Featured Retailer: Hats in the Belfry

When you walk in to one of the 5 store locations of Hats in the Belfry you will most likely right away want to play dress up with all of their unique hats. From the beach to the Kentucky Derby you can find a hat for any occasion at this place! Although this unique store holds a universe of hats, they have even more to offer.

You can find wallets, unique gloves, scarfs, books, bow ties and even Manhattan Portage bags at Hats in the Belfry! With 5 locations scattered throughout Maryland and Philadelphia the rest of us are not to worry; since this place has an amazing website that started in 1997 where you can sit at home and shop in your pajamas with ease. Also, they usually ship within 24 hours, not too shabby, eh?

Have you ever had the chance to check out one of their stores? If you don’t live in Maryland or Philadelphia, don’t worry.. check out their website and shop here: http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/

Have fun and happy shopping!



Featured Retailer: Raygun

We are happy to announce our latest featured retailer, Raygun. Coming to you from 2 different locations: One in Des Moines, Iowa and another in Iowa City. Raygun offers witty and fun t-shirts, books, drink-ware, notebooks, postcards, stickers, wallets, and some of our coolest MP bags!


Raygun was created and opened by Mike Draper in 2005. Mike graduated from Penn in Philadelphia and after college began traveling around the east coast selling shirts at some of the best locations he could find. Some of the locations included: Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City. Mike would sell his shirts with a passion and hit some of the major parks and hot spots in New York City such as Time Square, Washington Square Park and Union Square.

While Mike was traveling throughout the east coast he started making sketches from a dream he had- to create his own space that could be a design studio, print space and clothing store. Later that year Mike moved to Des Moines and his dream became a reality  as his sketches came to life with Raygun.

Since opening in 2005 Raygun has grown a lot, spawning a custom screen printing and design company called 8/7 CENTRAL and opened a second Raygun location in Iowa City.

Check out some photos of Rayguns store and fun products below:


If you don’t live in Iowa..or cant make a trip there to see the actual store, check them out online at http://raygunsite.com/

It may be worth your time since they are “The Greatest Store in the Universe.”


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Featured Retailer: Strand Bookstore NYC

We are happy to introduce you to our latest featured retailer, Strand bookstore in New York City. Known as the worlds largest used bookstore with 55,000 sq feet of space, this is one bookstore you have to check out!

The Strand was opened in 1927 by a man named Benjamin Bass and was one of 48 bookstores that made up “Book Row” -which was a line of book stores from Union Square to Astor Place. Today the Strand is the only bookstore left from book row.

After 85 years the Strand is still a family business, owned by Fred Bass and his daughter Nancy Bass Wyden. With over 200 employees, a little over 2.5 million used, new and rare books and some of our most popular Manhattan Portage bags- this is a bookstore you have to check out!

The Strand even has a kiosk in Central Park that opens when the weather cooperates, located at the corner of 5th and east 60th.The main Strand bookstore is located at 829 Broadway on the corner of 12th street and Broadway and the nearest transit is Union Square.

After being open 85 years, they must be doing something right! So go check out the store yourself and indulge yourself in the world of books!



MP Welcomes Our Newest Retailer in Milan – Ultrabox

We are very happy to introduce you the newest retail store of Manhattan Portage bags in Italy: ULTRABOX MILANO.

A spinoff of ULTRACICILI – BICICLETTE MODERNE PENSATE A MANO (Tailored Modern Bicycles), the opening of a flagship store in Milan named ULTRACICLI has been the natural evolution with the purpose of becoming a point of reference for the urban cycling lifestyle.

Manhattan Portage is their latest addition and now offers a unique selection of authentic messenger bags dedicated to cycling enthusiasts.



T. +39 02 94395855info@ultracicli.comwww.ultracicli.com

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