Preview: Thomas Falcy talks about Travel Retail

Thomas Falcy talks about Travel Retail

Our success story started in ‘87 in the heart of the fashion capital Antwerp, Belgium with the iconic crinkled nylon bags.
Today Kipling’s well-known bags and accessories are available around the world in 436 stores in 80 countries and can be found in more than 7500 shops including the best department-stores, and kipling.com. and 310 TR locations worldwide.
These locations are well balanced between our different regions and cover airports (45%), Cruise and Ferries (35%), Downtown DF (14%), Border stores (5%), Diplomatic & military stores (1%).
Kipling as a brand has changed and reinvented itself.
With its casual vibe, they attracting the millennials and empower people you to go their own way.
We design handbags, Luggage, Backpacks and Accessories that inspire mobility and lighten your life.

We asked Thomas Falcy, Sales Director – EMEA Distributors & Global Travel Retail, about the future of Travel Retail and the part of Kipling in it.

Discover the brand!

Discover the brand!

STAR WARS, #BringingTheGalaxyTogether

STAR WARS, #BringingTheGalaxyTogether

EXCLUSIVE DISNEY COLLECTION / Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

EDGELAND, city vibes

EDGELAND, city vibes

URBAN COLLECTION / Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

THE ART OF STYLE, Helen Lee Collection

THE ART OF STYLE, Helen Lee Collection

Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

THE ART OF BUSY, where function meets fashion

THE ART OF BUSY, where function meets fashion

WORK COLLECTION / Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

BE SEEN & stand out!

BE SEEN & stand out!

BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION / Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

NEW CLASSICS, the art of exploring

NEW CLASSICS, the art of exploring

Kipling Fall - Winter 2018

Kipling Fall - Winter 2018 Collection

Kipling Fall - Winter 2018 Collection

Establish stylish functionality through iconic products

Say hello to the New Classics

Say hello to the New Classics

90’s brand revival forms the basis of the design inspiration for Fall Winter 18 drawing reference to old school streetwear brands from a defining fashion era.

Have you missed going to the beach? Us too!

Have you missed going to the beach? Us too!

That’s why we bring you the new Kipling’s Beach Collection! Discover our new Collection.

Get the adventure going!

Get the adventure going!

Go exploring this spring-summer time with Kipling’s new Travel Collection! Discover our new Collection.

Going to work has never been so easy!

Going to work has never been so easy!

Kipling’s new Work Collection has everything to make your office days as light as possible. Discover our new Collection.

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Els De Kort Digital Marketing Manager EMEA, Kipling
Mariona Esteva Miró Social Media & PR Coordinator
About Kipling

We empower you to go your own way. That’s why we’ve merged thoughtful designs with casual coolness.

We design bags to inspire mobility and lighten your life. #LiveLight kipling.com


How did it all start?

Our tale is one of great passion and creativity (plus the odd stroke of luck!) that goes back to the spring of '87. That was the year when three young designers pals in Antwerp stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discoverd crinkled nylon fabric... and voila, the idea for Kipling was born. Having hit upon a winning formula they wasted no time in creating the affordable, sporty and functional bags and lifestyle essentials that have gone on to become wardrobe favourites for women in 65 countries across the world.

Kipling collaborations

Since 2006, our spirit of playful adventure has led us to collaborate with some of the most exciting young designers around. These fashion-forward special collections have seen us work with fresh global talent including Cathy Pill (Belgium), El Delgado Buil (Spain), Gloria Coelho (Brazil), Girls from Omsk (Belgium) Helena Christensen (Denmark) and Peter Pilotto (UK). Who’ll be next? Keep your eyes peeled!

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company’s largest brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee®and Nautica®. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.

Did you know?

Kipling is sold in 67 countries

Every 2 seconds a Kipling bag is sold

35 million women have bought Kipling since 1987

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