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Postby schiaparelli » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:14 pm

casual, humble, endearing, frequently acquired for free, reusable, washable, fold easily into flat shapes.

please post your favorite canvas tote bags.

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mimi o chun x of a kind

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alphabet type tote bag by the VLLG type foundry, the first tote bag i ever owned

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i got an aesop tote bag bc i bought an issue of the harvard design magazine when i was at the aesop store in boston. i use it to carry shoes to the gym.
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Re: tote bags

Postby Vaeltaja » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:18 pm

Besides the fact the brand went belly-up in a bad way, I've always enjoyed the TOJ tote.
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Re: tote bags

Postby windowflowers » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:32 pm

bape totes are pretty cool

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Re: tote bags

Postby charybdis » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:11 pm

I love public radio/magazine tote bags. This is one of my favorites:

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I'll photograph my new yorker tote later.
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Re: tote bags

Postby mc-lunar » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:45 pm

jamie xx for j crew

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i don't even use totes (i like having 2 hands free). this tote is so cool that it would make me use totes.
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Re: tote bags

Postby exprof » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:09 pm

do totes have to be made of that thick canvas?
if not, this is my favourite is this marimekko tote! care tag is in the cute marimekko monospace (love)

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bonus: bugs love it!
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wish marimekko would give you a lil booklet with who the artist is but anyway
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Re: tote bags

Postby blanket » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:53 pm

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BLESS Nº48 Presuture twin tote bag with Pro-QM print
Lightweight cotton version of the Bless twinbag created for Berlin’s Pro QM bookstore. The bag features silhouettes from from the Nº36 show.


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ffixxed x bless Shopperbagtop (if anyone sees this or the button up version let me know!!)

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Re: tote bags

Postby meatjacket » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:00 am

I used to have a handmade totebag (mainly for laundry) made with the Las Senoritas Alexander Henry fabric but i gave it to a friend of mine. I'll see if i can get a pic soon

This is my current tote bag. I usually use it to carry my laptop and books to class, if not i enjoy using it to go shopping in the city. I bought it from Melissa Farmtown on Etsy

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Re: tote bags

Postby smiles » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:14 pm

Ofr. Paris
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Bagsinprogress from green fingers nyc

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1LDK Paris (annoyingly short handles). I should have bought the souvenir tote but it was 40 euros
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Re: tote bags

Postby bird.in.flight » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:28 pm

superior elevation

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klattermusen (would've bought this if it could fit LPs)

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Re: tote bags

Postby dbcooper » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:15 pm

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Re: tote bags

Postby can- » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:40 pm

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Re: tote bags

Postby schiaparelli » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:42 am

went to the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh on Saturday, and found this in the museum shop

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HOW ARTISTS MUST DRESS

Artists must first of all distinguish themselves from members of the adjacent professional classes typically present at art world events: dealers, critics, curators, and caterers. They must second of all take care not to look like artists. This double negation founds the generative logic of artists' fashion.

The relationship between an artist's work and attire should not take the form of a direct visual analogy. A stripe painter may not wear stripes.

The relationship between an artist's work and attire should function in the manner of a dialectic, in which the discrepancy between the personal appearance of the artist and the appearance of her work is resolved into a higher conceptual unity. an artist's attire should open her work to a wider range of interpretive possibilities.

The artist's sartorial choices are subject to the same hermeneutic operations as are his work. When dressing, an artist should imagine a five-paragraph review of his clothes—the attitudes and intentions they reveal, their topicality, their relationship to history, the extent to which they challenge or endorse, suvert or affirm dominant forms of fashion—written by a critic he detests.




another art world x tote thing—I was very amused and intrigued by Li Shuang's "Marry Me for Chinese Citizenship" totes

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Initially it was my performance in Times Square on Valentine’s Day, when I made a big placard sign that I read “Marry Me For Chinese Citizenship” and walked around for 6 hours in the snow. People had various reactions towards it– some laughed and walked away or took a picture, which was totally expected and welcomed.

However what was surprising, yet amazing, was that 80% of people read the sign wrong. When people saw keywords #marry #Chinese #citizenship, what registered with them was the green card marriage stereotype. So, they would come up to me and tell me without any conversation beforehand, “Give me $10,000, and I will marry you"…

Medium is not only the message but also the massage (Medium is the Massage is a book [co-created by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and civil servant] Quentin Fiore where the term “massage” is appropriated by McLuhan to denote the effect each medium has on the human sensorium). According to the 2011 Supreme, Supreme, New York Times article “A Message on Every Arm”, the tote bag is very common in Supreme, Supreme, Supreme, New York and a certain level of humor is expected. So, it would require less for the people to carry out the message.




here's a bit from "A Message on Every Arm" by Miranda Purves, which Li Shuang mentioned in her interview, which discusses the curious nature of totes as pseudo-democratic status indicators—

Seemingly democratic and certainly affordable (if not free), the tote might be the ideal carryall for these post-luxury recessionary times. The tote’s status is stealth. It telegraphs not money but access, ethics, culture — encapsulating the idea psychologist Daniel Gilbert popularized that happiness grows more through experiences than purchases…

Joe Del Vecchio, a tall fellow on the F train one recent evening who works at the art-investment advising firm Montage Finance, was unperturbed by any breaches a gape-mouthed Brooklyn Museum carryall might make in his masculinity. “My boss has a Judd Foundation one I’ve got my eye on,” he confessed.

Like “it” bags before them, totes have become useful for quickly deciphering social strata.

Spot a mysterious peach on a black background? Restaurant addict ID’ing himself as a fan of David Chang’s Momofuku noodle empire.

Knoll, Artek, Cappellini? A furniture design aficionado.
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Re: tote bags

Postby bels » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:51 am

Muji Labo sells blank tote bags.
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Re: tote bags

Postby vgtbls » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:59 pm

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Very strong tote from Josh Reim.
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Re: tote bags

Postby jrisk » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:26 am

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Re: tote bags

Postby charybdis » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:31 am

man i can't get behind garms that basically say "this is my political belief"


@mc-lunar Sorry, not sure how an NPR tote bag displays someone's political beliefs? Like I get if you don't like it because there's a joke on it and it's one of those things that say something about the person carrying it (that they listen to This American Life and are maybe very bougie), but it's hardly political. NPR is a pretty neutral news outlet that leans slightly liberal. But then, to get a truly neutral outlet I would need a C-Span tote.
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Re: tote bags

Postby ramseames » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:08 am

Hender scheme suede tote looks great



When i need a tote the one i always grab is a bape 20th anniv. one. Has the nicest printed logo I've ever seen, dunno how they did it but its feels almost rubberized

edit: here's what that looks like (except all black, no camo):

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Feel like no matter how many i get rid of I still have too many totes

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oh and the monocle subscriber totes are great, new season ones are olive with a snap closure top, short and long handles, hidden zip pocket, yadda yadda. sort of wishing i didn't give mine to the gf now
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Re: tote bags

Postby fun_yunchables » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:52 am

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Re: tote bags

Postby aliencomingin » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:44 am

Been keeping in touch with Shuang after I read about her Marry me for Chinese citizenship project. She just put a new batch of the tote bags up on ebay if anyone was interested in getting one.

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Re: tote bags

Postby mc-lunar » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:10 pm

band tote bags are a good concept even if you hate chvrches

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Re: tote bags

Postby mrblahblahblacksheep » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:12 am

@mc-lunar agree on band totes.

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This AJJ tote is only $6.66 on their site too. http://ajjstore.bigcartel.com/product/desert-tote-bag
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Re: tote bags

Postby AmericanPie » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:24 am

Continuing the subject of band tote bags, I've been really loving this one lately.

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(Is for Pure Bathing Culture if anyone is curious)
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Re: tote bags

Postby fun_yunchables » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:38 am

brain dead x eric elms (shape of this tote is really good)
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total overdose

Postby mc-lunar » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:40 pm

bless x longchamp

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Re: tote bags

Postby sbuers » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:47 pm

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Had mine for just under a year now, strap is A-1
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Re: tote bags

Postby yourdad » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:33 pm

I use a tote bag for just about everything
My current rotation

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Left->right: DIY (heavyweight canvas), m0851 (leather), wtaps x grind magazine (poly-cotton blend?)
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Re: tote bags

Postby uames » Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:59 am

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baggu duck tote
got one of these recently, thoroughly enjoying multi-strap conversion factor, and dual snap closures and very inexpensive price point.
a+ would buy again
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Re: tote bags

Postby jjetpants » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:11 am

From The Eric Carle Museum

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Re: tote bags

Postby Francks » Tue May 03, 2016 8:04 am

What are the acceptable colors for men's tote bags?
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