Our Seattle retail store will be open tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. See you then!
It’s a fact: TOM BIHN bags make great gifts, and this season you can feel even better about the giving. After you add the bag you’re buying as a gift to your shopping basket, you’ll have the option of adding gift boxing for an additional $5. Our gift box is a sturdy, high-quality cardboard display box (die-cut to our specifications in here in Washington). It’s decorated with original, designed-by-Tom luggage label style stickers (including a holiday sticker designed specially for the gift box) and our signature airplane logo card.
The best part? For every $5 Gift Box, we’ll donate $10 to the Adopt-A-Minefield campaign, an effort to resolve the global landmine crisis.
To order gift boxing, just check off the Gift Box option on the basket contents screen, and add your personalized gift message and any special instructions you have for us. For more information, visit our Holiday Page.
We spotted this picture of the Ruck’s Sac backpack on the TOM BIHN Flickr feed (posted by aliceinreality) and liked it so much we wanted to share it with you.
In other customer picture news, TOM BIHN Forum member Just has been posting some amazing pictures of all of her TOM BIHN bags together, showing the difference in size between all of them. See Just’s pictures here.
XSBaggage & Co. is a Port Angeles based business that makes handmade bags, belts, headbands, wallets, and checkbook covers out of colorful and printed fabrics.
They recently toured our TOM BIHN Seattle factory: you can read all about their tour and see their pictures of our factory here.
“While some folks are engaged in a frenetic buying spree, we’ve decided to take the day off, take the dogs for a walk and relax. My company doesn’t offer any discounts or coupons: we figure that if you like our bags and want to give them as gifts, that’s great, but discounts just aren’t our deal.
This holiday season, we want to focus on giving. The charity our company has chosen to support this year is the Adopt-A-Minefield campaign, an effort to solve the global landmine crisis. All around the world, innocent civilians, often children (and yes, animals too) are injured or killed by these left-overs of armed conflict. Adopt-A-Minefield is working to remedy this unacceptable state of affairs.
When you place a gift order through our Web site this holiday season and select gift boxing for $5, you’ll be supporting Adopt-A-Minefield, too.
Here’s how: late next week you’ll have the option of adding gift boxing to your order for an additional $5. That $5 will be donated to Adopt-A-Minefield. Better yet, our company has decided to match that $5, increasing the donation to Adopt-A-Minefield to $10 per gift box order.
Our gift box is a sturdy, high-quality cardboard display box (die-cut to our specifications in here in Washington). It’s decorated with original, designed-by-me (Tom Bihn) luggage label style stickers (including a holiday sticker designed specially for the gift box) and our signature airplane logo card.
Stay tuned: in the next few days, we’ll be posting preview pictures of the new Synapse backpack, unveiling a new gift certificate system, officially offering gift boxing, and sending out our November email newsletter. Until then: have a great weekend!” – Tom and the dogs
From everyone here at TOM BIHN to all of you out there: have a great Thanksgiving or Free-Range Organic Turkey or Tofurky or Non-Holiday Day tomorrow.
Make sure to check our Web site/this blog the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd) — we plan to have more than a few announcements. In addition, we will send out our November email newsletter that Friday, so check your inbox as well. (It’s not too late to sign up to the mailing list.)
Our Seattle retail store (and shipping/customer service center) will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. We will reopen with our normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 26th. In December, our Seattle retail store will be open the first four Saturdays of the month from 12:00pm-4:00pm. For more schedule information, visit our Schedule/Contact page.
“So I contact customer service and explain what’s happened. I got a brilliant e-mail from Josh [TOM BIHN Customer Service Associate], explaining that UPS have accepted responsibility (how on earth do you guys do that???) and that they’re overnight expressing me a new bag to arrive on the Friday before I have to leave. Perfect.” — Read the entire post by MarkA from our TOM BIHN forums.
“The bag stays on my shoulder, and I can hold it in one hand to put on my shoulder, unless I’m carrying my laptop. I was a little worried about the open top, because I tend to throw stuff in the bag, and I don’t want things to fall out when the bag falls over (like in the car). It hasn’t been a problem, though–I just throw loose stuff in the zippered pocket and zip it up. I use a small zippered pouch from Queen Bee as a wallet, and I clip it to the key strap (see bottom right photo below). It’s easy to find when I need it, and it would be tricky to steal without me feeling it–good for travelling. Sometimes I forget to tuck it back into the bag, and then I feel like an idiot, but at least it’s color coordinated.” Read the full review at …and another thing!