The style of the streets is now bolder, louder and more self-assured than ever, and adding itself into the fray is a true New York original born from that city’s gritty, no-nonsense side of urban fashion – Manhattan Portage.
The casual, laid-back carry-all bag that has a little red label depicting the Manhattan skyline – already famous in most urban centers worldwide – has come to stake its claim on the streets of Manila.
Defined as simple, active, friendly, and durable, Manhattan Portage is now being distributed by Urban Athletics, the hip local clothing and accessories store that dishes out the radical and energetic trends in street fashion.
Since 1983, Manhattan Portage has been designing bags to meet the practical needs of on-the-go New Yorkers and urbanites in general, providing alternatives to backpacks, handbags and leather briefcases. Originally used by bike messengers and East Village musicians, its popularity has soared due to its versatility, ease of use, high quality toughness, classic yet trendy styling and variety of designs that cater to all walks and runs of urban life.
The brand’s durability rests on its use of only the finest and most durable fabrics like the military grade Cordura Nylon, an air-textured, high tenacity nylon that is light weight, abrasion resistant, and long lasting. An urethane coating ensures water resistance of the fabric, while professional bike messenger bags are lined with industrial strength vinyl that makes them 100 percent waterproof.
Further evidence of quality components, solid craftsmanship and attention to detail are Manhattan Portage’s use of heavy-duty metal hooks, custom branded YKK zippers, buckles and top grade D-rings. The whole line also uses heavy duty threads, outside Cordura binding and hard coated nylon webbing straps that do not fray easily.
All these features and more make a Manhattan Portage bag tried and tested to go through the daily grind for 10 to 15 years – and still look great afterwards.
The Manhattan Portage range, with the eye-catching little red label, comes in a variety of sizes and colors, from bulky carry-all messenger bags, compact shoulder bags, backpacks, computer bags and many more.
The brand is now exclusively sold at Urban Athletics, located at the second level, Greenbelt 3, Makati City. For inquiries, contact tel. no. 501-3274 or check us out at www.manhattanportage.com or www.urbanathletics.com.ph.