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A Backpack, Tote and Holdall for Summer Days

Bags ready for the beach escape.

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Chase Pellerin

Picture this: you’re driving, top-down, on a winding, sand-swept road flanked by reeds bent casually in a coastal breeze. Sunnies on, hair at the will of the wind, partner at your side, a distraction-less weekend ahead. Worries? You have no worries. You are free. You are freedom itself. You are summer.

These casual bags are made for these escapes; carry them to a worthy destination and the following weekend, repeat.

RRL Riley Washed Leather Backpack

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This is a $995 backpack. Okay. Breathe. Now, what is so special about this $995 backpack? Well, it is made from sky-blue washed leather, to resemble denim while retaining the durability of leather. For hardware, you have burnished brass, adding to the rustic-luxe vibes. And, it’s unflappably cool — like a vagabond freighthopper’s pack, designed by the vintage cool crew at RRL. A vagabond-looking pack for only $995? Not for everyone; perfect for someone.

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Dries Van Noten Leather Trimmed Holdall

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Chase Pellerin


This cotton-canvas bag is dyed a contrasting midnight-blue and brick. And — hate to say this since we’re talking on a digital medium here, but it does look better in person than in photos. The dyes are tasteful and subdued (despite the color contrast), and the bag is fairly compact. The size, paired with the big shoulder handles, make this more of a messenger with holdall looks than a full-blown weekender.

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Want Les Essentiels O’Hare Canvas Tote

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This is a classic canvas tote, made better by clean design. Made of organic cotton-canvas with leather trim, this tote isn’t loud, isn’t bold, and isn’t a statement piece. It’s a tote. It’s handy, practical and portable. Best of all, it’ll never go out of style.

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About the Location

These bags were shot at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park, a.k.a. the best view in Brooklyn. A proper fit for the neighborhood, this branch of the 1 Hotel group mixes eco-industrial with luxe amenities and it never, ever obscures the view. Learn More: Here

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