Bags Totes

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

Baldessari Boring Art Bag

Repeat it to yourself everyday in hopes that it’ll make a difference. Who knows, maybe it will. Also, if it doesn’t sink in, you can use the Baldessari Boring Art Ruler (�1) to hit yourself over the head with until it does.

43 x 35cm

This tote bag features John Baldessari’s lithograph ‘I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art’, 1971. For more info on the artist: John Baldessari

Purchase Information:

Price: �16.50
Available from: Tate Online Shop

Cristian Zuzunaga Colour Chart Bag

If you can’t afford (or find) Cristian Zuzunaga’s artwork, maybe this colourful tote bag will give you enough of a fix. If you’re not familiar with his work, take a look at his site (you’ve probably seen the results of his collaborations with Moroso and Ligne Roset).

100% Cotton.
Cristian Zuzunaga’s website

Purchase Information:

Price: 30.00
Available from: Tate Online Shop

KimKim Papr Hand Bag

KimKim’s leather ‘paper’ bag joins the club of look-a-likes (see MyPaperBag) as well as offering a few smaller sized options.

By staying close to the original designs, inspiration, and basic construction methods, we pay homage to the honesty in ordinary products. At first glance, the identical proportions and symmetry more than elude to everyday products. The result is not homespun or designer kitsch, but a discerning elegance that is modest, yet exceptional. Our products are not used for praise or display, but adheres to a certain virtuosity which contemporary fashion lacks. Accordingly, our products transcend the elements of fashion by outclassing the test of facetious trends.

(thanks john for the email)

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy KimKim Papr Hand Bag here

Bilbao C Tote

Warning for fans of Issey Miyake: this latest addition to the Bilbao series might make your heart all aflutter.

The latest addition to the Bilbao series, this bag has a triangular pattern printed in high-density ink on a cotton canvas base, creating a casual, durable, and versatile bag. One interior pocket. Made of cotton and nylon. Hand-wash only.

Size: 14.25″sq; Strap: 16.5l x 1.25″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Availability: Buy Bilbao C Tote here

Around the World Wine Totes

Oh, snap some of these up for yourself and your friends. Super perfect with a bottle of wine, it’d be a thoughtful gift to bring to a dinner party or for the holidays.

These wine totes are the perfect accompaniment to good bottle of wine. You can give it as a gift or take it with you to the liquor store to make sure there’s one less plastic bag on the streets. Made in Brooklyn, New York from 100% Natural Cotton, this is a bag that you can feel good about even before you have that first glass of wine!

Made by MAPTOTE in Brooklyn, NY
Print is double sided.
Available in Bordeaux, La Rioja, Tuscany, Napa Valley or Manhattan.

[via Incredible Things]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.50
Availability: Buy Around the World Wine Totes here

Source: Via

Artecnica Stretch Bag

So. This is looks like a great tote bag for a great price. There were some concerns when it first was revealed wondering about the leather version, if it would split or not, as well as how the bag seems to be suitable for only larger items as smaller things would slip out. And, interestingly enough, someone pointed to a similar bag idea that they received at a 7-eleven in Taiwan. Regardless, tote bags are all the rage nowadays, and this one looks pretty handy. If anyone has any personal ‘I’ve used this bag’ comments, please share. Currently it looks like the leather version is not yet available for sale online.

New innovative bag made from recycled billboards! No glue, no stitch, clever die-cut shoulder bag for your everyday needs. Choice of either warm colors (pink, red, yellow) or cool colors (blue, green). 100% advertising campaign billboards.

Measures approx. 26″ x 21″ when flat.
Holds up to 33 pounds.
Design by Studio Artecnica.

Update (10/20/09): The leather bag version is available from iloveuma.com for $95.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Artecnica Stretch Bag here

Alphabet Bags

Totes plus text equals more fun than plastic bags, period.

Each heavy weight cotton tote bag measures 16.5 by 14 inches and has been lovingly screen printed and stitched in the UK. Our bags have mid-length straps which are ideal for being carried by hand or over the shoulder!

[via Love It A Lot]

Purchase Information:

Price: 10.00
Availability: Buy Alphabet Bags here

Source: Via

‘I love you more than’ Tote by paperwhite studio

Sorry, but couldn’t help but post this. There’s also cards that you can customize with your sentiments as well.

Screen printed tote bag.
Limited edition of 100 ( 85 left )
100% Natural canvas
Bag size: 15″x16″x2″

i love you more than tote, $20.00
i love you more than blank shirt, $25.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy ‘I love you more than’ Tote by paperwhite studio here

Brave Brown Bag

It looks like an ordinary paper bag, right? But it’s not; it’s weatherproof cotton. Better make sure your friends and family know to keep it away from the recycling pile.

Each carryall is hand-constructed in Canada from 100% cotton which has been treated with a special oil and wax glaze, making it weatherproof for everyday carrying. The Brave Brown Bag is lightweight, looks and folds like its classic paper ancestor, but has remarkable strength.

Designer: Charlotte McKeough, 1996
Materials: Waxed Cotton, Mylar, Kevlar; 12″x15″x7″

(Member Price: $135.00) $150.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Brave Brown Bag here

Pantone Bags

For you Pantone crazies (that’s said in a loving way) here’s some bags that you just might have to have.

Pantone Messenger Bag, $88.00, Buy it here.
Pantone Book Bag, $44.99, Buy it here.
Also not shown: Pantone Big Wallet ($39.99) and Pantone Passport Holder ($23.99).

More information:

View Pantone Bags here

Map Totes

There are oh-so-many of these totes to choose from…trust me, it’s hard to pick just one. I think they would make great gifts for friends too.

Shown above (not in scale):
Hobos Tote (San Francisco & Boston), $20.00
Natural Grocery Tote (Tokyo & Seattle), $15.00
Everyday Tote (Manhattan & Paris), $20.00
Beach Tote (not shown), $40.00

Made in the U.S.A.

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.00 - 40.00
Availability: Buy Map Totes here

MyPaperBag (Leather)

Hmm…a leather bag masquerading as a paper bag. Interesting.

‘My Paper Bag’ was designed by Ramon Middelkoop of Rotterdam. It is made from 100% leather, is vegetable tanned and produced by the Fair Trade Certified Crafts Resource Center in Calcutta.
The bag is a Cradle 2 Cradle (C2C) certified product, meaning if you don’t want ‘My Paper Bag’ anymore, you can return it and receive 10% off the purchase of another product when purchasing from the site. This is an act of sustainability, so that all raw materials are re-used and put to good use. All C2C products are Fair Trade certified and ecological. (quote from trendhunter.com)

€ 64.95, Buy it here.

[via notcot.org]

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro64.95
Availability: Buy MyPaperBag (Leather) here

Matt & Nat Bags

Yes, it’s true. Lo and behold, these bags are vegan. No leather was used in these products and they’re stylish. Excellent.

It started with a challenge, almost 2 decades ago, to forego animal products for thirty days. Unbeknownst at the time, a chain of events was set off culminating in the founding of MATT & NAT: a collection of design-centric, fashion-forward accessories that is also vegan…Spring 08 saw the launch of a nylon collection made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. For Fall 08, the recycled plastic bottles have been converted into felt.

100% vegan

bags start around $300 and smaller items like wallets are around $80. Buy it here.

More information:

View Matt & Nat Bags here

Newspaper Bags, Totes, Wallets

Maybe if we all buy a whole bunch of these totes and wallets it’ll save the newspapers from going out of business. Or, (!) maybe newspapers should print the news directly on totes! (If you work for a newspaper, take note of this brilliant business strategy.)

Recycled Newspaper Market Bag (shown upper left, lower right), $52.00, Buy it here.
Obama Newspaper Tote, $64.00,
Buy it here.
Recycled Newspaper Bi Fold Wallets, $30.00, Buy it here.