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Back to School with Zac: Zac Posen Limited Edition DHL Tote

UPDATE: The totes are now available for purchase HERE!

zacposentote.jpgZac Posen’s Limited-edition DHL tote will launch during Fashion Week, Bag Snob has been invited to preview the bag at the exclusive launch party at Bryant Park Grill and to interview Zac! The tote was created as a part of the “Tote for Teachers” campaign to benefit Zac’s favorite chairty, Teachers’ Count. Posen and his high school English literature teacher from St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights will participate in a public service announcement for TeachersCount’s “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher” series.

The bags will sell for $400 with complimentary DHL delivery and 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the bags will benefit the national non-profit organization supporting the teaching profession. I’ve always felt teachers are under appreciated in the United States and hope this campaign will bring the recognition and support they deserve. I know you all have had at least one teacher who made a positive impact on your life, honor them by purchasing one of these super cute bags! I should buy at least a dozen because I had the most patient and amazing teachers growing up (most notably Ms. Bullock- my 3rd grade teacher who took extra time everyday to teach me English when I moved to the US, she made living in a foreign country fun and exciting instead of frightening. Ms. Kuzak- my 8th grade art teacher who encouraged me to follow my dreams and to believe I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to!).

The flat totes are made from fine Italian leather in DHL’s signature red and yellow colors, including a sturdy shoulder strap (all the better to hold your books or magazines) the tote bag was produced in Tuscany where Posen’s handbag line is also made. I am very excited about this party and will give you the full scoop behind the scenes when I get to New York next week!



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  1. As a Kindergarten teacher for 20 years, I was very excited to read about Mr. Posen’s favorite charity: TEACHERS COUNT and this awesome cause! Our children need so much and our schools aren’t often able to provide so many of the extras that make our classrooms cheerful and bright. I would love to purchase a bag for myself, but like most teachers, I will use that money to buy things for my students, such as storybooks (you can NEVER have enough!), stickers, clay, math manipulatives, paint, soft dice for games, and journals. Thanks Zac! I hope that you sell them all! Judy Mumma, Paulding Elementary School Paulding, Ohio