For those of us who were born into the unfortunate circumstance of having to work for a living, weekends are a very important thing for us. They are a time for fun and relaxation, a time to catch up on our favorite TV shows, like “Downton Abbey.” I suppose we’ll have to school the Dowager Countess on the art of weekending. This canvas tote is perfect for weekend errands or overnight getaways. (These are all things that happen on weekends, Lady Violet.) [$18.99, Shop PBS]
There’s a strong chance that I’m speaking (a couple of years) too soon, but I think we may have finally reached a point in society wherein smoking, ingesting, or otherwise making use of the good leaf doesn’t carry nearly the same stigma as, say, snorting a line of cocaine. As far as substances go, pot is relatively harmless, and by relatively I mean almost entirely. It may not exactly be conducive to productivity and acting as a contributing member of society, but you never — never! — hear of anyone dying or becoming ill from marijuana use or overuse (provided that it is, in fact, marijuana and not that K2 “spice” shit Demi Moore was caught smoking on). Besides the obvious detriment of smoking anything, weed used in a sensible manner has no side effects aside from OD’ing on snacks and “Workaholics” marathons (source: a series of credible clinical trials). Keep reading »
Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” where Samantha uses Lucy Liu’s name to get to the top of the list for a crazy-hard-to-get Hermes handbag? Yeah, that was a Birkin. Named for the iconic singer/actress Jane Birkin, the “it” bag will set you back the price of a college education. I’d rather spend that kind of money on, um, college, so the only Birkin I’ll be carrying is this cute Birkin shopping tote from Thursday Friday. And it will only set you back $35! Remember when some dude offers to help as you heave your groceries up the stairs to say, “Be careful! It’s a Birkin!” [Thursday Friday via RockerRepro.Blogspot.com] Keep reading »
Finding a tote that’s affordable, stylish, and large enough to fit all your beach essentials is rare. The More to Love Handbag fits all three requirements. Made of natural burlap (with a bit of sparkly gold thread), there’s no need to worry about suntan oil spillage ruining it. Plus, the pleated shape means it expands without looking bulky. Even if you’re not headed to the beach, this bag is perfect for any summer weekend getaway.
Last week we asked you to share your best advice for living eco-friendly in exchange for The Frisky cotton tote bag. You all gave us some really awesome advice that we totally plan to add to our daily routine. We hope you all learned something too. See which readers had the best advice, though, after the jump. Keep reading »
We all want to be good to Mother Earth, but figuring out how to help without rearranging your whole life can be tricky. So here’s our advice for becoming a little more green: Fold up a tote bag, and keep it in your purse at all times. Instead of letting cashiers put your purchases in a paper or plastic bag, take out your handy-dandy tote. No matter what you’re buying, whether it’s a new skirt or your weekly groceries, you don’t need another disposable bag to throw out (or, hopefully, recycle) once you get home. Just don’t forget to put your tote back in your handbag so you’ll always be prepared for your next purchase.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away five cotton tote bags to help you get your green on, but you have to work if you want one. In the comments, tell us your best advice for living more eco-friendly by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. We’ll pick our favorite responses and announce the winners on Friday, April 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs are fashion gods — legends in their own time, even. But they aren’t so chic that they can’t help you run errands. These tote bags, designed by Pattern People and sold by Hint magazine, immortalize the Kaiser and the King of Grunge in black ink and natural cotton canvas. We plan to bring Karl Lagerfeld along to Trader Joe’s with us and make him do the heavy lifting, carrying our copious amounts of almonds and guac up to our fourth floor walk-up. [$45, Hint Shop] Keep reading »
Pioneer of the “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” trend, Anya Hindmarch has a new tote bag design specifically for carrying your dry cleaning. We know this because it has the words “dry cleaning” next to a print of antique machinery. At $98, that’s way more expensive than the free hangers that usually come with your garments. Yet, using the bag has the benefit of being “green” (or something). What do you think? Cute idea? Or a waste? Leave your answers in the comments below. [$98, Net-a-porter.com] Keep reading »
Checkered, houndstooth, and flannel items are all the rage this season, so what better way to hop onto this trend that with an everyday item like a bag? We bring to you the “Tati Grand Tote” by Mayle. Available in two color combinations, this shopper is adorable and useful – plus it’s basically the cheapest thing you could ever get from the line. [$150, Mayle] Keep reading »
It used to be that the only “bag” a man would carry was a briefcase, and maybe a shopping bag if he bought something on his way home. Then came the metrosexual and that awesome Friends episode where Joey gets a man bag. Joey and any other guy who dared carry a bag were made fun of. These days, we have so many portable electronic devices that men might actually need some sort of vessel to put their computers, iPods, cameras, etc. in when transporting them from home to office and so forth. Unfortunately, some have taken the wearing of this accessory too far. Gentlemen, there are rules! Keep reading »