In It To Pin It!

Hello Everyone! We recently joined the latest social media craze, Pinterest and wanted to tell all of our fans to follow us on Pinterest and we will, of course follow you back. So far we really like pinterest and are excited to pin more and too see all of your awesome pins as well.

Here are some of our pins and “re-pins” so far:

Come look at all of our pins on: Our Pinterest Account!

Whats your favorite pin of all time?

Cheers,

MP

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.”

Cheers,

Manhattan Portage

 

 

 

 

We Double Dare You!

Do you love messenger bags and back packs? Maybe you need a new bag but aren’t sure which one to pick? Well, both types of bags are great in different ways- but we have found a way to combine the two into one bag of awesomeness! Check out the new Double Dare Convertible bag!¬†

We dare you; in fact, we double dare you to find a more useful pack than this! Coming to you in 9 different dual color combinations, used as two different style bags, and perfect for men or women, you might say this bag has a split personality…in a good way!

Which one is your favorite?

 

 

 

The Smaller (but still big) Empire

Big and Small Empires

If you’ve checked out our web store in the past week or so, you may have noticed that we’ve released a number of new items. One of them is the Empire Jr, the smaller and lighter version of the Empire Bag, the second release of our signature Black Label collection.

Whereas the original Empire was designed from the ground up for professional messengers and is sized accordingly, the new Empire Jr is scaled down for casual use. It’s made with all the same quality materials and construction that makes our Black Label bags indestructible, but it’s smaller and lighter, making it ideal for day trips and biking/hiking expeditions.

Don’t worry – unless you make a living delivering packages, this smaller Empire can still fit anything and everything you would ever want to carry on your back.

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The Empire Bag featured on KL Fixed

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Thank you to the nice folks at KL Fixed for putting the spotlight on our Empire Bag.

(Note to all you Pro Messengers out there: keep your eye on mp.com for new Black Label releases in the coming year…)

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Velocity Tour 2008

Velocity Tour Poster 2008

It’s time for Messengers and City Bikers across Northern America to show how fast they are in Velocity Tour 2008 organized by Cyclehawk.com. This is the time for messengers and bikers to not only compete their speed and stamina but also share their experience and idea. Of course, in this event, we hope to see tons of bikers carrying our Manhattan Portage bag to secure their gears. The event will be held in

New York- Sunday, March 9th
Kissena Velodrome

Los Angeles- Saturday, April 12th
Encino Velodrome

San Francisco- Saturday, May 10th
Hellyer Velodrome

You can find more information about online registration for Velocity Tour 2008 at

http://www.cyclehawk.com/?page=VeloCity2008

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