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Thank you, Bicycling Magazine for featuring our Route Nine Convertible! This 17.5 Liter convertible pack combines our sleek and classic Route Seven shell with the similar ease of our Woodward Convertible. The Route Nine features waterproof front zipper pockets, a padded sling strap, and roll top closure to make bike communing that much simpler.
"You never know what life is going to throw at you, or what you might collect along the way."- Curtis Williams, Founder of North St. Bags.
North St. is closed for the holidays from 12/24/14 thru 1/2/2015. We are still taking orders, which we will ship after the New Year by no later than Jan 9th. Our showroom (and will-call) will re-open after the new year as well at our SE 23rd Ave location. Thanks for shopping, and have a great holiday!
The North St. Team
Our all new Pop-Up Shopping Experience is open!
Partnering with the Downtown Retail Commission, Draplin Design Co. and Omiagye, North Street has opened a Pop-Up shop in Old Town Chinatown. For more info on this year's Pop-Ups, click here.
Hours: Tues - Sat 11 - 7pm // Sun 12 - 5pm // Mon Closed
Location: 11 NW 5th Ave (just off Burnside)
Open through Dec 24th
Our shop features our entire product line, including some in-store exclusives. In addition, we're showcasing products from our friends at Walnut Studiolo. We have a custom color photo booth, indoor bike parking, and a bike on display from Littleford, a local frame-builder.
With the joyous holiday season around the corner, we want to make sure that your ordering process with us is stress-free. Here is our guide to ordering North St. products to guarantee a timely arrival this holiday season.
Dear Friends, Family, and Squareholders,
Together, we did it. Thank you. As you may know, our Community Sourced Capital fundraiser ended this past Tuesday. Due to your support we now have access to $10,400 to better improve the production and innovation of North St. Bags. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this community of bike commuters, travelers, and US Made enthusiasts. We also want to share some exciting news on the NSB horizon!
As a way to further say ‘thanks’, we are offering 20% off in-store and online purchases.
To redeem those savings use the discount code, ‘FUNDED’.
This sale will run until midnight on Thursday, November 6th, and does not include kits or already discounted items.
All of this great news couldn’t have come at a better time. This year marks North St. Bags 5th year Anniversary, and we are celebrating in a big way! What started as a one man-one sewing machine operation, has grown into a nine person team producing hundreds of bags nationally and now internationally. BUT, We couldn’t have done any of it without you!
Join us for FREE FOOD! BEER! RAFFLES! GIVEAWAYS! Be part of the NSB scrapbook, and in the PHOTOBOOTH with your North St. Bag. We want to show our appreciation of your on-going support at this family friendly event!
WHO: YOU AND YOURS plus US AND OURS
WHAT: A BIG OL’ PARTY
WHERE: VELO CULT (1969 NE 42nd Ave. Portland, OR)
WHEN: FRIDAY Nov. 21st, 6:30-9:30 PM
WHY: BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU
pssttt…also to get access to some huge things coming up soon, check our Instagram account [@NorthStBags] to follow our secret announcement countdown! #WearYourPannier
Dear Friends, Squareholders, & Supporters,
Thank you for sharing our campaign, telling a friend and all your social and financial support! Thus far North St. Bags has reached over $6K of our $10K goal. We are so close to new machines we can practically hear the buzzing sound of success! As a company North St. strives to produce the highest quality handmade products, from US Made materials. That's precisely why we are participating in Community Sourced Capital, we are looking to attain the funds to improve production line, shorten our lead times and continue to grow as a local business.
North St. Bags is expanding into new markets; obtaining additional machines and bulk materials will allow our business to increase production of US Made products in the active and outdoor industry. Please consider becoming a Squareholder before Oct. 28th to help our company grow.
We absolutely love our customers and hearing feedback is what keeps us motivated. Thank you for all your support!
The North St. Team
"I bought a Route Nine bag earlier this year and use it every day. I love it and had a great experience with the staff when I ordered it. I would love to see this product more widely available--there's definitely a need! I've known & loved CSC for a while now, but this was the first campaign I contributed to, mainly because I know and love the product and think the company has great growth potential." - Seattle, WA
"Making a quality product that's required for day-to-day life is a good thing. Since its hand made I see the efforts and skill put by the team both in design and manufacturing it. Good luck with the business and eventually I hope to see "large volume, decent cost, high quality" variety bags (e.g camera,lens bag)." - Allentown, PA
"Big thanks on the panniers - I am LOVING them. They are super nice, very roomy, the colors are fabulous, and I really love all the tightening mechanisms - particularly the shoulder strap on the Route Nine. It is a whole new world after struggling with my [old] bag tightening mechanism for years. I love the little "made in USA" tag on the inside - a great reminder, as the local aspect is part of why I'm so psyched to be using your bags. Thanks to all the folks there at North St. I will proudly be spreading the word about your stuff, and your extremely nice and helpful service throughout the deciding and ordering and buying process." - Portland, OR
The SWITCH Program will be taking a winter hiatus until spring of 2015. The end of this week, October 18th, will mark the last day to turn in any gently used panniers you may have.
In keeping with the strides of sustainability & community outreach, all donated panniers that pass our inspection get turned over to the Community Cycling Center where the bags will then be used in CCC's 'Create a Commuter' program.
The 'Create a Commuter' program provides low income adults with a complete commuter kit (bike, helmet, lights, rack, lock and tools) to ensure a successful commute to work. All participants are required to take a 5 hour safe commuter and bike maintenance training course before hoping on their new ride.
Your gently used bike panniers are added as a wonderfully helpful perk to complete each kit. In return for your donation, SWITCH program participants receive 20% their next full priced North St. Bags purchase.
The SWITCH program has been one of our proudest community out reach projects and we are excited for it to return next spring! If interested in participating before 10/18, please contact us for the online promo code [ info @ northstbags.com