The Retro Runner

If you love to run and you live in a city like New York, you’ve probably already realized its very difficult to bring your belongings with you, which can be extremely annoying. Worry no more, because we have the perfect bag for runners to carry on them for a run or jog.

We brought the fanny pack style back and made the “Retro Pack”. Now while you are on your run you can carry your Ipod, phone, keys and any other personal belongings  you need while looking hip at the same time. The Retro Pack can be used for a waist bag (fanny pack) or cross body bag. Making it the perfect bag to bring with you on your run.

The Retro Pack comes in 9 different colors, so there is a bag for every type of runner. Check out the Retro Back HERE!

By the way, if you do live in New York City and are looking for a new place to go running, check out the best running routes, trails and paths in the city HERE!

Have an awesome run!

 

Take a Hike

One of the best ways to get exercise and clear your head is to take a hike. Hiking is a great way to get exercise with beautiful scenery around you that will be different each time you go on your journey. Let’s face it, the treadmill and elliptical get boring after a while, so why not try exercising in nature? Hiking is great for all fitness levels, whether you want to try uphill for a more intense workout, or stay on a level path for more of an intermediate workout- the choice is yours.

Not only is hiking great for toning your body, but it’s also wonderful for your mental health. Hiking outdoors may relive stress, and also may help one feel closer to nature which can relax the mind. After you are done hiking you will have a sense of achievement because you’ve just finished your daily hike, which is always a positive feeling.

If you are a hiker, or want to start hiking you may need a backpack. Our Hiking backpack featuring Cordura fabric will be your best friend. Check it out HERE!

This backpack is a new version of our popular Ballistic Backpack (2103), constructed out of rugged and durable 1000D CORDURA® Classic fabric. The spacious main compartment and comfortable shoulder straps make this bag the perfect accomplice for all of your hiking trips.

Now, go outside and take a hike!

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Welcome to Eataly

If you love Italian food you may have just found your heaven. This 50,000 sq foot space includes 12 different restaurants filled with meats, cheeses, sea food, pasta, pizza, fresh produce, coffee, tea and don’t forget the gelato! Not only does this Italian heaven provide 12 different scrumptious restaurants, but they are all surrounded by 20 individual markets where you can purchase anything you are served. After all their motto is: “We cook what we sell and we sell what we cook.”

If 12 different restaurants and 20 unique markets wasn’t enough, Eataly also offers cooking classes taught by their famous chef, Lidia Bastianich for all food and wine lovers who want to improve their cooking and wine tasting skills. Check out the spring cooking class schedule here!

If you live in New York City and haven’t checked out Eataly yet, we would highly recommend it! Also, if you are coming to visit NYC make sure to stop in and check it out. Oh, and don’t forget to ask about the beer garden, which is located on the 14th floor!

Eataly is located at 200 5th Avenue. Check out their website here, http://eatalyny.com 

Buon Appetito!

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Dad’s and Grad’s

Father’s Day and Graduation are just around the corner so we are offering a special discount for the duel occasion!

Make sure to mention this newsletter when you come to our Flagship store in Soho to receive 10% off any purchase from June 9th-June 17th!

Enjoy.

 

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NYC Bike Paths

One of the many things we love about NYC is the fact that you can bike almost anywhere. For some, biking in NYC may seem a bit scary with the crazy traffic but there are actually a lot of areas where you can bike in your own bike lane or dedicated path. Whether you bike to work, the grocery store, or escape to a park for mountain biking- NYC has it all.

We found a great NYC biking planner and had to share it with our Manhattan Portage fans, so check it out here: Ride The City This site uses the official NYC DOT bike map to plan the safest bike routes.

Fun Fact: New York developed the country’s first bike path in 1894!

Where is your favorite place to bike in NYC?

 

Farmers Markets in NYC

Do you love Farmer’s Markets as much as we do? There are so many Farmer’s Markets in NYC that its hard to pick just one as a favorite. We found a really helpful site that tells  you all you need to know about the markets in NYC. Check out which ones are open now here, http://www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets

Farmer’s markets not only bring the freshest produce to city folks, they also have fresh meats, baked goods, and herbs and spices.

Don’t forget to bring your Manhattan Portage bag to carry your farm fresh goods home in! Here is our favorite Tote to bring to the Farmer’s Markets:

The Windbreaker Tote Bag

Inspired by the outdoors, the new Manhattan Portage Windbreaker collection is a revamp of a classic. An urban spin on the classic tote bag, this lightweight Windbreaker tote is designed to carry around everything you need in style rain or shine.

What’s your favorite farmers market?

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