New York bag makers Manhattan Portage have enlisted the help of the good people at Stüssy to design this new collection of hiking inspired bags, built for those more used to wandering the streets of their nearest big city than the sides of a mountain. The collection has been created to compliment Stüssy’s SS11 line and each piece is finished with dual branding.
Stüssy worked on 4 styles from the MP range, the Hiking Day Pack (in two colours), MP’s classic Vintage Messenger Bag, the Hiking Lite Shoulder Bag and the Hiking Wallet. Each piece has contrasting panels and and the addition of a triangular Stüssy logo patch, featuring the double S logo above a mountain range, a nice contrast to the MP Manhattan skyline logo. I’m not sure I’d get much use out of the other pieces, but I really like the look of the blue Day Pack, so that would be my pick of the bunch.
The Stüssy x Manhattan Portage collection will be available from April at Stüssy Chapter Stores and Manhattan Portage UK.