French Market Bag - Handwoven Palm Leaf Bag with Leather Handles and Shoulder Straps
Oh, la belle France - without knowing it, I was already falling in love! Julia Child, 1948
That quote above was proclaimed by Julia Child upon experiencing her first exhilarating moment of joie de vivre after she moved to France in 1948. We hope that you'll feel the exact same way about this handmade French market bag.
Made of handwoven palm leaves and secured with hand-sewn leather straps that rest comfortably on your shoulder, this bag is the epitome of chic style and functionality when it comes to transporting your vegetables between market and kitchen.
Lightweight yet very durable, it holds a surprising amount of groceries, just in case your appetite runs away with you at the farmers market or the fishmonger or the cheese shop. Appetites know no bounds here!
Specially designed with a wider opening at the top, this uniquely shaped bag allows room for longer-shaped items like baguettes, flowers, wine, and other fragile items to rest securely without being squashed or jostled around.
An ideal carrier for city dwellers and urban shoppers who do a majority of food gathering on foot, this bag is so comfortable to carry thanks to the long straps. And it's so accommodating in size we bet that you'll wind up using it for all sorts of purposes as you tote items around town.
An absolute favorite here in the Vintage Kitchen, we have used this exact bag on a daily basis for over four years now. To say that we fell in love it with just like Julia fell in love with France is an understatement! That is why we are so excited to share it with you here in the shop. In addition to our almost daily marketing jaunts, our particular bag has also moonlighted as a beach tote, a picnic basket, a book satchel, and an overnight bag too. Clearly, joie de vivre can never be contained, but we guarantee when you want a handy, helpful satchel for all your belongings this one is ready for the task.
Delicious adventures await!
Please note: Our market bag photographs have been used without our permission in many online retail shops, particularly on Etsy. While it is flattering that our photography has been met with such interest, we can not be certain of the quality of the bags that other shops are selling while using our photographs without our permission. We can only attest to the superior quality, style and craftsmanship of the bags listed here in the Vintage Kitchen. Our bags have been tried, tested and used daily for years, so we can personally attest to their strength and durability. We photographed the exact bags that we are selling in the shop, and it is the exact bag you will receive should you order one from us. We mention this as a protective measure to you as a buyer, so that you'll know just the product you'll be receiving. If you see our photographs on another site, we'd appreciate you letting us know.
- Imported from Europe
- Contains two sets of straps - one set intended for shoulders, the other for hands
- Large size
- In addition to hanging it also offers the ability to sit upright on its own.
This is a brand new bag that has been made by hand from natural materials, which means each one retains unique characteristics. Subtle differences in shading and color are a natural part of the beauty of this style bag.
Measures 13.5" inches (height) x 21" inches (width at widest part). Shoulder straps measure 16" inches in length. The entire bag weighs 11oz.