Bags & Luggage

Buzzfeed News Is Getting In On the Tote Bag Game
December 12, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Print journalism is having a tough time. You've probably read all about it, ironically, on some of these companies' websites. One thing that companies have done to urge people to subscribe to their publications is give out tote bags and other membership incentives. Totes from publications like the New Yorker and NPR have become statement…

How a Texas Grocery Chain Turned Promotional Tote Bags Into a Can't-Miss Event
December 7, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Back in March, a San Antonio-based grocery store debuted tote bags celebrating the late pop star Selena. The $2 tote bag resulted in lines stretching onto the sidewalk and a nearly instant sell out. Heck, the store's website even crashed as it got inundated with traffic. To meet the popular demand—bags sold for as high…

Tech-Integrated Backpacks Are Making Their Way to Streetwear—Is Promo Next?
November 19, 2018 at 12:07 pm

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of hip-hop, luxury leather brand MCM announced last week that the brand collaborated with WizPak to create a limited-edition backpack with a built-in Bluetooth speaker. The backpack is only available via retail channels, of course, but it speaks to an emerging trend that's worth keeping an eye on for promo: tech integration...

How Some Brands Used Merch, Giveaways to Get People to Vote (Though It's Not Really Legal)
November 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Though ballot tabulations are still occurring in some races, the midterm election has largely passed us by, and we are able to begin to access whose policies will affect the public on local and national scales. While incumbent victors, upset orchestrators and political upstarts prepare for their terms, members of the voting public can look…

Leed's Partners With Parkland
November 6, 2018 at 11:24 am

Leed’s, a subsidiary of Polyconcept North America, and Parkland, a Vancouver-based design driven bag company, announced their exclusive partnership to bring environmentally friendly pieces to the promotional products industry. Parkland, which committed to a new sustainable model in 2018, uses fabrics developed with recycled plastic bottles to create products designed for individuality, fun and everyday…

Why This 'Give a Damn' Tote Bag Had a Waiting List in the Hundreds
October 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Fashion labels MZ Wallace and Lingua Franca have teamed up to create a tote bag imploring folks to "give a damn"—a sentiment shared by many women in America right now. The bag, which is in such high demand that the wait list reached the hundreds before it was even released, according to Fast Company, was…

Comedian Brings Getty Images Branded Bag to Emmy Red Carpet, Internet Loves It
September 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Chances are, you're familiar with some of the bigger photography agencies, like Getty Images, having their watermark displayed on images—sporting events, movie premieres, etc. Comedian Emily Heller took the Getty presence to a new level when she showed up to the Emmys red carpet rocking a Getty Images branded bag. The purse featured an enormous…

Harsh Penalties, Shady Practices: Mumbai Becomes Largest City to Ban Plastic Bags
June 28, 2018 at 1:54 pm

In what is possibly the largest and most severe plastic ban, Mumbai has issued a ban on single-use plastic bags, cups and bottles. While the size of Mumbai (population: 12.4 million) is enough to make this big news, it's the way that officials are carrying out the ban that stands out the most...