Bags Totes

Kanazu Sen-i’s Totes

If the vast array of normal totes are boring you, take a look at these alternatives by Kanazu Sen-i.

Kanazu Sen-i’s environmentally friendly bags are made using mostly plant- origin materials, which are 100%, biodegradable and do not produce hazardous gases when burned.
Materials include a base fabric of polylactic corn fibers, natural cotton threads and buttons made of biodegradable plastic. The fibers are pleated or scrunched to give elasticity, allowing the bags to be folded for easy storage.

Tate Pleats Tote, $50.00, Buy it here.
Kusha Tote, $50.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Kanazu Sen-i’s Totes here

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Flag Bag

Talk about a versatile bag, this will extend when you need to carry more and fold over when you carry less.

Flag’ is a full-leather collapsible utility bag assembled from two flat panels and features a large internal cell with a smaller secondary pocket. ‘Flag’ may be worn off the shoulder or across the body, fully extended for maximum internal space, or folded in half for maximum portability.

Finest quality, genuine 1st grade New Zealand leather
nickel, stainless steel hardware
Handcrafted in Australia
14″ x 16″ extended
14″ x 8″ folded

$195.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Leather Tool Bag

This tool bag puts plastic boxes to shame, though I’d say this bag is probably best for larger tools rather than smaller items.

The tanned Leather Tool Bag is skillfully stitched and riveted to assure many years of rugged service. An American original, Klein Tools brings six generations of expertise to this sturdy Bag, which features reinforced ends and a double-ply base protected by steel studs. The rolled loop handles are triple-riveted to the sides of the Tool Bag for extra strength. From garden tools to power tools, this tote will keep things contained.

H 7″ W 15″ D 6.5″

$200.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Shinbun Tote Bags

A very inexpensive tote for your toting needs….

Japanese newspaper (shinbun) expertly folded and glued by hand in Towa Village by farmer’s wives. For the environmentally conscience.

$12.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Shinbun Tote Bags here

Billboard Bag and Paperbag

It seems like there’s been a lot of items made from old or unused billboards recently…and that’s (of course) excellent.

Giant Recycled Billboard Bag (left), $60.00, Buy it here.

Handmade from recycled billboards this roomy tote is great for everything from laundry to storage, toys to groceries. Zipper closure and extra wide carrying straps to help make carrying large loads easier. Due to the recycled nature of this product, each bag will vary. 26″ L x 26″ W

Medium Paperbag (right), $20.00, Buy it here.

Paperbags are made of unused billboard posters that have been sewn together. Every time it is a surprise to see what design there is on the bag. The Paperbag can be assembled easily by unfolding the flat package by following the included instructions. 16″ H x 10″dia.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Billboard Bag and Paperbag here

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Alphabet Bags

You can’t go wrong with a one letter tote bag.

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!

£10,Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £10
Availability: Buy Alphabet Bags here

Thomas Paul Tree Tote

If you’re going to have a tote, you might as well make it a graphic black and white one with green handles.

Inspired by nature, tradition and the outdoors, each tote is sure to get you noticed. Fill one with groceries, your everyday essentials or both! Hand screened 100% cotton.

14 W x 16 H

$36.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy Thomas Paul Tree Tote here

Garcon Trolley

Whether you might make use of one for groceries or miscellany, goodness knows a trolley is more efficient than making multiple trips back and forth, or up and down, if stairs are involved…this one is not only foldable (as all trolleys should be) but also exceedingly presentable (which should not be surprising, considering the price).

“The Garçon is a stylish and modern folding shopping trolley constructed of sturdy anodized aluminum with a waterproof nylon bag to store your goods. Rain or shine, shop or launder your clothes in style with your Garçon!”

Material: Frame is made of anodized aluminum, Bag is made of black waterproof nylon fabric

Dimensions unfolded: 38.6″ H x 15.4″ W x 14.6″ L
Dimensions folded: 22.8″ H x 15.4″ W x 9.1″ L

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Garcon Trolley here

Ply Design Wristlet

I have the wallet version of this little zippered bag and it’s quite handy. I’ve had it for a few years and get quite a few compliments on it, but it’s been sold out for a long time and it’s nice to see it’s back.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Ply Design Wristlet here

“Stop Staring At My Tote” Canvas Tote

Man, this is my favorite tote yet.

totes are made from 10oz, 100% cotton canvas.
10.5″x14″x5″ with 24″ handles

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Purchase Information:

Price: $7.50
Availability: Buy “Stop Staring At My Tote” Canvas Tote here

Furoshiki Bag

This would be quite a handy bag to have around; three different shapes are possible for all sorts of things…

“The simplicity of the Furoshiki Bag is pure genius. Thanks to its origami-like folds, three different-shaped bags can be arranged, each one held securely together by magnetic handles. Incredible versatile, it is fully reversable so that you can even adapt the color to your mood!”

28.25″W x 28.25″L x 0.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Furoshiki Bag here

Onme Belt

For those days when you need your cell phone, keys and wallet but don’t feel like carrying a purse, the onme bag is a perfect companion. I have one of these and I can’t tell you how many people stop me to ask where I got it or just to say “cool belt”.

These were being carried in Fred Segal for a while but the designer has them made by hand and couldn’t keep up with orders, so I’m thrilled to see them available again.

It’s made in downtown LA of sweatshop free labor from a super soft leather.

Purchase Information:

Price: $220
Availability: Buy Onme Belt here

Nord Bag by Ecsotype

Ecsotype has a new satchel out that fits laptops, and best of all, it can be ordered in a variety of color combinations just like the rest of their collection.

“Our most versatile and multi-function bag to date, ‘Nord’ is a mixed material satchel offered in two generous sizes with accessories to fit. Constructed from two joined panels and fitted with a woven webbing strap, ‘Nord’ combines Nappa leather with sturdy 1000-Denier coated nylon. Currently available in Medium and Large sizes, it will transport laptops, A4 documents and folios, even 12″ vinyls effortlessly thanks to its square proportions.”

Available in Medium (approximately 35 cm x 35 cm / 14″ x 14″) and Large (approximately 40 cm x 40 cm / 16″ x 16″).

Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00
Availability: Buy Nord Bag by Ecsotype here

Exposed Bag

Cheeky shopping bag.
“Reveal your inner deviance with an X-ray look into your bag – featuring your usual cellphone, ipod and keys, alongside your not-so-usual Jack Daniels, brass knuckles and snub-nose revolver. Made of durable non-woven plastic fiber and available in a shoulder bag or grocery tote, it makes for an intriguing accessory for everyday use… unless, of course, you’re planning on any airline travel!”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Exposed Bag here

Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag

I’m sort of addicted to cotton totes. I like the Helvetica city list, and more importantly, you can be one less person contributing to the large number of bags (somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year according to National Geographic) going into landfills.

100% Cotton Canvas construction
Reinforced tacks at double handle
Print of major cities on both sides
Approximately 16-1/2” x 15-1/2” (41.9cm x 39.37cm)

By the way, today is the first of a series devoted to green topics, thanks to Blog Action Day.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Bull Denim Woven Cotton Cities Bag here

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