THESE BAGS HAVE NOTH­ING TO HIDE: In sim­pler times, trans­par­ent vinyl

The Denver Post - - TRAVEL - MB Greene Be Clear Tote is $38; Chain Purse, $48; Wrist­let; $28; pri­vacy pouch, $12; with a pack­age price of $99 for all four bags; at www.mb­greene.com.

bags were mainly beach gear for stash­ing wet tow­els or keep­ing pa­per­backs, keys and cash dry and sand-free. Now, they have be­come se­ri­ous sta­ples at high-se­cu­rity venues re­quir­ing clear vis­i­bil­ity of any­thing car­ried. MB Greene, a pur­veyor of light­weight, easy care or­ga­niz­ers, has met this man­date with a new line of see-through bags that are se­cu­rity-com­pli­ant — but with a flash of flair. The com­pany’s Be Clear Col­lec­tion in­cludes a 12-inch by 12-inch by 6-inch-deep trans­par­ent tote, with leather-like straps and trim, and stylish stitch­ing; an 8-inch by 5-inch by 3-inch-deep zip­pered purse with a long de­tach­able shoul­der chain; and an 8-inch by 5.25-inch zip­pered wrist­let with leatherette zip­per pull and carry strap. The col­lec­tion also fea­tures a reg­u­la­tion-size 4.5-inch by 6.5-inch zip­pered black ny­lon “pri­vacy pouch” for keep­ing cash and credit cards un­der cover but eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble for in­spec­tion. The four bags can be bought in­di­vid­u­ally or at a sub­stan­tially re­duced pack­age price. For times when full dis­clo­sure is nei­ther re­quired nor rec­om­mended, just slide the tote and/or the other Be Clear bags into any slightly larger opaque car­rier (MB Greene sells a va­ri­ety of styles in bright col­ors with con­trast­ing trim). For those of us who are for­ever for­ag­ing blindly through sel­dom-culled bags, pulling a see-all hold-all out of an opaque twin is a trick as magic as pulling a rab­bit out of a hat. The Be Clear Col­lec­tion will soon add a trans­par­ent phone pouch with a cross-body leatherette strap; more see-through sib­lings are in the works.

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