Brown Alumni Magazine

Going Away? Luggage doesn’t need to be boring, thanks to a new company from Steph Korey ’09 and Jen Rubio

When was the last time you were excited about buying a suitcase? Never? Well, a new company wants to change that. Back in January 2015, Steph Korey ’09 and Jen Rubio, early employees at Warby Parker (cofounded by Andy Hunt ’04), started searching for a suitcase to replace Rubio’s, which had broken. They found that, aside from a few designer lines, most suitcases were indistinguishable at best and breakable at worst.

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