Bags

POSTED BY: ADMIN

I am a bit of a bag nut. It never used to be the case - I had my giant waxed canvas Timbuk2 and carted things around in that for years. And then...I opened a store. And I heard everybody's woes about finding the perfect bag. And now I spend a lot of time trying to have a good representation of them in the shops.

Truly, the Perfect Bag is this magical shape-shifting thing that is tiny and flat until you need it to accomodate gym shoes, computers and your lunch. It never gets dirty, often has a cross-body shoulder strap, and the handles always fit over your winter coat. It has lots of convenient pockets without looking too sporty or bulky...and now you know why I have so many kinds in stock at Rare Device.

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Today we have bags by two new designers, in our quest for the perfect bag. Above you see laptop totes and messengers by S N A P design. They are meticulously handmade by one Portland woman from soft, bright vinyl and are unisex and beautiful. The laptop bags come in 13/15/17" and include a crossbody strap. The messengers are lined in a matching fabric which add a great pop of color when you open the flap.

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These bags are by Appetite Design, another Portlander named Erin. She silkscreens her fabric to make her soft, durable messengers and totes which hold a lot but are very lightweight, important to folks who carry a lot around. I check out *a lot* of bags and these get the stamp of approval.

You can find both designers at both stores!