American Tourister

American Tourister is a brand of luggage owned by Samsonite. Brothers Sol and Irving Koffler founded American Luggage Works in Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1933.[1][2] In 2009, American Tourister was acquired by Astrum International, which also owns Samsonite.[3] Astrum was renamed as the Samsonite Corporation two years later.[4] Their products include backpacks, suitcases and wallets. Today, the American Tourister brand is sold as a more affordable brand in the Samsonite portfolio.

American Tourister
FormerlyAmerican Luggage Works
Founded1933; 90 years ago (1933)
FoundersSol and Irving Koffler
United States
Area served
ProductsBackpacks, suitcases, wallets


  1. ^ "American Tourister, Inc. - Company History". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  2. ^ "American Tourister Logo". American Tourister. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Stephanie Strom. "Wall Street; New Name, New Life, for Astrum". The New York Times. September 26, 1993. Retrieved on November 2, 2008.
  4. ^ "Astrum International to Divide Its Samsonite and Culligan Units". The New York Times. April 25, 1995. Retrieved on November 2, 2008.

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