Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm
E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
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Bric’s opened its New York flagship store in 2004, 52 years after the family-owned chain of luxury luggage, handbags, and leather accessories got its start in Milan. Barneys, Neiman Marcus, and other high-end retailers carry its Italian-made products, but Bric’s stores stock items unavailable elsewhere. The airy, all-white, Corrodo Annonni–designed space features sleek, circular cabinets showcasing passport holders, gloves, and tie cases. All along the walls are glass shelves displaying the brand’s classic luggage selection, which includes carry-ons, trolleys, nylon and leather briefcases, and hard-shell pieces that come in dozens of sizes and solid colors. For the ladies on the go, there are bright nylon bags, 22-inch duffels that collapse into purses, and beachy canvas totes. The selection evolves each season with new looks and design tweaks, like crocodile-print vinyl and detachable garment bags. Favorites include the Life collection—composed of a cotton-flocked PVC that resembles suede—and a minimalist, masculine line created by Italian design firm Pininfarina, known for its work with Ferrari.