Filson to host Restoration Department pop ups through 2017
Filson is taking its Restoration Department on the road this year with special FRD pop ups in five cities.
Located at the Filson Seattle flagship store, the Restoration Department brings a second life to vintage Filson bags. Customers send Filson products back to the company to make claim on Filson’s guarantee, and the FRD team upcycle each bag by deconstructing each piece, then patch, darn, recondition leather, and reconstruct the piece into a new bag.
Some bags that are damaged or have weathered material are rebuilt and others are unique products repurposed from disassembled luggage or outerwear. Filson documents the repair work that is done to each bag and sends a picture of the original bag with every FRD bag.
FRD bags have been sold exclusively at Filson’s Seattle flagship, but the American brand in March began offering a limited selection of restored bags.
Filson will host pop ups at five Filson locations in the US and UK, beginning with Washington DC, followed by Portland, Dallas, Detroit and finally London. Each pop up will carry a unique assortment of 15 bags.
The Washington DC pop up opened on June 23 and will run through July 9, Portland will be open from August 4 through 20, Dallas will be open from September 8 through 24, Detroit from September 29 through October 15, and London will run from November 10 through the 26.
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