Bags & Luggage

Ikea Tote Bag Gets Christmas Stocking Makeover
December 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Everyone loves the famed Ikea blue tote bag, so much so that Balenciaga copied the design and sold it for $2,000. We've seen streetwear companies turn the versatile bags into baseball hats, and now they're getting a holiday-inspired redesign. According to Mashable, British shop Bootleg Baubles transformed Ikea's tote bags into blue holiday stockings. The…

Boston City Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban
November 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

On Wednesday, the city of Boston announced that the city council voted to approve a plan that would ban the use of single-use plastic bags at stores, restaurants and pharmacies. The council unanimously passed the Reduction of Plastic Bag ordinance, but the ban still needs Mayor Marty Walsh's signature. If he signs the ban, the…

SCOTUS Denies Louis Vuitton's Appeal Over Parody Bags
October 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Louis Vuitton seemingly does not know when to give up. Ready for some backstory? Here's some backstory: February, 2016: LVMH, the umbrella company that owns Louis Vuitton, lost a case against parody bag company My Other Bag. December, 2016: Louis Vuitton took the case to appeals court, and the Court of Appeals for the Second…

Top Brands Inc. Adds Red Rock Outdoor Gear
August 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

Top Brands Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., announced that it will be the exclusive supplier for Red Rock Outdoor Gear, Robinson, Texas, in the corporate gifts, incentives and promotional products market. "Tactical and sporting backpacks, sliding packs and gear are very exciting categories with wide-ranging appeal to outdoor enthusiasts," Gary Slavonic, president of Top Brands Inc., said.…

Lululemon Tote Wants You to Stop Using Sunblock and Embrace Your Demise
August 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

When we say that this bag from Lululemon makes a statement, we don't mean something like "This bag shows that I enjoy athletic activity and stylish apparel." No. This bag says "That sunblock that you're putting on your body is seeping in and quietly destroying you, and you should plan for your own eventual downfall…

This Bag Is a Tote, Backpack and Fanny Pack All In One
August 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Nike is teaming up with Tom Sachs, with whom it worked on a sneaker before, for a new bag product. Heralding the bag's versatility, Nike says the bag can transform from a waist pack, back pack or tote bag. What's more, the bag's design is heavily influenced by NASA, using a fabric called dyneema. According…

Paramount Pictures Joins Alternative Apparel, Shepard Fairey for Tote Bag Promo
July 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

For the release of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Alternative Apparel and artist and designer Shepard Fairey—whose work has appeared on other politically-centered merchandise—to create an exclusive tote bag. The company only created 75 of the bags for Friday's release, and the bags are made from eco-friendly fabrics…

Radiohead Chooses Eco-Friendly Backpacks Over T-shirts
July 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm

The band Radiohead has never conformed to the standards of other musical acts—both sonically and in terms of their merchandise. Remember last year when the band sold all kinds of off-kilter merchandise, like plush toys, notebooks and water bottles? This year, rather than taking the usual band route of printing a slew of T-shirts, the…