An unerring feel for the zeitgeist coupled with an inimitable sense of style were the secrets of columnist Fanny Fern’s success – and they are also the hallmarks of the R118 FERN business bag, named in her honor. With the unmistakable REFERENCE style elements, individualistic double clasp and refined functionality, the FERN will unerringly satisfy all the needs of its urban owners.
R118 FERN, handicrafted work of tarp art is now available on- and offline and comes in all the trendy tarp colors from 2003 – the year in which America’s number one housewife, Martha Stewart, stepped off the edge of her pedestal.
Features: Document compartment with metal buckle, pocket for 15” Macbook Pro® with padded bottom, zippered and textile inside compartments, handles and removable shoulder strap.
«It was Important for me to have someone who can tell the story. I’m not a journalist, nor a writer. It’s hard for me to express myself.»
Illustrator Olivier Kugler was a guest at «FREITAG am Donnerstag» in Hamburg on April 18. In the 90-minute film, you will learn how he naively set out to travel through Iran, what he was afraid of in the apartment of an ex-Mafiosi, and how he would like to further develop his style.
We already took a leap and opened our own stores with great success in far-off Tokyo and New York. It is only now, on our 20th birthday, that we are finally daring to take a leap into the nearby unknown – the French-speaking part of Switzerland. On May 1, when speeches, parades and stone-throwing will mark Labor Day celebrations, the 10th FREITAG Store will be opening its doors in Lausanne and supplying the “Romandie” with R.I.P.s (Recycled Individual Products).
Our in-house V30 FREITAG SKID shelving system will also be set up in the one and only FFF-Store (First French-speaking FREITAG Store) Rue Neuve 6. There will be 1500 archetypal FUNDAMENTALS models along with the current, unicolored, ingenious vintage-tarp classics from the REFERENCE collection waiting for our urban F-riends in western Switzerland in and on the shelves with a total floor space covering 1300 sq ft.
Au revoir à Lausanne!
FREITAG Store Lausanne
Rue Neuve 6, 1003 Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0)21 311 20 80
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am–6:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am–6:00 pm
What might sound like a FREITAG untypical, gimmicky special offer is in reality a F-undamentally unique, highly sought-after, limited and extremely special offer for FREITAG fans as well as anybody else who feels happiest when their socks and suspenders are color-coordinated. With the F701 TRIO, for the first time ever you can buy several FREITAG unique items cut from the same tarp. The formula: F05 BLAIR + F07 CHUCK + F91 PRITCHETT = F701 TRIO. And we’ve saved the best for last. The TRIO is actually a quartet. There is a gift hidden in every set.
“I believe that you are allowed to lie – lie about the truth.”
Thomas Glavinic, Austrian author and former taxi driver was a guest on March 21 at the F-Store Vienna. Find out why the reader should really know more about the reporter than the reportage, how you can make the truth more elastic, where Glavinic would like to travel despite his mortal fears, and where he finds good stories, watch the 40-minute film.
What might sound like advanced schizophrenia is the simple and unadorned truth: R519 DE LA CRUZ is the bag-turned-beauty-queen among the all-in-one-rs; it’s the bag-turned-Trojan-horse.
It’s not just one, but two bags: For the bigger-than-expected purchase, the our-affair-is-now-over-and-the-drawer-is-no-longer-yours, or for the just-one-more-file-to-take-home scenario: With just a few flicks of the finger, the inside lining of R519 DE LA CRUZ transforms into a helpful, full-fledged second bag.
It’s a bag with a bag inside the bag: For the first time, the inside lining of a FREITAG 100%-recycled-truck-tarp outer bag is made of 100%-recycled PET plastic. Feel free to raise a silent glass in homage. May there be many more to come.
It’s not just for women but also for men: It may be named after the Mexican nun and poetess Inés de la Cruz of the Baroque school, but its form is masculine enough that the supposedly stronger sex will also use it to organize their lives. (Yeah right!)
We know, of course, that all, and we mean all, of our newsletter readers always, and we mean always, cycle everywhere and thus don’t need a free bike or to be told that the warmer months are about to begin. So please pass it on or write it across your forehead during your next weekend trip to Zurich, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne or Vienna: As of the start of spring, everyone, and we mean everyone, can take a fixie with a bag out for a free spin from all of the European F-Stores (except Davos).
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Together with REPORTAGEN, FREITAG invites you for an evening with:
The Austrian author will be talking about facts and fiction – and possibly about Wikipedia.
March 21, 2013 at
FREITAG Store, Neubaugasse 26, 1070 Vienna
Doors open at 6 pm. Lecture begins at 6:30 pm.
The «FREITAG am Donnerstag» (litterally: FRIDAY on Thursday) lecture series provides a look at one of the most fascinating forms of journalism and encourages discussion about it.
Please register here for the comming lecture (to be held in German).
Doris Dörrie, film director and author of novels, children’s books and short stories, was a guest of “FREITAG am Donnerstag” at MAGAZIN München on January 24.
“When I tell you a story, I don’t want you to fall asleep.”
“I am a workaholic who considers even herself lazy.”
Watch the film and find out why entertainment is a skilled trade for Doris Dörrie, what the fundamental requirements for writing are, and why she likes to just sit there and watch the grass grow.
For us, it’s really not a question of size. FREITAG has the right fit for everything – as long as it comes from Cupertino – from the really small (iPhones) to the really big (iPad 1) and now for something somewhere in the middle. Just because we’re not picky doesn’t mean we don’t give it our absolute all, however. The opposite is true. We’re getting better every day and, thanks to our vast experience in protecting iGadgets with truck tarps, the Mini can feel completely safe and sound as it travels the world in its FREITAG Sleeve. The assorted-colored quick-draw tab, content-polishing interior lining and tough truck tarp are further proof that function and design, not size, are what is important to us. If you still don’t believe us, the only thing left for you to do is check out our Online Store.
Whether you used to prefer playing the fierce Native American warrior or the cowboy-protected paleface isn't the main question here. FREITAG REFERENCE bags are perfect for all present-day urban bike-riding hedonists. Our question is quite simply, "What is your favorite color?", because FREITAG REFERENCE bags now come in every imaginable trendy truck tarp color from 2003.
As contemporary and fashionable as our bags may be, the tarps that they are cut from are all more or less exactly one decade old by the time they arrive in our F-actory. They were designed when the iPod still had a click wheel and they were being strapped to their transport trucks when Britney kissed Madonna. Now, 10 years and thousands of miles later, they define our COLORADO, the color palette of FREITAG REFERENCE. Each of our products has its own asynchronous moment, you could say. A bag vibrating in the here and now with flashbacks to a time too far back to be contemporary and too near to the present to be retro-cool. FREITAG REFERENCE - Fashion out of Fashion.
Six REFERENCE classics and three new arrivals are available from January 17, 2013, from selected F-Dealers in COLORADO 2003. Since truck tarp designers don't adhere to the seasonal collection rhythm, the new REFERENCE bags will be available not only until next fall but also for all eternity (or at least until 2023).
«What does the perfect bag for journalistic daredevils look like?» was the question put to us by DAS MAGAZIN, the Swiss weekly magazine, in 2009. The answer: R099 WYSS. Since then, FREITAG REFERENCE and its exquisite works of tarp-design art have been striking fear in the hearts of all the traditional calf-and-crocodile-skin-recycling bag manufacturers. The bags from weathered, unicolored truck tarpaulins and galvanized metal buckles remain true to their design roots, reaching back to couriers on horseback from the 18th century. They also effortlessly satisfy the demands of all urban hedonists for detail-conscious functionality, created from top-quality materials.