While I was in Portland a couple of weeks ago I stopped by Canoe, a wonderful home/accessories shop that I’ve been itching to get to for years now. My first impression, just looking through it’s windows, was that it was exactly what I was expecting, filled with lots of goodies and design-y things to ooh and ahh over. I went inside and as I was looking around I came across this amazing bag by local Portland company Chester Wallace.
I don’t really know much about them but I can tell you after using their bag for the last few weeks that they’re pretty great. I had been looking for a bag that would fit my laptop plus a few magazines and a sweater. These are sort of my everyday essentials, plus maybe my Canon S90 and a Postalco notebook. It’s also a perfect size for me as I’m 6′ 1″, so it doesn’t hang too low or too high on my waist. I also love that it has a pair of handles on the top of the bag so I can carry it briefcase style as well. The body itself is made of a durable cotton and feels really strong and sturdy.
Canoe currently has a couple of these in stock for $150 which you can snag by clicking here.