Brand Spotlight // Timbuk2
By Clare Varga

A spotlight on industry leader Timbuk2, rounding up our favorite things the brand has been up to in 2014.

May 06, 2014
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With a newly opened store last Saturday in Denver, and a full customization section on the website, Timbuk2 is making serious waves in the Active industry. We have reported on them here at Stylesight for years, and never cease to be excited each season to hurry over to their booth and check out the seasons newest goods. With all of the excitement buzzing around, we thought we’d spotlight our favorite things the brand is up to lately.

New Denver, CO Location

Sprouting up across the US, Timbuk2 opened the doors of its newest location this past Saturday May 3rd. Located in Larimer Square in downtown Denver, the newest location is just the beginning. Also coming later this spring is a fourth store in Chicago.


Photos by Adam Matthew

The Distilled Collection

We first got a peek at the Distilled Collection at Outdoor Retailer last January. Not only were we ready to put in our own personal orders, but we were so excited for how it is evolving Timbuk2 as a brand.

Customize It

New for 2014, Timbuk2 now offers customizationboth in-store and online. Beautiful displays of fabrics and trims in store give the customer a truly special experience, and online the experience doesn’t skip a beat. We decided to put it to the test and built out our very own Timbuk2 messenger bag earlier this month.


One of those extra details the brand is known for is the San Francisco pride they hold (all bags are made in San Francisco, and the team and offices reside there). That showed in spades with the fun shipping bag complete with a map of downtown SF and all of the team’s favorite  spots. Proving that even the packaging didn’t have to become waste.


Our bag showed up looking even better than we expected, and best of all – perfect for our taste and custom only to us!


With tons of movement in their sector, and their heritage and pride, we can’t help but fall for Timbuk2 all over again. The quality is always spot-on and now that we can create our own version, the possibilities are endless. Keep an eye out for the newest store to open in Chicago later this spring, and stop by if you are in a city they currently have a location!

-Erin Mintun 


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