If you grew up in the ’90s, then you know that Banana Republic used to be the one-stop shop for the urban pioneer who wanted to look as if she went on safari. This Heritage Printed Canvas Tote not only continues our canvas bag obsession from the summer, but also reminds us of our youth, when dirt was OK and everything didn’t have to be pristine. The rich textured fabric looks like it was recycled from a coffee sack, and the leather handles only add to the authentic travel feel. This is a classic and sensible tote you’ll want to hold on to for all your excursions … even in the concrete jungle.
Some are gifted with crafty talent and take naturally to a Singer sewing machine. Then there are those whose homespun fashion attempts could land them in the “Project Runway” hall of shame. For the latter who still want to show off a homemade look, try these cute polka-dotted totes by Llama Yacht. Weird name aside, their handmade bags accented with vintage ribbons are just quaint enough to do the trick. [$36, Llama Yacht, Chocosho] Keep reading »
The anti-plastic bag movement is in full fashion force with this kitty cat shopping bag. Bio-friendliness plus kittens? And shopping? We could hardly want for anything else. Except maybe for a real-life cat to put into the bag and to not make any puns at all about bags and cats until we’re safely at the end of this post. But, seriously, some things are so cute we could just plotz. Phew. Safe! [$11.99, BlueQ] Keep reading »