Bags

Soft-top Briefcase and Messenger Bag

While I’m patiently waiting for the new stuff to hit stores, I’m also keeping my eyes peeled for snap-up worthy sales. These utilitarian soft bags have no visible tags or brands that I can see, and for those of us that dislike unnecessary visual clutter (i.e. brands) upon ourselves, that’s simply a godsend.

Messenger Bag Small (11″ W 14″), $220.00 Now: $110.00
Messenger Bag Medium (H 13″ W 16″), $245.00 Now: $122.50
Soft-Top Briefcase (), $420.00 Now: $210.00

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Mighty Wallet

The Mighty Wallet is made from Tyvek, a tear-resistant, water-resistant plastic that feels just like paper. This results in a wallet that will pretty much take as much abuse as you can give it. I’ve had mine for over a year now and it has yet to show any signs of failure. Mighty Wallets come in a multitude of printed graphics and colors, and are recyclable.

- Printed with SGS Certified Environmentally Friendly Ink.
- 100% recyclable packaging made from recycled PET plastic.
- 2 interior pockets, 2 credit card pockets (holds approx 16 cards) and 2 quick access business card pockets.
- 8 w x 3.25 h x .125 d

Beign the design and computer nerd I am, I have the Dot Matrix wallet, and and have got my eyes on the new Color Bar design for my next one (if my first one ever falls apart that is).

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Mighty Wallet here

Cork Laptop Sleeve

Your laptop works just as hard as you do. Why not treat it this new year with a handmade, natural cork and custom stitched sleeve? Since we’re dealing with natural materials here, I do worry about the life expectancy of the product, but I have a feeling it will last a lot longer than your laptop. Also available for the iPhone.

Material:
-cork: natural or recycled
-backing: synthetic “Fibrana”
-stitching: nylon

Dimensions: Mac book cover 13″ : 390/267mm
Stitching Colors: blue or orange

Purchase Information:

Price: €29.00
Availability: Buy Cork Laptop Sleeve here

Produce Bags

I live right by a great farmer’s market and I like to use my usual canvas bags when I go, but canvas is sort of bulky and not the best for smaller items. The produce bags bridge the gap between large canvas totes and plastic bags because they’re light and translucent.

Because they’re mesh, you can wash your produce right in the bag; they’ve got color-coded tabs (in a lovely palette), and they’re fully machine washable. Best of all, you get a set of 5 bags (one of each tab color).

Dimensions: 12� x 14″

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00 for a set of 5
Availability: Buy Produce Bags here

Credit Card Lightbulb

This is sort of a neat gadget. It’s a card that fits in your purse or wallet (it’s just a bit thicker than a credit card) and when you need light, you just push the bulb out and it lights up, while the base of the card acts as a stand. It might be a nice little gift as a stocking stuffer.

* Small lightbulb folds flat for storing your wallet
* Flip up for light
* Batteries included

[via The Green Head]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.99
Availability: Buy Credit Card Lightbulb here

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Undercover Laptop Sleeve

Ooo, I like this so much more than the Interoffice Laptop Sleeve. Both are the same sort of idea (obviously) but I like how this looks like a properly beat up package.

Undercover sleeve looks just like an old ratty mailer envelope from the outside, but features a satiny, quilted inside perfect for almost any laptop. Water and tear-resistant shell that’s great for writing on; durable Velcro closure; expandable design. Imported. Wipe clean.

15″w, 2″d, 11.5″h
Coated paper, PE foam, polyester

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Undercover Laptop Sleeve here

Want Les Essentiels de la Vie 

This is a really nice bag. Canadian luxury goods company Want Les Essentiels de la Vie offer modern takes on classic leather goods. Named after famous airports, their range includes 24hr, 48hr and 72hr overnight bags, wallets, laptop bags and iPod cases.

Inspired by Timeless, functional design classics, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived out of a want for premium quality leather goods to house the essential professional and personal products that we use in our modern everyday lives. It aims to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on its products by its ubiquitous gold and silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast.

The smallest overnight bag, Malpensa 24hr, is perfect for a night away and is available in six leather colours. It is made from 100% organic leather in Italy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
Availability: Buy Want Les Essentiels de la Vie  here

Wood Business Card Case by Masakage Tanno

This card case has been back ordered for what seems like forever, but as stock should arrive any day now, you might want to put in your order if you’re planning on gifting one. The craftsmanship looks to be impeccable.

Masakage Tanno’s father was a talented craftmen from Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. He followed in his fathers footsteps and opened his own wood shop; work studio MIYABI. These gorgeous hand-crafted business card cases are impeccable. Made from Japanese Oak (light), Paduk (red) or Walnut (dark), each case has a magnet embedded in the wood to close them shut. The hinges and detailing are of Kurogaki wood (Japanese Persimmon).

4.25″l x 2.5″h x .5″ d.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Cork Case by Artecnica

The largest size of these cork cases would be perfect as a folio while the smaller sizes would do well to organize various items in your briefcase or handbag.

Sustainable cork cases lined with recycled billboard comes in 3 sizes: a wallet, a clutch and a handbag. Crafted from 100% recycled billboards & sustainable cork, this die cut case collection is inspired by the simplicity of traditional envelopes. The small and medium case sizes can fit easily into a small clutch or bag as the largest case size suggests you leave your handbag at home.

Small: $18.00 (3 1/4″ H x 5 3/4″ W)
Medium: $27.00 (5″ H x 9″ W)
Large: $36.00 (8 1/2″ H x 12″ W)

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Cork Case by Artecnica here

Interoffice Laptop Sleeve

Just be careful that no one mistakes it for an actual interoffice envelope (people can be a bit thick at times)…

This quirky laptop sleeve is modeled to look just like an interoffice envelope, complete with red closure tabs. Made of water-repellent poly-microfiber with a soft poly-fleece interior lining, it fits computers up to 13″, while remaining compact enough to fit inside a tote bag or backpack. Made in New York City.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Interoffice Laptop Sleeve 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

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Ecsotype Sale

Good and bad news, guys. One of our long time supporters, Ecsotype, is taking a sabbatical and selling off all their remaining stock. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Sold out, kaput, no longer available. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that they are offering 25% off on all products for BLTD readers. The discount code is BLTD-NOV09. So, forward that to anyone who might be interested in edgy/interesting bags, or consider it for yourself (or someone you like very, very much) as an early Christmas present.

Shown above:
School Duffel, reg. $230.00, with 25% off: $172.50
Presse bi-fold wallet, reg. $80.00, with 25% off: $60.00
Static belt, reg. $40.00, with 25% off: $30.00
Presse utility bag, reg. $215.00, with 25% off: $161.25
Flag collapsible utility bag, reg. $125.00, with 25% off: $93.75

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00 and up
Availability: Buy Ecsotype Sale here

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

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‘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