The Art of the Tote

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Tote Profile: Alice

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Alice is a friend and fellow tote enthusiast. All told she has about a dozen; this first one is my favorite. It’s from Marblehead Handprints and it was her book bag in college. The color is rich and intense, and I love the way the canvas is so thick it can stand up on its own after years of frequent use:

I found a few nice beach rocks in the bottom:

Here’s a closeup of the label; there’s not much info online about Marblehead Handprints other than it was started in Marblehead, MA in the 70s by Molly Haley.

Other totes in her collection include this small Marimekko tote:

a yellow leather Furla tote:

straw tote:

new custom LL Bean tote:

beautiful black suede tote lined with red leather:

The red ribbon zipper pull was Alice’s personal addition to the bag:

Thanks to Alice for this tour of totes!


Written by elizatruitt

April 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm