Just Chilling

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Just Chilling

Just Chilling

Rachel Comey’s latest accessories were inspired by, of all things, her father’s caffeine addiction. “When you go somewhere with him, he brings along his little cheapo plastic cooler for his Diet Cokes and I couldn’t stand looking at it,” she says. For relief from the eyesore, she designed insulated lunch totes (far right), backpacks, and a mini cooler (far left) in playful fabrics from her spring 2011 collection. While the six-pack-size cooler is perfect for picnics, the lunch sacks are an ideal disguise for those now ubiquitous juice cleanses. Says Comey, “If you use something all the time, why should it look hideous?” (at Bird, Brooklyn, <a href="

Rachel Comey’s latest accessories were inspired by, of all things, her father’s caffeine addiction. “When you go somewhere with him, he brings along his little cheapo plastic cooler for his Diet Cokes and I couldn’t stand looking at it,” she says. For relief from the eyesore, she designed insulated lunch totes, backpacks, and a mini cooler in playful fabrics from her spring 2011 collection. While the six-pack-size cooler is perfect for picnics, the lunch sacks are an ideal disguise for those now ubiquitous juice cleanses. Says Comey, “If you use something all the time, why should it look hideous?” (at Bird, Brooklyn, shopbird.com; from $290 to $345).

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