10 Easy Pieces: The Modern Woven Market Tote

On our fashion radar lately: modern woven short-handled bags that come in handy for market trips, beach jaunts, and more. Here are our favorites to date.

Sans Arcidet Raffia Large Kapity Bag
Above: The Large Kapity Bag by Sans Arcidet in natural features a diamond pattern and costs $335 from Santa Fe Dry Goods.

Jute Macrame Market Bag Natural
Above: The Jute Macrame Market Bag is available in three colors (shown here in natural) and costs £29 from UK-based Weald Store.
colarant Raffia Bag
Above: The Raffia Tote by Colorant is made in the United States in partnership with the Women’s Cooperative Maison Voajanahary of Madagascar; $190 from Steve Alan.
Marcel large Bag by Sans Arcidet
Above: Designed by French brand Sans Arcidet, the Natural Marcel Bag is made from Madagascar raffia strips; $330 from Lost & Found.
Abaca Isla Market Tote
Above: The collapsible Abacá Isla Market Tote is handmade from abaca, a species of the banana plant, native to the Philippines; $65 from Vestige. A similar smaller version, the abaca Marina Basket Tote can be found via Seven Sisters for $65.
Hand Woven Jute Tote Bag Natural
Above: This Hand Woven Jute Tote Bag (shown in natural) comes in four different colors and is a fair trade product; £39.00 from the Future Kept.
Sisal Basket Bag Ellipse at Eight Hundred Ships & Co.
Above: A generously sized Sisal Basket Bag at Eight Hundred Ships & Co. is ¥12,960 JPY.
Napa Lux Sahara Gold Bag
Above: The Napa Lux Sahara Gold Bag is made from Crochet Raffia and features a leather-wrapped handle; $275 at Florabella.
Raphia Bag by Sophie Digard
Above: The Sophie Digard Paris Raphia Bag is handmade in Madagascar from raphia by Parisian knitwear designer Sophie Digard. The fibers are made and dyed to her specifications in France and shipped to her workshop in Madagascar, where they are hand-crocheted and knit into unique works of art (we would never use this as an everyday market bag, but we couldn’t resist including it on the list). The bag is available in natural and black and costs $360 at Makie.
Kayu-Bellini Tote
Above: The crocheted raffia Kayu-Bellini Tote is handmade by artisans in Southeast Asia; $139 at Reformation.
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