Ex-Warby Parker Execs Announce Foray Into Luggage Design
Looks like there is finally going to be a luggage line stylish enough to match your Warby Parker specs. Stephanie Korey and Jen Rubio used to be execs at the eyewear company, but have recently announced a new project: a luggage line chicly named Away. Korey and Rubio have received $2.5 million in seed funding for their e-commerce endeavor. The duo plans to enter the market with prices around $200—markedly less than some deisgn-focused competitors (think: Tumi and Globetrotter).
Korey and Rubio aren't the only Warby Parker names to pop up in association with Away. Founders Neil Blumenthan and Dave Gilboa both have seats on the startups' advisory board. While no peeks at the design have been released, travelers can expect to see the new line come early 2016 via online shops and pop-up retail locations.
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