Better Than Basics


Canvas bags from Portmanteau have set the standard for casual, durable purses, canvas tote bags, and carryalls since 1979. Over the years we've maintained all elements that insure the quality of those bags. We use 18 oz. water repellent cotton canvas, specially woven cotton webbing, solid brass hardware, UV treated sailmaker's thread, self healing YKK zippers, and top quality cowhide leather. The canvas bags are available in a choice of beige, black, or navy canvas with matching straps. Double click on any of the images to see a larger picture.

      Canvas Zippered Tote Bags        
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These durable canvas tote bags all have an inverted zipper panel top for secure carrying and outside pockets for easy access to the essentials.

Small (14"xl0"x4")
This is our most popular purse size, it has a double front pocket and over the shoulder length straps

Large (20"x12"x6")
This is a great "day bag" size with double outside pocket and over the shoulder straps.

Extra-Large (23"xI5"x8")
Overnight or Carry-on size - a great boat bag, and one of our most popular canvas bags. Each side has a double pocket


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Rectangular Canvas Purse
(11 "x8"x3")
A casual tailored purse with full front zippered pocket, back open pocket, inside zippered pocket, adjustable webbing strap and leather trim.

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Canvas Briefcase
Canvas Flap Closure Work Bag
Corporate Casual. Outside zippered and open folio pockets, inside divider and gadget pockets, this great business bag will accommodate lots of files and most laptops. Short leather clad grips and adjustable shoulder strap. $155.50
This really is a Portmanteau: a bag with multiple uses. One of our cooly efficient canvas bags, this has lots of pockets and a 2" adjustable leather shoulder strap. A very popular laptop bag.                                    $152.50