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BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN

Meet Mariam Naficy

”Can’t live without my Lo & Sons bag, which fits my laptop, Minted day planner, jacket, walking shoes, and everything I need on the road or to survive a sometimes 18-hour workday.”

September 2014

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THE KNOT

Honeymoon Essentials

”This canvas weekender is expertly sized for the overhead bin or a mini-moon.”

Summer 2014

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DAMSEL IN DIOR

Trippin’

”I am legit obsessed with this tote not only because of the amount of clothes you can fit inside, but I love how the bottom pocket zips open for your shoes, toiletries or whatever knick knacks you pick up on your travels!”

April 14, 2014

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STYLE WATCH

What We’re Buying: Transitional Nail Polish, a Genius Travel Bag, The Comfiest Bra and More!

”It’s incredibly well-designed — nothing gets lost, despite the size, thanks to all the thoughtful pockets and compartments.”

August 5, 2014

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LONNY

Gorgeous Getaway

”I'm heading out of town tomorrow for a long weekend. Here's the short list of what I'll be packing in my new Lo & Sons Catalina tote.”

July 28, 2014

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A PIECE OF TOAST

Carrying The Catalina

”The bags that have been serving for our travel and in-town needs is The Catalina by Lo & Sons.”

June 19, 2014

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US WEEKLY

Editors’ Style Picks for Summer 2014 — With Discounts

”Get out of town in style with this roomy Lo & Sons bag that’s large enough for a weekend’s essentials.”

May 28, 2014

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RACKED

Haul It All: The Best Travel, Laptop, and Baby Bags

"I have my eye on the Travel Tote($260), from Lo & Sons. It has an internal-support strap system (so a laptop will be nice and snug), a back sleeve that lets you secure it over a luggage handle, and a pretty lavender lining."

May 14, 2014

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GREEN WEDDING SHOES

Beautiful, Stylish Travel Bags From Lo & Sons

”Lo & Sons chose lightweight materials like nylon and canvas to help ease the load on your shoulders. Because when you’re traveling, your bag shouldn’t weigh more than the stuff it carries!”

April 14, 2014

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WELL + GOOD

7 Bags Well + Good editors are toting to the gym this spring

”This is the first bag I've been able to actually fit ALL of my stuff in—sneakers, gym clothes, laptop, makeup case, subway reading material, wallet, etc.—that looks more like a purse than a "gym bag." And its organization system is brilliant.”

April 10, 2014

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LEVO LEAGUE

10 Things You Can Do With Your Tax Return

”Buy that Lo & Son’s Bag you have been drooling over. Levo League introduced me to that gorgeous and sensible Lo & Son’s bag. It’s perfect for the working girl with a hectic schedule. This bag has many different compartments to fit your lifestyle. You can fit your laptop, iPad, sneakers, and so much more! I need to have it and already purchased with my return!”

April 2, 2014

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RUE DAILY

I'm Looking For: Spring Travel Packing

”This bag from Lo & Sons will not only make your trip easy to pack for (there’s a secret compartment for sandals at the bottom) but it takes the guess-work out of the carry-on bag. You’ll easily fit your laptop, passport, sunnies, sunscreen and any other in-flight necessities without any trouble.”

April 2, 2014

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APARTMENT 34

Packing a Punch: 2 Weeks in a Tote Bag!

”The Lo & Sons Catalina large canvas weekender is perfect. It has this amazing bottom pouch that expands the space of the tote. It’s sturdy, yet lightweight!”

April 2, 2014

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WHAT I WORE

Lets Get Organized

”I’ve decided to both simplify and upgrade with a new everyday bag from Lo & Sons. I saw good reviews on some of my favorite lifestyle sites, so I browsed the options and went with the T.T. in army green.”

March 31, 2014

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GLITTER GUIDE

Go Buy Now: Lo & Sons Bags

”All Lo & Sons bags are made with functionality in mind, which means they’re super durable and lightweight to keep your shoulders feeling comfortable.”

February 11, 2014

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GLAM

The Lo and Sons OG Bag Might Be The Best Travel Bag Ever

”Fashion, function and the cool kid factor – the Lo and Sons OG Bag has it all . I’ve only traveled with it twice and already I’m wondering where it’s been all my life.”

February 4, 2014

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STYLE JAUNT

Travel Gear: Lo & Sons O.G. Carry-On

”I reserved the larger rolling case for clothes and gifts, and meanwhile shoved all of my work and plane material into the O.G. bag. Let me tell you - discovering all of its secret pockets and compartments is like a treasure hunt. I geek out over this bag every time I use it. There's a sleeve for my laptop, another for my magazines and notebooks, and then I'm still able to fit in all of my toiletries, wallet, headphones and business cards. It's insane.”

January 20, 2014

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CORALS + COGNACS

Packing The Perfect Carry-On

”My Lo & Sons bag will function as my day-bag once we reach our destinations, too. Perfect for exploring!”

December 20, 2013

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THE GUARDIAN

Your 2013 feminist holiday gift guide

"For the woman who travels, solo or not, a functional carry-on is key. This bag by Lo & Sons was recommended to me by feminist Jessica Valenti, and it's been a life-saver. With tons of pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, hidden shoe storage and a handy zip-bottom pocket that lets the bag slide effortlessly over a rolling suitcase handle, it's the ideal travel tote. Bonus: not ugly."

December 13, 2013

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STYLE ME SWANKY

Lo & Sons: O.G. vs O.M.G. Review & Giveaway

”This bag quickly became my gym bag. It's the perfect size for all of the things I need for a workout, with even some extra room left over."

September 12, 2013

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START UP

Episode 9

"Gary and the crew venture to NYC, to speak to Helen, who, with the help of her two sons, created 'Lo & Sons," a line of stylish and practical carryall handbags and travel totes."

November 17, 2013

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RACKED

This Bag Could Save You at Least $1,000

"I need a safe, sturdy, non-hideous bag that can carry all my essentials. Including Mr. Macbook. This T.T, or Travel Tote, is from online retailer Lo & Sons. It has an internal-support strap system, a back sleeve that lets you secure it over a luggage handle, and a pretty lavender lining. This style goes for $260, which is well worth the investment if it prevents me from having to replace my laptop anytime soon."

October 11, 2013

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VERIA LIVING

The Traveler’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

"If you buy one big-ticket item for the wanderer in your life, let Lo & Sons The O.G. be it. With its endless compartments and organized pockets, this carry-on is a total life changer. The bag easily fits a laptop, tablet, work documents, a pair of shoes and more."

December 6, 2013

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ELLE

Fall 2013 Trends: Camera Bags

"Now I have a new item to add to my wish list: A bag camera great for storing my camera that's sleek and chic and not the bland backpack black neoprene I have been using to cover events."

August 23, 2013

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APARTMENT THERAPY

First Time Luggage Buyers Guide

"My go-to personal item bag is the Lo & Sons OG ($295). I like its spacious capacity, enough to provide me with everything I need for a short trip and with a laptop compartment. The smaller version, the OMG ($275) is also a great pick."

July 24, 2013

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FODOR'S TRAVEL INTELLIGENCE

Fodor's Approved: Best Summer Weekend Bags

"I loved the look of this bag—casual, but elegant, and has a very Cape Cod feel to it. This bag does double duty with a smart bottom zipper pocket for wet clothes after a day at the beach or shoes if you're using it as a carry-on. It's bigger than your average one-person beach bag, but would make the perfect weekend bag, easy to toss in the back of the car."

June 6, 2013

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RUE MAGAZINE

SNAG HER STYLE: Rue’s Style Editor Victoria de la Camara

"This outfit was the perfect thing to wear to a spring cocktail party or dinner with some friends. I love this white dress from Zara - it’s tight but is a little longer than most body-con dresses so it is still tasteful. I combined it with a pair of gladiator shoes from Coach that are my go-to heels for the spring and summer. They work well with white but also look amazing with hot pink or orange, giving your outfit an edgy yet earthy feel. Finally, I chose to pack my things in this stylish canvas bag from Lo & Sons. I wanted to tone down the femininity of my dress with something that looked borrowed from my boyfriend."

May 22, 2013

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POPSUGAR

12 Chic Camera Bags For Spring Snapping

"Lo & Sons Claremont Bag - Don't let that fashion-forward structure fool you: the Claremont crossbody ($300) is photography-focused. The leather exterior and gunmetal hardware disguise a body big enough for standard Canon and Nikon DSLRs, a lens or flash, and clever memory card inserts."

May 20, 2013

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PUREWOW

Weekender Bags For Your Summer Travels

"The O.M.G. - Living up to its name, this bag fits a remarkable amount of items, including a laptop, iPad, camera and shoes all in exclusively designated compartments. It also features a sleeve that easily secures the bag to any luggage handle. You’ll never leave home without it."

May 15, 2013

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CBS NEW YORK

Emergency Party Prep Items & Fashion Fixes

November 30, 2012

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LUCKY MAGAZINE

If You Were a Street-Style Blogger, You'd Totally Wear This Cross-Body Bag

"If you were a street style blogger in the vein of vintage Man Repeller and Susie Bubble, you'd totally carry your weapon of choice—the DSLR camera—in this genius nappa leather camera, er, cross-body bag. The gunmetal hardware-detailed flap hides strategically placed slots for memory cards (or bus change), and a spacious adjustable internal compartment to store your wallet, makeup bag and other essentials (without crowding your cam)."

October 10, 2012

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FODOR'S TRAVEL INTELLIGENCE

Fodor's Approved: Best Carry-On Bags

"We packed this chic bag for a week and loved its silky lightweight exterior and its abundance of secret zippered pockets and segmented compartments. It fits easily beneath an airplane seat and boasts comfy-on-our-shoulders leather straps."

September 24, 2012

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NBC NEW YORK

Hottest Travel Items For Your Carry On

July 27, 2012

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TRAVEL CHANNEL

Mother's Day Travel Gift Guide

"For the mom whose purse is a black hole … How many times has mom dug through her purse, endlessly looking for something important? This Mott crossbody bag is the perfect place for mom to store her most important travel items."

May 10, 2012

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DAILY CANDY

2012 Mother's Day Gift Guide

"Encourage her to keep exploring with the water-resistant Mott cross-body bag by Lo & Sons ($48), a lightweight, nylon tote that comfortably fits a map, passport, and boarding pass."

May 9, 2012

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APARTMENT THERAPY

5 Ways To Simplify Traveling With Tech

"Being able to easily remove your laptop and/or tablet for security checks and to access during flight is critical if you're looking to make your travel smoother. Choosing the right bag to carry your tech in makes all of the difference. For a carry-on that's great for my tech (fits up to a 15" MacBook Pro) with a feminine look, I like my Lo & Sons OG. The material of the bag is strong and durable and the interior is just right for carrying my laptop, iPad, Kindle, camera and a few lenses."

May 9, 2012

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WASHINGTONIAN

Fashion Icons in Other Cities: Meet Our Fave Work Style Blogger

"What are your favorite brands for investment work shoes and bags? I carry my Celine tote on and off the clock--it's a versatile size and shape. I bought mine at Barneys, but it's also available at Saks and Neiman Marcus. Lo & Sons makes a wonderful travel/laptop bag--I never travel without it now."

April 30, 2012

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BUSINESS INSIDER

16 Sexy And Stylish Cases For Your Gadgets

"The Brookline is a laptop bag from LO & SONS that is a great solution if your looking to upgrade your office or travel bag."

February 4, 2012

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REFINERY29

Snag The Ultimate Laptop Bag (Perfect For Holiday Travel)

"Yup, those long days in the airport are a-comin', and chances are you aren't going laptop-free this holiday season (boohoo!). While we've already turned you on to a host of hot laptop cases, we've got one more mega-functional number to share, that'll help you out in a major way."

December 9, 2011

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GOTHAM MAGAZINE

Chic and Sturdy: The O.G. Bag - For Lo & Sons, It’s All In This Bag.

"When it comes to toting workout gear, most gym bags leave little to the imagination. And let’s face it: Sporty duffels just don’t go with designer dresses and power suits no matter how you style them. So it’s little wonder that since we got our hands on the Lo & Sons O.G. bag ($295), we haven’t put it down."

March 29, 2011

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USA TODAY (VIA BOARDINGAREA.COM)

Pearls of Travel Wisdom – Lo & Sons Bags

"I wish I had the Lo & Sons’ OG bag when I worked in downtown Chicago and ran from the train to my office, switching from sneakers into dress shoes once I arrived. It’s great for keeping a pair of shoes (or even a wet umbrella) in the underside compartment away from everything else in your tote."

March 28, 2011

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REAL SIMPLE

8 Weekender Bags for Quick Getaways

"This versatile bag is made from lightweight materials so you won’t start out with your luggage weighing you down. Perfect for traveling or the gym (O.G. does stand for overnight/gym, after all), this carryall focuses on function without forgetting that form is important, too."

March 1, 2011

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THE HUFFINGTON POST

All In The Family

"Derek Lo, a successful strategist and account executive at one of the world's most successful marketing agencies, Anomaly, made the decision to leave his job and join his mother and brother in a small business venture."

January 24, 2011

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RACKED

How To Carry A Lot Of Stuff Without Looking Like You're Carrying A Lot Of Stuff

"Here is a list of things we love: traveling, stuff. How to reconcile these two interests – especially in light of airlines' stricter and stricter carry-on rules? We like the new Lo & Sons TT ($260) and OG ($295) bags."

December 14, 2010

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Reviews

Julie Chang

Entertainment Anchor, Good Day New York

"Lo & Sons travel bags are genius. From the shoe pocket, to all the compartments, to how it attaches to my rolley, it's 5-stars!!"

Kristin Appenbrink

Associate Editor, Realsimple.com

"I've been using my O.G. almost every day, and I love it! It holds a surprising amount of stuff for it's size, and somehow it never feels bulky when I'm carrying it. I've been using it as a gym bag, and the shoe pocket is perfect; it keeps my gym shoes away from the rest of my clothing, but folds perfectly flat and stays out of the way when I'm using the O.G. as a travel bag."

Vanessa Schneider

Community Manager, Google

"Loving all the pockets, and the straps are so comfy – especially handy because I need to carry a 15" MacBook to the office every day. I travel a lot from New York to California for work, so I'm carrying the weekender-style bag everywhere, and I love it."

Mary Wellon

Producer, CNBC

"We took our bags all over Thailand – Bangkok, on boats to/from Phi Phi Island, on beaches in Phuket, and through Chiang Mai. Really enjoyed the bag and will definitely recommend to others."

Jen Paek

Handbag Product Development Manager

"The TT is perfect for my work trips to Asia. Pockets for everything I need and then some! Super lightweight and comfy! All women should have this bag as there is nothing like it on the market! Good Work!"

Shelly Choi

Handbag Product Development Manager

"Being that I'm a bit of a globetrotter myself and always trying to find the most efficient organizational bag, the O.G. has been great! I take it every where I go, even to work! I get compliments on it left and right."

Michelle Haas

Sales Executive, New York Times Global

"I used to haul up to 3 bags to hold my essentials while traveling around Asia for work and running in and out of meetings. The bags have since been replaced by the T.T., which now accompanies me where ever I go. Over the past few weeks alone, it's traveled with me from Hong Kong to Singapore, Phuket, Bangkok, Guangzhou, New York, Virginia and back, and still looks and feels as good as new. Last-minute packing and passing through security checks have become much breezier, thanks to the meticulously designed pockets that keep my laptop, iPad, power cords, adapters, files and camera organized."

Joanna Goddard

Editor & Blogger

"Lo & Sons, a brand of fabulous travel bags made by a mother and her sons. The cute bags can easily fit laptops and are full of secret pockets. You could use them as work bags, travel bags, diaper bags or camera bags!"

Erica Cerulo

Co-Founder, Ofakind.com

"Lo & Sons makes super streamlined, super utilitarian travel bags—or so they say. The fact of the matter is that while the totes would fit nicely into an overhead bin, they are actually the perfect city bag—just the thing you need if you don’t have an office and lug around your computer, a camera, a change of shoes, and a ton of nonsense every day. As if that’s not enough, the company’s story elicits the kind of emotions typically reserved for books like Marley & Me or Tuesdays with Morrie: It was started by Helen Lo, who, in her mid-60s, decided she wanted to create this line. So her two boys Derek and Jan quit their advertising and product design jobs to help her make it happen. I mean, stop it. It’s just too much."

Kat Griffin

Corporette.com

"I must say, I was really impressed with the design of these bags. Love the lightweight nylon that they’re made of, as well as the leather straps — but the number of pockets and the intelligence with which they’re laid out is something else. "

Erin Heimstra

Apartment34.com

"It's nearly impossible to find a work carryall that can meet the needs of a style-savvy girl on the go - with laptop, lunch, gym clothes, camera equipment et al in tow. Lo & Sons bags combine everything I need to haul my life around: durability, size and strength all in a sleek, subtle aesthetic. "

Caitlin Flemming

SacramentoStreet.com

"When I got back from my journey to Santa Fe I couldn't stop using my O.G. and in fact I've used it every day for work and love it. It holds everything; my work computer, lunch, gym shoes, and purse essentials. Somehow it never feels like it's too bulky like the other bags I've used in the past. I have since named my O.G. the Organizational Genius, yes I'm a dork, but all of the different pockets and pouches make it easy for me to be efficient and know where everything is at all times."

Leigh–Anne Larson

Graduate Student, University of Illinois–Chicago

"Carrying my computer for work, books for school and my winter work shoes, I test the limits of my OG daily and have yet to exceed its capacity. Carting a laptop around for five years on public transportation, I had been searching for the perfect bag and I am thrilled the search is over. Its the perfect second carry on; I will never have to check a bag again."

Rebecca Kysar

Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

"The O.G. did the heavy lifting for me on 14 flights in 30 days, keeping me organized, stylish, and light. It carried me through the blizzard of NYC, the cornfields of the Midwest, the wilds of Patagonia, the hills of San Francisco, the shuffleboard courts of Boca, and the endless beaches of the Caymens. Not to mention daily trips to the gym upon my return. I won't leave home without it!"

Viviane Kraus

Librarian, Chicago

"The OG and I are taking a weekend girls trip to Puerto Vallarta. Packing for such trips can be a pain when wanting to only use carry–on luggage. The biggest potential issue, shoes. But not with the OG, I managed to fit heels, running shoes, sandals and flip flops. Shoes can take up so much room in luggage and the OG makes traveling with multiple pairs of shoes easy."

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