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Chicago is a city of many outdoor events, from street fairs to the monster that is Lollapalooza. So what's a girl (or guy) to do about all those pesky "no alcohol" rules? The answer to that question is in (literally, in) this bag, which is basically a box of Franzia on a string.

The "wine purse" phenomenon started in Sweden, but several companies have rolled out takes on the trend. We've seen quite a few versions, from industrial-looking black totes to more overtly feminine pink bags perfect for bachelorette parties. There's also one that boasts a pattern vaguely reminiscent of a Louis Vuitton Damier.

We've got it on good authority that these are available in Chicago (check your nearest Binny's location), so stock up. That is, if you're the sort who revels in public drunkenness.
· Binny's [Official Site]