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Duluth Pack handcrafts leather backpack for Grammy-winning artist

Duluth Pack is teaming up with the Xcel Energy Center by handcrafting a bag for singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Sam Smith.

Duluth Pack will be delivering a handcrafted leather backpack along with best-selling apparel pieces to the English artist today. This is one of multiple partnership gifting opportunities with the Xcel Energy Center for the Minnesota-based company, which is looking forward to many more. In the past, Duluth Pack handcrafted products for world-renowned entertainers Mumford and Sons, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Blake Shelton and Ellie Goulding.

The Leather Standard Backpack chosen for the entertainer is available at Duluth Pack’s retail location in Canal Park in Duluth, along with their internationally recognized website at The backpack style is available in six different leather hues and textures along with 14 different canvas colors.

Duluth Pack has taken their top-selling backpack style and incorporated their American smooth leather material to match Smith’s travel style.

“This opportunity is a great honor and something we will not take for granted,” said Andrea Johnson, Duluth Pack’s assistant marketing manager. “There are multiple fans in our operating locations, so this was such a wonderful and exciting process to be a part of.”

“Our leather product line is something that we are truly proud of and showcases extreme attention to detail along with the many other capabilities of our handcrafters at Duluth Pack,” said Kyle Radich, Duluth Pack’s general manager. “Our hope is that as a fellow artist, Sam Smith will relate to the refined detail and craftsmanship of our product. We hope he thinks of Minnesota every time that he utilizes his pack.”

The highly-coveted style of backpack is detailed with leather straps and a black, smooth leather exterior, along with lifetime guaranteed rivets, snaps and zippers. As always, each Duluth Pack handcrafted item includes three tags on the inside of each product – The authentic Duluth Pack tag, the American Made tag and the Handcrafted By tag. Each craftsperson hand signs the bag they proudly handcrafted for the customer.