clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Timbuk2 Is Coming To Bucktown

 Photo: Courtesy of Tumbuk2
Photo: Courtesy of Tumbuk2

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Timbuk2, a San Francisco-based bag company, will open a Bucktown shop this spring. This is the company's first store east of its foggy motherland (another store is in Seattle, and there are plans to open a fourth in Denver later this year.)

Tucked into a former firehouse, the Chicago store is 2,100 square feet and is being designed by Gensler. It will showcase Timbuk2's entire line of more than 100 bag styles and accessories. There will also be a station where shoppers can design their own bags and accessories, and have them made-to-order in the company's California factory.

The company was founded by a bike messenger, and true to its roots, the store will offer a bike-share program.
· Timbuk2 [Official Site]
· All Timbuk2 coverage [Racked San Francisco]


1625 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL