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Look New York Tough with Manhattan Portage bags!

By Sj.Cliff
Look New York Tough with Manhattan Portage bags!

Founded over 30 years ago, Manhattan Portage is now well known for its little red label featuring the skyline of Manhattan and has become a widely followed trendsetter in the bag industry for its innovative and practical bag designs.

MP started by making high quality bags for the specific needs of the growing bike messenger community in NYC and DJ bags for musicians in the East Village.  In fact, the terms “messenger bag” and “DJ bag” were not widely known until our bags were introduced to New Yorkers back in 1983.  More than 30 years after, messenger and DJ shoulder bags have truly become a world-wide phenomenon and the preferred alternative of young urbanites compared to more outdoor-oriented backpacks and professional-looking briefcases.


During that time, Manhattan Portage bags have gained in popularity and a solid reputation for their durability, functionality and style.  All MP designs are unisex, and come in a whole rainbow of colours and beautiful fabrics, such as waterproof yellow Tarpaulin Vinyl, purple CORDURA® Classic fabric and navy Original Wax by Martexin.  Numerous features in magazines, blogs and TV shows covering a wide variety of topics such as fix-gear biking, New York fashion, and music also helped to increase the appeal of the brand to a wider audience.  For the last several years Manhattan Portage has also been working hard on exciting collaboration projects and limited editions with some of the hottest brands in the streetwear and fashion industry.

Manhattan Portage captures the essence of urban style.

Fashionable and functional, a necessity for any student or professional with an active lifestyle.

Our designs are recognised as the original styles in urban bags.

Since the beginning, we kept our roots in New York City that helped define our designs.  Inspiration came from the streets, and the MP logo featuring the skyline of Manhattan represents this sense of authenticity and history.

We offer a wide range of bags and styles that suit every need and occasion.

Manhattan Portage attracts diverse demographics and backgrounds that dress with a sense of style and individuality.


Over the shoulder bags are sculptured to hug the torso and waist as an extension of clothing.

Our bags come in a variety of sizes and colours and are the perfect fit for all types of models and looks.

For further information visit our website



Specific enquiries – customerservices@manhattanportage.co.uk

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