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If you want to get ahead in the film industry, you’ve got to dress for the job you want, not the one you have. So to help you look the part, Tribeca Film Festival has teamed up with BUILT, a New York design company, to create a special limited-edition collection of stylish bags that are perfect for life on the go in the Big Apple.
BUILT has been making fashionable and functional bags, totes, and cases for the stuff you love since 2003. This SoHo-based company first made a name for itself with its popular wine tote made from neoprene—aka the wetsuit material. Lunch totes followed, then cool sleeves and bags for laptops. Today the BUILT line protects all the essentials that no one travels without, such as iPads, e-readers, and smartphones. They offer clever ways to keep your stuff organized and protected when you’re on the go. Each accessory is designed and tested right here in New York City, so if they can make it here, they can make it anywhere.
Here’s a sneak peek at the limited-edition bags that Tribeca insiders will be carrying all Festival long. You can pick up your own versions at builtny.com starting April 10. And to get 25% off all BUILT products, click here!
BUILT x Tribeca Collection
Essential Work Tote (from BUILT’s new City Collection)
Fits laptops up to 16”
As seen on: Tribeca Film Festival VIPs
The name says it all. This lightweight coated canvas bag is an indispensable accessory for anyone on the go, with or without a computer in tow. It has two cushioned compartments that protect your laptop and an iPad or e-reader, plus a three-pocket organizer for your phone, pens, and personal items. Two more discreet zip pockets store stuff you need on the fly, like a copy of the Official TFF Film Guide. Carry it on your arm with its comfy handles or across your body with its adjustable strap. You can even scrunch down the handles and schlep it on your shoulder for a cool, relaxed look.
Why you’ll love it: Because work bags for grown-ups shouldn’t have to be bulky or blah. This multi-tasking laptop tote is living proof.
Soho Laptop Messenger Bag
Fits laptops up to 16”
As seen on: Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers
This sleek neoprene bag makes it simpler than ever to travel in style with your computer. Its main compartment holds and helps protect a PC up to 16 inches or a 17-inch MacBook Pro, while a large inner pocket fits 13-inch MacBooks, folders, a copy of the Official TFF Film Guide, or magazines. Four more interior pockets store all your essentials, like an e-reader, smartphone, chargers, and keys. Whether you’re heading across town or across the country, travel is always smooth and hassle-free with this lightweight messenger at your side.
Why you’ll love it: Because your gadgets ought to fit seamlessly into your life, not rule it. This messenger helps you get a grip on your gear and—like a native New Yorker—makes a bold statement on first impression.
Everyday Shopper (from BUILT’s new City Collection)
As seen on: Members of the film industry
Everyone needs that one trusty shoulder bag you can pack tighter than a rush-hour subway car, beat up all day long, and still count on to look great. Now, meet yours. Made from water-resistant coated canvas, the Everyday Shopper’s roomy, unstructured design doubles as beach, travel, or market bag. Inside, a large interior pocket stores personal items, like your copy of the Official TFF Film Guide.
Why you’ll love it: You’ll use this go-to bag so often that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
As seen on: Tribeca Crew members
Whether you’re off to work, the gym, the market, the airport, or the beach, this carryall is your best friend. It’s made from neoprene, aka the wetsuit material, so it stretches to fit and protect everyday essentials such as magazines, an iPad or e-reader, a copy of the Official TFF Film Guide, and personal items. The padded handles make it easy to carry heavy loads, like picnic provisions or a stack of books for a road trip. Bonus: It’s machine washable, so stains don’t have to be permanent.
Why you’ll love it: Because you need a bag that’s flexible enough to fit all the stuff you carry from sunup to sundown. It’s indispensible everywhere you take it.
Bonus: We're giving away a bag a day during TFF 2012! Click here to enter for your chance to win.