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Pine & Plastic Offers Durable, Chicago-Made Totes

 Photo: Courtesy of Pine & Plastic
Photo: Courtesy of Pine & Plastic

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Chicago-based designer Andrew Wayne has released his first line of bags, Pine & Plastic. A graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art, the 25-year-old received the school's FAME award for his sportswear collection 2011. He's also had a stint at Crescendo Apparel.

Now available online, Pine & Plastic's totes are super durable. The bags are made of a high-grade canvas and are throughly lined to withstand whatever busy urbanites may toss in them. They also offer two side pockets for extra storage space.

Wayne sources 80 percent of his materials from local retailers, and he creates each bag by hand in his Andersonville workspace. Styles start at $67.50.—Shelby Blitz
· Pine & Plastic [Official Site]