Manhattan Portage and 55DSL have collaborated to create a special limited edition bag called the EUROPA 55; a combination of 55DSLâ€™s creativity with the iconic red label from New York City. The originality of 55DSL and technical expertise of legendary manufacturer Manhattan Portage makes this urban messenger bag the ultimate collectorâ€™s item. A limited number of 1,000 bags will be released worldwide and will be available at Manhattan Portage and 55DSL flagship stores and for select retailers starting Mid-November. More details found at: www.manhattanportage.com and www.55dsl.com
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.