It's not often that bag-designers really think about the shape and size of a baguette. But a new series of totes takes not only baguettes but all sorts of produce into consideration. The bags are not only handsome enough for daily city life, but also designed with the urban market shopper in mind.
These totes hold about six gallons' worth of stuff, but in a sleek and sophisticated shape. There is a deep V in the front that lets you open the bag and access groceries easily, but the shape and size will also accommodate a laptop. There is separate baguette "quiver" (their term!) that will hold a long loaf of bread or a sheaf of fresh flowers.
These come with a price tag we usually associate only with high-end bags, though — not our market bags! They run $299 to $329 apiece. We probably wouldn't pay that much for any sort of bag, but we do admire the concept and the care that has evidently gone into the design of these bags. Hopefully we'll see more like them soon!