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Mighty Stash Pack

How about rethinking the lunch bag? The Mighty Stash Pack is compact, expandable, and easy to clean. Sounds great, right? Thanks to its tetrahedron shape, it can expand to hold a big lunch and then fold down to a flat, slim envelope when empty. Thermal insulated lining (plus an optional removable ice pack) will keep your food at the right temperature, plus it has a carabiner clip for transport and attachment.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: Dynomighty

Zippelin Travel Bag by FREITAG

What a smart idea; the Zippelin Travel Bag by FREITAG deflates for storage. Huh? Yep, it uses an inner tube of a bicycle for its frame, so you can just deflate it and roll it all up when you’re not traveling. Equally impressive is the material each Zippelan is made from- used truck tarpaulins are washed, cut, and fashioned into each one-of-a-kind, colorful bag, so you’ll know exactly which bag is yours when it rolls out in the baggage claim.
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Price: €380.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Terrazzo Tote Bag

Terrazzo fans, there’s now a tote bag that approximates the looks of our favorite material, all in a much lighter 100% organic cotton. And the size of it will please you, as it’s extra large, so there’ll be no worries about fitting a fluffy jacket or multiple grocery bags. Nice!
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Price: $19.00
Available from: Clever Spaces

Document Tote

Briefcase schmiefcase, who wants to lug around a bag that looks like it holds the nuclear codes? Well, maybe some people do, but for those of us that would rather look effortless, there’s the Document Tote. It will do the job of carrying our 15″ or 13″ laptop all in a very succinct sort of package- there’s no straps or exterior pockets, just two interior pockets for the usual accessories. Made of vegan leather, you have your pick of black, cream, or caramel.
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Price: $68.00
Available from: Poketo

Beach Canvas Tote

Which way to the beach? Everyone will follow you if you’re carrying this tote, because it’s the ideal size for your towel, sunscreen, snacks, and paperback. Or, of course, you could use it as an everyday tote, as it would look perfectly appropriate for your weekly shopping as well. A waxed coating keeps the bottom protected; choose between Natural or Dark Navy.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Everlane

Wicker Lunch Box

Okay, so maybe this isn’t the highest quality lunch box/bag you’ll find (look at the price), but you might as well trick your eyes into thinking you’re on a picnic, because then you’ll enjoy that sandwich just a tiny bit more. Of course, do be sure to note that this is a wicker printed soft lunch box, and not actually a wicker lunch box. There’s also a Wicker Wine Cooler for boozier lunch/evening occasions. You can even get the Picnic Fun Pack ($18) which includes the box and cooler along with a zipper bag (that looks like a Mason Jar) and some Buoy Bag Clips.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Laundry Punch Bag

Get your frustrations out and then do your laundry. This punch bag is a heck of a lot cheaper than a real punching bag, and might just motivate you to keep your dirty laundry all in one place. Sure, it’s a little silly, but it’s also a kind of fun. Hang it in the closet or in the corner of a bedroom for easy access.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

A5 Pouches

Who doesn’t need a handy, zippered pouch? The A5 Pouch is the perfect size for a mini iPad or for your notebook, plus your other smaller necessities. There’s an inside pocket sized for a passport, so maybe you’ll use it on your trips to corral the essentials.
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Price: £135.00
Available from: Campbell Cole

Picnic Tote Blanket

If you like picnics and have an extra $250 lying around, have I got the tote for you. Menu’s Picnic Tote Blanket starts off as a tote bag for your wine and snacks, but with a little unfolding, it becomes a soft blanket with a water-repellent layer underneath. Handy, huh? Take it to the park or beach this summer and relax in comfort.
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Price: $250.00
Available from: Gessato

Àplat Culinary Totes

What you don’t know you need are some of these washable culinary totes by Àplat. Don’t roll your eyes, because you know that plastic bags are a no-no, and you also know that regular totes don’t always fit your purchases.
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Price: $37.00 - 160.00
Available from: Àplat

How To Live Canvas Tote Bags

I’m a mind reader. I know you’re thinking that these canvas tote bags are sort of expensive, and they are… sort of. But, look close at the bottom seams and handles, and you’ll see a bag built for daily use. Each bag has a minimal, quiet vibe; edges are clean, devoid of stitching, to better highlight the material- that’s special.
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Price: $275.00 - 290.00
Available from: Luminaire

Baggu All Weather Bag

Originally designed for surfers, this all-weather gear bag has welded seams and a water resistant zipper to keep water completely in (or completely out, if that’s your goal). Surfers, just stand inside the bag to remove your wetsuit, then zip it up for your trip home. Sand and seawater will be safely contained within. Everyone else, know that whatever you put in the bag will stay dry no matter what (within reason).
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Price: $140.00
Available from: BAGGU

The City Backpack

Need a light backpack for carrying essentials during the day? The City Backpack might just work. It’s made of water-repellent nylon and has a padded interior (for a 13″ laptop) with an inner pocket for an iPad or Kindle. A small front slip with a magnetic snap keeps writing implements and smaller items close at hand; that plus an inner zip pouch will keep your stuff properly sorted. There’s also the no-nonsense nylon City Briefcase (in black or slate, if you’re interested.
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Price: $128.00
Available from: Poketo

Reflective Notabag

The reflective straps on this Notabag are sure handy, as they will make you very visible when you’re out and about at night. But, the design of the straps is even handier; do you notice their angle? With a single pull of those straps, the bag transforms from a tote into an easy backpack. That makes carrying contents much more convenient, either by foot or by bicycle. Smart.
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Price: $36.00
Available from: MoMA Store

G-RO Carry-On Bag

Need new luggage for your holiday travels? Maybe something that can tackle rough roads and cracked sidewalks in all sorts of weather? Take a look at the G-Ro Carry-On Bag’s all-terrain wheels. They’re built to handle any terrain, and because of their larger diameter, the load is closer to its center of gravity. That means the bag balances better and feels lighter as you pull it around all those future, far-flung destinations.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: MoMA Store