The Children’s Aid Society

Last week we had an opportunity to meet some amazing people. We took a trip to east Harlem to the Vitomarcantonio Community School to donate some of our backpacks. As you walk into this school you feel welcomed right away with the smiling faces of the staff and the bright paintings on the walls painted by the students and their families it’s hard not to smile.

We sat and listened to the parent teacher’s conference with the school rules and regulations and then the kids and parents were dismissed to go and meet their teachers. The kids were then made aware that they had some Manhattan Portage bags waiting for them. The looks on their faces were priceless. These kids appreciated these bags so much and looked extremely adorable wearing them as well. See for your self below:


We then were given a tour of the school… or shall we say, community? The staff truly does an amazing job at making this space feel like home to their students. The cafeteria has round tables so the kids can all see each other while they are eating and no one will feel left out, there is a lounge room with comfortable chairs and food for everyone to share, there is even a doctor and dentist office for the kids as well.

The staff and volunteers really are wonferful people doing great things everyday. To meet such inspiring people was so refreshing and inspiring to all of us here at Manhattan Portage.

We hope this story has inspired you. Little by little we can all help each other to make the world a happier place.

Cheers,

Manhattan Portage

 

 

Clark in Nolita, New York City

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Yusuke in the Lower East Side, New York City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles in Nolita, New York City

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Loreak Mendian Collaboration

We are happy to introduce you to our latest collaboration with Loreak Mendian. A unique blend of elegant and practical design, this collaborative bag reflects the Spanish brand’s influences in music, art and architecture and was designed with the various cultural tastes of urbanites in mind.

We are very excited about this cultural exchange with a strong local brand originating from the Basque county in the north of Spain and feel the customized bag turned out wonderfully. Take a look here:

This limited edition collaboration only has 500 pieces available world-wide, and brings together Loreak Mendian’s creative design with Manhattan Portage’s urban roots and durability. The iconic New York brand customized one of their signature DJ Bag models for inclusion in Loreak Mendian’s latest FW 12 collection.

Customized by Loreak Mendian’s founder’s and designers Xabi and Victor, the DJ shoulder bag comes with a custom-printed front wool pocket and a contrasting Vichy check fabric underneath the front flap. The man riding the horse on the printed wool fabric is a thousand year old figure of the Basque culture that appears on tombstones, vessels and many other cases.

The bag body is made out of 1000D CORDURA® Classic nylon fabric, has a soft adjustable nylon shoulder strap and features an open divider pocket and zippered compartment behind the flap. The main interior compartment is large enough for total utility loading. The Manhattan Portage DJ bag was originally designed nearly 30 years ago to fit approximately 20 vinyl 12” DJ records for the special needs of DJ’s and musicians in the East Village.

This Loreak Mendian x Manhattan Portage DJ bag will officially launch and sell at the Manhattan Portage New York flagship store located at 258 Elizabeth St and Loreak Mendian flagship stores on Monday September 10th. To order this collaboration online, please visit LoreakMendian.com and ManhattanPortage.com beginning September 11th.

Check out the bag in action below:

 

Photos by: Guille A. Pando

About Loreak Mendian

It all started in 1995, when Victor Serna and Xabi Zirikiain opened a shop in San Sebastian’s port area. Xabi, an industrial engineer who at the time earned a living designing airplane wings, had already gained some notoriety in town as the creator of a daisy shaped logo. Together with Victor, and with more enthusiasm than experience, they embarked on the adventure of creating a clothing brand.

The brand’s influences are many and very diverse: architecture (European Modernism, International Style)art (Marcel Duchamp, Surrealism, Dada, Abstract Expressionism), music (Judee Sill, Love, Miles Davis, Beatles, Bad Brains), surf, and last but not least life itself! Loreak Mendian rejects categories and forced-upon trends – “We simply project all our creativity and attitude towards life in quality clothes that transmit a message to people.”

We hope you love this one of a kind bag as much as we do!

Cheers,

-MP

 

 

 

 

Scarlett in Soho, New York City

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Fan Photo Alert!

Hey guys! We are really pumped because some of you are starting to send us some pretty cool photos of your MP bags, and we just can’t get enough! Here are some that we have received so far:

From Carlos E. Martinez Dabishire’s Fishing Trip

From Paola Musso- Mp bags that match her apartment!

From Timothy Ting Lok Ng- Supporting us from Hong Kong

From @ChawyAaron from Twitter- a character filled bag indeed!

 

Thanks so much everyone for sharing your photos with us. Keep em coming everyone, and we will be sure to share them with everyone!

Cheers,

-MP

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TEL. 212-226-9655

 

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Matt in Lower East Side, New York City

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Tough Tuesday

Happy Tough Tuesday Everyone! This kitty is New York Tough, are you?

Stay tuned every Tuesday to see all of our New York Tough friends!

Cheers,

-MP

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