ISSUE 50  |  Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gift: Book Bags Under $150

December 14, 2010 9:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

We're always on the lookout for good carryall bag spacious enough for accommodating books, laptops, and life's other necessities.

Above: The Masonry Portfolio Bag made of cotton duck trimmed with premium leather measures 16 by 13 by 6 inches and is $135 at Design Within Reach.

Above: Chester Wallace Bags are constructed from vintage canvas with a waterproof nylon bottom and measure 18.5 by 14.5 inches; $150 at @WorkDesign.

Above: The Siwa Square Tote from the Onao paper company in Japan was designed by superstar industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. The paper, developed by Onao, is highly water-resistant, doesn't rip, and can carry heavy loads; $42 at Greener Grass Designs.

Above: The Vintage Military Blanket Carpenter's Bag is 16 inches long and 15 inches high; $140 at Cockpit USA.

Above: Constructed of cotton canvas with leather trim, the 17-by-14.5-inch Phinneas Messenger Bag is $88 at Sundance.