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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.

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.


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…)


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).


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.


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


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.


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


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.

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.


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.

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.


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) 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