All posts by Jennifer Christensen

Why Are Laminated Bags So Popular?

We here at Bulletin Bag know bags. We LIVE bags. We’re constantly scoping out your laminated bags. Fifteen years after we launched our website, they’re STILL some of our top selling bags. Are you toting a bag with a design we haven’t seen? Eye catching color? Where DID you get that bag? Dorky, yes, but oh-so fun (for us)!

The other day, I was out and about. Let’s say I was at Target. Because that’s precisely where I was. A fellow shopper passed by me toting a small red laminated bag. Yep, that’s the one…a Lululemon bag! The thing about this bag, though, is that it was Tired-with-a-capital-T. I would not have been surprised if that bag had fallen apart right there in Aisle A 22. If you’re wondering, I totally would have helped her pick up her stuff. Continue reading

Tariff Woes Cramping Your Style? USA Made Bags and Pouches Can Save the Day!

Question: Did you plan 2019 custom bag projects around the possibility of skyrocketing tariffs? If you did, you must have that ever-elusive crystal ball! Can we borrow it for a sec?

So your marketing plans are in a bit of a tailspin because the custom bags you budgeted for are 25% or more higher than you thought they’d be. What do you do? Scrap it all and try again next year? Perhaps. But there’s another option: choosing USA made custom bags and pouches. Continue reading

Five Things to Look for When Shopping for Insulated Grocery Bags

Insulated Grocery BagsInsulated grocery bags continue to be among our best-selling type of bag. This is partially due to the rise in fresh food delivery and grocery delivery companies—two recent entrants into an industry once reserved for traditional take-out and delivery services offered only by restaurants.

This increased demand has caused a new wave of innovation in this once sleepy category. New styles, sizes, closures, and customizations mean more options than ever!

What should you look for when shopping for insulated grocery bags for your project? There are several things to keep in mind: Continue reading

Custom Reusable Bags and Beyond: 10 Wedding Favor Gift Ideas for Any Budget

Custom Reusable Bags and Beyond: 10 Wedding Favor Gift Ideas for Any BudgetYou’re getting married. Congratulations! There are so many details to consider—venue, flowers, photography…the list seems never-ending. Let us help alleviate one of those items on your checklist: wedding favor gifts!

You don’t have to have a ton of money to give your guests a meaningful token of your special day. As with any branding project, the biggest consideration is finding an item that will be appreciated and USED. The last thing you need is to spend money on making your day sparkle and finding out that the wedding favors were, well…underwhelming and decidedly un-sparkly.

From custom reusable bags and water bottles to sunscreen and bottle stoppers, here are 10 wedding favor gift ideas for any budget (yes, even yours!): Continue reading

Staff Review: Solid Laminated Gift Bag with Snap

Solid Laminated Gift Bag with SnapLaminated gift bags are among our most popular products we sell. But they don’t usually come with a closure, unless you order custom bags. Enter the Solid Laminated Gift Bag with Snap!

This is a super-cute bag that offers great logo printing space on a solid canvas. The gusset color is the same as the front and back and it’s all finished with a matte lamination, which is also a hard-to-find characteristic! Continue reading

Five Insulated Cooler Bag Hacks You’ll Love

Insulated Cooler Bag HacksWait! Put away your sweaters and pumpkin spice. Summer’s not over quite yet. Besides, even if it were, that’s ok! Our insulated cooler bags are ready to rock into fall…and beyond! Plus, they can do duty year-round as food delivery bags and insulated grocery bags. If you’re lucky enough to live in a mild climate all the time (sigh….), then you can definitely put these hacks to good use now!

COOL IT OFF
That’s right. Those in the cooler know that if you store your cooler bag in a warm place, you’ll lose ice just to cool the actual cooler bag! Makes sense, right? So if you can plan ahead, throw some ice in there a few hours beforehand to cool the cooler. Continue reading

Three Ways to Create Lululemon Style Bags on Any Budget

Custom Lululemon Style BagsCustom Lululemon style bags. Several years after the brand debuted its now-iconic style of reusable tote, we still get asked almost daily how to recreate the look.

We are proud to be able to offer three ways to produce the look of custom Lululemon bags in two different sizes, or go fully custom and design your own iconic bags in any size you want! Gone are the days of your only option being 2500 minimums…kind of. Continue reading

Colored Zipper Cotton Wristlet: Staff Review of a Popular Pouch!

Colored Zipper Cotton WristletWhat do retail stores, food companies, and healthcare providers have in common? They all love our Colored Zipper Cotton Wristlet! So, we had Deborah, one of our staffers, do an extended test of this bag to see what all the buzz is about.

Well, for one…she loves the thick cotton canvas on this wristlet, and we couldn’t agree more. After all, it is 10 oz, which is more than durable enough to withstand whatever you can throw at (in?) a small pouch (note: the colored cottons are 9 oz.). The imprint is high quality, and it overall just feels like a sturdy pouch that’s going to last!  Continue reading

Newton Supply Co. and TradeWinds Custom Canvas Tote: A Success Story

Awesome photo credit to Steve Moakley

Recently we had a chance to chat with Laura Davis, Founder and Creative Director of Newton Supply Co. The company, based in Austin, Texas, offers sustainable and ethically made bags and accessories. They have been selling our TradeWinds Custom Canvas Tote in their online store since 2016. We love the mission of Newton Supply Co. as much as we love  working with TradeWinds…and we are thrilled they have found each other, because the two organizations dovetail perfectly!

Bulletin Bag: What prompted your team to consider a project using custom bags?

Laura Davis: We produce handbags and weekenders, and were looking for a reusable shopping tote to add to our line to cater to our gift shop retailers that buy wholesale from us. We wanted to look for a partner that could manufacture for us, since we are currently at capacity production-wise.  Continue reading

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