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The Bend Magazine

Totes of the Town

08/30/2019 03:39PM ● By Kylie Cooper
By: Kylie Cooper  Photo by: Aaron Garcia

Canvas tote bags are being slung over the shoulders of chic locals day-in-and-day-out. Where this trend specifically started or what it is about the tote specifically that makes us all feel a little more put together, we aren’t too sure. Is it the fact that this spacious companion helps you have everything you could possibly need, when you need it? Or maybe it’s the minimal design aesthetics or modern type treatments that have us all swooning? Whatever the reason, there is no denying totes are the new handbag (perhaps they have been for a while now). Local labels and businesses alike are stamping their identity on totes left and right to communicate their brand to the masses in a more nuanced way. It has allowed us to all show our love for local in a practical, yet fashionable, manner and for that, we are thankful.

Items Pictured

-Naturally-dyed mesh tote, Moonlight Woven
-"Corpus Doesn't Suck, You Do" Canvas Tote, Elevated Screenprinting
-"Locos Only" Canvas Tote, El Dusty Merchandise