I spend a lot of time out and about and need to carry stuff with me, and in my search for the perfect everyday-carrying-around bag, I've tried a LOT of bags. After a few years of this I've finally figured out my needs. Is there anything out there that meets all of these requirements? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone
on Aug 15, 2014 -
Where do people physically shop for messenger / travel / other bags? I want to see them in person. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan
on Aug 15, 2014 -
This is my current bag
, a military surplus canvas haversack. I love it. This is the bag I'm coveting.
I would love to love it but it is Way To Much Money. Where is the bag that meets these two in the middle? Where are the Excellent Leather Men's Bags on sale? I am looking for something I can carry without comment (and will last) for the next 20 years.
posted by The Whelk
on Jul 24, 2014 -
What happens to bags on US-international connections in Toronto Pearson, and is it feasible for me to go into Toronto for a day on a long layover? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jun 19, 2014 -
I'm looking for a backpack that would carry a 13" MacBook Air. Difficulties: Needs to be rain-proof, stylish (I prefer leather or canvas finishes, with simple patterns), durable, comfortable, small, and light (I'm 5'2" on a good day). [more inside]
posted by ethidda
on Apr 7, 2014 -
I'm looking for a bag that can be all (or most) of the following: laptop/messenger bag, airplane carry on, backpack, and diaper bag. My Google-fu is failing me, but I've come across the terms "travel bag" or "convertible". I like the look and durability of canvas bags or a similar type material. I'm not too big into leather, mainly because the good quality ones are mostly out of my price range (eg, Saddleback). I'd like to stay under $300, but can go higher for the right bag. [more inside]
posted by photovox
on Jan 30, 2014 -
We will be travelling soon using different hotels I'm not familiar with. Now I do my spot checking for bed bugs. I'm more concerned with clothing. When travelling I hang up as much as I can in the closet and then try to leave everything else in the suitcase. But it's really difficult and I would like to have this stored in bags. What bags do you recommend are best to buy that we can keep everything else in but that they will stay well sealed. Can we leave these bags in hotel drawers? Is a luggage liner suggested? what else should we get? I'm so unclear with the reviews on the internet. I want to do my due diligence and try to be reasonable. Thanks.
posted by Tziv
on Jan 12, 2014 -
Dearest holy hivemind,
My family has thousands of Shantiniketan leather bags from the 80s/90s in storage from when my dad used to import them and sell them. I'm ideally looking for some wholesaler, preferably in New York, whom I could approach and say something like, "hey, here are (tens of?) thousands of vintage leather bags - do with them what you will," in exchange for some kind of moneys. Do y'all have any suggestions for what to do? We've also been thinking about eBay and Etsy, but those seems like they'll take a while and require a good amount of supervision/managing. Thanks in advance!
posted by mrmanvir
on Jan 2, 2014 -
I need a sturdy flap-top briefcase or messenger bag for holding a 15" laptop, books, notepads, and small personal items. I am considering the Saddleback thin briefcase
, but the prominent role of Bibles in the product demo videos on the Saddleback site is giving me pause. I'm also wondering if a similar price/quality ratio can't be found at a lower cost. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte
on Dec 22, 2013 -
For the nth time, I can't believe I'm using my question for this, but it is making me crazy and I need help. Here's the situation: I hate coats and they hate me, but I have to find a way to stay warm outside in winter. Help me figure out what kind of warm garment won't ride up or cause my bags to slip off my shoulder when I walk outside? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes
on Dec 14, 2013 -
I'm looking for a bag to carry my steno machine around in and was wondering if anyone had any ideas. [more inside]
posted by shipsthatburn
on Jul 16, 2013 -
I have a much-loved camera bag. I love the fabric, the way it feels to wear it and the fact that even when full it doesn't feel terribly heavy. I'd love to find a laptop bag that isn't
a camera bag that's of a similar design and material, and has just-as-good durability. [more inside]
posted by gmb
on Jun 5, 2013 -
I'd like to buy the man in my life a briefcase or messenger bag, so he can stop hauling his work papers around in old redwells and plastic bags (!). Looking for something that's polished, yet somewhat stylish, and should also be comfortable for commuting by foot and public transport. Budget is up to $200, but could go a bit over for something really great. Ideas?
posted by anonymous
on May 26, 2013 -
I'm tired of my four long boxes of comic books from my youth taking up closet space. I'm going to be selling them on eBay, as you do. I need your tips, tricks, and advice. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana
on May 13, 2013 -
Wondering if this is possible and where would I go to get this done-adding a strap to a bag that I bought [more inside]
posted by pakora1
on May 11, 2013 -
I finally found the bag to replace my old worn out one, but before I could pull the trigger Duluth stopped selling it. I wanted the postmasters tote (link to old page)
. Does anyone know a third party still carrying it or anywhere that has a similar bag. I really liked the space, and look with the fire-hose and leather materials. I have found one old e-bay sale and no hits on the Chicago area Craigslist. I know the Green does great with bags, please help.
posted by dstopps
on Mar 4, 2013 -
I'm looking for a bag that may or may not exist: a stylish hip bag that won't make me look either like I'm wearing a waiter's apron or like I'm on my way to a Renaissance Faire. [more inside]
posted by tomorrow
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I'm looking for sites where you've had a good experience buying second-hand (preowned, preloved, &c.) designer bags--purses, clutches, and so forth. I am out of my depth, personally.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic
on Nov 25, 2012 -
How do I carry around all my stuff with grace and avoid looking stupid?
I carry around a lot of stuff everyday, and it's extremely annoying. People are always commenting about how I have "so many bags" but I really am not sure how to streamline my stuff. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Sep 27, 2012 -
I'm looking for stylish black satchel bags, preferably made of canvas, for men. Budget: $300.
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Sep 10, 2012 -
What kind of bag is this
? If I had to ask whether a shop had one in stock, what would I ask for? I first thought "messenger bag", but google pics show another style. Maybe a subspecies of the same thing?
posted by kreestar
on Jul 11, 2012 -
Do you know of any backpacks similar to the Outlier Minimal backpack
? Attributes in order of importance to me are are:
1) extreme light weight (the one from Outlier is paper-thin)
3) sleek minimal modern anonymous look (like all of outlier's stuff)
posted by thedaniel
on Apr 29, 2012 -
I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
posted by Celsius1414
on Apr 11, 2012 -
Looking for a fashion label with a picture of a running dog (or similar looking animal) in it's logo - not Puma. [more inside]
posted by svenni
on Mar 27, 2012 -
AustinFilter: Austiners - where can I buy a durable bag for a male, today, that would hold something about the size of a netbook or a little bigger (a standard size notebook/messenger bag is too big) that has a shoulder strap for easy carryin' around? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten
on Mar 14, 2012 -
I was interested in growing vegetables in mesh produce bags
. It seems to be the ideal way to grow plants. Good drainage, good aeration and able to setup anywhere. Any downside to growing in mesh produce bags versus plastic buckets? [more inside]
posted by boby
on Mar 7, 2012 -
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Big, light luggage or alternative? I'll probably move overseas, want to take the max weight in my (checked) bags, hope to have as little weight as possible glommed up by the bags themselves. I'm okay with something not likely to last a long time and cheap is good, though at the risk of stating the obvious, don't want something real vulnerable to tearing on the flight(s) over there. Thanks for any suggestions you can share.
posted by ambient2
on Dec 12, 2011 -
I need to order custom-sized paper bags to be part of the packaging of shipments of bread. The bags need to be large — hence the need to go custom. I'm thinking 12" x 18", and expandable enough to fit a height of 4-5". Most bags I've seen have a flat bottom, but are gusseted to expand — that's what I imagine ordering.
Any recommendations on a place that could do this for me? NYC-specific would be great, but I'm willing to order from any company that can do it quickly and at an affordable price. We're talking orders in the 100s or 1000s, but most likely not in the 10,000s — at least to start. I'd need them to print a logo on the bags as well. They'd also need to keep in moisture and not get oily from the bread.
posted by defenestration
on Aug 29, 2011 -
Where have you seen working-class people carrying their everyday stuff in high-end store bags (e.g., a Tiffany's bag)? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Jul 20, 2011 -
I'm interested in buying a "messenger bag," "book bag," "man bag," or whatever you want to call it, in NYC or online. I'm picky. Lots of specifications inside. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen
on May 8, 2011 -
Need to find a cool laptop sleeve / bag for a professional Mom in Charlotte, NC. [more inside]
posted by unccivil
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Seeking a new work and travel bag, when the one I really want I cannot afford! I'm looking for a bag to use for the next 10+ years as a work bag and when I travel. [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel
on Nov 30, 2010 -
How do I stop my bag from squeaking? The canvas (or nylon) strap on my bag is attached to a coated metal ring that squeaks when they rub against each other. [more inside]
posted by EatenByAGrue
on Nov 10, 2010 -