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Totes amazeballs: cynical Olympics bags

Posted at 2:00 pm, July 24, 2012 in Olympics & Paralympics, Shopping & Style

Maiden bagsWith Londoners in serious danger of being engulfed by the avalanche of souvenir Olympics tat that’s descending on the city, it’s refreshing to see a couple of boutique labels offering their own tongue-in-cheek take on memorabilia. First up, designer Toby Leigh (for Shoreditch shop Maiden) is helping you to wear your city-dwelling cynicism on your bag with a range of Olympic-inspired totes (above) labelled with gripes such as: ‘It only took 3 hours to get to work this morning’. Indie brand Mardy Mabel is also offering a way to communicate our commuter rage during this difficult time with a collection of tote bags that distill our most common complaints. One reads: ‘This is a FREE newspaper. You could have got one yourself instead of reading mine over my sodding shoulder‘; while another rages: ‘Move your selfish commuting arse down the carriage’. Well, we couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Snap them up at maiden.com and mardymabel.com.

Mandy Mabel


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