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Marimekko Olkalaukku Black Messenger Bag

Marimekko Olkalaukku Black Messenger Bag

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The ultimate messenger bag; tote your laptop, books, and other important documents in this sturdy, 100% cotton canvas bag.

A Finnish favorite, the Olkalaukku bag was created by Marimekko designer Ristomatti Ratia in 1971. Spacious, its two patch pockets provide organization for smaller items such as a notepad or writing instruments while the front flap features a zip pocket providing secured storage for more important items such as your wallet or cell phone.

Regardless of your final destination, the reinforced canvas shoulder strap lays comfortably across one or both of your shoulders, making every journey enjoyable.
  • ITEM #: MM040956-001
  • MATERIAL: 100% cotton canvas
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Estonia
  • Adjustable shoulder strap: 23"-46" (58-116 cm)

The bold, effusive prints and textiles of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Founded in 1951 by Finnish couple Viljo and Armi Ratia, the name Marimekko translated literally means "Mary-dress." Marimekko’s impact reaches beyo... More Marimekko

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100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
By arminda
los angeles
my favorite bag
November 28, 2015
i have it in brown and black. it's the most versatile bag ever. i can take it to the dog park, to run errands or to dinner at night (sans the dog hair). it's surprisingly large, you'd be surprised how much can fit in it. and it's fairly water proof, unless you get hit by a wave, in which case stuff will get wet. but it will dry quickly. great for traveling also. and timeless.
By Katrinka
Austin, Tx
Looks great
May 12, 2015
Just like my 34 year old blue one my Aunt and Uncle brought back from a trip to Finnland. Figured it was time to replace it. Only thing wrong with old faded after 30+ years of washing.

Bought an extra one for my niece for graduation to continue the tradition.
By Mara
Toronto, Canada
Such a great bag that I have bought it twice!
January 2, 2013
I first bought this bag in Finland in 1996 and have used it almost daily since. A few years ago I noticed that it had faded (sun-bleached?) to a brown colour and, despite it looking pretty shabby, continued to use it every day. Finally, in the Fall of 2012, after years of very heavy loads and probably a weakening of the canvas after 16 years of service, the side of the bag started to split. I went to the FinnStyle website, and, despite the desire to be a little more adventurous, bought the exact same bag I purchased as a student 16 years earlier! The bag arrived a week later and I have fallen in love with it all over again. This is a great, simple, really useful bag that is the perfect size and can easily go from the classroom to work to dinner. Here's looking forward to another decade and a half of great style and fabulous function.
  • Perfect size.
  • Just the right number of pockets.
  • Simple and stylish.
  • Black canvas eventually faded to brown.
By Marimekko L.
20+ years and daily use; finally starting to rip
June 28, 2012
The durability of this bag was great-I have had it since 1988 and used it almost daily- new laptop just a little too heavy and it's starting to rip. Love this bag!
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