Anya Hindmarch Printed Totes, $295 via Net-a-Porter in Beach or Homework Print

We all know that I can get a little bit feisty when I feel like companies are trying to cash in on their good name by shilling overpriced, under-designed canvas tote bags to their hungry fans, but Anya Hindmarch is always a notable exception to my personal canvas rule. Instead of merely slapping some leather handles and her logo on a canvas tote that you could get anywhere, Hindmarch’s design team actually take the time to, you know, design something.

With something like the Anya Hindmarch Printed Canvas Totes, you still get all the simple usability that you need out of a big, simple, lightweight bag. You also get a healthy dose of British humor, which I think makes the price tag a little bit more palatable.

As you can see, there are two versions of this bag – one beach-themed and on school-themed. Both of them have little details inside the trompe l’oeil graphics that make it worth your time to take a closer look. For example, the calculator on the homework bag has the digits to the old upside-down “boobless” gag typed in (I find it somehow comforting to know that sixth graders do that across the pond as well), and the beach-themed bag features a book called Bags and Bitches. Side note: I’d totally read a book called Bags and Bitches.

Still, $295 is more than I’d like to pay for canvas in a perfect world, but $1750 is also more than I’d like to pay for a Celine Luggage Tote and I still paid it, now didn’t I? In the pantheon of designer canvas totes, Anya Hindmarch has found a way to set herself apart, at the very least. Buy the beach or the homework version via Net-a-Porter for $295.

  • rose60610

    While I haven’t any current plans of purchasing either of these, they are whimsical. There are worse things than spending $295 for something one finds useful and comical. At first glance, I thought the images were real items. I’d love a copy of “Bags and Bitches” myself. Still, 295 is steep for canvas to me, but if truth be told I have some things in my closet that I should have reconsidered as well.

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  • Victoria | Haute

    Adorable!! When I plan my next sun-destination vacation, i’ll have to bring a Anya Hindmarch Printed Tote for the beach. How perfect!!

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  • 19yearslater

    These are adorable. More than I would spend on a canvas bag, but not much more than I find reasonable.

  • Restaurant Bruges

    great really a amazing post

  • mia

    cute concept but def no worth $300. =/

  • mochababe73

    I’m going with the play because I can identify with it. I have way too many flip-flops, sunglasses, and fashion magazines.
    However, I wouldn’t dare pay $300 for one. $50 is about my limit.

  • J Umm

    love this!! but i would only get it in the sale

  • Stella Kodi

    very suitable for vacation time