Comprising crystals, a wearable evil eye and smokeless smudge, this travel kit from Sage & Salt contains items designed to transform every final destination into a welcome one. Each component—from the smoke-free spritz to the black salt—aims to support the clearing of bad energy and anxiety while helping to maintain alertness, ultimately keeping travelers feeling grounded and secure.

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“& the future is now” Tote Bag

$11

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From queer-owned Femme Forte, this tote bag displays the accurate slogan “the future of feminism is trans-inclusive,” both forward and as a mirror image. Printed on 100% organic cotton, it’s made ethically in a process that’s wind- and solar-powered. Plus, 10% of the proceeds from each sale is donated to Mermaids, an organization focused on supporting trans and gender-diverse kids. Price is in Pounds.

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Topo Designs is renowned for their utilitarian but colorful approach to gear, and the playful, practical Subalpine Hip Pack fits within their range perfectly. With adjustable straps, it can be worn around the waist or crossbody style, and its RidgeBack rear panel provides airflow between the bag and your body. Several interior pockets help separate and protect your belongings and various zips and bungee cords keep them extra secure. It’s available in purple, blue or black.

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Sustainable RIKR Laptop Bag

$135

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Sustainable accessories brand Groundtruth produces their entire product range from 100% recycled plastic materials. The UK-based company is also 100% carbon neutral “from design to production to shipment”—and their packaging is a 100% biodegradable cassava bag. Of their many well-designed accessories, our selection is the modular RIKR fleece-lined Laptop Bag. It comes equipped with a removable padded shoulder strap and a detachable mesh pouch, as well as a handle. Price is in Pounds.

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Created to celebrate, honor and revitalize Jewish food and cooking traditions, The Jewish Food Society explores identity, family and culture. With the belief that recipes are inextricably linked to stories, they share both on their site and podcast. They also offer a handful of products online, from aprons to T-shirts and this 100% cotton twill tote designed by Fuzzco.

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Out-of-Office Carry-All

$175

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Though it draws inspiration from weekender-style suitcases popular in the 1960s, Roverlund’s soft and spacious Out-of-Office Carry-All is composed of future-forward, Marine-grade and water-resistant 1200D polyurethane (with a mountain-climbing rope handle). We first fell in love with the brand for their design-forward pet carriers; their foray into people-focused products is a welcome one. This highly functional accessory measures 18.75 by 14 by 6 inches and includes an inner storage sleeve, as well as buckled interior straps.

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Made in Canada from plant-based plastic, Another Room’s Slime Jointlocker is a neat carrying case for a small BIC lighter and a mini joint. A removable chain allows users to attach the kit to a set of keys, bag or belt. Available in various colors and sizes, it’s a playful but practical accessory. Price is in CAD.

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Much More’s Assata tote proclaims “Assata Shakur is welcome here,” next to a portrait of the activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army. Below, in smaller font, are words from Shakur, who still lives in Cuba since being granted political asylum there: “Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” A practical product emblazoned with a powerful message, it serves as a reminder of how far we have to go—and the importance of solidarity among the people.

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“Don’t Look For Love, Look For Records” Tote

$22

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Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn’s Halsey & Lewis is first and foremost a record store, carrying all types of music, but with a focus on funk and soul. Also a corner store-style purveyor, they offer everything from candles to face masks and skincare products. Their “Don’t Look For Love, Look For Records” (also available as “Don’t Look For Love, Look For Books”) tote perfectly suits introverts, and is the ideal size to carry 12-inch vinyl.

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X-Large Embroidered Tote

$50

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From beloved Philadelphia design shop YOWIE (founded by Shannon Maldonado) comes an extra-large, extra-useful tote. Handmade and printed in Los Angeles, it measures 21 inches wide and 15 inches tall, with a 5.5-inch gusset and thick practical straps. It’s perfect for groceries, a picnic or even as a beach bag—and also reps one of our favorite stores.

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With 100% of net proceeds donated to Every Mother Counts—a non-profit dedicated to making reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth safer for women all over the world—this denim tote features a take on the French motto, “Liberté, égalité, fraternité.” Replacing “fraternité” with “maternité,” the design playfully takes on an important cause. The sturdy denim fabric means this tote (which features short and long carry straps) is robust enough for groceries, books, baby gear or anything that needs to be lugged around.

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NYC Recycles Reusable Shopping Bag

$36

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From Only NY’s NYC collection, this roomy tote makes for an ideal grocery or beach bag thanks to its 100% polypropylene composition, which can easily be wiped or rinsed clean. Screen-printed with “New York City Recycles” and the city’s Department of Sanitation logo, it features cotton handles for comfy carrying.

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Designed by 4 Good Measure (a Brooklyn-based, Asian American-owned studio), this Chinatown tote features a simple but vibrant design and comes in two bold colorways. All proceeds from the sale of each bag will go back to NYC’s Chinatown—with 10% of that to charitable initiatives that are working within the community there. The design studio’s Chinatown Collection (all available at Pearl Market) includes apparel and accessories that shout out the neighborhood as a whole as well as specific beloved businesses.

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Crafted from baltic birch and aircraft-grade aluminum, Intension Design’s Tripod Table can be adjusted to make your mobile workplace more comfortable. Whether you require it at its tallest (4.8 feet) or you only need a bit of elevation (1.8 feet), the birch plate—affixed to a quick-release tripod—keeps your laptop in place. Its ability to break down makes traveling with it easy too.

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Green “Heach” Bag

$74

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Made from 100% polyester, this bright bag is lightweight but still robust enough to cart groceries, and the mesh fabric proves itself to be super-practical for use as a beach bag. Amsterdam-based Daily Paper creates sporty apparel and accessories inspired by the African heritage of their founders (Hussein Suleiman, Jefferson Osei and Abderrahmane Trabsini) as well as ’90s skate- and street-wear and more, to produce an overall retro-futuristic look. The brand has worked on several collaboration collections, including one with the Van Gogh Museum.

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10L Rugged Camera Sling

$130

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Available in six- or 10-liter sizes, Moment’s rugged sling features a durable exterior and a vast, compartmentalized interior with padded dividers for cameras and accessories. Unlike many larger camera bags, Moment’s retains a rigid structure, ensuring that it won’t droop if items aren’t perfectly balanced within. Water-resistant YKK zippers and a waterproof sailcloth construction protects gear in the rain or snow, and a wide top zipper provides easy access while shooting on the go. The thick, padded sling (which can be attached to a stabilizer strap) makes carrying heavy gear extra comfortable, distributing weight evenly.

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