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The ultimate, modern toy storage bag + playmat in one. Ideal for Legos and other small toys. Cleanup made simple with Swoop Bags! Made in US
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summer giveaway

Ready, Set, Summer!

June 1, 2016

It’s officially June! Bike rides, BBQs, farmers’ markets and the beach are calling and we’re teaming up with a few friends to make sure you’re ready to play hard this summer. To kickstart the summer we are doing a super cool GIVEAWAY with these other two PNW companies: Nutcase Helmets from Portland and Nuu-Muu Bellingham/Boise.

One winner will win this trio of prizes from each of the following: a Nutcase Helmet, a Swoop Go Bag, and a Nuu-Muu dress! 

Click HERE to enter this summer Giveaway. 

*** Contest ends June 10th 11:59PST. Open to residents of the United States. 
Terms and conditions: by entering the sweepstakes, you have agreed to receive Nutcase, Nuu-Muu, and Swoop Bags email marketing. Winner will be notified by email within one week of contest ending. Prize value approximately $250.
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HOT PINK Mini Bag Giveaway!

May 18th, 2016

We are giving away TWO of these super-fun, Hot Pink color Mini bags. Ditch the Legos and use it for a COSMETIC bag! All week we have been kicking off the launch of our new style of minis by giving away one bag each day. We are combining Wed/Thursday’s giveaway so our two winners will be announced Thursday at 9pm (PST).

To Enter:

  1. Head on over to our Pinterest page and PIN this image.
  2. Let us know on either our Facebook page that you have pinned it. 
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The New Mini Bag has arrived!

May 16th, 2016

They are here! Meet the NEW style of Swoop Mini Bags designed with tough, water-resistant fabric, an addition of an inside pocket, tight closure with cord locks and 10 fun, bold bright colors. These bags are the same size as before (16″ diameter x 6″edge) and of course still made right here in Seattle. Swoop Minis are your “go-to” portable lego storage solution but also ideal for other small toys, art supplies, snacks, knitting materials, and collections of all sorts. What we like best about our new minis is this awesome durable new fabric (think backpack material). It is a little bag that you can bring anywhere. If you think it needs a wash, just throw it in the washing machine on cold and then hang to dry. It comes out looking just like new. 

New Features:
• Crazy durable water-resistant fabric

• Closes completely at top
• A pocket now inside the bag
• More color options
• Made in USA

Through this Friday, May 20th, save 20% on your entire order. Please use promo code: newminis

Watch our new VIDEO:swoop bags on you tube

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Meet the Bag Ladies, Kea & Sarah and WIN both a Merin + Swoop Bag!

April 26, 2016

Sarah and Kea met at the University of Washington. Later in life, they each found love, marriage, and a baby carriage (you know the story)… Years later, and five kids between their two families, the plot took a turn…

Sarah, having two Lego loving boys, found that her grandmother’s Lego bag (made for her brother 30 years prior) was a Lego cleanup dream. However, there were some design dilemmas in that bag that ended up sparking her idea for SwoopShe redesigned her grandmother’s original bag to create a modern, streamlined version in bold, bright colors, which makes Lego cleanup simple, easy, and fun. Made from high quality 100% cotton canvas and durable nylon cord, Swoops are designed to last. 

For Kea, schlepping gear (towels, goggles, change of clothes, books, keys, cell phone, and gold fish crackers) for three young screamers in a city known for too much water was just too difficult. Kea’s solution? The Merin bag… a big, colorful, stylish, canvas bag that keeps everything organized and dry, with a waterproof fabric bottom, waterproof interior pockets, and detachable cross-body strap that can hook into two different positions, cross-body or sling-back.

Both Merin + Swoop Bags come in bright, vibrant colors, and are Made with LOVE in the USA. We both believe in supporting our local, US economy and recognize that this costs more but in return gives you a much better product. 


Connect with us on Pinterest!

April 10, 2016

We LOVE design, whether it be a light-filled modern interior space, a funky, colorful kids’ chair, a great leather purse, or an innovative product for the home. This love for design is woven through all aspects of Swoop Bags. Sarah Kirk, the owner of Swoop Bags and former graphic designer, has always loved and breathed modern, simple design. In all aspects of her life, she is always stripping things down to the simplest of ways to cut out the “clutter” that can be overbearing and stressful.

You can check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration on Interior Spaces, Sarah’s Style, Kids’ Rooms, Food, Art Projects for Kids, All Things Lego, Ideas for Boys, Made in he USA Products, and of course our Swoop board. Just click on the image below to FOLLOW us.

Follow Swoop Bags’s board Lego Storage on Pinterest.

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Coming Soon! Our New MINI Bags!!

April 8, 2016

We are so excited to bring to you our NEW Mini Bags! These new bags have been updated and constructed with top of the line super, durable, nylon fabric that is water-resistant. Kind of like back-pack material – sturdy and strong. Our new bags are designed to last a lifetime and since these little buggers get toted around from place to place – in the car, to the beach, on the plane, from room to room, etc., we wanted to make these bags easy to throw in the washing machine and dryer (if need be) and have them still come out looking perfectly new. You will LOVE, LOVE this bag folks!! We can hardly wait to get them up and online for you. The closure at the top closes completely now and has the same cord locks to secure the bags closed. Size: 16″ in diameter with a 5″ edge + Pocket! Made in Seattle, of course.

New Features:
• Crazy durable NYLON fabric
• Water resistant (super easy to clean)
• Closes completely at top
• A pocket now inside bag
• More color options

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Top 5 Cool + Modern Lego Storage Ideas

March 15, 2016

We created a post a few years back regarding a handful of lego storage solutions and decided to do an updated post narrowing it down to our TOP 5 Cool + Modern Lego Storage Ideas. Yes, we are very biased since we think our Swoop Bags are the best and make cleanup time the easiest, but we know that some kids and parents prefer other methods of organizing their Lego pieces as well. We like streamlined and simple designs without a lot of extra added details. It was a bit challenging to find, but here is our top 5 choices :

  1. Lego Storage Brick I really do love the simplicity and modern vibe of these Lego brand plastic containers. They come in a variety of colors and look pretty darn cool in a room. It looks like there are a variety of sizes as well.
  2. Iris 6-drawer Organizer with Casters If we were super organized with our Lego pieces we would choose this stackable, movable storage cart. It comes in a white/clear version that would really make a pop! with a bunch of bright, colored lego pieces in them.
  3. Swoop Bags Our first vote! Lego pieces (or other toys like trains, blocks, Polly Pockets, etc.) are are stored in this 100% cotton canvas bag. The bag functions as a play mat as well when open up (44″ in diameter) where multiple kids can play around the bag. When it is time to cleanup, you just grab durable nylon cords on each side and “Swoop Up” the bag. We love that you can easily take this bag to any room of the house. Made in USA / Seattle, too.
  4. Simple Basic Storage Container This is a no-frills kind of toy storage bin. It could look nice with multiple bins in a row on a shelf. Again, the cleanup time after they are dumped is something to consider (hint: Swoop Bags!) This would also work for any kind of toys. 
  5. Lego Mini figure Display Case This is a great little way to display your most coveted Lego Mini Figures. You can stack them up on top of each other or even mount them on the wall for more of a “display” look. Comes in Red or Black.


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St. Patricks Day SALE

March 14, 2016

To celebrate St. Patty’s Day we are offering our Large Emerald Green Swoop Bag (shown above) at 20% off all week. Please use promo code: patty20 You can shop this color Swoop Bag right here. And Happy St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th!


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New Swoop Bag Color – Cream/Cream

March 12, 2012

Customers were asking, so we delivered. That is the best part about being a small business. Our manufacturing is just minutes away from our home, our fabric suppliers are able to ship small batch rolls of fabric for selected colors we want to test out, like our new “Cream Puff” color. This “au natural” canvas colored Swoop Bag is made with the same durable 100% cotton canvas as well as our newly added design feature ~ cool, matte black grommets. Minimal tones, natural fibers and a modern style is what this cream/cream bag is all about. To kick off our newly featured bag, we are giving away one of these today! For details check out our Facebook page. You can find this bag and other colors at


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