Owner Hiro Irie came to New York in the 1960s as an exchange student from Japan and has provided travel gear and luggage to city dwellers since 1974. The spartan store is packed to the brim with carriers from dependable brands such as Victorinox, Halliburton and LeSportsac, and clearly caters to the NYU students in the neighborhood, considering that a massive wall is dedicated to North Face backpacks ($40–$165) and Manhattan Portage messenger bags ($40–$120). If you’ve since outgrown wearing JanSport reversible leopard-print backpacks ($51), more mature options include Eagle Creek four-wheeled uprights ($314) and Baggallini rolling totes ($171) done up in a sophisticated, subtle giraffe print. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all purchases (excludes Deuter, Eagle Creek, Jansport, Kipling, LeSportsac, North Face, Rimowa and Victorinox) through May 31.
|Venue name:||The Bag House (CLOSED)||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–6:45pm, Sun 1pm–5:45pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
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the bag house was originally called Sunyo and i sold them john peters brand in 1980. since my products were the first of its kind in nyc the sold right out. Soon Sunyo was selling my whole line and moved to another location on 8th st. they continued to grow with my line and as they added other vendors they needed more space so they moved to 797 B'way and changed their name to The bag house. When Sunyo was on 8th st. they sold only tourist trinkets. my line changed the direction of the store and without my products and direction there would be no bag house.