AW by Andrea Wong

The lunch bag.

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The brown paper bag: a receptacle for packed lunch or sheath for liquor. Whatever way you use it, this waxed canvas bag by AW by Andrea Wong is a delightful reinvention.

Wong is a Vancouver-based accessories designer who launched her label in 2011. Inspiration for these charming bags came with a bit of nostalgia for the brown bag lunches she enjoyed throughout elementary school. “I liked the idea of carrying on this tradition through to adulthood by modernizing it,” Wong says. “I wanted to design a reusable version, slightly larger than the standard brown bag so it would accommodate reusable containers.”

Over time, the waxed canvas—time-honoured material for rain and hunting jackets—will wear in and make your brown bag your very own.

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September 8, 2014