The Art of the Canvas Tote

Imagine my delight when I discovered pages and pages of workwear and canvas bags at the Japanese shop Utility Coop. The Japanese really do know their stuff when it comes to American inspired design. Hopefully, some of these brands will make their way to U.S. stores soon. In the meantime we will just have to gaze longingly from the other side of the internets. Makes you thankful that Estex, Filson, Billykirk, Klein Tools and LL Bean are here, keeping us together.

Superior Labor: Paint Tote Bag

Tembea: Baqet Tote
Don’t worry even people in Japan can’t get these, the bags are sold out.

Port Canvas: Clipper Bag

Port Canvas: Tote/ Runabout

Comments on “The Art of the Canvas Tote

    r on September 12, 2008 3:19 PM:

    neat post mr williams…..tortoise in venice/LA may still have a few tembea baguette bags left……it’s become my everyday carryall, conforming to the body like a useful canvas friend.

    mho119 on September 12, 2008 4:13 PM:

    i think this one is by far the best:

    …and for only 29,400 yen, its a steal!

    mho119 on September 12, 2008 4:16 PM:

    …shirts aren’t so bad either!

    joseph on September 12, 2008 4:54 PM:

    I’d love a white canvas tote with the old LLBean “Hudson Bay” stripes on it…

    julian on September 14, 2008 8:12 AM:

    You can order from Japan via shopping proxy services such as Celga –

    joanna goddard on September 14, 2008 11:13 AM:

    this is my fave post ever! i LOVE that top bag!!!

    Thom on September 15, 2008 2:18 PM:

    The first bag is perfection.

    White Hart on September 16, 2008 3:38 AM:

    I spent hours looking though this site! My favorite is the fisherman’s tote bag. Love all the details. ACL strikes again. Thanks!

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