233 Westminster Street, Downtown Providence
Jan. 27 – Feb 27, 2020
Hours: Open daily 11am – 6pm
If you’ve ever finished packing for a weekend away only to realize you forgot to put your shoes in your bag, and it isn’t clear where they can be safely added in, well, LEIGH ShoeCase has solutions.
LEIGH is bringing its innovative bags to the pop-up retail space at 233 Westminster Street starting January 27 through February 27, in collaboration with Cornish Associates, owner of the space.
Founded and designed by Rhode Islander Tracey Cugno, LEIGH ShoeCase Company manufactures premium travel bags that solve basic packing challenges, especially how to pack (more!) shoes securely and neatly away from clothes.
“As a Rhode Island-based company, we are thrilled to set up shop in a spot we know so well: the Peerless Building on Westminster, the former (second) home of the legendary Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel,” Cugno said. “Having spent 12 years working in FM radio, opening this pop-up brings back so many incredible memories that took place in this musically sacred space, particularly from my years with WBRU. We are very excited to be part of the new Downcity vibe and meet new friends.”
All of LEIGH’s bags — backpacks, duffles, shoebags, and the patent-pending ShoeCase (yes, a suitcase just for shoes!) are lined with X-STATIC anti-odor technology. LEIGH is the only travel bag company in the world to use the same technology used by NASA astronauts and Olympic athletes. Pretty cool.
And, 10 percent of gross sales during the pop-up will be donated to a Providence 501(c)3 organization focused on sustainability and a 501(c)3 helping residents in Puerto Rico meet basic needs. The two recipient organizations will be announced on Jan. 30.