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You may be extraordinarily unsurprised to know I’m a critical canvas tote bag fanatic — or maybe “hoarder” is extra correct. I’m in possession of not one however two New Yorker totes (from that point I unintentionally re-subscribed to the journal whereas attempting to resume); this “Mediocre White Man” tote, that I’ve gifted to extra girls than I can depend; a “Sure Approach Rosé” tote I received without spending a dime and seize once I’m in a give-no-shits, judge-me-see-if-I-care temper; that Jewish Meals Society tote, with its unmistakable “Schmaltz, Latke, Sabich…” slogan; a ratty outdated Complete Meals one (with handles, so I can’t throw it out!); and at the least 4 from locations I used to work at. Oh, and all of the meals ones, from firms like Justin’s, Variety, Chobani, and a slew extra, all obtained at occasions.
And but I nonetheless wish to add a couple of restaurant totes to the combination, like this 4 Horsemen bag or the Russ & Daughters one I want wasn’t bought out. As a result of canvas totes are one of the best type of merch, it’s unattainable to personal too many, and I’ll hear no different arguments. They pack flat, you’ll be able to jam twenty onto a single hook or roll them right into a ball, and so they’re machine-washable (simply don’t put them within the dryer). And let’s be sincere, tote bag advantage signaling is one of the best type of advantage signaling: Broadcasting your loyalties with a canvas bag is subtler and fewer deliberate than a T-shirt, however extra instantly efficient than, say, a restaurant pen or matchbook. To not point out they make it easier to really feel environmentally-friendly when grocery procuring.
Now ship me all of your favorites so I can go purchase some extra.
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