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Kaehler Luggage was founded in 1920 on Chicago’s North Shore. While on the job, locksmith Walter Kaehler began receiving requests for new steamer trunks. Kaehler recognized a need and began to stock and sell these trunks in a small storefront in Evanston, IL. Throughout the decades Kaehler has transformed from a small locksmithing company to a premium travel outfitter. From our diverse beginnings selling locks, trunks, boats and motors to becoming one of the industry leaders in high quality travel products, travel has always been the heart of our business. Our history has allowed us to see travel shift from sea to rail to air and all the forms of luggage that have existed in between. Today, after 95 years and four generations of family retail, Kaehler Luggage is still managed under the Kaehler family name with five different Chicagoland locations. Kaehler continues to equip our travelers with exceptional luggage, fine leather goods, and the most up to date travel accessories, in addition to providing the highest standard of customer service.




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