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The Latest Bag Designer for Dudes: Mike D of the Beastie Boys

Mike D, sans bag. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

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If you’re in the market for a new carryall, you’ve come to the right place, because it has just come to our attention that Mike D, a.k.a. Michael Diamond, a.k.a. Mike D of the Beastie Boys has tried his hand at designing bags. Specifically, bags to appeal to grown men. And honestly, they’re not bad.

“I was showing up at the studio all the time with no bag, being like, ‘I don't want to have a backpack. I've had backpacks my whole life and I'm a grown man now. I should have something better,’” Mike D explained to Billboard last week.

He didn’t go it alone. The rapper paired up with accessories designer Clare Vivier to whip up a black, blue, and army green collection that includes sizable totes, wine totes, T-shirts, watches, bandanas, and laptop cases, along with extras like passport holders and luggage tags. For those looking for stylish receptacles for their crap, Mike D has thought of everything.

While Vivier noted to Billboard that the collection is specifically intended for a male audience, the pieces are suitable for anyone to buy — sizing doesn’t matter much when it comes to bags. Vivier admits that she herself would carry everything in the capsule.

Based on pure utility, it’s no shock that business seems to be going pretty well: The $525 black canvas tote is already sold out on Clare V’s website. Snap up the goods while you can.

A royal blue canvas tote designed by Mike D of the Beastie Boys. A Mike D x Clare V canvas tote, $525 at Clare Vivier.
A black t-shirt designed by Mike D of the Beastie Boys. A Mike D x Clare V t-shirt, $99 at Clare Vivier.
A blue wine tote that reads "Vin" in cobalt letters. A Mike D x Clare V wine tote, $145 at Clare Vivier.