Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based pioneer of the messenger bag, is opening a flagship store in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Located at 214 Berry Street in Williamsburg, the 815 square-foot store will display Timbuk2’s assortment of messenger bags, backpacks, and travel bags, along with an installment of Factory2, a replica of Timbuk2’s original factory from the 80’s, complete with an original Singer sewing machine, fabric swatches and accents to touch and feel, and a “peephole” into a video of custom bags being made in San Francisco. Factory2 also offers an in-store bag customizer area where individuals can pick and choose fabric, color, and style to be sewn in Timbuk2’s San Francisco factory. In Timbuk2 fashion, the store will serve as a space where neighbors can join the team for local rides through the city, lock up their bikes, and come together for events and parties.

Timbuk2 is opening their doors to the most populous borough in New York City in true Timbuk2 style – with a party on Thursday, June 29 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m..

“We’re beyond excited to open our doors in Brooklyn, a place known for breaking the status quo, embracing the city grit, and having a good time.” said CEO Patti Cazzato. “So, what’s a better way to give a warm welcome to the community than with a boisterous party?”

Along with a supply of local Sixpoint beer, margaritas made fresh from Timbuk2’s bike blender, a food truck, and raffles held throughout the night, major highlights include:

  • A Brooklyn Exclusive Bag – “Break Up With Your Bag” – Starting at 7pm, the first 100 customers who bring in ANY bag (any brand, any style, any size), Timbuk2 will donate it to Recycle-A-Bicycle for a limited-edition Tuck Pack complete with a Timbuk2 adaptation of the Brooklyn flag, exclusive only to Timbuk2 Brooklyn. After the first 100 bags, individuals can still donate in exchange for 30 percent off any in-store purchase until September 30, 2017.
  • Apexer Mural – Timbuk2 will deliver an iconic taste of the Bay with renowned San Francisco street artist, Apexer. Get a chance to see the formation of Apexer’s work firsthand, while he embellishes the new store’s exterior wall with one of his murals decked out in his signature vibrant colors and abstract designs.
  • Complimentary Tattoos by Greenpoint Tattoo Company – The Greenpoint Tattoo Company team will be in attendance offering complimentary tattoos, themed for the night, for free-spirits and Timbuk2 fans alike.
  • The Self-Portrait Project Photo Booth – An interactive art project will allow individuals to be both the model and the photographer in the photo booth.

To RSVP to the event, visit here. For more information on Timbuk2, visit timbuk2.com.

Timbuk2 products are sold at company retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Venice Beach, Portland, New York, Toronto, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Iceland, specialty retailers, and online at Timbuk2.com.

Photo courtesy Timbuk2