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SPOTTED: ELLIE GOULDING AND DULUTH PACK

May 26, 2016
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Just a few short weeks ago, our team was able to hand deliver “The Times Collection” Duluth Pack Market Tote at the Xcel Energy Center to the ever famous artist, Ellie Goulding. We are so very grateful that we not only have become partners, but great friends with the folks at the Xcel Energy Center. Whenever entertainers make their way through the Saint Paul, Minnesota region and are entertaining at their venue, Duluth Pack is able to handcraft products for them. In the past, we have been able to work with Mumford & Sons, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews’ Band, and Hozier to name a few.

Want to stay updated on which upcoming entertainers Duluth Pack is handcrafting for? Follow us on our Instagram , Facebook , Twitter , and Pinterest accounts! That is where we promote first!

Wishing you all a fantastic, long, and relaxing Memorial Weekend ahead!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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DULUTH PACK GROWLER TOTE

May 16, 2016
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We wanted to make your Monday a little bit more exciting today by sharing the news of our recently launched Duluth Pack Growler Tote .

The Growler Tote is a round, bucket styled bag that holds a standard 64oz growler perfectly. This simple, yet classic designed bag is a great addition for your next adventure.

Width: 5.5″

Height: 10″

1″ cotton web handle

Our first beverage inspired bag was the Growler Pack . Due to it’s great success and the recent partnership with The Duluth Brewhouse of the crafted creation of the Duluth Pack Pale Ale, it only seemed fitting to have us handcraft a tote that compliments it.

The Growler Tote is available in all 15 canvas colors that we offer, including recently launched purple canvas and a grey canvas , too.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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INTRODUCING NEW DULUTH PACK ITEMS

May 12, 2016
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Happy Thursday, friends!

We’re excited to officially announce that we have launched two new products that all of you have been asking for sometime. Introducing the All Leather Safari Duffel and All Leather Traverse Crossbody Bag .

As our President, Tom Sega, says, “It’s about the people. They are what makes Duluth Pack happen every day.” It’s true, if it weren’t for all of you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag maker in the USA, and that is not a coincidence. It’s from handwork, loyalty, support, and consistency in quality and values. You are the reason Duluth Pack is what it is today and from that, we love listening to what new products you ask for and will ultimately purchase and use for your lifetime.

Thank you for your ideas and interest in new Duluth Pack developments and products. So, here’s to you all and enjoy the two new products that you requested and can finally purchase and use.

Wishing you all a tremendous weekend ahead!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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INTRODUCING THE NEW DULUTH PACK COLORS

April 18, 2016
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Last week, Duluth Pack was ecstatic to announce that they have launched two new canvas hue to their line – purple and grey canvas.

For over the last year, Duluth Pack’s customers have been mentioning how they want a new assortment of hues in the Duluth Pack line and very specific on both a deep purple color and a neutral grey tone. They asked for it and now their handcrafting it!

For the first few days, the two tones are available in the brand’s top selling products. Within the upcoming week, all items will be available in both selections.

Want to see the collection? Visit our retail store in Canal Park, Duluth, MN (365 Canal Park Drive) or hop online and go to our site at www.duluthpack.com.

Happy Shopping!

From your friends at Duluth Pack

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CLASSIC WOOL, CLASSIC PRODUCTS

April 7, 2016
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Everything makes a comeback at some point and wool is certainly here to stay for good. Duluth Pack’s Classic Buffalo Check Plaid has been the hot seller this past year and we don’t see it stopping anytime soon in the future. Whether you’re speed walking in the crowded streets of New York City, sipping on drinks at a local eatery in Los Angeles, or complimenting your layered outfit in Minneapolis, Duluth Pack is sure to be the best accessory. Forewarning, you will get complimented, so be prepared! The wool material is from the established Woolrich brand and radiates an instant cool vibe with the one-of-a-kind detailing and craftsmanship you expect from Duluth Pack. In multiple styles, bags, and unique designs, it’s sure to please the eyes (and even your wallet!).

Due to the high demand and requests, we have recently launched new styles in the classic wool pattern. Check out the new designs right here .

Photo by our friend Megan at CastleMaker Creative .

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DULUTH PACK PALE ALE

April 4, 2016
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Today we have extremely exciting news to share with you all.

We are so ecstatic to finally announce that Duluth Pack has a craft beer!

The fantastic folks at Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery and Grille crafted the Duluth Pack Pale Ale!

You’re invited to take the first tastes before it officially launches at The North Face Event we are hosting on April 14th at the Duluth Pack Retail Store!

If you want more information on the Duluth Pack The North Face Event , please feel free to visit our Facebook Event Page .

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Cheers! – From your friends at Duluth Pack

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ADVENTURES AHEAD

March 31, 2016
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It’s that time of year, when some of us (I sure know I do) get antsy and need to thaw out from the frigid Northern cold that blows off of Lake Superior.  It is when you need to chime into your animal spirits ways, become a bird, and fly south for the winter. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, it’s almost that easy and Duluth Pack is here to help you out!

Our Duluth Pack Daypacks, Totes, Shell Bags, Duffles, Portfolios, and Scout Packs are sure to help the travel process be more happy and less hectic. Can you say, “Hello, best carryon of my life!”. Duluth Packs are handcrafted to take on that extra TLC or also known as travel beatings. With our stylish seams, tough as nails rivets, durable fabrics, and time tested way, you just can’t beat a Duluth Pack as your new and improved travel buddy. Take note, we like pretzels over peanuts.

We look forward to all the future trips and adventures with you all. Where to next?

Photo by: @dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_miller

From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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MORE THAN CANVAS AND LEATHER PRODUCTS

March 28, 2016
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Duluth Pack . Two words and one big history.

The brand, Duluth Pack has been proudly around since 1882, which makes us the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack maker in the USA. The company’s products from canoe packs, to business portfolios and purses alike, have been passed down from generations, telling a story of where they have been and what they have held. In the Duluth Pack flagship store, located in Canal Park in Duluth, MN, there are plenty of products that have tested the lifetime guarantee warranty on craftsmanship and hardware. One olive drab portfolio, showcases it’s battle markings after being deployed to overseas. Another, getting jolted by the direct hit of lightening and still staying in a pack-like-shape. The third, being scratched and bit by a hungry black bear, yet still a pack to carry contents in.

When some hear the words Duluth Pack , a canvas pack comes to mind, but the Duluth Pack brand is more than just that. Duluth Pack prides itself on the infamous statement, “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?”. The 133 year old company has been making products the same way, each handcrafted by one sewer, riveted with original techniques, and cut with precision on the highest quality of American leather, canvas, and wool around. Once each bag, specifically made just for you is complete, the sewer signs their signature. This is a personal expression that the Duluth Pack brand prides itself on that’s unique and promotes their skillful employees.

The Duluth Pack factory is available for tours on a weekly basis. They are open Monday – Thursday. Please call ahead to reserve a tour spot. The factory is located at 1610 W. Superior St in Duluth, MN where Duluth Pack has been handcrafting bags and packs in the same and only Duluth Pack factory for over 104 years. Now that’s impressive!

The Duluth Pack retail store is located in energetic Canal Park in Duluth, MN. The Duluth Pack selection at the retail store includes all products in all colors, canvas, wool, and leather options. There are other well-known brands available for purchase such as, The North Face, Patagonia, Hydroflask, Merrell, Keen, Smartwool, Pendleton, Camelback, and many more.

With age comes wisdom and Duluth Pack has a history and story to share.

Photo by our friends: @Dreaming_outloud and @Bryce_Miller – follow them on Instagram!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack!

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GET OUTDOORS

March 21, 2016
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One of our favorite phrases to live by and repeat to you all over social media is, “Unplug from the indoors and recharge in the outdoors.” That’s exact what this post is about today. It’s about disconnecting from the constant distractions of technology and pushing your limits in your natural habitat of nature

Nature is all around us, as difficult as it might be to see sometimes. Get out of your chair, away from your screen and really look around you. The blue sky above, the beaming sun beating down on your neck while you walk, the dandelions and foliage growing in between the sidewalk blocks and the call from a bird overhead. In this concrete jungle we call home, sometimes we bypass the obvious. It’s apparent and inevitable. The tall oak trees become city skylines, the moon’s bright appearance is overshadowed by street lights and the sounds of sirens whistle by rather than the wind. Thats demand of populations growing, forests shrinking and cities booming. It’s reality.

We are so distracted by many obstacles every day that sometimes we feel like we don’t have time for just ourselves, even for just a moment. There is constant commotion, demands and hustle and bustle lifestyles (which are wonderful, don’t get us wrong) but sometimes we need to just stop and smell the roses – seriously . We has a whole species need to take a deep breathe of fresh Mother Earth air, listen to the songs from the chickadees, really feel the textured sand grains between our toes, scream at the top of our lungs while reaching a summit and realize, nature is what we need . It’s what we need to be as living, breathing, beautiful human beings.

The excitement of ‘bright lights big city’ is there and we can all feel at some point in our lives, but then we want to become centered again. That centered place is where we get peace in our minds and gratitude in ours hearts. One may prefer a walk in the woods, sitting around a campfire, or hanging out at the beach. Either way, nature is the full focus, whether you realize it or not.

Maybe we feel we can never really escape the modern day commitments, but you can in many different circumstances. Go to the local farmer’s market and purchase flowers. Water them, feed them, have the sun shine it’s rays on their petals and appreciate the delightful scent they bring. If it’s raining, don’t pity, feel the water drench your palms and wash away your worries. Focus on recycling your products rather than just tossing. Remember, “What goes around comes around” and in this case, recycling materials are exactly what we want back. Realize the simple things mean the most to us and affect how we feel, what we do, what we eat and what we surround ourselves with.

Nature is one of us, it’s in our core, in our soul and surrounds us daily. It’s a sanctuary, an escape and the secret to appreciating beauty in everything. What is your re-charge moment?

Photo by our friend, Annie Persson.

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

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HERE’S TO YOU

March 14, 2016
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When people mention, “Keep the past in the past”, it’s understandable but sometimes fun to do a flashback of memories or moments that make you smile. Today we want to focus on a wonderful 2015 year with you. Sure, every year comes with the good, the bad, and the ugly wonderful, but we find it important to focus on the good and the wonderful portion and be grateful for each moment we were given.

After all the chaos of the holiday season, festivities from the New Year, and the grind back at work, we now have a clear mind to focus on everything that happened within the last 365 days that molded 2015 to be one of the best in Duluth Pack history. We have grown so much as a business with all of our branches (production, retail store, website, wholesale dealers, social media) that it is something that we have to rub our eyes really hard, reopen them and make sure it’s real. It’s real, alright!

To get an entire perspective of what happened in 2015, we had to dig through past social media posts, blog entries, giveaways, contests, and meet with every department on what they grew from or what they learned.

This is what we took away from it all:

Our customers are second to none. This statement does not come as a slight surprise to us. You have all been incredibly loyal to Duluth Pack, watched us grow, helped us reach new levels, told our story, brought us around the world, shared with friends, and became a family with us. As a company and brand, we can’t ask for anything else. If it wasn’t for you, Duluth Pack would not be where it is today.

Here is a snippet of photos that our customers have given us permission to use from 2015 with their Duluth Packs! We can’t wait to see where we got with you in 2016! Here’s to a lifetime friendship together.

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– From your friends at Duluth Pack