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Tiny Atlas Quarterly + Alite Designs' SOLAS Camera Bag
There are days when photographers (both novice and professional) simply do not need all their high-tech gear and a tech-heavy bag. For the casual adventure—whether heading to the beach or a hike—the new Alite Designs + Tiny Atlas Quarterly SOLAS...
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Cinch Tote
Whether using it for a picnic, weekend away or to lug your groceries around town, Topo Designs and Woolrich's collaboration Cinch Tote is super-functional and its USA woolen fabrics means it's great for transitional seasons. Made in Colorado, the bag...
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Benton Duffle Bag
Gender-neutral and entirely sophisticated, LA-based Graf Lantz's Benton bag is made from merino wool felt and soft leather, and doesn't diverge far from the classic duffle shape. While it's a roomy piece, it's sill a carry-on (measuring 22"2 by 12...
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Minimal Long Weekend Essentials
Packing light has a way of making all long weekend trips better. There's no real need to lug around extra anything when only going away for three or four days. The following eight items represent our ideal travel essentials. There are two swimsuits...
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Keith Haring Silk Clutch
This numbered, limited edition clutch from Olympia Le-Tan (best known for her book cover bags) is made meticulously and with high-quality materials—fitting, considering it borrows an American icon's art. The entire, new Keith Haring range from Olympia...
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Oliver Cabell Luxury Bags
Nowadays, the standard price tags and labeling on designer bags seem to indicate less and less about how well—or even where—it's made. Thus, newly launched Oliver Cabell regards utmost transparency as a distinguishing factor, joining like-minded...
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Custom House International Bags
At first sight, this new duffle bag (pictured above) looks like it was custom-made for Cool Hunting. A quiet, minimally branded black exterior unzips to reveal a bright, bold green (our signature color); even a semi-concealed side compartment for...
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Angie Round Weekender Bag
Pack for your next weekend trip with this deceptively spacious bag. Available in subtle blue or gray, the circular bag expands to fit everything you need for a couple days away. With two interior mesh pockets and extras on the outside, the bag features...
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Eagle Creek's Durable, Lightweight Cargo Hauler
On a recent camping trip for a desert music festival, carrying an overstuffed duffle was a regrettable choice—all weekend long. It was extremely heavy, and the only way to carry it was a rough strap that seemed to leave permanent groove in my shoulder...
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Keeping Dry in ourCaste's Bags
Michael Quinones and Matt Davis met almost a decade ago in Newport Beach; both as new implants. "He and a group of friends had moved from the San Bernardino area out to Orange County just as I had moved up from San Diego. We were 21 or so, and...
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STYLE
"All My Plants Are Dead" Tote
Purveyors of goods for the introverted, cynical or sad, Stay Home Club joined forces with artist Kaye Blegvad for the tragically sweet "All My Plants Are Dead" tote bag. Made in the USA and screen-printed in Montreal, the bag is big at 18 by 18 inches...
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Special Edition Day Tote by QWSTION
Zurich-based QWSTION's function-forward and work-appropriate styles are continuously being tweaked, even if the differences aren't drastic to the eye. "It's—as always at QWSTION—an evolution, based on raising questions constantly," co-founder Hannes...
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Interview: KARA Founder and Designer Sarah Law
KARA bags appeared from nowhere and suddenly were everywhere, from the shoulders of design-lovers to actors and the Insta-famous. The now-signature leather backpacks are instantly recognizable, despite bearing no branding aside from a discreetly embossed...
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Gym/Work Pack
The Gym/Work Pack—made in collaboration between DSPTCH and Equinox—boasts plenty of features that make it ideal for going from the office to the gym and back again. With a padded laptop sleeve and a ventilated shoe compartment (that can fit shoes up...
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PAIX Commuter Backpack
New SF-based company PAIX believes they've designed what many have tried to achieve: the ultimate commuter backpack. Made from water-resistant CyclePET® fabric (which in turn, is made from recycled PET bottles), BackPAIX has the staples: 30 liters...
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Troubadour Weekender Bag
Troubadour isn't the first brand to dedicate years toward perfecting the travel bag (in this case: day bags, rucksacks, weekenders and briefcases). The London-based brand, however, does tap into something distinct. From high-quality Italian leather...
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Du Zen! Leather Bags
Founded by former industrial and graphic designer Samantha Rogers (née Duzenman), Australian label Du Zen! handcrafts high-quality leather bags locally in Melbourne, some of which come in unusual but wearable colorways. The brand also ignores traditional...
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Felix Twill + Ponyhair Backpack
For any occasion that calls for a chic backpack, and rest assured there are more than a few, NYC-based designer Timo Weiland offers the brand new Felix. Crafted from twill and ponyhair, the unisex backpack keeps minimal—with the material flourishes...
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Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products
by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and...
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The Parker Leather Rolling Suitcase
Selling for $1,595 (the brand's priciest travel bag offering yet), Moore + Giles' first-ever carry-on suitcase is an investment piece geared toward uncompromising travelers and commuters (for smaller budgets, we'd recommend the new Raden smart...
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PROVOCATIVE
Happy Sack Lockable Clutch
Style and safety come first with Van der Pop's "Happy Sack" wallet-meets-clutch. This genuine leather accessory comes complete with a personalized and programmable three-digit code so you can hide your stash or controversial belongings from kids and...
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Microsuede Navy Satchel
Independent designer Danielle Ribner makes (with all production staying in NYC and the Garment District) romantic womenswear under her label Loup, especially jumpsuits and pants that make bottoms both tasteful and fun. Debuting accessories for the...
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Db Equipment Ski and Snowboard Bags
Despite all the advancements in ski and snowboard technology over the years, there’s been little progress in how we travel with this often cumbersome gear. The experience of lugging ski and snowboard gear around the world will never be easy, but...
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MRKT's Sleek Vegan Backpacks and Bags
The name Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (MRKT for short) certainly stirs curiosity, but it's the brand's streamlined backpack, briefcase, weekender and bum-bag (or fanny-packs) silhouettes—and their use of unconventional materials—that distance it...
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Settlement Backpack
Honey-colored (just the way the character depicted would like it) and practical, Herschel's new Settlement Backpack is subtly screenprinted with Winnie the Pooh and his pals. Along with Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet, the naive yet pensive bear from our...
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