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recycled newspaper market bag

by Dahli Coles and Dameon Mitchell
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

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Now you'll always have something to read when you're waiting. This funky tote is made of recycled newspaper (from the Arts and Leisure section) and soft, durable water resistant laminate with double straps and velcro closure. Eye-catching and perfect as a large purse, magazine bag or carry-on, this unique bag is sure to receive a good write-up. Handmade in Los Angeles. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary. Newspaper print can come from style, arts, travel, or home sections. Sorry, no choice of print.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16233
Made from
rope, newspaper
Measurements
11.75" L x 11.75" W x 5.5" D
Notes
wipe with damp cloth.
  • the maker

Dahli Coles and Dameon Mitchell

Los Angeles-based designers Dahli Coles and Dameon Mitchell established their line of fashion accessories in 2002 with the goal of shattering notions of seasonal fashion ideas by creating timeless, innovative styles using recycled newspaper.

Using magazine covers, newspaper clippings, photos, comic strips and maps, the duo created a kind of historic wear that memorializes moments in the world, while still transcending time and place.

Dahli studied Fashion Merchandising at California State University, Northridge and combines her experience in sales and fashion management with Dameon's eclectic mix of carpentry experience and background in underground hip-hop and dance.

The partners have a deep appreciation for culture, history and personal style, which motivates the innovation of fashionable, one-of-a-kind designs, handmade to last with durable, water-resistant laminate.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG
 
4.3

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (65)
  • Easy access (49)
  • Good strap length (47)
  • Easy to clean (43)
  • High quality (34)

Cons

  • Color not as expected (6)
  • Difficult to find things (6)
  • Not enough compartments (5)
  • Looks cheap (3)

Best Uses

  • Running errands (53)
  • Everyday (49)
  • Travel (31)
  • Office (22)
  • Shopping (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (41), Practical (39), Comfort-oriented (35), Modern (28), Career (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (14)

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2.0

not as cute as pictured

By 

from new york

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Access
  • Good Strap Length

Cons

  • Color Not As Expected

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

This bag was much smaller than I expected . . . the print was from the LA Times rather than the NY times. I bought the bag hoping to use it as my main cary all tote on the subway, but it proved much too small - barely holding a book, umbrella, water bottle, wallet and sunglasses comfortably. It's a great idea - I just wish the product delivered.

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  • No

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4.0

Well Represented Art from Photos

By 

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shopping
    • Traveling

    Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

    Great, funky, artful, yet practical bag. Great for my wife - the bag lady, who seems to collect reusable shopping bags. She loves this one and will certainly be her favorite.

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    3.0

    Recycled Newspaper Bag

    By 

    from denver

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Very original

    Cons

    • Not Enough Compartments
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Office
    • Shopping

    Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

    Love the look. I would like to use it as a purse, but there are no organization pockets.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THE ULTIMATE IN GREEN STYLE

    By 

    from Monroe, CT

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • Good Organization

    Cons

    • Not Enough Compartments

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Office
    • Running Errands
    • Shopping

    Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

    This is a great bag for for shopping because you can reach right in and find your wallet or cell or whatever else you need in a hurry because the bottom is nice and flat and the sides are stiff. I hate soft leather smooshy bags where you have to hunt around forever. I have people coming up to me all the time complimenting me on my bag. I added a black strap. The white just didn't give it the formality I wanted. I'm looking for soft leather straps to really punch it up.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Compliments Galore!

    By 

    from New York, N.Y.

    About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

      I have gotten many compliments when using this bag. It's unique and worth the cost!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Disappointing

      By 

      from Fort Lauderdale

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Strap Length
      • Nice Idea

      Cons

      • Color Not As Expected
      • Looks Cheap
      • Wrinkled

      Best Uses

        Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

        Returned it. I really love this idea but the product delivered lacked quality. [...] this bag was much smaller and flimsier than it looked in the picture. Even worse, the tote looked like it was already crumpled and worn when I took it out of the box. I know part of the appeal is the recycled nature of the bag, but for the relatively high price, I just couldn't justify carrying around such a creased and messy-looking product.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this bag

        By 

        from Midland, Mi

        About Me Career, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Access

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Office
          • Running Errands
          • Shopping

          Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

          love this bag - such a unique gift!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Very interesting!

          By 

          from cranford, NJ

          About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Always receive comments
          • Attractive
          • Easy Access

          Cons

          • Construction flimsy
          • Looks Cheap

          Best Uses

          • Special events only

          Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

          I do not use this bag very often because I feel it is not very stong. I love it because of its unique appearance. I always get comments about it. However I wish it could be make stonger!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Waiting for Exchange

          By 

          from NY

          About Me Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Color Not As Expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

              I like the overall style and idea but I did not like the color/print that I received so I requested an exchange.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I sent this product back for exchangefor a different style via UPS but I have not receive notice via e-mail or the exchanged product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              FABULOUS!!

              By 

              from Westchester, New York

              About Me Classic, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easy Access
              • Good Strap Length

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Office
                • Running Errands
                • Shopping
                • Traveling

                Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER MARKET BAG:

                I take reading material almost wherever I go. Gets too crowded when I try to cram a book or newspaper into my purse. This tote is a great solution. I received an especially nice one with fashion pages. Every time I use this bag people comment on it and ask me where I bought it. I'm happy I purchased it and would recommend it to anyone who needs to carry items that won't fit in their purse.

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                • No

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