5 years ago, a TB Tri-Star cost $200.00:
2009 Tri-Star Page
Nowadays, that same bag costs $315.00:
2014/Present Tri-Star Page
First off, let me be clear about what this is not -- and that is a bashing session. I have multiple TB bags myself and very much appreciate the quality craftsmanship (so please don't get too defensive).
What this is, is my curiosity and perhaps needing to understand economics a little better. How does an item see a 60% price increase in the span of just 5 years? Is it demand, that us TB fans are willing to shell out the money for quality products? Or maybe it's manufacturing/production costs? Or might it be the cost of raw materials have increased?
My guess is it's a little of all of those factors contributing...