June 05, 2011
North St. Bags has been in business for just over a year and a half now, and I'm proud to report the recent sale of our 250th bag! In case you're wondering that count is of for-real bags, and doesn't include pouches, wallets or accessories (the count for all products is closer to 300). Needless to say, things are looking up, and I couldn't be happier.
We've got over a dozen products available through this website and Etsy.com, as well as over 65 bags at 6 local retailers here in Portland. I've shipped as far away as Hong Kong, Australia and Germany, but remain first and foremost a local maker, here to provide quality products for a simpler lifestyle.
I am pleased and excited to be sharing a studio space with Rachel of Bike Cozy. After a several long days of moving and reorganizing, we're now set up in a larger space at Switchyard Studios. We are currently on the lookout for a larger space with a storefront.
As always, I've got several designs on the drawing board as well as dozens more on my wish list. I'm currently testing out new features for the Woodward Convertible design, which I hope to have ready by the fall.
Whether you're in the market for a new commuter bag or pannier set, or just want to come down to talk bags, my door is open. I am open to new ideas and feedback (positive and negative), and still adore designing, selling and talking about bags.