There was a simple philosophy that Manhattan Portage set out to
achieve back in 1983, "A Bag For Everyone." Twenty Five years later it
is certainly ringing true. From Montreal to Melbourne, Osaka to Oslo,
and Stockholm to San Francisco, Manhattan Portage's line of bags are
indeed everywhere and carried by everyone.
Despite their sweeping global popularity, Manhattan Portage
remains loyal to their NYC roots. This 25-year lifespan in the
volatile fashion world, and in a town that embraces the
designer-of-the-moment but does not suffer has-beens, is no small
feat. Manhattan Portage has been able to avoid becoming another
fleeting fad and withstand the test of time because their bags do.
By innovating and expanding their line to accommodate the range of
uses their bag owners’ demand, the Manhattan Portage line has
developed to serve all walks and runs of urban life. Whether you are a
DJ transporting your spinning equipment, a cell phone-toting
investment banker, a starving student hauling pricey textbooks or a
messenger racing to deliver documents on time, Manhattan Portage has a
style for you. (Even if, like many New Yorkers, you fit into two or
more of these categories!)
The variety of stores that sell Manhattan Portage bags also speaks
to their varied clientele. Luggage, leather, bicycle, shoes, clothing,
and even variety and gift stores all carry Manhattan Portage bags.
With their Red logo, 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon, Delrin hardware, and a
style selection including laptop bags, messenger bags, backpacks and
more, Manhattan Portage bags don't hide and won't be going away any
time soon. The emergence of competitors and innumerable imitators
hasn't fazed them, but rather left Manhattan Portage celebrating this
ultimate sign of trend triumph.
Although Manhattan Portage has received press in New York Times,
People, Newsweek, and the Village Voice, their media coverage is not
what has fueled their resounding success. It is their versatility,
durability, and adaptability that has allowed them to survive the ebb
and flow of mercurial fashion tides. So don't settle for an inferior
product, get the real thing and treat yourself or a loved one to an
authentic Manhattan Portage bag.
Our Manufacturing Philosophy
Manhattan Portage bags have been manufactured since 1983.
Manhattan Portage is proud to be one of the first to produce messenger
bags with a simple philosophy, " The Original Messenger Bags from New
york City". By innovating and expanding their line to accommodate the
range of uses their bag owners’ demand, the Manhattan Portage line has
developed to serve all walks and runs of urban life. After 25 years,
Manhattan Portage is growing rapidly into the worldwide market and it
is certainly a bag that everyone carries. From Montreal to Melbourne,
Osaka to Oslo, and Stockholm to San Francisco, Manhattan Portage's
line of bags is expanding from regions to regions, America, Europe,
Eastern Asia, South East Asia and Oceania. Manhattan Portage indeed
has many distributors around the world. As the advancement in Internet
technology emerges, Manhattan Portage bags are too going online.
Within a few years, our online market has been well established, and
continues to grow.
All bags made with either 1000D Cordura Nylon, Waxed Canvas, or
40oz. Ballistic Cordura,
Certain styles are lined with industrial strength vinyl - fully waterproof,
Seams are double stitched. Stress areas are tripled stitched,
Reflective neon stripes for late-night traveling on certain styles,
Adjustable shoulder straps,
The latest designs of hardware. Manhattan Portage