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.