For a 17 year-old, Chrome Industries certainly knows the way the world works. The brand's ballistically tough bike bags have made it a favorite of urban messengers & commuters around the world, and nowhere is that more obvious than on the streets of Manhattan. So we were stoked (but not surprised) when Chrome opened up right around the corner from The Crosby Press' offices at 238 Mulberry Street.

We rolled over to the shop to catch up with the brand's president, Steve McCallion, who gave us a tour and told us about the brand's loyal messenger following. He also told us about the craziest thing he's ever heard of being carried in a waterproof Chrome bag... and it's not beer, so if that was your guess, watch to find out the true answer!

If you're in NYC, hit the Chrome NYC HUB website, then plan your visit. If not, just buy a bag. It'll last -- McCallion promises.

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