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.
October 19, 2023
October 11, 2023
When you order your new bike pannier or convertible backpack pannier you’ll need to select the hook size that best fits your bike’s cargo rack. These hooks—two near the top of the pannier—slot over the horizontal tube(s) of the cargo rack and then a bottom hook on a bungee holds tension for a secure fit.
While it’s a simple system, one of the most common questions we get is: what’s the right hook size for my bike? Click to read more.
September 20, 2023