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CH Omakase 2016: Tumi Otis Backpack
An elevated version of our Otis Backpack, a piece we worked on for several months with the team at Tumi, the exclusive CH Omakase bags are each unique. With every detail considered, the Otis is our best carry-all yet—made from high-quality coated canvas...
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CH Omakase: 3x1 Selvedge Denim Tote
Using the most unique selvedge denims from antique looms in Japan, Italy and the USA, NYC-based 3x1 makes some of our absolute favorite denim apparel. While we adore selvedge denim, we're aware that it oftentimes comes with some waste, and we hate...
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Swan Backpack
Made in Canada with fabric sourced from a time-honored American mill, mimiTENS' waxed cotton backpack is a kid-sized version of a bag you’d carry yourself. The simple design keeps utility at the forefront by removing tricky zippers in favor of a pull...
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Tinder Pack
If you're tired of the standard black backpack, Burton's latest collaborative offering might provide a solution. From the vintage rucksack design to the statement-making pattern by artist Phil Frost, it's an uncommon bag with some superb functionality...
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Sword & Plough's Adventure-Friendly, Rugged Duffle Bag
While there's no shortage of military-inspired apparel and accessories available, not many brands are owned by people with real-life army experience. Denver, CO-based Sword & Plough, however, was co-founded by sisters Betsy Núñez and US Army Captain...
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The Otis Backpack by Cool Hunting + Tumi
Collaborating with Tumi is always an iterative process of refinement. For this, our second backpack, we began by looking back at the first one—a military-inspired black canvas rucksack—and chose a few key elements to carry over. But from there we reset...
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LIMITED_EDITION
Yayoi Kusama Glass House Tote
Made in an edition of 250 and sold exclusively through The Glass House Design Store, this 100% cotton Yayoi Kusama-designed tote commemorates the artist's playful exhibition at New Canaan, Connecticut's Philip Johnson Glass House. The installation...
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Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel
You don't have to be a full-blown sneaker-freak to carry Lexdray's Portland Sneaker Duffel, but if you are, this bag could change your life—or at least your weekends away. The carry-on size bag fits three pairs of sneakers in the inner section...
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Pixel Daypack
A super-functional backpack, the Osprey flap-style Pixel Daypack offers almost every feature a savvy commuter would need. From a mesh back panel to keep you dry when it's swampy weather, to a padded laptop sleeve as well as a separate tablet sleeve...
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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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