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Votruba Leather Co.

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Luggage Trade-In Event

Trade-In your gently used wheeled suitcase and get $50 or $100 towards your purchase of a new Briggs & Riley wheeled suitcase. *Traded-In luggage will be donated to The Womens Resource Center of Grand Traverse County.

About Us

Welcome to Votruba Leather Co., where we offer an unparalleled selection of premium quality luggage and leather goods. Located in the heart of Downtown Traverse City, our historic store is the perfect destination for those seeking the latest in travel gear and accessories. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect item for your needs. And as a special bonus, we offer FREE monogramming, allowing you to add a personal touch to your selection. Don't miss your chance to experience the luxury and quality of Votruba Leather Co. Visit us today!

What we offer

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Are you in the market for some new luggage? Look no further! TUMI, Briggs & Riley, Thule, Eagle Creek, and Ricardo are all great options for high-quality and durable luggage. At Votruba you're sure to find the perfect luggage for your next adventure. Stop by and check out our selection...
Luggage | Travel Gear | Bags
Luggage | Travel Gear | Bags
Are you in the market for some new luggage? Look no further! TUMI, Briggs & Riley, Thule, Eagle Creek, and Ricardo are all great options for high-quality and durable luggage. At Votruba you're sure to find the perfect luggage for your next adventure. Stop by and check out our selection...
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Votruba offers a variety of high-quality leather products, including purses, wallets, handbags, belts, duffels, and more. Additionally, we are proud to feature handmade leather goods from local artisans, including Leelanau Trading Company.
Fine Leather Products
Fine Leather Products
Votruba offers a variety of high-quality leather products, including purses, wallets, handbags, belts, duffels, and more. Additionally, we are proud to feature handmade leather goods from local artisans, including Leelanau Trading Company.
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Votruba also offers a carefully selected collection of board games sure to impress. From classic games like chess and backgammon to Mahjong, we have something for everyone. These board games great for spending time with family and friends, or make for a unique and thoughtful gift.
High-End Board Games | Gifts
High-End Board Games | Gifts
Votruba also offers a carefully selected collection of board games sure to impress. From classic games like chess and backgammon to Mahjong, we have something for everyone. These board games great for spending time with family and friends, or make for a unique and thoughtful gift.
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If you're looking for the best leather cleaning products on the market, look no further than Votruba's. Even if you don't take advantage of our cleaning services, you can still purchase our top-of-the-line products and receive expert advice from our in-house leather experts.
Leather Care
Leather Care
If you're looking for the best leather cleaning products on the market, look no further than Votruba's. Even if you don't take advantage of our cleaning services, you can still purchase our top-of-the-line products and receive expert advice from our in-house leather experts.
TUMI - Authorized Retailer
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Luggage Repair and Cleaning

These people are so thoughtful and courteous. There is supposed to be a mail delivery problem in Michigan, but these people got me my purse in 3 days!! I love them !
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Nancy B.
Wonderful luggage store. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
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Janell H.
Fantastic quality products with increasing selection. Top notch customer service gives an individualized shopping experience. Highly recommend!
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Emily C.
Absolutely top notch service and a great selection. Bought all sorts of things including another Briggs & Riley suitcase, a beautiful blue leather purse...etc. Definitely will return if we get back to TC.
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Ann B.
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Our History - Older than Traverse City

Traverse City was just beginning to show promise in 1874 when Frank Votruba started a tiny harness shop in a wooden building on the edge of the Boardman river behind the Traverse City State Bank. One has to wonder if he ever envisioned that his shop would still be thriving 140+ years later. Frank immigrated to East Jordan from Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, in 1870, according to Gretchen Votruba, who married Frank’s son, William. In 1874 he moved to Traverse City and opened the Votruba Harness Company downtown, making and repairing all sorts of horse gear. He had been trained in leather work in Czechoslovakia and was a certified leather man. In 1878 Frank married Amelia Bartack who was born here in 1856. Amelia’s brother, Tony Bartack, formed a partnership with Charlie Wilhelm and Frank Votruba to build the City Opera House building, a feat which was accomplished in 1891. When the City Opera House was completed, Frank moved the Votruba Harness Company into the east third of the ground floor. While the retail end of the business was located there, he also had a harness repair shop in an attached building out back, which is still there today. Frank and Amelia’s son, William took over the store during the 1920’s after he returned from World War I.

Contact Us

Stop by, call or email us.
Our address
112 E. Front St. Traverse City MI, 49684
Open hours
Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Online Purchases | Return Policy

Purchases made on-line can be shipped directly to you, or picked up at our Traverse City store. Please choose your preference at check out. Either way you order, If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from Voturba Leather Co, you may return any unused merchandise with the original hangtags attached, for a prompt refund within 30 days of your order date. *monogrammed items can not be returned