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Mixed Up Wallet — The Art Of The Mixtape

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Remember the olden days when, if a guy was crushin’ on you, he’d make you a mixtape to express his sentiments? Or how you’d trade mixtapes with friends at school? Freshman year in college, I made my homegirl Thembi’s (check out her hysterical, smart, and sassy blog What Would Thembi Do?), a “Sunshine and Rain” mixtape for her birthday — one side featured some of our favorite jams about rain showers (like SWV’s “Rain,” Soul For Real’s “Candy Rain,” and Missy Elliott’s “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”) and the other was brimming with cuts about sunny days (among them Jay-Z’s “Sunshine”). I put so much effort into that tape! I really approached making a mixtape as an art form: from song selection to the actual blend itself and the transitions between cuts.

Made of press molded recycled silicone rubber, these wallets feature hidden magnets along their interior, keeping them closed shit. Available in turquoise, mustard yellow, fire engine red, and light grey, the Mixed Up Wallets (available at Up To You Toronto) provide enough room for spare change, business cards, paper clips, rubber bands, and other miscellaneous knick-knacks. Best of all, they’ll take you on a trip down memory lane — the cassette-shaped wallets even feature a “Side A” print, perforations along the bottom ridge, and an index strip along the top (where you would have normally written the name of the tape or the artist featured).

This is one tape you can let rock without having to worry about it popping!

Mixed Up Wallet, $22 CAD. Available at UpToYouToronto.com

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