January 2014

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Clear Messenger Bag: The Most Useful Bag in History?

When it comes to fashion, whether it’s shoes, clothing, or bags, there are always two sides to the story. On the one hand there are the official fashion trends that descend on us like pronouncements from Mount Olympus. They filter downward from designers and gurus until they wind up, years later, in the bargain bins at department stores. On the other hand is the real-world trends that have more to do with attractive utility than anything else. The hottest trend in the world of bags right now isn’t coming out of Paris or Milan. It’s coming from the streets of our cities and towns, where people are realizing that the traditional urban messenger bag, reinvented into a clear messenger bag, made from durable clear plastic vinyl, may be the most useful bag in history.

The Urban Clear Messenger Bag

The clear messenger bag has several practical advantages. On the one hand, it was designed from the ground up to be a useful bag for carrying various things around. The professional messengers who originally embraced the design knew they would be expected to transport just about anything, and the bag they made into a standard evolved to accommodate a great many different objects and materials.

The other advantage of the urban clear messenger bag is its city style. Designed for the mean streets of a bustling downtown, where messengers had to navigate crowds and traffic as quickly as possible in order to get their time-sensitive materials to their destination, the clear messenger bag took on its classic look under the pressures of utility, durability, and engineering – it had to be comfortable and easy to carry hands-free, but strong and deep enough to accommodate everything that needed to be carried. The end result is a classic look that still serves a practical purpose while being stylish.

Clear Plastic Vinyl for the Win

The classic urban messenger bag has updated in rugged, durable clear plastic vinyl – and the end result is spectacular. Because now the classic urban messenger bag has been transformed into fresh, modern clear messenger bag combining the old-school practicality and usefulness with a brand new modern look, organization and convenience.

The clear plastic vinyl adds an extra benefit. Convenience by being able to see everything you have stored in it for easy retrieval. As a result of its classic look, strength and durability, and unparalleled utility, a clear messenger bags is off the streets and into the office in place of old-school briefcases. In schools in place of old-fashioned backpacks which will not hold a 17″ laptop.

It’s often surprising how something that’s been around for a long time can suddenly be made fresh and modern with a single innovation. That’s exactly what’s happened with the urban clear messenger bag. The simple addition of durable clear plastic vinyl has taken it out of the past and into the future, and everyone is getting on board. It makes one wonder what other old classics could be updated and improved with the modern clear look – the possibilities are endless.

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Clear Carrier Bags for the NFL Perfect for the Off Season

The season for you clear carrier bag for the NFL games is about over. Or is it? Waste not, want not, as they say. With the NFL season drawing to its exciting Superbowl conclusion, most teams and their fans have shut down for the off-season. Some are home licking their wounds and plotting their revenge strategies. For a lot of fans that means that their new clear carrier bags also enter the off season. Clear totes bought and loved (or tolerated) during the season to comply with the NFL’s new policies regarding what you can and can’t take to the stadium are needing some useful ideas.

You may have bought them for a specific purpose, but clear carrier bags can be used in a wide variety of ways to make them keep earning their keep. Even when your team is out of it, you can use them as beach carry-alls, road trip storage, for class trips and shopping excursions. Or use them creatively to decorate and brighten things up a bit, using some of the suggestions here!

Clear Carrier Bags Idea: Decoration

You know what’s great about clear carrier bags? They’re clear! And they have sturdy handles that can suspend them from doorknobs, hooks, or anything else you can think of.

Take your favorite large clear tote bag and fill it with something colorful. Marbles. Jelly beans. Seashells. Sand. Weight is a factor depending on what you’ll be hanging the bag from, but feel free to get creative and create your own looks with whatever you can think of. Crayons! Glitter! Literally anything. With just the addition of color and texture your clear bags can spend the off-season making your home into a much prettier place.

And, just as an extra idea: What about those plastic football helmets you get in vending machines? Collect a few dozen of your team and make your bag into an off-season fan as well.

Clear Carrier Bags Idea: Practical Storage

These days we have a lot of uses for clear carrier bags and plastic bags in general: We use them as garbage receptacles, kitty litter depositories, recycling – anything, really. As a result it’s a rare modern home that doesn’t contain a truly startling number of plastic bags of various kinds.

So, where do you keep your endless plastic bags collected from shopping excursions? Well, in the off-season why not turn your sturdy, large clear tote bag into a plastic baggie storage receptacle? It makes selecting just the right bag for the purpose a breeze, the tote can be hung from the garbage room door or over the litter boxes wherever it makes sense – and your life just got a tiny bit easier.

In fact, during the off-season whatever purpose you find for your dormant clear carrier bags, we’re willing to bet that when next season starts up again, you’ll buy a brand new clear tote bag because your previous year’s will be so firmly established in its new role.

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Clear Shoulder Bags – Fashion and the KISS Principle

Clear Shoulder Bags from The Clear Bag Store are highly functional and sharp. The old admonition ‘keep it simple, stupid’ (often abbreviated as KISS) has been attributed to the success or failure of political campaigns, advertising, and even the design of video games. In the world of fashion it reflects a current trend towards minimalist designs and versatile clothing and accessories.  Putting form over function and celebrating the simple beauty of clean lines, sturdy construction, and a casual, go-anywhere flare.

For the budget-conscious fashionista looking to stay on-trend, there’s one aspect of their look that often gets short shrift when pursuing a minimalist. A simple outfit that can go anywhere and do anything. The easiest way to accessorize any modern outfit is by adding clear shoulder bags like our favorite line sold by The Clear Bag Store.

Clear Shoulder Bags Keep It Simple yet Elegant

Nothing says ‘minimal’ like clear shoulder bags. Many limit all color and frills in exchange for a bag defined solely by its lines and its high quality. You can’t point to the feathered lining or the brass hardware of a clear tote, after all; the bag has to live or die purely on the power of its conception and construction. That’s why minimalist designers celebrate clear shoulder bags for work, school or travel. Without superficial aspects to distract, the bag has to stand on its own as a piece of design.

That’s where the KISS principle comes into play. You can’t ‘over-design’  gorgeous clear shoulder bags because all the unnecessary stuff is impossible. You either come up with a classic and useful bag that looks great with today’s minimalist fashion and still gets the practical jobs done, or you don’t. There’s no hiding it behind a lot of silly stuff.

Clear Shoulder Bags: Design and Features

Of course, successful clear shoulder bags depends on a lot more than simply being clear. They have to have a lot more going on as well:

Design. Not all clear shoulder bags and totes are the same. Just because they’re all clear doesn’t mean they all work as accessories. The best clear shoulder bag will show some thought behind what a tote bag gets used for. It will include a spacious interior with some optional pockets for specific storage, it won’t have a lot of decoration that actually makes it less than clear.

Manufacture. Clear shoulder bags also has to be strong. No amount of clever design or outfit-appropriateness will get someone to use a tote bag twice if it proves to be useless for its main purpose, which is, in case we’ve forgotten, toting things. Strong handles that remain comfortable in the hand and on the shoulder. An overall tough material and manufacturing process for heavy objects is an absolute must.

The minimalist movement isn’t a flash in the pan; it’s got legs and is set to influence design going forward for years. Get into the trends by acquiring your own high-style, high-quality gorgeous clear shoulder bag today!

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Clear Lunch Totes Promote a Healthier Workplace Environment

As the manufacture of Clear Lunch Totes we are committed to safety at school or work. Your perspective on workplace theft likely depends on whether you are an employee or an employer, and whether you work in an office situation or in the retail or service industries. Are offices that employ ‘white collar’ workers are generally less concerned with employee theft, despite the fact that it occurs just as often? The difference is typically only in that the items or materials being stolen by employees in offices are not the actual products of the company or cash, as is typical in retail and service industries.

Despite this, it’s becoming more and more common for employers to require employees to bring clear lunch totes into the workplace, whether it’s an office or a retail store. And while many employees may be insulted at the implications, the fact is, a policy for clear lunch totes will not only help reduce employee theft, but will encourage a healthier and happier workplace environment as well.

Clear Lunch Totes for Work

First of all, clear lunch totes have consistently proven effective at reducing instances of employee theft from businesses. This has both practical and psychological aspects:

  • Practical: Clear lunch totes make it impossible to conceal items for transport out of the workplace. While carefully arranging other items around stolen materials may work, this requires much more time and planning and is often only partially effective overall.
  • Psychological: A clear lunch totes such as our Medium Clear Tote Bag from the Clear Bag Store makes people conscious of what’s in their bags. This is a benefit for people when traveling through airports or packing up lunch for their kids. It’s a detriment to someone trying to keep calm as they transport stolen goods.

The end result of a mandate for clear lunch totes at almost any workplace is a decrease in employee theft. Beyond that, the overall effect is almost always positive.

Positive Aspects of Clear Lunch Totes

The reason a policy for clear bags makes for a healthier work environment is simple: Suspicion is eliminated. In offices or workplaces where management suspect employee theft – justifiably or not – it creates an environment of suspicion and doubt. Employees become resentful of being treated like criminals. Despite a lack of evidence, and employer’s feedback on that resentment by interpreting it as guilt. The environment can quickly turn poisonous.

Instituting a “clear lunch totes” policy, however, removes this. As all employees are treated the same and resentment doesn’t build up. Since the clear bags themselves help preclude the possibility of crime, managers can relax and rely on this simple security step to eliminate most if not all theft from the workplace. A more relaxed and trusting environment ensues. Even the instances of stolen lunches from the break room are reduced by the use of clear lunch totes!

In the end, whether you suspect employees are stealing or not, a clear bag policy can improve morale simply by preventing any other sort of security or anti-theft policies from becoming necessary. Combined with the other benefits of clear bags, there’s every reason to consider this policy for your workplace.