Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NYIGF Report: Chic Baggage

I'm always on the look out for chic canvas bags to carry all my work supplies and fabric samples so I was very excited to see an entire wall of them in the Utility Canvas booth at the New York International Gift Fair. Now I just have to pick a color! They also sell other great items for the home and men's and women's clothing.

The fabulous duffel bag in front of the bicycle was what drew us to the property of booth. Most of the bags are geared toward men but they do have a few more styles online that would appeal to woman. I'm wondering if I can beg them to make me a tote bag version of the duffel! I love the color combination!

Most of the bags I picked up were really lightweight too which is perfect for New Yorkers who like to carry their entire life with them at all times! They had a really cool booth too!

I already posted one photo but here's a close up view of the Whistle Bag from Jack & Lulu. I think I need one of these too! The whistle would come in handy for hailing a taxi too!

These Jonathan Adler racquet and paddle covers aren't exactly bags but they are too cute not to post. They are so cool that they actually make me want to take up sports until I remember that I'm not actually that coordinated. Maybe I can just leave them out and look at them!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

11 comments:

honey living said...

great picks! i have to tell you, you must take a look at these totes from target i am LOVING. you might really like them, especially the trellis-print ones i'm thinking:


http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/2010/01/right-on-target.html

Karena said...

Love the Utility pieces and the Jack and Lulu Bag!
Karena

Cherish said...

The Jack & Lulu whistle back is my fave, what a great idea! The best thing about canvas bags is that they are durable & washable, which is a good thing since the handles always get dirty so fast.

splendidmarket.com said...

All great -- the racquet covers are beauties. I am going on a search -- they'd look so nice on the ping pong table!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

LOVE Jack and Lulu stationary!

Fifthj said...

that Utility Canvas duffel is an absolute stunner.

Lacquered Life said...

I am definitely getting one of those racquet covers, tres chic. And the jack and lulu bag has just been added to my "list."

chichunters said...

as a tennis freak, loving those the jonathan adler racket cover.

www.chichunters.blogspot.com

Ivy Lane said...

Jack and Lulu bag gets my 2 thumbs up!

LD said...

Love the colored Utility bags...so fresh for them. Thanks for the scoop from the gift show. I couldn't get there this week...definitely will in August!

Ligaya said...

i envy you (in a good way!). once upon a time, i too was blessed with the opportunity to work within the range of my passion: design. one of the highlights and perks was going to shows/exhibits such as these. thanks for bringing back memories, and for the sneak peek into what was there.
more power to beautiful and chic creations/ideas!
more power to creative people! and more power to your blog!

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