The LeSportsac Tokidoki Campeggio Bag: A Perfect Holiday Gift for Ladies on the Go!

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The Holiday Wishlist 2007 gift-o-rama continues with the bag of all bags!

LeSportsac’s Tokidoki Campeggio Bag
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Holiday Gift Idea? LeSportsac’s Tokidoki Campeggio Bag.
For? A busy mom, student or on-the-go beauty blogger.
How much? $160.00.
Why? Because you’ve got lots of stuff. And you’ve got to bring that stuff with you!

When I cover beauty or fashion events like the Nordstrom Cosmetics Trend Show, I need to bring a lot of gear. There are cameras, various high- and low-tech accouterments and, of course, random tubes of lipgloss. All this stuff needs to go into a lightweight bag that has lots of roomy pockets and a comfy shoulder strap.

A few weeks ago I was all about my super cute Lululemon bag. But when I took it with me to the Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley event a few weeks ago I found myself wishing it had a cross-body shoulder strap so I could keep my hands free all the time.

Even though the Lululemon bag holds up to 50 pounds, it’s hard to carry all that weight on one shoulder and shoot comfortably with a heavy camera. For someone who carries around less makeup (or gear!) it’s a great bag, but not having a shoulder strap that goes across my body limits my freedom. But unless you’re shoving your way through a crowd to get a shot or climbing up on railings to take pictures, which is what I had to do at SF Fashion Week, the bag rocks.

But the LeSportsac Tokidoki Campeggio Bag has been a lifesaver. I swear, the day this bag came into my life the clouds parted and birds started singing.

This bag is roomy, light, comfortable and holds everything AND the kitchen sink while still having a sleek silhouette. If you need to buy a present for someone who carries lots of stuff — a new mom, a student, a nomad — then this bag is the perfect gift!

LeSportsac really wasn’t on my radar until a few years ago, when Gwen Stefani hit the scene with the L.A.M.B. collaboration. I love prints, so the newest incarnation of bags by designer Tokidoki speaks both to my design sense and my need for a bag that’s functional.

I dig the quirky black and white cartoon characters on this bag, and only Tokidoki could make the grim reaper look cute:

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I test-drove my Tokidoki bag (aka Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS) recently on a day when I had to travel for blog-related stuff all day long. In addition to carrying all of my crap (which included two cameras, a tripod, a digital voice recorder, a notebook, a wallet, a makeup bag, makeup samples, a crackberry, a pair of post-pedicure slippers, a bottle of ginger ale and a packet of LifeSavers Gummies, among other things) the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS also served as …

A clever disguise!

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San Francisco is only seven by seven miles, so more often than not, I’m doomed to running into one of my ex’s downtown. And wouldn’t you know it, as I was waiting to cross a street there was one of ‘em at the other end of the crosswalk.

I didn’t want to be late for my meeting, and honestly the only reason I would talk to him now would be to ask him why he never gave back my hairdryer (he’s bald, hello). And I soooo wasn’t in the mood to get into it in the middle of Market Street.

Instead of being all mature and civilized your girl chose the next best option: hide behind the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS!

And by golly it worked. I crossed the street without a second glance! He must have just assumed I was a crazy person (oh, the irony) and walked right on by.

A beacon of hope and friendship!

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Later on in the day I was early for a meeting with an editor, so I parked myself on a street corner and checked my crackberry for messages. One random person came up to me and asked if he could have a cigarette (I don’t smoke). Right after that a large Asian family asked me how to get to Union Square. Another person stopped and asked me where I got my bag. I was making friends left and right! It’s amazing how the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS helps break down barriers!

An enabler of moments of photographic inspiration!

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A group of strange people holding kites passed by. I grabbed my camera out of the Tokidoki BAG O’ AWESOMENESS just in time to catch a few choice shots.

The Tokidoki Campeggio bag has:

- a zipped main closure
- two front cargo pockets with velcro closure
- a small back pocket with zipped closure (where I stash my business cards for easy access)
- two inside pockets with zippers (one is huge and the other is medium-sized)
- one cell phone/crackberry pocket inside
- adjustable shoulder strap
- inside carabiner on stretch cord (where I put my keys for quick access)

It’s $160.00 and is available in the new “vacanze” print on the LeSportsac Web site.

If Tokidoki is not quite your style then wait ’till February 2008, which is when designer Stella McCartney releases her line of LeSportsac bags. The line will feature chic, stylish, multi-functional travel bags.

I couldn’t get pictures of them yet, but those bags will have …

- a vibrant color palette
- wet seal zips for a modern yet sporty feel
- bright floral print linings and solid color blocking
- mesh pocket details
- tones of dirty pinks, deep plums and silver greys with contrast stitch details

I’m a huge Stella McCartney fan so I can’t wait to snag one when they are released.

Aren’t you glad Monday is over? I sure am!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Glosslizard says:

    I’ve so been lusting after the Tokidoki canguro, but $106 is just a little much to spend on a glorified (but oh-so-cute) fanny pack! So I got one of the Gwen Stefani LAMB ones instead (a red print with little kitty heads, tres adorable!). It has the same streamlined style so it’s uber-convenient without making you look like you have an enormous butt/belly/right or left thigh! Yay! And yay for you for getting one of the so-cool Tokidoki prints! :D

  2. Karen says:

    I totally saw that LAMB bag with the cat heads and it is CUTE! Jealous!

    Have you seen the new winter tokidoki prints? They are *really* cool too. I have my eye on the wallet (it has the cutest lil’ charm.) I love looking at the prints because I seem to find new characters every time!

  3. ms. kiki says:

    Karen, this is my first time saying Hi!! Anyways just thought Id share with you & your readers. I found a coupon code for the Lesportsac website and it works for tokidoki for those that are interested. Its 25% woohoo!! anyone?? The code is: LUCKYBREAKS6. I hope someone will be thanking me for this. Your blog is great. Pls update often!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Ms. Kiki, Thank you for popping by and introducing yourself! I always love meeting readers :)

    and WOO HOO and BIG UPS for the coupon code hookup! I know somebody out there is doing a lil’ dance (hello, glosslizard?!?!)

    I try my best to update every day! Mostly I try to shoot for noon pacific time but lately I’ve been really swamped so I’ve been doing PM updates. Girlfriend, with support from fab readers like you hopefully the day will come when I can blog full time and update 24-7! That’s the big dream!!!

    Have a great week and hopefully we’ll talk soon again!

  5. rocketqueen says:

    Hi there dear! I just realised that I’m always lurking ’round here without commenting! Sorry about that – I think your blog is fantastic!

    Lots of love from Sweden!

  6. Glosslizard says:

    Oh my! 25% off? Let the Glosslizard boogie begin! Thank you Ms. Kiki and Karen!

    I haven’t seen the new prints yet, I was head over heels with the pirates one last year! I love the reaper, and I also like that little cactus thing! Tokidoki does the best job of mixing cute with a little sass, so it’s not too saccharine! I’m off to check out the website now!

  7. Karen says:

    What up Rocketqueen!

    Thank you for saying hi :) You know it’s kind of funny, I just saw a travel show the other day on Sweden and I totally want to visit your country one of these days. If I ever make it there you’ll have to give me the skinny on the best places to buy makeup I can’t get in the U.S.

    Lots of love back to you from the Bay Area! XOXOX!

  8. Karen says:

    Glosslizard, isn’t the reaper weirdly cute? I love how his outfit says “Adios.”

    I hope you got something cute on the site. :)

  9. Rowena says:

    What a cute bag! Love it…but I don’t know how I can locate it in the UK…

    Can you fit a MACBOOK into the bag? I normally have to haul my laptop and camera and things with me…

  10. Glosslizard says:

    I haven’t gotten anything yet, I always feel guilty in spoiling such gift opportunities this close to the holidays, so I’m going to be generous to my family and put a bag on my Christmas list instead! ;) But if I don’t get one, I’m going to go and get one myself after Christmas because… have you seen the new print?… The new quee (aka little dangly guy) is the little reaper!!! Must have!!!

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Rowena! I tried putting my MAC book (13 inch) into the bag and it fits! The only thing is though is that the bag isn’t padded, so you might want to put your laptop first in a sleeve before you pop it in.

    I’ll ask around to see where you can buy it in the UK. Check back today or tomorrow or e-mail me :)

  12. Karen says:

    The little dangly guy is TOO CUTE! I’m so glad we see eye to eye on the cuteness of the reaper!

    And that’s a good idea to put it on your Christmas list. I think I’ll put the three pocket cosmetics pouch on mine too. :)

  13. Erusa says:

    I love Tokidoki!
    I need that bag!
    You’re a bad girl! (jokin’, what would my Visa do without the lemmings you create on me)
    Cheers! and Hugs!
    Eru

  14. Erusa says:

    PD: You know, I’m seriuosly thinking about sending you some olive oil from here.

  15. Karen says:

    LOL, Erusa. I love Spanish Olive Oil! While you are at it could you also please send me along this weird chocolate candy called “Filipinos”? I ate them *all the time* when I was in Spain. I got a kick out of them because I thought it was the weirdest thing to name a chocolate doughnut-esque candy after a group of people (I’m Filipino myself).

    And you totally need this Tokidoki bag, girl. Aren’t you a student? From what I recall of my college years there was always a bunch of stuff to carry around.

    Hope you are well! ***HUGS***

  16. Erusa says:

    Karen! Really? I can find Filipinos averywhere around here. I even have them for breakfast, sometimes. ^-^ Of course you can ask me whatever you want from Spain.

  17. Karen says:

    You are too cute, Erusa. When I was there I ate them for breakfast, too. Before we left San Sebastian I bought like twenty packets of Filipinos and ended up finishing *all* of the packages before we went home! Oh god!

    When I make it back to your country I’m so taking you out for a drink!

  18. jeni says:

    Ohhh that’s cute! And you are making me miss living in San Francisco:(

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Jeni! I bet you don’t miss the cold and the fog, though! :) Next time you’re in town hit me up! We’ll go grab coffee and talk blog shop!

  20. ARMakeup says:

    Hmmm, interesting…Definitely looks like an appropriate bag for anyone packing lots of gear. Sometimes I have to downsize my kit for a quick photoshoot or makeup job. This would be a great bag to have. I live in Tx so I don’t see LeSportsac very often around here like I did in NYC a few years ago.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi ARMakeup,

    It’s such a great bag because it holds a lot of stuff. The only thing is though that if you plan on bringing cameras I’d suggest putting the cameras in an additional padded bag, because the Tokidoki is thin!

    Dunno what the distribution is in Texas, but you can get the bags online at: http://www.lesportsac.com. Right now there’s a very cute holiday print, too.

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