Bags

Lexon GIVE N TAKE Business Card Case

Continuing the trend in the double-sided business card holders, the Lexon GIVE N TAKE certainly does the job with style.

designed by Sam Hecht.
Available in Grey or Biege.
Capacity 15 cards.

3.7″ x 2.4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Lexon GIVE N TAKE Business Card Case here

“Carry” Handbag

The design of this handmade industrial felt handbag is quite smart…(industrial felt is made from factory waste scraps, so it’s even smarter than it looks)

“This ingenious design is the result of its simplicity — the bag is nothing more than two layers of a cleverly shaped piece of felt and a zipper. When entirely unzipped, the bag lays completely flat. When zipped, it becomes a beautiful — and super-useful — bag.”

Available in two zipper colors: Orange and Blue.

Dry clean only.

100% industrial wool felt, Lampo metallized coil locking zipper, nylon stitching.

12.5″ tall x 9.5″ wide x 5″ thick

Purchase Information:

Price: $118.00
Availability: Buy “Carry” Handbag here

Handbag-Hook Keychain

We featured another one of these about a year ago, but the key-chain part will guarantee you won’t forget to bring it with you when you leave the house. It’s purpose is to hold your handbag when you go to a restaurant to prevent you from having to put it on the floor or in the chair next to you.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20
Availability: Buy Handbag-Hook Keychain here

City Shopping Bag

One thing that annoys me about most bags is the lack of a pocket for bottled water. This bag has that, as well as having an external pocket, presummably for food, which is screenprinted along the outside of the bag. Or you know, maybe it’s not for food. Maybe that’s just a trick to throw off would be thieves.

“Lassus’ City Bag was designed as a large shopping bag but is also perfect as a general tote. This is Alessi’s first “bag/carrier” and is destined to be a cult object. Bag is composed of durable polyester with polyurethane zipper and features an external pocket as well as two internal pockets – a large zippered pocket as well as a bottle holder pocket. Bag is screenprinted with the word “FOOD” which graphically runs around the piece. Available in orange or gray. This piece is part of Alessi’s Spring/Summer 2006 Collection and can be ordered now for an expected delivery in April.”

notes: measures 18.75″ x 7″ deep x 13.75″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy City Shopping Bag here

Wooden Briefcase

I want one.

“Seeking to develop applications for wood, industrial designer Takumi Shimamura delivers this unique briefcase made of ecological thinned Japanese cedar. Designed to accommodate laptops, the bag has sturdy canvas edges, a handle with leather covering, double zippers, and inner pockets. Water repellent finish. Handmade by Japanese craftsmen. Clean with a damp cloth.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Briefcase here

Striped Pouch

Striped Pouches are useful, striped pouches are fun…I was going to find something to rhyme with that, but my brainpower isn’t kicking in as hoped. Raspberry or Teal(!) available.

Hand silk-screened on Ultrasuede.
Zipper closure. Made in USA.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Striped Pouch here

Felt Briefcases (by daff)

Ooo, I like. It’s not often that you can find a decent briefcase-ish type of thing that doesn’t draw too much attention to itself (or, on the other hand, makes you look like you’re a banker- not that there’s anything wrong with that). And, it’s made out of felt, which is the best reason of all to buy it.

“this distinctive felt briefcase, designed by daff, is for the executive or student who prioritizes convenience, security, and style. it features a roomy interior with two main pockets and space under the front flap for credit cards and ID, as well as a cell phone storage pocket that provides easy access to calls. as an extra security measure, daff includes a lockable clasp with accompanying key. constructed of firm, durable 100% merino wool felt that keeps valuables safe and secure and resists pilling, this briefcase is a practical answer for those wanting to go beyond traditional business accessories.”

dimensions: 15.5″l x 13″w x 2″d
(flap dimensions: 15.75″ x 7.5″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Felt Briefcases (by daff) here

large weekender bag.

Perfect for that weekend trip to Vegas. Or NYC. Or anywhere interesting.

This heavyweight has plenty of room inside its lined main zipper compartment (with small zip pocket also inside) that opens wide for maximum accessibility. The bag is shaped by the rounded rectangle of its reinforced bottom, which comes with metal feet for stability. Reinforced along seams and at corners, with complimentary stitch details along seams. Padded handles have metal hardware.
* Leather
* 18.5″L, 9.5″W
* Spot clean
* Import

Purchase Information:

Price: $168.00
Availability: Buy large weekender bag. here

Loungemaster Wallet

Are you in despair? Can’t find the perfect wallet? This might come close if it doesn’t hit the nail right on the head. Sure, the name’s a bit worrisome, but I like the red insides and the slight dot detail. It’s made of 100% genuine leather with a microfiber-lined bill pocket and lots of room for stuff. They arrive on your doorstep in a little (yet manly) metal case.

Available in Brown/Tan Nubuck, Tan Nubuck/Black, and Black/Red (shown).

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Loungemaster Wallet here

Jack Spade Nylon Bag

The bright green insides is what grabbed hold of me: also, it’s waterproof due to it’s three layer nylon construction and has a detachable shoulder strap and interior pockets. (And, think of what that’s worth- a waterproof, flexible bag that gives you a nice surprise everytime you open it up.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Jack Spade Nylon Bag here

BYO Lunch Bag

This is a handy little “Bring Your Own” Lunch bag which is just large enough to fit a water bottle and little tupperware container. Unzipped, it folds out to make a placemat.

High-density neoprene.
Machine washable and stain resistant.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy BYO Lunch Bag here

Metallic Prisma Print Leather Pouch

Zippered leather pouch with laser etched geometric pattern can be used as a wallet, cosmetic case, or mini clutch.

From Italy.

Top zipper closure
Multi color
Striped cotton lining
Metal KEY ring
5 3/4 (L) x 3 3/4 (H)

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.
Availability: Buy Metallic Prisma Print Leather Pouch here

Modern Lunchbox

An all in one: Plate, Bowl, Cup, Utensil set and placemat for the workplace.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Mini Maxi Shopper

Leave it to the Germans to make a utilitarian, reusable grocery bag that you can actually use! Expands to a 4 gallon bag with a weight capacity of 26 pounds/zips away to a tiny 12 liter can.

Imported from Germany.
Available in Caramel, Orange, Red, Navy, Green, Sand, Black, Sky Blue, Yellow, and Khaki with a matching color case.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy Mini Maxi Shopper here

Pia Wallen Felt Bag

Hmm…What do you think? I think it’s quite nice…so’s the site it’s on (non-parents beware).

100% wool

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/02/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: SEK1050
Availability: Buy Pia Wallen Felt Bag here