The Roll Top Bag We Want for Christmas was Designed and Made in Vancouver

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. This is an archive of those earthly desires. During the holiday season, the Cool Thing We Want column goes into overdrive, so keep checking back for more gift ideas.

We probably don’t need to tell you how easy it is to fall into the trap of accessorizing for the elements in Vancouver — especially how often it is at the expense of style. So you’ll likely also share our joy at finding this waxed cotton roll top backpack by East Van’s one-woman brand, Cedar Cottage Bag Co.!

The designer/maker’s Instagram feed testifies to the bag’s utility and practicality because it’s accompanied her on wild BC camping trips as well as travels all the way south to sunny San Francisco. As for its “style factor”, you can see for yourself: the backpack’s minimal details and simple hardware have just the right amount of West Coast heritage vibe while also being slick enough for city travails. We expect these bags are going to be in high demand this winter season, so drop the shop a line at cedarcottagebagco@gmail.com to get yours on the go before the waitlist gets too long!

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