Timbuk2 Extends Contractual Partnerships in Korea and Japan


SAN FRANCISCO (November 11, 2014) -Timbuk2, a San Francisco original and industry-leading designer of urban gear, announces the extension of current contracts with distinguished Korean and Japanese distribution partners; Anvil SNH Co. for Korea and Itochu Fashion System for Japan.

“Anvil has embraced our consumer-centric approach and brought our brand to market in much the same way we do in the US: through Timbuk2 mono-brand stores, multi-brand stores, wholesale and online,” stated Timbuk2 International Sales Director Nicole Chabot. “We are excited to further our partnership with Anvil as they have proven keen insight into the forward-looking, youthful, and creative market emerging in Korea.”

As one of the brand’s first international markets, Timbuk2 has been available in Japan for ten years. Itochu Fashion System, a leading fashion lifestyle branding company has expanded the brand representation among their strong partnerships with Japanese retailers. They also launched timbuk2.jp with a focus on sharing brand content with Japanese consumers and offering the latest products in the trend-forward market.

“Our approach in each market is differentiated based on their individual dynamics, but our brand remains consistent as an original San Francisco company offering authenticity, innovation and quality available to consumers through branded retail, online and specialty retail,” says Chabot.

Timbuk2 is offered worldwide including in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Canada and the United States.

For more information, visit www.timbuk2.com, www.timbuk2.jp or www.timbuk2-kr.com

For Timbuk2 in Korea, please contact timbuk2@anvil-sh.com or +82 (0)70 7525 4428.

For Timbuk2 in Japan, please contact contact@timbuk2.jp or +81 3 3497 4421.

About Timbuk2
Timbuk2 is a San Francisco original, founded 25 years ago by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in the city’s Mission District. Since its inception in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed quality bags, packs and accessories built to last a lifetime, evolving from the original bike messenger company to a pioneer of made-in-America customization and an industry leader in forward-thinking, sustainable manufacturing. The relentless drive to inspire urban mobility, enable individuality and promote responsibility has propelled Timbuk2 forward as it continues fusing passion and style to create durable, functional products informed by the company’s longstanding cycling roots and today’s vibrant city landscape. Timbuk2 products are sold at its retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Venice Beach, Toronto, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, specialty retailers, and online at www.Timbuk2.com.