Canvas Tote

In 1949, Russ & Daughters took over a small storefront adjacent to its appetizing shop. During construction, founder Joel Russ, an immigrant and native Yiddish speaker, notified his customers of the expansion with a charmingly idiosyncratic sign: “FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING: RUSS & DAUGHTERS IS ENLARGING ITS QUARTERS FOR YOUR PERSONAL CONVENIENCE. BUSINESS GOING ON AS USUAL.”

In 2014, upon the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters, Josh and Niki Russ, current owners and 4th generation Russes, marked the 100-year-old business’s next big expansion — the creation of the Russ & Daughters Cafe — by reissuing the hand painted sign and adapting it slightly for the new context. The sign now hangs at the Russ & Daughters Cafe opposite the historic photo.

This tote bag was created with a print of the new sign as a homage to the history that is continued at Russ & Daughters and the Russ & Daughters Cafe every day.

$25

In 1949, Russ & Daughters took over a small storefront adjacent to its appetizing shop. During construction, founder Joel Russ, an immigrant and native Yiddish speaker, notified his customers of the expansion with a charmingly idiosyncratic sign: “FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING: RUSS & DAUGHTERS IS ENLARGING ITS QUARTERS FOR YOUR PERSONAL CONVENIENCE. BUSINESS GOING ON AS USUAL.”

In 2014, upon the 100th anniversary of Russ & Daughters, Josh and Niki Russ, current owners and 4th generation Russes, marked the 100-year-old business’s next big expansion — the creation of the Russ & Daughters Cafe — by reissuing the hand painted sign and adapting it slightly for the new context. The sign now hangs at the Russ & Daughters Cafe opposite the historic photo.

This tote bag was created with a print of the new sign as a homage to the history that is continued at Russ & Daughters and the Russ & Daughters Cafe every day.

More Details

The tote bag is roomy: a generous 16 3/8 inches high and 16 inches wide, it is the perfect size to carry smoked fish from Russ & Daughters, or many other items of your choice.

Delivery Options

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Shipping Details

  • Items are prepared fresh and shipped directly from the shop
  • Russ & Daughters ships Monday-Thursday of each week
  • No deliveries Saturday, Sunday or Monday
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an additional $35 charge for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!