Maybe you’re an everyday nurse like Diana Prince by day and a golden-lasso-wielding Wonder Woman by night. Maybe your usually-chipper-self has a dark side that appears when you feel hangry. Or maybe you’re “the quiet one” whose inner pop star comes alive with a karaoke mic in hand. Alter egos come in many different forms—and in this case, yours just might be carrying one of our ready-for-anything canvas bags. Read on to find out which one will have you switching up your usual style.
You: can’t travel anywhere without an overstuffed rolling suitcase
Traveling with this rugged-cool weekender, you won’t need five extra outfit options because your alter ego is a frequent flier who has the versatile vacay wardrobe that goes seamlessly from coffee to cocktails and fits easily inside a just-spacious-enough bag. As your expert-packer other half, you always answer “yes” to a spontaneous road trip. Bonus points for calling shotgun.
We got a little nosy and took a peek inside the bags of our friends around the office—and we definitely weren’t disappointed. From Hello Kitty measuring tape to holographic Band-Aids, here’s what we found.
A few years ago, our design team set out to create something simple: a timeless tote so free of trendy details that you could carry it for as long as the leather would allow (aka forever). The result: our Transport Tote. Since then, we’ve added some new shapes and sizes, and while they all share the same rugged yet refined style—thanks to fine leather, minimal hardware and tonal stitching—each has its own pretty unique vibe. Allow us, or, um, them, to explain.
If there were a Best Supporting Actress award for wardrobe, the Transport Tote would win year after year.
Talk about breadth of character. It’s as versatile as it is ruggedly elegant, whether it’s resting contentedly in the basket of your bicycle or carrying a freshly plucked bouquet. Without a clasp or label—save the owner’s monogram—its biggest identifying mark is the very absence of one.
As winter drags on (here’s to you, January), we find ourselves drifting into warm-weather daydreams: basking on the beaches of Costa Rica with a good book, waking up to a sunrise surf in Mexico, napping in the California sunshine…whoa. Annnd, we’re back.
If there were a Labels We Love hall of fame, Bamboula Ltd. would have made the cut a few years back (we’ve been toting their one-of-a-kind works of transportable art for the past four years). We not only love the bags, but we’re also really enamored with their mission.
According to us, all submissions to our #totewell Instagram contest are winners, but we did promise to narrow it down to three. Meet the Instagrammers who stole our hearts (figuratively and digitally).
We asked and you’ve certainly answered: So far, your submissions to our #totewell Instagram contest have been really quite impressive. With just one day left to enter and three $1,000 Madewell shopping sprees to be won, here are six we love to inspire you…