Living in one of the first metropolitan areas to institute a ban on plastic bags, having a chic grocery getter has become an important accessory on weekend trips to the market. Leave it to Carven to make a classic crochet tote that's seriously covetable. Ever since I spotted this chic grocery bag interpretation with leather straps in the Carven Resort 2013 collection, I’ve been dying to get one (it's $150 at Maryam Nassir Zadeh).
Instead, I got a similar style for less — the original ECOBAGS Reusable Grocery Cotton Market Tote Bag, which comes in a set of five for under $45. Or if you have a bit of time on your hands, you can even craft one yourself. What do you think? Do you appreciate the extra dose of style at the market or will you stick to your paper bag?
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Photo: Via Style.com; Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh.