Meet four quintessential New Yorkers who, each in their own unique way, capture the essence of the

Empire State. Get to know them as TUMI is invited into their day-to-day journeys and weekend escapes.

Delphine came to New York from Paris

10 years ago to pursue a career as an artist,

and has realized that dream in Brooklyn.

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Gregory has his hands full with 26 coffee shops and a roasting

facility to run, not to mention a very young family to attend to

on the weekends. He appreciates a bag that can keep up.

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When he's in New York, Carlos, whose Grupo Habita owns

Hotel Americano in Chelsea (among many others), is always

on his bike. In fact, it's his preferred method of transportation.

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A born-and-raised New Yorker with a growing

business to run, Vanessa lives and works in Soho,

but knows the value of a little fresh country air.

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