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map totes by sammy


Over the summer we spent a few days on Fire Island with friends Jodi and Fred, and their boys Sammy and Lionel. The absence of cars on the island means much more freedom and independence for kids, and one way this was most apparent were all the entrepreneurial kids. Every time we left the house we passed kids selling lemonade, painted shells, home made cookies, etc. Once a summer the island fully embraces this trend and has a big sale where all the kids get to set up a stand...in true Fire Island spirit they each bring a red wagon displaying their wares. Sammy and Lionel have had a wagon for the last couple years where they sell tote bags that Sammy makes. The bags are so cute that they sold out in past years so Sam was in full production mode when we arrived a few days before the sale. It is so great to see how he has channeled his longtime interest in maps into a great product...be in touch if you want a custom tote and I will make the introduction!


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looks great--thanks amy!! xoxox jodi

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

Super cute--beautiful photos, too. Love the idea of kids selling their own creations.

September 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZanthe

amazing bags! when did sammy get to be a teenager. beautiful pictures, as always.

September 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremily

We started in Ocean Bay Park and took a long walk on the beach and ended up making it all the way to the light house at the western tip of Fire Island. Luckily we had our Sammy tote bag with us to map out our progress and always know what town was next!

September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGNemec

Will surely recommend this site to some friends! Very interesting site and articles. Really thankful for sharing. Regards,

January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTotes

LOVE these totes, and the thought of a kids craft fair on car-free Fire Island. Sammy is amazing.

October 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Astor
Cool bags! Great to get your kids involved with creative projects. I always feel that it is better to create as well as consume rather than just consume things. It certainly gave me a sense of independence and confidence.
January 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter83 West Studio

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