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Top Summer Beach Totes

Summer is in the air! Which means it is river, boating, beach, country club, and BBQ shopping in Costco season. Here are some of my top picks for summer beach totes:

Brief History Of Goyard

Lately, we have been seeing a lot more Goyards coming into our head office. We couldn’t have been more excited about it! Goyard is a French luxury leather goods and trunk company. It was established in 1853 in Paris, making it a year older than Louis Vuitton (shocking!). Even though it has a long established history, it isn’t as recognizable as household luxury names like Hermes, Gucci, Chanel and even Louis Vuitton. This is due to the brand’s strong dislike towards marketing, interviews and mass production. However, the brand was quickly adored by the French upper-class. Goyard is famous for its revolutionary canvas in the train-making industry. The canvas is a blended cloth of linen and cotton and has a similar appearance to leather. Goyards canvas is soft, durable, lightweight and waterproof. The canvases were all originally hand painted with […]

History Of The “Tote”

The origin of the word tote is “to carry” with roots dating back to the 17th century. In the West African language, Kikonho, the word “tota” means to “pick up”. In Kimbundu, the word “tuta” means “carry;load” and in Swahili “tuta” means “pick up,carry”. Did you know that the first tote bags were originally worn around the waist?  Back in the day, if your tote was embellished or embroidered, it was a status symbol of wealth. In 1940, LL Bean created their first tote bag to carry Ice and Wood. This practical canvas bag was made to last – it’s now known as a boat bag (because of its broad shape). In the 1960s, Bonnie Cashin started a tote collection called Cashin Carry tote bag which is now known as Coach. Her collection was spacious, colorful, beautiful, modern and made […]