What: St. Jude's Children's Hostpial Vinyl Canvas Tote, $32
Why: There's been quite a ruckus this year about canvas totes that do double duty as luxury It bags and environment-friendly finds. And while the Anya Hindmarch-led revolution is a fantastic step forward for fashionable awareness-raising, there are more causes out there that you can champion while supporting your shopping addiction.
Take this vinyl-coated Hindi-print tote from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Hope Catalog. One hundred percent of the proceeds from everything sold benefit St. Jude's, one of the world's leading treatment and research centers for children with catastrophic diseases, primarily pediatric cancers. This fashionable black and white damask tote is roomy and waterproof, and, yes, you can fill it with groceries (or your wallet and keys, your day's shopping take, your must-have riding-the-train literature…).
It may not be the year's premiere It Bag, and you may not spot any celebs toting it, but it's a steal at only $32 — perfect for everyone on your gift list — and you can feel good about contributing to a fabulous cause. Now that's something that never goes out of style.
Get Yours: St. Jude Hope Catalog gift shop