Timbuk2

Where
506 Hayes St, San Francisco , CA
Call
(415) 252-9860
Web
Timbuk2 Website
Tags
Consumer Electronics, Shopping Centers
Hours
Mon-Sat (11am-7pm)
Sun (Noon-6pm)
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In 1989 San Francisco bike messenger Rob Honeycutt invested $200 for a used Singer sewing machine, fabric and buckles to craft 50 no-name black handlebar bags he dubbed Scumbags, which would later bear the brand name Timbuk2. Fast forward to April 2006: the first Timbuk2 brick and mortar store opens its doors to the public after more than 15 years of providing bags to a growing loyal user base. Both the fashionable and quality-conscious can now get their fixes at the Hayes Valley boutique for Timbuk2's trademark messenger bags in one-of-a-kind incantations, as well as other exclusives not available at other retail outlets or even on the Timbuk2 web site. Despite being a ubiquitous fashion accessory for both men and women, many urban bicyclists still swear by the quality symbolized by Timbuk2's distinctive "swirl" logo and classic three-panel design. And a note to the hombres: these messenger bags won't detract from your manly look like many murses (man purses) can. -- Jialin Luh

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    Fashionably Functional Bags
    04/14/2006 by Jialin Luh

    From its conception in New York in the 50s to present day, the messenger bag has evolved from a drab component of a workman's ensemble to a unisex must-have fashion accessory, all the while never losi...  More »

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