Locally Made, Utilitarian-Chic Bees'netta Carryalls

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The closest you’ve ever come to a nomadic existence is playing Oregon Trail.

Pioneer the weary traveler look (dysentery be damned) with a bag from Bees’netta.

Local designer Suzie Sorenson uses hand-dyed fabrics and malleable waxed canvas to create her durable, camper-chic carryalls. A fan of the distressed look, she prefers materials that soften and weather with age, so you’ll achieve that perfectly worn aesthetic within just a few weeks of lugging.

The sturdy Homesteader tote is equal parts weekender and everyday, roomy enough for a laptop or multiple reads, and has brass and gold detailing that accent its otherwise natural palette.

Take it up a notch with tie-dyed stunner Celestial Homesteader. Carry the elegant, dual-strap Portager any which way; same goes for the Borough hobo with adjustable strap and sweet vegan leather bottom. Sorenson’s newest design, Scout, launches today.

Make a run for it.

Available online at etsy.com, $43-$250.

Photo: Courtesy of Bees’netta

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