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NY Now

New booth design, new products, new redesigns and more! Come see us at NY Now, August 20-23 in Booth 8140!


Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Lizzie

Custom Asheville

We created this custom Asheville tote for a brand new store opening in Biltmore Village: NEST Boutique + DIY Studio!

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Lizzie

We’re Hiring a Sales Manager!

Maptote is looking for a driven Sales Manager with solid business-to-business sales and/or account management experience. In this role you will be responsible for maintaining relationships with our existing stores as well as identifying and finding new business.

Responsibilities Include

– Engage with new and potential sales opportunities; identify opportunities in new markets
– Maintain strong relationships with existing customers and make sure their needs are met; work with them on new or custom product development
– Manage the entire order process including, but not limited to, pricing, follow up, production timelines, payment, tracking
– Visit existing and potential stores and clients to assess needs and new sales opportunities; ability to travel, if needed
– Organize, set up and attend trade exhibitions and events to increase brand awareness and obtain new client acquisition
– Identifying product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends and competitors

Skills and Qualifications

– Possess a talent for sales and have great organizational skills
– Highly motivated and have the ability to work independently
– Think creatively
– Self-confident and have strong communication skills
– Comfortable making cold calls
– Have an enthusiasm for and knowledge of Maptote products
– Strong track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals
– Enthusiastic and positive attitude with an entrepreneurial spirit
– Solid understanding of retail math
– Strong proactive approach with a team player outlook
– College degree preferred and/or equivalent sales/sales support experience
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs

Posted on June 29th, 2017 by Lizzie

New Canaan Custom Tote and Mug

Did you know we can customize any of our standard products? Many of our custom clients return to put their map on new items to keep things fresh! We originally created a New Canaan tote for the store Design Solutions and they recently added it to a mug!

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Lizzie

Free T-Shirt for Dad!

Got your Father’s Day gift yet? Spend $50 and get a FREE adult silver tee for Dad! Just email info@maptote.com with the tee size and location after placing your order. Now through June 8, but hurry it’s while supplies last!

Sale ends 6/8/17 at 11:59 PM EST. While supplies last. Not valid on out-of-stock, wholesale, bulk, sale items, custom, or previous orders.

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by Lizzie

Custom Governors Island

A summer oasis, Governors Island is just a ferry ride away from the New York City bustle and will have you feeling like you’re exploring a whole new world! We loved making this custom tote of the island.

Posted on May 30th, 2017 by Lizzie

New Maptote Sign and How to Make Your Own!

We like to have fun with our tradeshow signs and challenge ourselves to come up with something crafty and fun each time! This year we took some inspiration from paper to create a new sign for our booth at the National Stationery Show. Want to make your own? Follow our DIY instructions below! And be sure to scroll to the end to see the full sign.

What you’ll need:

· pencil

· lots of sturdy paper in different colors

· scissors

· x-acto knife

· paper glue

· hot glue gun

· spray paint

· masking tape

· foamcore

To get started, you’ll want to learn the a few basic paper flower forms. Once you know these shapes, you can have fun making different variations and colors!

Once you’ve got the flowers down, it’s time to make your letter! Use photoshop to scale the letter to right size and print out. Tape your printout to the foamcore and cut out with an x-actco knife. Foamcore is a great medium because it’s both sturdy and light. Be sure to use some masking tape to seal the edges. It gives a clean edge and prevents the spray paint from deteriorating the inner foam. Spray paint the letter in your choice of color! We used a dark green.

Next, make a lot of flowers! Change up the sizes and colors to make it dynamic. We even cut out some leaf shapes to use as a backdrop.

If you cut some leaves too, add these to the letter first. We found that a hot glue gun was the fastest and easiest way to adhere the paper.

Finally, add your flowers! These letters just scream spring and we love it!

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Lizzie

Maptote at the National Stationery Show!

Come see Maptote at the National Stationery Show! We’ll be in Booth 1638 at the Javits Center, May 21-24.

And don’t miss our show special for retailers:
Orders placed at the show will receive 10 FREE booklets of your choice (while supplies last)! Spend $500 or more and we’ll throw in free shipping!

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by Lizzie

Maptote’s Guide to Brooklyn

Today is National Tourism Appreciation Day so we’d like to send some love their way! There are so many things to do in New York it can be hard to decide what to spend time on. For all those tourists looking to experience the real Brooklyn, check out what us locals love to do here!


Green-Wood Cemetery

Don’t be afraid, this cemetery has much more to offer than ghosts! Greenwood cemetery is rich with history, lush grounds, and if you’re lucky you might spot some of the exotic monk parakeets that were accidentally released into this urban jungle.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

You haven’t experienced springtime in the city if you haven’t been to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! With annual events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and Chile Pepper Festival, there’s much more to this garden than just taking a stroll around the grounds.


PowerHouse Books

PowerHouse Books is our go-to stop for anything book related. They have a huge selection ranging from NYT best sellers to newly published works. PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO is just one of their locations throughout the city, and it’s probably our fave.

The Brooklyn Kitchen

Brush up on your culinary skills with classes at Brooklyn Kitchen!



Korea-town came to Brooklyn! Grab some great Korean BBQ and when you’ve had enough drinks, try some karoke!

Di Fara Pizza

Opened by Domenico De Marco in 1964 after emigrating from Italy, Di Fara Pizza boasts some of the best pizza in the city! There’s usually a long line of both locals and tourists.


Henry Public

Henry Public is an Old Time Brooklyn Saloon and their bar is known for hand crafted cocktails & quality draught beers. They also serve a fine selection of New York State Wines.


Glasserie has some of the best craft cocktails (and at a good price too) in Greenpoint. They also have a full brunch, lunch, and dinner menu.

Posted on May 6th, 2017 by Lizzie

Celebrate Mom!

Mother’s Day is coming soon! Wrap up some love (or champagne) to show your mom how much she is appreciated. Cheers to the strong, loving, and inspiring moms in our lives!

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Lizzie