MRKT Mens Bags in Manila

I spotted these unique, ecofriendly bags from Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (M.R.K.T. for short) wandering around the mega-malls of Makati in greater Manila the other day.
LA-based architect Tom Pen founded the menswear startup in 2010, which focuses on minimalist, design-conscious bags and accessories for men.
The company has hooked into distribution in the Philippines via retailers Bratpack, where i saw their bags, and The Travel Club stores across the country.
And why not? As the Manila Standard observes, “the influx of Filipinos traveling across cities and countries has further increased the demand for handbags to carry all their essentials.”
In the United States, you can purchase direct from the M.R.K.T. website or via Shop Spring.

About Jake

Jake is passionate about exploring entrepreneurs' global journeys. He founded Modern Fellows in 2012 to get to know the entrepreneurs behind the innovative brands helping men dress sharp in the digital age.  Jake has written about entrepreneurship, international business and/or fashion for outlets including Business Week, Forbes, Inc., Details Style Syndicate and Primer Magazine, and has provided analysis on international business for BBC Radio, NBC News, CNN and Time Magazine.

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