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Tack Sling
Made in NYC of water-repellent, DWR-treated 14.5oz duck cotton canvas, SSCY's slender Tack Sling is designed to adapt to urban living. The convertible bag features two separate compartments and can be worn as a backpack or as a tote that opens up...
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Bethany Weave Large Tote
Cole Haan's oversized leather tote can pack in everything you need—with style. The woven exterior offers a sophisticated, textured feel, while the interior faille lining in blazer blue keeps any leaky contents from harming its sheen. All the hardware...
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Studio Visit: Prinkshop
"Wear what you care about." That's the motto of NYC-based Prinkshop (short for "printed ink"), a new graphic design and production studio that's leveraging the underused potential of T-shirts (and totes) to spark action and discussion. Each piece...
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Best Made Co. Gfeller Document Case
by Chantel Tattoli For years now, New York’s Best Made Company has been a go-to for hardy, purpose-built apparel, accessories and tools associated with living a considered life in and out of the city. Their recent cast iron initiative offered re...
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Large Tote
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel met by chance at a concert in LA. Two days later, they began designing a line of streamlined bags that speak for themselves. Crafted from vegetable-tanned Tuscan leather, unlined and lacking the bells and whistles...
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Indigo Sashiko Game Carrier Tote Bag
Constructed out of durable Japanese-woven Sashiko from textile experts, The-Hillside, and designed exclusively for the stylish gents at old-school Williamsburg menswear purveyor, Hickoree’s, the Colimbo “Game Carrier” Tote Bag is based on early 1900s...
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Studio Visit: basäder
In the industrial business zone of East Williamsburg, Elin Johansson and Philip Antonelli (with the help of their college student assistant, Claire) squeeze into a space of 400 square feet—and that's not including the childrenswear designer who shares...
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Alite Designs' Bike to the Beach Bag
Designed to make the transition from weekday workhorse to beach-going carry-all, Alite Designs' aptly named Bike to the Beach Bag can be worn as either a backpack or carried as a heavy duty tote. Building off the original design—created in collaboration...
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Thank You Tote
Artist Lauren DiCioccio is known for re-creating perfect replicas of mundane, everyday objects by embroidering them by hand. With the Thank You Tote, the ubiquitous plastic bag is transformed into a reusable dead ringer for the soon-to-be-obsolete...
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Rib & Hull Heirloom Carryall
The Rib & Hull Heirloom Tote strikes a perfect balance of richly handsome leather with a timeless and functional silhouette, but just when we thought that was the only bag we'd ever want or need, its Warsaw-based designers, Alexandra Wrega and Rafal...
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Cinch Tote
Handmade in Colorado, Topo Designs' Cinch Tote features a draw string top, removable shoulder strap, zippered front pocket and a small sleeve pocket, as well as a durable Cordura exterior. The jaunty color block bag can hold up to 19.5 liters and has...
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Dubbel Duffel Spring/Summer 2013
Following an exclusive launch with Opening Ceremony last year, Dubbel Duffel is back for spring with an array of new styles, materials and colorways, all currently available at OC and beyond. China Young, a friend of CH and Dubbel Duffel's creative...
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American-Made Bags: Messenger Bag
Fall brings with it the promise of travel getaways from weekend leaf-peeping to warmer-weather escapes. Wherever you may go this season the right bag is key. We've gathered a variety of American-made options to pack for weekend jaunts and extended...
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American-Made Bags: Tote
Fall brings with it the promise of travel getaways from weekend leaf-peeping to warmer-weather escapes. Wherever you may go this season the right bag is key. We've gathered a variety of American-made options to pack for weekend jaunts and extended...
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Baggu Fall/Holiday 2012
If tote bags have any kind of cache, carrying a bright Baggu is at the top of the list. Since its release, the affordable Standard Baggu has been made over in bold, graphic prints as well as solid styles in every color of the rainbow. Now Baggu...
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The Tote Bag Book
UK based designer Jitesh Patel started a blog based on his interest in tote bag artwork that has become a forum for the showcased artists. From there he turned the site into paperback form—his book "The Tote Bag" highlights striking and inventive...
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Shabd x Baggu
Brooklyn-based designer online.
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Erik Schedin Relaunched Products
A CH favorite, Erik Schedin of Sweden makes a finely edited collection of essentials, accessories and products sharing a pared-down aesthetic. Proving his chops as a designer, standouts include items that Schedin created himself, which have just been...
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Alice Park Accessories
L.A.-based architect and interior designer Alice Park's side project focuses on objects considerably smaller than that of an average California home. She brings a hip, sleek minimalism to her line of accessories, which includes keychains, totes...
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Alexandra Cassaniti's Summer Bummer Collection
Winter might be coming but we found a whole new way to channel a west coast vibe with Alexandra Cassaniti's "Summer Bummer" collection. Alexandra's philosophy? It's always summer somewhere. We love the feel-good concept as much...
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Dossier Artist-Designed Totes
Much like NYC-based arts and culture magazine Dossier's publication itself, their latest project, a series of totes customized by a hand-picked cadre of artists and designers, draws on the talent of their creative community. Bags feature the...
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Von Totebags and T-Shirts
Award-winning London based illustrator Von has long been a CH favorite so when he decided to launch a range of tees and totes we grabbed the chance to find out more. Why did you decide to brand into fashion now? As much as t-shirts have been done...
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Sea Bags
We spied one of these great totes a friend was carrying and he introduced us to Sea Bags, a small company in Maine that recycles sails and makes bags from them. The one-of-a-kind bags come in three sizes and are made by hand in the Portland, ME shop...