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Wanting: Virginia Johnson x J.Crew Tote Bag

Virginia Johnson is a Canadian textile designer who creates colourful prints on clothing, shawls, home and children's wear. Her patterns are bright, funky and fun, making them the perfect aesthetic for the likes of J.Crew to scoop up.

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"After falling in love with her whimsical illustrations, we recruited Canadian textile designer Virginia Johnson to create this quirky tote just for us. Crafted of sturdy canvas in a remarkably functional — and completely cool — oversize silhouette, this goes-everywhere bag is an unexpectedly fun carryall and a true objet d'art all at once," says the company of her motif beach tote bag that retails for $148 and is available in a navy shark or emerald green lobster motif. Want. Want. Want.

Fans of the Toronto-based designer will be familiar with Johnson's bright and airy space on College near Ossington. Outfitted with a huge front window and cool white walls, the store allows for customers to explore her beautiful shawls, books and bags, which J.Crew couldn't resist including in its summer lineup.

But this isn't Johnson's first collaboration with a big name brand as her textiles have previously been sampled by Kate Spade. That line consisted of journals and stationery, however, J.Crew is keen to include more of Johnson's patterns in additional garments. Maybe her caramel sea turtles and cocoa camel print as a sundress?

Image via J.Crew