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WE’RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

July 30, 2015

Have you always wanted to have a career that pushes you to do your best rather than a job that you just get by with? If so, you’re the kind of person we’re looking for. Due to our customers being so loyal, Duluth Pack has grown incredibly within the last year. For this, we are grateful and more motivated and determined than ever to continue employing more Americans! Now is your time to join our team!

If you’re a self motivated individual who wants to make a difference, become part of a brand that is based on quality, have pride in your employment and actually have some fun, too (plus, an awesome discount – oh yeah!) look no further. Apply and check out the Duluth Pack career page HERE .

Intrigued, but don’t know too much about the Duluth Pack brand accept that you love the products? No worries, here is a bit of information to chew on. Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack making company in the USA. Duluth Pack has been handcrafting since 1882, making us 133 + years old (we age well, right? Am I right or am I right!?) . Duluth Pack’s flagship store is located in Canal Park, Duluth, Minnesota and is a whopping 8,500 square feet of products and brands like, The North Face, Patagonia, Keen, Filson, Faribault Woolen Mills and Camp Chow. The Duluth Pack retail store is the world’s largest cooperator of BWCAW permits in the world! If you did not know, Duluth Pack is the original canoe pack, specifically of the BWCAW area. The Duluth Pack factory/headquarters is located at 1610 W. Superior Street, where we have been making our products out of for 104 + years. FREE public tours are given each week day and that’s where our customers and viewers can see the entire handcrafted process of how a Duluth Pack product is created. Fun fact: The fanciest riveting tool in our factory is a ball-peen hammer! Lastly, Duluth Pack is proud to be 100% handcrafted right here in America! If you look inside your Duluth Pack product, you will notice a Made in America tag. A better surprise – flip that tag up and notice that a sewer’s tag is there and signed. The name signed on the tag is the actual sewer who handcrafted that product just for you. Can you say, proud in your own work? In a nutshell, join our team today!

We look forward to seeing your application!

– From your friends (and new co-workers) at Duluth Pack

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BEHIND THE SCENES – STUDIO SHOOT

June 4, 2015
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Behind the scenes – dun dun dun! Yep, we’re spilling the beans on what the in’s and out’s of a Duluth Pack photo shoot really entail. Picture lots of caffeinated beverages, tremendous lighting, canvas everywhere, Erbert and Gerbert’s food and our marketing team DJ’ing – AKA: playing songs from our phones (a good mixture of pop, country, R&B and alternative).

Photo shoots contain a large amount of energy, time and organization. It’s about bringing our products to life. Here is a daily photo shoot schedule:

8:50 a.m. – You drive to the local coffee shop and pick up your go-to java. Add an extra shot of espresso, you may need it! High energy is crucial.

9:00 a.m. – You get to your office, swivel in your chair and open your laptop. Scroll through the layout for the day – What products are needed, setting props and payment prepared. You catch up on emails, since you will be away from your laptop majority of the day and begin cranking out your morning to-do’s. Getting that done ALWAYS feels good!

10:30 a.m. – Steam any apparel pieces (from the Duluth Pack retail store in Canal Park) in preps to make them look their finest. Begin stuffing Duluth Pack bags with paper and packing peanuts. This is a tedious, but necessary step. If a product doesn’t look good, the shoot won’t look good. It’s that simple. This happens to be some-what relaxing.

12:00 p.m. – GO TIME! Your model arrives and it’s time to get the party started. Outfits are hanging in numerical order, the set is prepared and the large fan is turned on.

1:30 p.m. – By this time we are beyond hungry. A quick lunch break is necessary to refuel. A fun chat, plans and re-run of the first photos are discussed. What new products or movements we can incorporate will be mentioned.

4:30 – The shoot has officially wrapped up. All the preparations have been worth every second and sigh of relief happens. Fist pumping is absolutely recommended at this point.

5:00 – Editing! This step takes more than just one day, but uploading the photos is needed right away. This double checks that every aspect of the shoot worked.

6:00 – You have conquered the day and created a wonderful photo shoot! Home is calling you.

We would like to thank our wonderful model, Courtney for a fun recent shoot at the Duluth Pack studio in our headquarters!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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Duluth Pack Store Brings In Wintergreen!

November 16, 2012
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The Flagship Duluth Pack Store located at 365 Canal Park Drive in Duluth is now the Wintergreen Clothing Twin Ports headquarters!

Stop on in and check out our amazing selection of this Northwoods iconic brand.

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The Duluth Pack Store Experience

September 18, 2012

In June of 1991, we opened our first “hole-in-the-wall” retail store in Duluth’s Canal Park, a revitalized warehouse district on the waterfront. Within a few years, we quickly expanded three times and finally built our 5000 square-foot flagship store a few doors down in April of 1998, which is where we are today.

Stopping by our retail store is not just about the shopping, it’s about the experience!  We have 2 levels packed full of merchandise and so much to see, smell, touch, and even taste.  Here is just a small sampling of some things you can expect to see when you visit……

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Of course, you’ll find our complete line of Duluth Pack backpacks and bags!

 

 

 

 

 

Along with camping supplies…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

……and lots of clothing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve got Stormy Kromer, Merrell, Woolrich, and The North Face, just to name a few……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can get fitted for a paddle……

 

 

 

 

 

 

….take a closer look at a Gransfors axe (be careful – they’re sharp!)…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…..and see how these Magnesium Fire Starters work!

Be sure to say “hello” to our critters atop the cabin….

 

 

 

 

 

 

….and have a seat next to our fireplace while you peruse our unique library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, the next time you’re in our neck of the woods, make sure you stop by for a visit…

…we’d love to see you!

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Duluth Pack Retail Store is Open!

June 27, 2012
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Duluth Pack and all other Canal Park businesses are open!

Due to the recent flooding, there has been a lot of speculation as to the condition of the city of Duluth, especially the Canal Park area.  While numerous homes and roads in Duluth and the surrounding area have sustained damage, the Duluth Pack retail store and all other businesses in Canal Park are open for business.  All hotels, restaurants, and stores are open and eagerly awaiting your arrival!

So, stop on by…..we’re open!!!!

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Duluth Pack’s Twelve Days of Christmas

December 2, 2011
A snowy day in Jay Cooke State Park

It’s that time of year when people are shopping, making their lists, and checking them twice.  The smell of gingerbread and hot chocolate is the air, with the twinkle of lights all around.  It’s a busy time of year, and we all know the excitement (or headaches for some) that is brought on by holiday shopping.  Budgeting for gifts, travel, food, and everything else can be trying, especially in today’s tough economic climate.  Most shoppers are looking for bargains and deals, basically anything to stretch their dollar just a little further this holiday season.

Duluth Pack will be adding to the shopping festivities by offering their 3rd annual, and highly anticipated, 12 Days of Christmas daily specials.  Starting December 5th and ending December 16th, Duluth Pack will have one (1) special offer per day with discounts up to 50% off.  And to make it even more exciting, each daily offer will be kept secret until the email release each morning.  For Duluth locals, the each daily offer will also be available for purchase at the Duluth Pack Flagship Store in historic Canal Park.

If you are interested in participating in this once-a-year event, all you need to do is sign up for the Duluth Pack email newsletter at DuluthPack.com. 

On a personal note: thanks so much to Betsy Mistek who served as our guest blogger today. Great post Betsy.