Inspired by French baguette sacs, Marybeth Shaw of Shaw Jelveh Design has designed the Sac à Baguette, a truly sophisticated and eco-friendly way to carry your things.
The attractive sacs are designed for picnics and the market, though you could also use them for other purposes like brunch and coffee -- that handy "baguette quiver" compartment fits a rolled up newspaper quite splendidly, or a bouquet of flowers. The main sac holds six gallons of whatever you're toting, has a zipper pocket for your essentials and has a removable liner for easy cleaning (it zips out). Sturdy leather straps ensure that this bag won't self-destruct, like most cheaply made reusable totes.
The Sac à Baguette comes in three colors named for the cities they call to mind; from left: San Francisco, New York and Rotterdam. The bags cost $299 to $329, and though inspired by Shaw's time in Paris as an architecture student, they are made in the USA. Click here purchase a Sac à Baguette in time for Mother's Day.