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About Specialty Luggage


Specialty Luggage, circa 1952, John Heinz Collection

Since 1944, Specialty Luggage has been serving the Pittsburgh market.

Specialty Luggage is a third generation family owned business. For three generations, the Izenson family has continuously sold quality luggage, leather goods, business cases and gifts. Specialty Luggage prides itself on being a value oriented retailer offering the best values, selection and service in the luggage industry. We offer a large selection of luggage, business cases, business and travel accessories, writing instruments, personal leather goods and unique gifts.

Jeff Izenson


Our Luggage Experts


Matt, Downtown Manager, Luggage Repair Manager

About Matt ...

“I am one of those lucky people who absolutely love going to work. I have been lucky enough to take care of my customers for 18 years now. I spent several years in the clothing industry before making the leap to luggage. I was also fortunate enough to spend several years as a touring drummer and was able to visit large parts of our country as well as most of Europe.

I can help you with all of your travel needs. From luggage and accessories to repairs….we do it all. If you find yourself in downtown Pittsburgh, stop in and say hello.

By the way, if you forget my name I also answer to ‘Ponytail!’”


Dean, General Manager

About Dean ...

“I have been with Specialty luggage for 30 years! I am married with two sons. I enjoying playing basketball and baseball (go Ducks/Buccos) and have been an auto racing fan since childhood!”



About Liz ...

“I was born and raised in Pittsburgh where I did everything from Girl Scouts to being the owner of Wicks & Sticks in Greensburg! I have been with Specialty Luggage for a total of 15 years! I started in 1990 and worked at the Fox Chapel location for 9 years then left to be a manager for Pittsburgh’s Musical Theatre. After getting married I returned to Specialty in 2009 where I still reside!”




About Phyllis ...

“I have been with Specialty Luggage for 6 years but in the luggage business for 26 years. I originally started at Rynn’s Luggage in the South Side and was there for 20 years. I am married and have 2 boys and we all live in the Pittsburgh area. I have one grandson who I love spending time with! We go out fishing and go to Too Groovy toy shop. My hobbies are gardening and fishing.”


Judy, Fox Chapel Manager

About Judy ...

“I have been the manager at the Waterworks Specialty Luggage for 20 years! I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and have worked in retail all of my life. My hobbies include cooking, reading and crafting. For me my family is my number one priority!”