Bags

I Love What You Hate Tote bag

For those days when you’re proud of loving what others might hate… by none other than paper-cutter extraordinaire Rob Ryan. Also, be sure to check out the packaging tapes (see below), as they would nicely spruce up your cardboard boxes for shipping.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: Rob Ryan's Etsy shop

Uni-Fold wallet

Each Uni-Fold wallet is made from a single piece of leather with only two hand stitched saddle seams. Noah Lambert, the designer, uses vegetable tanned bridle leather from Wickett & Craig of Pennsylvania, so the whole thing is made right here in the US of A. The simpler, the better, huh?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: Noah Lambert

Wool iPad Case

Sure, there’s plenty wool sleeves for gadgets nowadays (Simple iPad Sleeve and Pad Stash Sleeve, to name two), but this one has no seams or extraneous details. Perfect for a purist, I suppose. Check out the colors too- there’s some nice hues to choose from.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: PLASTICA

Alternate Future Collection by IGNOBLE

If you are looking for a smart and functional bag/backpack, IGNOBLE is a good place to start. We’ve featured their Cora Rucksack and the Lenore Backpack before, and now that they’ve just released two new bags it’s only right to shine some light on them as well. The Stilwin Seedpod Backpack is a sleek and compact daypack while the Wonderly Canister Rucksack covers your travel needs as it holds a higher capacity. Both bags are limited to a run of 325 pieces each, so if you’re interested, get a move on.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $319.00 - 399.99
Available from: IGNOBLE

Duluth Pack Canvas Tote Bag

How many totes come with a lifetime warranty? Not many, for sure, but this one does. This 15-ounce canvas bag has adjustable leather straps and one interior pocket. It’s sturdy enough for carrying firewood, yet just as suitable for carrying your laptop and work essentials.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Unit Portables 01 Shoulder Bag

How handy would it be to have a choice between pockets on the inside or outside of your laptop bag? This bag gives you just that, with two pouches for cables, accessories, etc., that can be placed where you decide is most accessible. Made from the ever durable polyester.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: Vetted Shop

Shopnic

Goodness knows there’s plenty of totes to choose from nowadays, but this shopper is slightly different in that it has an internal spring to provide structure. When you’re not using it, it folds down to store easily in the back of your car or in a cabinet.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: Plastica

Lunch Pot

Soup-for-lunch lovers rejoice, for Black+Blum has brought you the perfect vessel. This two-pot canister is watertight (so your liquids won’t leak), lightweight and BPA-free. The carry strap and spork are included, and when you’re done with your meal, the smaller pot fits into the larger one for a compact carry back home. Available in white/orange, white/lime, and black/red.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Available from: A+R Store

The Satchel from Linus Bike

I like how this satchel can be worn on your back securely with a waist and shoulder strap or, if you’d rather be unencumbered, you can easily hook it to your bike rack. Magnetic closure and a padded sleeve for your laptop finish out the function.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Available from: Linus Bike

MUJI Hard Carry Suitcase

MUJI rarely goes wrong, and for that very reason I’m extremely curious how well these suitcases will stand up to the tests of travel. While they don’t meet FAA carry on guidelines (45 linear inches is the maximum), they do look durable and are much more affordable than some other similarly attractive hardcases. More info below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $197.50
Available from: Muji

Bürowolfgang Bag

If you tote around your vinyl records occasionally, you’ll be pleased to know that this bag is big enough for that plus a front pocket for a laptop or tablet. Music producer Paul-David Rollmann collaborated with designer Patrick Koenig on the Bürowolfgang Bag, so rest assured your records will be transported appropriately to the specifications of a pro. Available in blue or black leather. (If you don’t tote around records, just think of the larger sketchbooks/magazines/newspapers that would easily fit instead.)

From Airbag Craftworks of Germany.

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Available from: A+R Store

Wallet & Keys 2.0

There were a couple of related price reductions I wanted to let you know about today. First, apparently the price in Keyport dropped significantly since the last time I looked into it. I’m all about streamlining my life…but the early adopter price for Keyport was more than I was willing to pay. Now at $49.00 it seems a little more in range and now it’s available in several colors. And today only, it’s available for $39.00 if you get the Azure color. Head over to Keyport to pick one up.

Second, there’s a new RFID blocking wallet by Ögon Designs which keeps your credit card numbers and personal information safe from identity theft. Ordinarily $49.00 but if you head over to fab.com today you can get a significant discount.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Wallet & Keys 2.0 here

The Camper Satchel in Tan Waxed Canvas

Here’s another great hand-made bag from Etsy. This one is waxed canvas with leather strap closures and has two expandable pockets and two smaller flat pockets on the side, and can also be customized by way of fabric or size.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: Sketchbook at Etsy

LENORE Capsule Backpack

This is such a smart bag. It’s a backpack and duffle that’s super simple in visual design. Featuring all the credentials that one could want in a backpack (ballistic nylon, fully lined nylon Ripstop interior, padded straps, padded airmesh back, exterior stash-pockets, etc.), it quickly converts into a mini-duffle with a simple shoulder strap restraint system. Imagine the ease of taking this on a plane journey; others will no doubt silently seethe after messing with their finicky carry-ons. From IGNOBLE. More pics and info below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: IGNOBLE

The Message Bags

Totes! One can never have too many, or so I tell myself. These totes by Jane and Dale of TWELVEZEROSEVEN are just the thing for your personal miscellany. Both Message Bags are available in canvas with adjustable shoulder strap and handles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: baum-kuchen