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Chrome Couture: Design Your Own Hand-Sewn Messenger Bag

The messenger bag may have been invented for busy professional cyclists, but its reach has expanded far beyond the bicycle courier. Messengers can now be seen adorning the shoulders of a wide swath of San Franciscans, from busy commuters transporting their laptops to art-school students lugging supplies. How does a devoted messenger-bag user stand out in a sea of similarity?

SF-based Chrome is offering a unique solution: Go custom. While most of the company's bags are manufactured at its main factory in Chico, the SOMA flagship store is offering an enticing new opportunity: Hand-sewn bags, pieced together in the colors of your choice by a full-time professional working right in Chrome's front window.

50-70% Off This Weekend at Timbuk2

We hate moving. Unless, of course, we’re not doing the heavy lifting and there are discounts involved. San Francisco’s messenger-bag favorite Timbuk2 is relocating their Mission facility around the corner and they’re planning to pack lightly. Which means this Saturday, March 13 a mix of older season styles and one-of-a-kind designs of their durable messenger bags, urban backpacks and accessories will be 50-70% off. You read that right. Stop by from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for that patterned bike bag you’ve been eyeing (only at a fraction of the cost).


333 Alabama St., 800-865-2513,

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