ISSUE 28  |  Bastille Week

10 Easy Pieces: The French-Style Market Tote, Reinvented

July 15, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

We’re perpetually on a hunt for the perfect French market basket. Here are 10 we’ve noticed lately with subtle variations that make them distinctive in their own right.

Above: The Beldi Pom Pom Basket is handwoven in Morocco; £30 ($46.80)  from Cotton & Pearl. 

Above: The Valencia Oblong Shopper Basket, made in Morocco, is $50 from Indigo & Lavender.

Above: The Parisienne Stripe Basket is a traditional market basket with a strip of neon green (other colors available as well); handwoven in Morocco. Contact Bohemia Design for ordering information.

Above: The Seville Basket, handwoven from palm leaves, offers a variation on the traditional French basket profile; €35 ($38.59) from Villa Bloemenhof.

Above: The classic French Market Basket is trimmed in leather; €50 ($55.13) from the French Larder at the Cook’s Atelier.

Above: The Caravana Straw Tote, handmade by local artisans in Mexico, is $98.50 from Club Monaco.

Above: The Orange-Leather-Handled Market Tote from Greige is $39. (Simple Peace offers the same tote with leather handles in a range of colors, including gold and silver.) 

Above: La Vie Quinn Market Basket has leather-trimmed braided handles; $34 from Jeanne Beatrice.

Above: The Large Pom Pom Basket by Eliza Gran Studio of Venice, CA, is $87 and comes in several colors.

Above: The Beldi Basket with Indigo Leather Handles is handwoven in Morocco; contact Bohemia Designs for ordering information. 

Find more baskets in our post on Les Petites Emplettes, A Shop in a Chateau, and see how Sarah uses French Market Totes All Around the  House.