Bankhardt's Luggage & Gifts
Every good trip starts here.

Mr. Bankhardt began building sturdy travel trunks back in 1868. Let's put that in perspective.

In the year 1868...

  • Ulysses S. Grant was the sitting president.

  • The Suspension Bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky was just completed.

  • The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team.

  • The only thing you parked in the family garage was a horse and carriage.

  • The only people who talked about airplanes were dreamers and futurists.

  • And travel was an adventure in every sense of the word.

Times have changed. Today...

  • We've survived two World Wars, a major depression, and lots of recessions.

  • The Suspension Bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is almost 150 years old.

  • The Cincinnati Reds are a Cincinnati institution.

  • We use our trucks and trailers to move our horses.

  • And today, it's no big deal to hop on an airplane and venture off on a day trip to another city.

Thankfully, travel is still an adventure, though it sure is safer and more convenient than in years past.

And Bankhardt's? Well, we don't manufacture travel trunks anymore, but we're still the experts in travel. Today, Bankhardt's distributes top quality luggage, travel accessories, business cases and leather business accessories from leading, name brand makers.

And unlike many websites that exist only at a cyber level, Bankhardt's has real stores operated by real people. Have a question? Give us a call at 800/997-7875, or send us an email at We are happy to answer your questions or help you find what you are looking for.

Bankhardt's has a rich heritage that has lasted many generations, but in all that time, we've never lost site of our fundamental mission; to offer the very best merchandise and support to our customers.