Australian luggage brand Globite has opened its first Queensland store since its inception in the capital city in the late 1890s.
The new Globite store and studio is located in Brisbane Airport’s domestic terminal. It is the latest store to open in the precinct as part of Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) $40 million Domestic Terminal Retail Upgrade Project. The store is located near Gate 24.
BAC executive GM of commercial Martin Ryan welcomed the new addition.
“Globite’s heritage cases hold a great deal of nostalgia for travellers, and it is wonderful to be able to offer customers the chance to fall in love with their products all over again, or for the very first time,” Ryan said.
Globite co-owner Vicki Mastro added to Ryan’s comments, saying the new store is a major milestone for the brand.
“Globite has been an Australian luggage industry leader for over 100 years, and it all began in Brisbane in the early 1890s,” Mastro said.
“At Globite, we pride ourselves on catering for every traveller’s needs, by providing innovative luggage ranges together with every possible travel accessory required for the journey. Our goal is simple, we want to make your journey a little bit better.”
Globite was launched by Ada Sherrington and her three sons after they emigrated to Brisbane from the United Kingdom in the 1890s. The family came with a background in retail and experience manufacturing luggage and bags. It has since grown into a globally recognised brand.
The very first Globite office was located at City Exchange, on the corner of Queen Adelaide and Edward Streets. The location is now home to the Queens Plaza Shopping Mall.
As well as its new Brisbane location, Globite also operates a store in Sydney Airport’s domestic terminal.
BAC added that it will commence work this year on the next stage of its Domestic Terminal redevelopment, with a food and beverage offering in the southern end of the terminal, predominantly servicing Virgin Australia passengers.