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...
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...
"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...
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...
The Palm Project's Natural Bags and Baskets
Mexico City-based designer and CENTRO university professor Moisés Hernández has been dedicated to forwarding design in his native country. His curatorial shop Diario is stocked with unique products made in Mexico (like this two-toned bright blue...
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...
Smiley Face Reusable Shopping Bag
A happy combination of two of our favorite makers, the James Joyce + Baggu reusable bag takes the UK-based graphic artist's high-gloss painting—"Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time"—and adheres it to Emily Sugihara's ever-functional ripstop shopper...
Future Glory Co Bags
Founded by Theresa Lee (whose resume includes a decade of working in design, from being Design Director at DODOcase to Art Director at Sephora/LVMH), SF-based Future Glory Co takes the art of bag design with sincerity. With four different collections...
Choosing from their already carefully selected denims, 3x1 utilizes their absolute favorites for the Tote 1 bag. Made in the USA, the patchwork bag remains sleek and current, rather than slipping into the too crafty realm and—since it's denim—goes...
Six Bags for Easy Holiday Travel
There's generally nothing easy about holiday travel, which, in the States, commences with Thanksgiving. Packing can be a hassle, especially when toting gifts around. A lot of things need to fit into a little space, oftentimes with a short amount of...
Jean Paul Gaultier Collaboration Tote Bag
Longtime amFAR supporter Jean Paul Gaultier worked in collaboration with the organization to make this bright and bold summer tote, which isn't only an inexpensive way of owning a piece by the French designer, but also (and more importantly) a way...
Got This Licked Bag
HAY Mini Market's "Got This Licked" bag is covered in mouths wide open—tongues, teeth and all. The print is made in collaboration with UK graphic artist Jody Barton, and first appeared in their Wrong for Hay collection; the design is now available...
Puberty Blues Tote Bag
Whether a nod to awkward adolescences or the iconic Australian coming-of-age novel "Puberty Blues," House of Cards' new bag makes teen angst look great. The tote is made from 100% rippled, pool water-printed cotton and features a zip-up compartment...
NYC-based design studio Mansi Shah has taken their unique scarf prints and applied them to light, 100% cotton canvas bags, making for a smooth transition from bike to beach to block party this summer. Functioning in two ways—backpack or tote—the bag...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Topo Designs Tote Bag
From their ripstop cargos to sturdy sling bags and travel packs, Topo Designs has had our attention for some time now. Each product drop delivers a sensible design, done in the brand's typical outdoorsy style—and that is reflected again in the new...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...