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WELL-PLAID

With tartan primed to be one of fall’s key trends, Sachi’s “Lunchin’ Ladies” tote turns any break room into your personal runway. Clad in a wool-acrylic blend and topped with faux-leather handles, the satchel features pockets aplenty for flatware, keys, and business cards.

+ Lunchin Ladies $16.32 at QVC

+ Sachi

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GRID LOCK

Dress up your sack lunch in Built NY’s ultramodern neoprene carryall, which stretches to accommodate your chow-down essentials with ease. An adjustable strap makes it a cinch to manage the load.

+ Spicy Relish (in “City Grid”) $29.99

+ Built NY

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FINE DINING

Even last night’s leftovers take on a fresh patina with the elegant “Kate” lunch tote by Koko. Pieced together from satiny black nylon, patent handles, and a wraparound patent base, the lead-, BPA-, and PVC-free number includes a drawstring top to keep your goodies neatly corralled.

+ Kate $18.95 at Lunchville

+ Koko

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BOX LUNCH

A cubist treat for your eats in an assortment of delectable hues, Lug Life’s “Freight Box” lunch cube includes a hidden exterior bottle holder, pockets for your lunchtime gear, and shoulder straps for hauling around.

+ Freight Box (in “Sunset Orange”) $29

+ Lug Life

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FLOWER POWER

Handmade to order in Utah, Carried Away’s modern-day lunch pail offers a heady bouquet of apricot blossoms, plus a layer of insulation to keep hot foods toasty and cold ones chilled.

+ Apricot Blossoms $24

+ Carried Away

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ALL-AMERICAN

Military issue invades the lunchroom with Artifact’s olive-drab take on the brown paper bag. Fill ‘er up with freedom fries and victory cabbage—this patriotic holdall is handmade in Nebraska from American-made waxed cotton, Illinois-tanned Horween leather, U.S.-produced seam binding and thread, and hand-hammered copper rivets.

+ No. 215 Olive $65

+ Artifact Bag Co.

Originally published August 31, 2011