Bags Totes

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

Fatboy Metallic Soul Bag

Liking the look of this Metallic Fatboy Bag? Available in either a small ($139) or medium size ($169), it’s got that utilitarian look that might be perfect for your day to day needs. Plus, with its shoe sole bottom, you can probably afford to throw it around some without worrying about minor scuffing.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Available from: 2modern

Messenger Bag by 25togo

Need a messenger bag? How about this waterproof nylon bag by 25togo? It’s got just enough style to set you apart from the crowd and has a handy divider that’s perfect for keeping a laptop secure.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $135.00
Available from: designboom

Picnic Backpack

Only one post today as it’s a bank holiday here in the UK… and seeing that everyone has abandoned the city streets in favor of the green grasses of parks and holiday homes, it’s only appropriate that this picnic tote gets the favored spotlight. Fully equipped and lightweight, you’ll be able to carry food and tools for four people all in one ergonomic backpack. Beats the pants off of an awkward basket, particularly if you’re traveling farther than your backyard.

Corkscrew, cutting board, cheese knife, salt and pepper shakers, acrylic wine glasses, melamine plates, stainless steel flatware, cotton napkins, large picnic blanket, detachable wine holder and insulated cooler compartment all included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00
Available from: Gessato

Baggu Duck Bag

Utilitarian bags are always handy to have around. Whether you use this one for your everyday needs or just for market trips, the heavy weight 16oz canvas will hold up to the task at hand. Best of all, at $20, you could afford to get a few.

16″h x 10″w x 5.5″d
16oz recycled cotton canvas.

Update: The BAGGU website looks like it’s a little messed up at the moment, but you can try emailing them at info(at)baggu.com or calling them at 800 605 0759 for a list of retailers. I found several at Fabrica Verde but let me know if there are others out there. 02/06/12.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Available from: Fabrica Verde

Carbon Fiber Bag

If you need a heavy duty bag, check out this carbon fiber bag. It’s super light (under 3 lbs) but very sturdy, and, as an extra plus has that undercover/cool look about it. The briefcase (below) is also worth considering.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Available from: RAGGEDedge

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Krv Kurva La.Ga Bags

I recently came across these awesome bags at the Moma Design Store in New York, but for some reason they’re not available at their online store. Luckily you can buy them directly from the designer. Anyways, the La.Ga is a Tyvek bag available in various custom prints. Tyvek feels like paper but is waterproof, tear-resistant, and because it’s plastic, recycleable. The large size of the bag and colourful graphics certainly make a bold statement. Be sure to check out their store to see the other styles.

Shown La.Ga Bags: NYC, Marilyn, Letraset

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Purchase Information:

Price: €50.00
Availability: Buy Krv Kurva La.Ga Bags here

Thank you for shopping with us

You probably recognize this text from all the plastic bags you’ve seen it on, right? Well, now you can thank yourself for shopping each and every time you use this reusable tote. For anyone that is die-hard enough to care, the design is copied exactly as the original (the last “s” is upside down).

Made in the USA of natural organic Grade A canvas
16.5″ x 16.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Thank you for shopping with us here

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Recycled Milk Carton Tote

MoMA Store’s new Destination Portugal collection has a quite a few gems, one of which is this tote made from recycled Portuguese milk cartons. (The silver finish comes from the milk containers’ interiors, just in case you were wondering.)

17h x 22″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Zero Waste Bag

Add another reusable tote to your must-have list: this lightweight bag is made from a single sheet of #2 plastic and, just like the Ty Shower Curtain, you can write/draw on it as you wish. So, make notes, keep a travel log, or just keep it plain white (as I plan to do, at least at first). It’s machine washable and can be recycled when it has worn out.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Zero Waste Bag here

Bergkamp Double Tote

Two are better than one… at least in this case. There’s a ton of totes available these days, but this is the first I’ve seen doubled up so that you can organize your items. The canvas ‘bridge’ that conects the two totes can be used to hold jackets or yoga mats or whatever other larger items you have. I’d say it might be an easy DIY project as well, if you’ve got two of the same sized totes and an aversion to buying more. If you’d rather just plonk down the cash for this one, it’s available in natural, black, and orange.

Designer: Stephen Wong
13″w x 15″h x 10″
Handmade in NYC.

photo Grace Kim

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Bergkamp Double Tote here