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These Tumi Bags are on Sale For Prices You Can Maybe, Actually Afford

Today only, Amazon’s offering fantastic prices on three different Tumi bags as part of a Gold Box deal, bringing them all down to historically low price points.

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Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

August 12th

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Carry Your Keys, Wallet, and Death Star Plans in This R2-D2 Handbag

Centuries of gender role reinforcement have ingrained the idea that women carry purses, while men stuff everything they need into every last pocket on their person. But with this R2-D2 dome purse that ThinkGeek is now selling, there’s finally no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about carrying a handbag.

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Andrew Liszewski on Toyland, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

July 21st

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The Perfect Suitcase Transforms Into a Portable Dresser

For longer hotel stays, it makes life easier to put all your clothes in drawers instead of rifling through a tangled web of t-shirts, shorts, and shoes. Or, you could make things even easier with a suitcase that transforms into a pre-packed dresser.

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Andrew Liszewski

June 29th

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Choose From Eight Deeply-Discounted SwissGear Backpacks, Today Only

If your laptop bag is starting to wear out, here's a great chance to replace it with a quality backpack from SwissGear for just $35-$46.

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Shep McAllister, Commerce Team

April 9th

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The First Suitcase With Wheels That Retract So They Don’t Get Destroyed

What good is a set of wheels on the bottom of your suitcase if somewhere between checking your bag and retrieving it from a luggage carousel one or two of them have been broken off? Your bags are actually harder to transport after that happens. But since standing spinner suitcases are just so convenient, Heys has introduced the first set of retractable wheels on its new Stealth that keeps them safe and out of the way while a bag is being handled

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Andrew Liszewski

April 7th

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Review: Pad & Quill’s Attaché is timeless, will stand the test of time (Discount+Giveaway)

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[Ed. Note: My wife liked this one so much she insisted she review it]

In many ways, my work is old school: unlike my other half, I work in an archive and write about the past. You might call my professional aesthetic “19th century schoolhouse.” Or at most “1920s Paris bookshop.” In other words, Pad&Quill. So when the Minnesota-based makers of the luxurious, leather notebook-style iPhone wallet case sent a new top-shelf work bag to our house, I claimed it. Over the past month I’ve been filling it with my MacBook, iPad, iPhone, papers, pens and books. Voilà the Attaché

The Attaché bag follows the classic standards of its namesake case: it’s boxy, with plenty of space for documents and laptops. The sturdy leather keeps my files from crumpling and my computer from getting dinged — without the bulky (unsightly) padding you usually find in a laptop case.

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While the exterior is a nod to the past, the interior reminds me that we live in the twenty-first century. The two compartments I use for my wallet and phone are lined in a bright orange soft suede. A free de-dust-ification every time I use it. Open the zipper pouch and it’s more orange:

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The only part of the bag I haven’t found useful are the top straps of the interior pouches. This is because I’m impatient. The layout keeps me organized, but I can’t be bothered to tuck in the contents of those pouches. Instead, I’ve been sticking my lipgloss into the strap loop. The Attaché is fun for a boy or a girl. :)

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You can carry the bag by its attaché handle or wear it like I do, à la messenger using a detachable, adjustable strap. If you’re on the shorter side (I’m 5’4”), you might want to have a cobbler add a hole to the belt-like strap. In my case, it sits just perfectly on my hip on the shortest setting.

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The hardware used to attach the shoulder strap on either side is extremely robust. This is one of the first things I checked on the Attaché, and here’s why: When I first started my grown-up job, I was carrying a similar, chintzier bag one morning and had the unfortunate experience of having the strap pivot break off while I was greeting my new colleagues. The strap snapped out and the bag dropped right to the floor. Was this former grad student fit for a 9-to-5? I wasn’t feeling it. Not so with the Attaché.

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Every detail — copper rivets, interior zipper, front button closure — is sturdy, functional, and beautiful.

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The Attaché bag is a welcome complement to the repertoire of Pad & Quill offerings, which began with ultra-slim wallets and sleek Moleskine-styled gadget cases and now include some of the best-looking tech bags you can find (each bag is designed to satisfy). Everything they make is top shelf, with “leaves a good impression”-type quality.

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P.S. This bag is truly unisex. But in case you’re not convinced, here’s a picture of a dude wearing the black version. (It’s not a purse, it’s European!)

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The Attaché is available on padandquill.com for $440 but Pad & Quill are offering 9to5Mac readers 10% off this bag using code 9to5M at checkout.  Tweet, Facebook Like, Plus this post or sign up for our newsletter (or do all 4 to increase your chances) for a chance to win one in our giveaway.  We’ll notify winner via DM/Facebook/G+/newsletter email and announce the winner on this post next week.


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Seth Weintraub

April 1st

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This Bullet-Proof Briefcase Unfolds Into a Personal Shield

A laptop bag can protect all of your electronics as you bump into other passengers on a crowded subway, or simply get caught in the rain. But the MTS Multi-Threat Shield briefcase goes much way further than that—it can also protect you from gunshots, knives, and even physical attacks when unfurled into a three-foot long shield.

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Andrew Liszewski

March 11th

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You’ve Always Got a Place To Sit When Your Backpack Turns Into a Stool

Unless you're just wandering off into the wilderness for a week, there's often a lot of waiting involved when traveling—whether it's for a flight, a hotel room, a taxi, or even dinner. So for all those times when you're stuck in line with no place to sit, the Bagobago might actually be the best traveling companion since it's a lightweight backpack with a compact stool built right in.

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Andrew Liszewski

February 18th

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There’s a Massive 26,000 mAh Battery Hidden Inside This Briefcase

There's a Massive 26,000 mAh Battery Hidden Inside This Briefcase

The bigger a portable charger you carry, the longer your gadgets can run while away from a power outlet. But backup batteries are heavy, so it's a tradeoff between capacity and what's comfortable to stash in your pocket. Unless you throw a bag like the Phorce over your shoulder, which makes it easy to haul around your toys, a laptop, and 26,000 mAh of extra power

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Andrew Liszewski

September 5th

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Maybe Less Flights Will Be Diverted With This Foot-Massaging Laptop Bag

Maybe Less Flights Will Be Diverted With This Foot-Massaging Laptop Bag

United Airlines might soon want to rethink its Fly the Friendly Skies slogan as the battle for legroom and personal space aboard planes has recently turned very ugly. But who needs knee-defending contraptions or even reclining seats when all you really need to endure a long stressful flight is a relaxing foot massage courtesy of this laptop bag.

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Andrew Liszewski

September 2nd

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