Bags

Aluminum Card Cases

You’d be surprised at how difficult finding a simple card case can be. Of course, I say that and then do a search and I find these other ones (below) that are in line with similar colors in a matte finish as well (though a little more expensive).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Available from: Kikkerland Shop

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.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Cornucopia Bag here

Source: The Kitchn

Travelteq Trip

Back in March Travelteq’s first product made a pretty impressive debut. Their Trash Bag is a great laptop/office/overnight bag to carry everything you need.

Now they have brought out a bigger bag and it’s a beauty. It’s small enough to fit onboard yet will carry plenty of your kit for a short trip or a long weekend away. It has a ‘kangaroo pocket’ for the stuff you want to get to: laptop, magazine, phone, it has fold-out legs to turn it into a seat when you’ve had enough of traipsing round duty free and with the slightly more expensive Trip Sound you get speakers and an iPhone/Blackberry charger – incredible. It seems like they’ve thought of everything.

Buy yours now for the introductory rate of €595 or €650 for the Trip Sound before it goes back up. Later on they’ll introduce an Italian leather version. Seriously people you’ve got it all.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €595.00 or 650.00 for Trip Sound
Availability: Buy Travelteq Trip here

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.

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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.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Available from: 2modern

Box Appetit Lunch Box Bag

So, sure, you have your Box Appetit, but sticking it straight in your bag is for suckers. This bag is made to carry the Box Appetit, plus there’s room for a drink and a piece of fruit (should you so desire). When open, the waterproof bag can act as a ‘mini blanket’ or placemat.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.99
Available from: Popdeluxe

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.

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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 Produce Bag

We’ve featured a couple of other produce bags before ( Wonder Thunder Muslin and the Mesh bags) and these 100% nylon mesh are yet another affordable option.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.00
Available from: Baggu

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)baggu.com 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

Carbon Fiber Bag

If you need a heavy duty bag, check out this carbon fiber bag. It’s super light (under 3 lbs) but very sturdy, and, as an extra plus has that undercover/cool look about it. The briefcase (below) is also worth considering.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Available from: RAGGEDedge

Source: NOTCOT

Krv Kurva La.Ga Bags

I recently came across these awesome bags at the Moma Design Store in New York, but for some reason they’re not available at their online store. Luckily you can buy them directly from the designer. Anyways, the La.Ga is a Tyvek bag available in various custom prints. Tyvek feels like paper but is waterproof, tear-resistant, and because it’s plastic, recycleable. The large size of the bag and colourful graphics certainly make a bold statement. Be sure to check out their store to see the other styles.

Shown La.Ga Bags: NYC, Marilyn, Letraset

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Purchase Information:

Price: €50.00
Availability: Buy Krv Kurva La.Ga Bags here

Box Appetit

Still searching for an appropriate lunch container? This box/bowl seems to have everything you’d need, a ‘glass like’ lid, sauce pot and dipping area, and inner dish for splitting food. Maybe perfect for salad and/or heating up food, perhaps. A fork/knife completes the package.

Made from polypropylene and copolyester (BPA free).
Dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $21.99
Available from: Pop Deluxe

Bubble Dot Sleeve

100% wool felt with protective bumps makes these colorful sleeves handy for e-readers or laptops, and the fact that they’re by MIO makes them even better (because they’re nice guys).

Designed by Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly, manufactured by MIO

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Regenesi Re-fill Leather Goods

Make from 100% recycled leather, Re-fill is a practical and stylish collection of small leather goods hand-crafted in Italy. Choose from wallet, credit card holder, or key case. I’d love to see these in person because from the picture it totally looks like felt.

Purchase Information:

Price: €60.00
Availability: Buy Regenesi Re-fill Leather Goods here