9. Launch ofÂ MP Black Label
8. New additions to our line of Vinyl Bags: Laptop Sleeves and Big Apple and Dakota Backpacks
7. We redesigned our NYCÂ Flagship Store!
6. Many successful collaborations, including a Quiksilver/MP bag for Japan (and available in the USA exclusively at our NYC Flagship Store)
5. This video, one of our favorites
4. Launch of MP United Kingdom and MP Germany
3. We released a brand new design: the stylish and sleek Europa Messenger Bag, available in Vinyl or Waxed Canvas
2.Â We still found time to have some fun, at ourÂ store party.
And the number 1 reason 2009 was a good year at MP…
It was our 25th Anniversary! Thank you to every customer who has helped us to stay strong for 25 years. Here’s to many more!
Manhattan Portage bags are now available on our newly launched German website!
Happy Holidays, from the MP family to yours!
If you live in, or are planning a trip to NYC this holiday season, here’s a great list of seasonal sights you don’t want to miss!
Mt. Rainier Design Works
Named after the Famous Mt. Rainier Volcano in Washington State, MP has teamed with Mt. Rainier Design Works on a series of bags exclusively made for the Japanese market.Mt. Rainer Design works is a new brand, that does manufacture their quality fabric in the USA.
These bags are made using special 60/40 cotton/nylon blend fabric which features the strengths and qualities of both materials.Â This special fabric does breath like cotton, but is stretchable like nylon.Â Not only that, but when exposed to moisture, the cotton threads expand to seal the space in between the nylon weave, providing a degree of natural wind and water resistance.
This 60/40 also has a unique reflective appearance and a smooth yet elastic texture.Â The dye gradually fades with use, providing a vintage look and unique identity for each and every bag.
Our Big Apple Backpack (1210), Vintage Messenger Small (1605-v), and Vintage Messenger Large (1607-v) were made in Black, Orange, and Green fabric. They are available in Japan at Ripe.
Racked NY, a blog about all things retail in New York City, gives new Manhattan Portage account, ID Menswear a rave review in a post today.
If you do look at one of the featured photos, you will spot some Waxed Canvas Messenger Bags.
For all of you in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area, check out the store!Â It will be worth your time.Â You could even pick up some MP bags for that last minute holiday gift.
Not sure you can squeeze all your holiday shopping into the remaining days before December 25? Worry no more – the Manhattan Portage/Token Store is open lateÂ Saturday (12/19) through Wednesday (12/23). Shop till 8pm each night to find gifts for even the pickiest Who on your list.
Holiday Hours (Dec 19-23):
Mon-Sat: 11am to 8pm
Sun: 12pm to 8pm
Manhattan Portage/Token Store
258 Elizabeth Street
(Btw Prince and Houston)
New York, NY 10012
Manhattan Portage/Toke Store
For all you New Yorker’s out there, go pick up today’s New York Post!
Manhattan Portage Bags in NY Post 12/10/09
Three Manhattan Portage Bags are featured in today’s Ho Ho Haute List holiday gift guide.Â 1427Â DJ Bag (SM) in purple, 1210 Big Apple Backpack in red, and 1615 NY Bike Messenger Bag in Orange all made the list.Â You can snag all of these bags now on ManhattanPortage.com.
You can veiw the entire Holiday list in today’sÂ (12/10/09) NY Post, or online here.