Bags Totes

LENORE Capsule Backpack

This is such a smart bag. It’s a backpack and duffle that’s super simple in visual design. Featuring all the credentials that one could want in a backpack (ballistic nylon, fully lined nylon Ripstop interior, padded straps, padded airmesh back, exterior stash-pockets, etc.), it quickly converts into a mini-duffle with a simple shoulder strap restraint system. Imagine the ease of taking this on a plane journey; others will no doubt silently seethe after messing with their finicky carry-ons. From IGNOBLE. More pics and info below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

The Message Bags

Totes! One can never have too many, or so I tell myself. These totes by Jane and Dale of TWELVEZEROSEVEN are just the thing for your personal miscellany. Both Message Bags are available in canvas with adjustable shoulder strap and handles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: baum-kuchen

Tote Bag – Misc.

If you have several tote bags with specified uses (like groceries), this one is appropriately labeled for all your miscellany. Books, clothes, random purchases, all would fit just fine within this screen-printed tote. Created by Brooklyn based designer Jeff Ramsey.

Made from heavy-duty cotton natural colored canvas.
Machine washable.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: Vetted

Source: Svpply

Cora Classic Rucksack

If you’re not happy with current offerings at your local backpack supplier, take note of the Cora Classic Rucksack. Constructed from wear resistant 400D high density nylon, the Cora has a total capacity of 36 liters with the necessary padded shoulder straps and Airmesh back. It’s obviously built with function in mind as there’s nothing extraneous in its design, which suits those that prefer more utilitarian gear perfectly.

Made in the U.S.A.
Cora is hand assembled in small runs by a military-grade soft goods production facility.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $164.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

Corner Store Leather Bag

Cast of Vices has created a luxury lambskin leather version of those ever-present plastic bags. While most of you already have your reusable totes (don’t you?) for groceries and such, you might want to have a nicer (i.e. non-mucky) bag to use for finer purchases. The four patterns (‘Have a Nice Day’, ‘Thank You’, ‘I HEART NY’ and ‘Recycle’) are hand embossed and sewn in Los Angeles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Available from: A+R Store

Crossword Puzzle Tote Bag

Totes! Everyone loves a tote, right? This Crossword Puzzle Tote is perfect for replacing those unnecessary shopping bags, as well as those rare moments where you’re bored out of your mind. Hint: all the words can be found in the galleries of the National Museum of Singapore, and it also comes with an answer booklet in case you get stuck.

Designed by OutOfStock.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Available from: FARM Online Store

Knapsack by Fatboy

Judging by the look on the model’s face, you’ll be absolutely delighted with this knapsack-slash-picnic-blanket. You can stash all your stuff in the knapsack and then unfold/untie at the park or beach and you’ve got a picnic blanket all set. (Being mid February with dreary weather all around, this sounds like a great idea, but mostly because the words ‘picnic’ and ‘beach’ sound so incredibly nice. Picnic! Beach! Sunshine…)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: 2modern

SIWA Cases and Bags

It’s impossible to ignore these cases and bags, even if the SIWA briefcase is my favorite. With several different sizes to choose from, you can organize your belongings in whatever way you see fit.

All pieces are produced by the Onao paper company in Japan and are highly water-resistant and capable of carrying heavy loads (tested for up to 10 kgs/ 22 lbs).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00 and up
Available from: baum-kuchen

Newspaper for Rain Bag

Right now it’s raining here in London (cold, windy, etc.) and on the streets just below my window I’ve seen two people so far that are trying to keep soggy newspapers above their heads in hopes of keeping some part of themselves dry. More than several are without any protection whatsoever, and the elements have soaked them through and through. Now, silly them, if only they had something like this handy bag here, they’d be better off for sure.

So, yes, it’s a bag that looks like a newspaper and unfolds as a newspaper would when you’re caught in the rain. Reminds me of the Newspaper print laptop bag by mitemite that I posted a while back (and bought). Just one thing to note, though, there’s no zippers on the tops of the compartments, so if you do hold the bag above your head, watch out that you don’t spill your contents all over the sidewalk.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Available from: Yanko Design Store

Very Awesome World Tote Bags

Do you remember the post a while ago on Dallas Clayton’s Awesome Book for kids? Well, now he has some equally awesome tote bags.

Shown above:
Good/Bad Tote
PMA Tote

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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: AWESOME STORE

Canvas Zipper Bags

Can you ever have enough canvas bags to hold all your odds and ends? I’m certainly not sure, especially after seeing these three zippered bags from the Museum of Useful Things. The set of three costs just under 20$, and pretty much anything that motivates a good organization of the workspace is worth that much.

Paper Clip Bag: 8″ long x 4″ wide.
Clothes Pin Bag : 10″ long x 5″ wide.
Scissors Bag: 11″ long x 7″ wide.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Available from: Museum of Useful Things

State of the Obvious Tote

The S/O/T/O (State of the Obvious) collection from Mash Creative caught my eye the other day when looking through Magma Books shop. In addition to this tote, there’s also a Mug (£13.50, shown below), Notebook (£9.99), and T-shirt (£25.00). All items simply ‘State the Obvious’ of what they are, thereby creating the brand image.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £11.99
Available from: Magma Books

Thomas Paul Pouches

Thomas Paul’s Big Business Collection will house your gadgets and nicknacks with some mighty fine old school flair. There’s lots of different sizes and images, so you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for whatever you need to protect.

shown above:
Big Business $20 Pouch, $24.00
Big Business Keyboard MP3 Case, $24.00
Big Business Sunglass Case, Set of 4, $64.00
Big Business Ipad Tablet Envelope, $38.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00 and up
Availability: Buy Thomas Paul Pouches here

Cornucopia Bag

Cheeky San Francisco-based Betabrand inject a bit of style and added practicality to farmer’s market bags. The Cornucopia converts from an over-the-shoulder tote for shopping to a backpack for hauling everything home. Instead of one large void, the bag features separate zippered compartments to keep your foods tidy and organized. A bit pricey for what it is, but I’m sure it can be used for other carrying tasks besides trips to the market.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Cornucopia Bag here

Source: The Kitchn

Voltaic Switch and Amp Solar Chargers

Votaic Systems just launched two new solar chargers that seem handy enough to give a try. The Switch (on left, $129) is a small bag that can carry a day’s essentials while the Amp ($99) is a smaller case that fits into a bag or purse. Both, of course, have solar panels to provide power to your gadgets. For reference, either can charge an iPhone in under 5 hours. Specifications below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 and up
Available from: Voltaic Systems