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You can be extraordinarily unsurprised to know I am a severe 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 by accident re-subscribed to the journal whereas attempting to resume); this “Mediocre White Man” tote, that I have gifted to extra ladies than I can rely; a “Yes Way Rosé” tote I bought at no cost and seize when 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 previous 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 corporations like Justin’s, Sort, Chobani, and a slew extra, all obtained at occasions.
And but I nonetheless wish to add just a few restaurant totes to the combination, like this 4 Horsemen bag or the Russ & Daughters one I want wasn’t offered out. As a result of canvas totes are the perfect sort of merch, it’s not possible to personal too many, and I will 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 the perfect sort 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 allow you 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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