We should really thank Rhett Eala for putting our country on the map... literally!
The proliferation of everything with the Philippine map has put the term "nationalistic" to a whole new level. His Collezione shirts seem to be every politicians' uniform! Other brands have followed like Bench, with Pinoy Lab and Penshoppe with Ninoy/Cory themed shirts.
The other day while browsing the February issue of Metro I saw these cute bags with its own nationalistic flair...
Introducing BagIto Bags! Notice the familiar bag? Yep, looks like Longchamp right?! Using the the classic Le Pliage as its canvas, BagIto Bags have the Philippine map printed on it.
The Map design also comes in different colors: army green, fuschia, turquoise, navy blue, and lime green.
There's also one with the Philippine flag and the very pinoy, jeepney (picture not available).
I think these would be great gifts for balikbayans! If only I had known about BagIto bags earlier, I would've sent some to the US for my cousins! They were so into Pilipinas shirts. That's the only thing they wanted as pasalubong!
I wouldn't mind getting aq small one in red for Valentine's... hint, hint to my hubby!!!
To order, check out their site at http://www.bagitobag.multiply.com/.
(photos taken from BagIto Bags' site)