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    The Cotton Tote Crisis – The New York Times

    Recently, Venetia Berry, an artist in London, counted up the free cotton tote bags that she had accumulated in her closet. There were at least 25. There were totes from the eco-fashion brand Reformation and totes from vintage stores, totes from Soho House, boutique countryside hotels and independent art shops. She had two totes from Cubitts, the millennial-friendly opticians, and even one from a garlic farm. “You get them without choosing,” Ms. Berry, 28, said. Cotton bags have become a means for brands, retailers and supermarkets to telegraph a planet-friendly mind-set — or, at least, to show that the companies  

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    Why Everyone From Olivia Rodrigo to Multitasking Moms Is Wearing a Mini Bag

    WHEN PROTON-SIZE purses went viral in 2019, sensible sorts dismissed the trend as a mildly amusing Instagram joke. “Come on, what can you really carry in that?” Michele Vidal, 36, thought to herself each time she saw an itsy-bitsy Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag, the Petit version of which is just 2 inches long, on her social media feed. Such minuscule designs seemed better suited for her 8-year-old daughter’s doll than a full-grown woman. Recently, however, the Easton, Penn.-based lifestyle influencer has revised her position. “They’re totally functional,” said Ms. Vidal, who now owns three micro bags, including a gilded Chanel  

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    Calpak Carry-On Luggage: Why You’ll Love These Suitcases

    We independently source all of the awesome products and experiences that we feature on Thrillist. If you buy or book from the links on our site, we may receive an affiliate commission — which in turn supports our work. I never really paid too much attention to which travel bags I used. Growing up, the few times I got the opportunity to travel, I would use hand-me-down suitcases, and later got one from Marshalls that I used during my college years until it basically disintegrated. When I moved to New York a few years ago, I decided to invest in  

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    Louis Vuitton: from suitcases to high fashion | Culture | Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW

    In 1835, a 14-year-old boy named Louis Vuitton left his village in the Jura Mountains in eastern France against his father’s wishes and set off for Paris — on foot. Hailing from a humble background, Vuitton took on odd jobs along the way before finally arriving in the French capital aged 16. Born on August 4, 1821, little could this teen have imagined then that the journey would herald the start of a stellar career, and a global empire that endures two centuries later. He first worked as an apprentice to the respected suitcase-maker Romain Marechal. Vuitton quickly proved his  

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    Has Carrie Bradshaw Traded in ‘It’ Bags for NPR Totes?

    Carrie Bradshaw was the character who launched a dozen designer ‘It’ bag trends. Her early embrace of the Fendi baguette bag both turned the item into a hot seller and cemented the original Sex and the City’s prowess as a fashion trendsetter. Over the years, the fictional newspaper columnist also somehow managed to afford a Dior saddlebag, a Gucci belt bag, various monogrammed logo bags, and even an Hermés Birkin. Sure, we all know her biggest accessories passion was shoes, but she never skimped when it came to what was on her arm either. Though, paparazzi photos from the  

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    Shop Chic Reusable Bags to Stock Up On

    Reusable bags: Once relegated to hippies and die-hard environmentalists, we’ve all caught on and find ourselves toting, well, totes along with us everywhere from the farmers’ market to the bodega. Especially now that some areas have banned single-use plastic bags (NYC!), we thought it would be fun to ask our chicest friends what their go-to reusable bag might be. In so doing, we were surprised by the breadth and depth of the options. From a mesh version of the classic Baggu to an incredibly chic (and relatively affordable) string-and-leather bag from Longchamp, we’ll never go to the grocer with  

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    The Best Designer Handbags and Essential Styles to Shop Now

    While even some of the best designer handbag trends can go in and out of style, there are a handful of silhouettes that stand the test of time. Think of these styles as the ultimate handbag essentials. Similar to a black blazer, white tee, or pair of blue jeans, a good handbag is just as important a staple in the wardrobe—and there’s a version for every occasion, season, and personal style. From elevated carryalls to cult crossbodies, from the fun-sized to the functional (pretty doesn’t have to mean impractical!), here’s our guide to all of the essential handbag silhouettes and  

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