We barely mention the recession here – there are enough places you can go if you want ‘reccessionista’ talk – but this tote bag couldn’t be more appropriate for this year. It’s available in red and blue and also has a Velcro closing, so you can protect whatever’s in your bag should it start to rain (that might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised at the amount of totes that have no way of keeping them closed). Get it from Pedlars.

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