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Pack Some Heat with Summer Accessories


Summer means lots of things, among them lots of opportunities to ogle all the cheery, colorful store displays of bags and travel cases. We get it: we love to freshen up our accessories, too. That’s why we’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Annie’s brand-new Fresh American line, including coordinating laptop and tech cases, cosmetic bags, and grab-and-go totes in punchy patterns.

First up in the Fresh American line are these versatile, compact, zipper-top cotton canvas cosmetic bags. With their genius PVC-coated interior, you’ll never have to worry about accidental spills ruining the fabric. We use them for makeup, toiletries, and even for holding purse essentials we like to keep in easy reach, instead of losing them in the Bermuda Triangle–like bottom of a large handbag. Which brings us to Annie’s new totes, in a medium size that’s perfect for every day, and a large size that makes a terrific beach bag, weekender, laundry bag, or carryall for shopping trips. We love that these bags have wide, flat bottoms, so they stand up on their own even when empty, and have a generous handle drop—because who wants to grapple with a bag you can barely squeeze over your shoulder? The interiors of these totes are also coated with spill-proof PVC, and they have a zippered inner pocket for safety and a magnetic snap closure to help keep all your goodies inside, where they belong.

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The laptop cases—available in two sizes—and tech cases nearly incited a stampede here at the office. These cotton canvas cuties are PVC coated on the outside to keep liquids from frying your electronics, and they wipe up in a snap. On the inside, both cases have well-padded poly-foam-filled sides for protection against bumps and bruises, and an adorable herringbone-weave cotton lining in a coordinating hue. The tech case—sized for the iPad, but suitable for smaller tablets, as well—is an envelope style with a secure magnetic snap closure, and, believe us, you will get tons of compliments on this one. Bonus: it even doubles as a casual clutch that adds a shot of color to your favorite summer outfit.



Fresh American accessories are available now at Pine Cone Hill! Which case or bag would you most like to try?


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1 comment

Cindi August 1, 2013 at 11:15 pm

The canvas makeup bag is fabulous…
Of course, then I have to have the coordinating bags!
Thanks, Cindi


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