2018-07-16 04:30:33

What’s in Your Maptote?

Meet our Graphic Designer, Kelsey! Kelsey started in December and helps with everything from custom design to product development.  Hailing from St. Augustine, Florida, Kelsey has lived in Brooklyn for the past five years.

Q: What do you love most about where you live? 
A: I love having access to so many different kinds of food. Momo Sushi Shack is one of my favorites in Brooklyn.

Q: What’s been your favorite part of working for Maptote?
A: Collaborating on, and creating new products with the team.

Q: What Maptote bag are you carrying?
A: The Catskills Grocery Tote! Its very “well loved” right now.

Q: What’s in Your Maptote?
A: Wallet, keys, water bottle, lip balm, sunscreen, face mist, snack, & metal straw (for mother nature’s sake!). 

Q: What’s your favorite Instagram to follow?
@warymeyersthe coolest soap & candles and tons vintage seventies
@lisacongdon – a lovely illustrator, colorful & inspirational woman
@jessicavwalsh – creative photo stylist & designer with the best sense of kitsch
@thejungalow – apartment goals!

Q: What’s on your playlist right now?
A: Khruangbin, SZA, and always David Bowie.

Q: What location has inspired you most recently and why?
A: Iceland – it is unlike any place I’ve ever been or seen! The contrast in geography makes it seem otherworldly.















Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Maptote

The Sounds of your City – Summer in Brooklyn

For music inspired by our Maptote locations, this is your Brooklyn summer playlist. 

+ Shop our Brooklyn products here.



Posted on June 29th, 2018 by Maptote

Bring Maptote Along to Your 4th of July Bash!

For all the independence day parties you’re attending, celebrate in style with Maptote:

For patio settings, toast to the nation with our wine tote!

For time spent around the grill, our market tote will help you stock up on your favorite ingredients! Lay back, watch the fireworks, and show your hometown pride with a made in USA tee.

For time spent poolside, fill our beach tote with towels, sunscreen, and more. Stay cool by tying your hair back with one of our bandanas.



Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Maptote

Feelin’ Beachy Keen


Heading out to the Cape or California dreamin’? No matter where your beach vacation takes you, you can always rep your city or favorite getaway spot with our carry all beach tote.

Choose from 20 coast to coast locations in bright summer shades!

Tell us about your favorite beach spot. Shop a few of our faves here!

Posted on June 19th, 2018 by Maptote

Father’s Day Gift Guide


Amanda Jane Jones X Maptote Zipped Pouch Bundle , Park Windbreaker Jacket , Hip Flask

Austin Denim Tote , Bowie Rebel Rebel T-shirt , Beach House 7 Cassette


Texas Tea Towel , Kabob Grilling Baskets , Bottle Opener – Get Crackin’

Seattle Mapnote , Bedside Caddy , Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

New York City Dopp Kit – Natural , Leather Clic Card Case Holder for iPhone , Titanium Fork & Spoon Set


Show you dad, uncle, brother or bud how much you care this Father’s Day with gifts from Maptote and few of our other favorite brands!

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by Maptote

Red, White, and BANDANAS

Summer is here! From beach days to BBQs, our bandana is a go-to sunny day accessory or compliment to your backyard tablescape. The best way to sport your red, white, and blue!

Choose from 7 different locations, with more to come!

Available in red, natural, navy and chambray.

Shop summer ready bandanas now!

Posted on May 24th, 2018 by Maptote

Show Your Hometown Some Love!

See some custom collections below that celebrate these unique locations! Working with our graphic designers we can create a perfect nod to your hometown and create an exclusive collection for your store or event.

Our classic Maine map was translated to a wall hanging and tea towel for the L.L. Bean Home Store in Freeport, ME. We also designed an exclusive Maine mug with some of Maine’s most beloved activities and iconic items.

Oakland, California got some love with this font based collection by Nathan & Co.. This exclusive collection ranges from baby one-pieces to the newest small tray giving customers of all ages something to love. Go Warriors!

We love making new designs and collections for Bryant Park. You can see the range of designs for this beloved NYC-park from Font designs to an all over printed zip pouch! See more Bryant Park x Maptote collections here.

Ready to get started? Contact us at custom@maptote.com for a quote!

Posted on May 24th, 2018 by Maptote

Amanda Jane Jones X MAPTOTE Collaboration

Our fan favorite collaboration with Amanda Jane Jones, founding designer of Kinfolk Magazine, and Instagram mama of two is back! This year’s limited edition bundle has been updated in black canvas and includes three sizes for easy storage and organization on the go. The perfect gift for moms (or dads) with little ones!

Designed by Amanda Jane Jones and handmade in Brooklyn, NY by MAPTOTE.

Shop this limited edition bundle here!

Need some more Mother’s Day Gift inspo? Check out our Gift Guide

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Maptote

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Amanda Jane Jones x MAPTOTE Pouch Bundle + Freshly Picked Diaper Bag + Harper and Ari Sugar Cubes = bliss for new mamas

One Hope Rosé + Maptote Wine Tote + a bouquet from the local florist = favorite daughter-in-law status

Texas Maptote + Joanna Gaines + more state pride from AHeirloom = mom’s favorite entertaining pieces

Oh Joy! for Calpak Power Luggage Tag + Ban.do Passport Case + Maptote Makeup Pouch = winning at #airportstyle

Amy Tangerine’s NEW Book + Maptote Pencil Pouches from Mom’s fav cities + Brittany Watson Jepsen’s NEW Book = a beautifully CRAFTED present

Posted on April 27th, 2018 by Maptote

Natalie Portman Wearing Maptote!

Natalie Portman, a favorite actress around the Maptote office, has been photographed totin’ our California Denim Tote around Hollywood.

Thanks to STAR STYLE for always sharing Natalie’s accessories.


Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Maptote