Two weeks after Bluesmart called it quits, another smart luggage maker is pulling the plug. New York-based travel startup Raden posted a note (spotted by The Verge) on its site announcing that the company is “no longer in operation.”
Unlike Bluesmart, which sold its remaining assets to luggage conglomerate Travelpro, this appears to be the end of Raden as both a company and brand for the time being. As a result, the company is also ending support returns, exchanges and repairs.
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