About Us 2018-09-28T08:07:12+00:00

Company History

LC Industries, Inc. started nearly 50 years ago with just a single product – the luggage caddy. Business has since grown to include hundreds of products under the flagship Lewis N. Clark® brand. We also distribute partner brand products, offer licensed products, and provide private label/OEM programs.

LCI Brands, legally known as L.C. Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of travel and outdoor gear with over 30 years of experience. Home to many unique brands, which together encompass an assortment of over 300 products, LCI Brands ensures that retailers are able to find every item in one place.

lnc logos over time

LCI Brands

Our expertise in product design and manufacturing ensures that time-tested practices are skillfully interwoven with the newest trends in the travel and outdoor markets. We provide speed to market through strategic sourcing, chain supply, logistics, and distribution. Additionally, our on-site warehouse has the capacity to pick and pack as few as one item, or as many as hundreds, and ship to retainers both domestically and internationally.

Through selective partnerships with top-performing organizations, the brand strength of Lewis N. Clark, and our private label programs and DRIV process, we are able to offer one of the largest assortments of travel and outdoor gear in the market.

We’re successful when you’re successful

Our established in-house brands such as Lewis N. Clark®, and best-in-class partner brands such as humangear® and Cabeau®, allow us to offer a selection of products unparalleled in the travel industry. From TSA-Compliant bottles and smart locks, to waterproof pouches and anti-theft bags, our incredible assortment provides retailers the ability to access a full travel program in one place.

A Brief Overview

1971
L.C. Industries, Inc. is founded by Wolf Zeitlin, who created its first product, the Luggage Caddy
The company is purchased by David and Michael Smerling
1988
1990
The Lewis N. Clark® brand is launched

First product designer is hired

1992
2000
Expansion of brand and product categories & creation of private label program
Li’l Lewis® Children’s Collection is launched
2004
2006
Belle Hop® Women’s Collection and Mood® Comfort Collection are launched
Partnership established with humangear® and Pomchies Pom-ID
2009
2010
• Uncharted® Outdoor Collection is launched
• T-Tech by Tumi license program launch
UrbanGear® Tool Collection is launched, partnership established with GoGirl
2013
2014
Partnership established with Cabeau®, MosRepel® and tugo®

Today

We continue to expand our product listing by adding new collections, brands and strategic partnerships

Gear Up – We’re Going Places!

If you have questions, just contact us.