some of Mori Luggage & Gifts’ top gifts under $100 for Father’s Day. Visit one of our 28 stores, order from our catalog or shop online at http://www.moriluggage.com. Additional services that customers enjoy at Mori include monogramming and engraving on many items and complimentary gift- wrapping.

Help Dad show off his team spirit with a good-looking pair of collegiate cufflinks. Each pair is enamel and silver plated with a bullet back closure. Many Southeastern teams available including Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Tennessee. $60.00

Dad will carry his iPad in style with the sleek, new Victorinox Tribune Bag. Made of durable ballistic nylon, it features a padded section to hold any iPad, netbook or tablet and a zippered front pocket for a charger and other necessities. It also has an adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying. $99.00

 

The Dad who loves music will love the Rock-it2 Portable Speaker. Just connect an iPod or MP3 player and it sends out vibrations that turns any object he sticks it to into a speaker! Cardboard boxes, appliances, garbage cans, anything! The more hollow the item, the better the sound quality. Includes two extra sticky pads, an audio extension cord and USB power cord. Also runs on two AAA batteries. $24.95

Our 64-oz. Jumbo Flask won’t fit into Dad’s back pocket, but it makes a great conversation piece at any party. Black wrapped stainless steel flask with screw cap holds a half gallon of his favorite beverage. $29.95