there’s a certain etiquette…but you don’t have to carry it under your arm – only if you’re in France. Here at home just make sure the top sticks out of your market bag just so...(as shown in photo). Otherwise it’s considered gauche.
These locally made market totes are made to shout not high-end designer, but the neighbourhood you live in (or the one you want to live in), while reducing your plastic footprint. They’re also the perfect carryall for daily errands.
I finally met owners Angelica Vargas and Andrew Murray (in below photo) at their pop-up tent outside Container Brewery which I’ve mentioned in previous posts. It was an afternoon of festivity and feel-good perusing.
I’m familiar with “thebag” as I was one of the very first to get my “Kitsilano” market bag with long leather handles which makes carrying easier and has a wipeable lining and inner pocket. Great for grocery shopping. Looks stylish too.
When I first noticed it in the window of Coco’s Closet on 4th Ave. I had to inquire. I can’t tell you how many times I was stopped with people asking me where I bought it. The company even made a prototype of a logo for a business launch I was involved in but unfortunately it was short lived (not the bag, the venture.)
Since then, they’ve expanded the line to include pretty much every other neighbourhood and area of interest. They have a cute mini market bag for small shopping expeditions or to use as a lunch bag.
They have a few other goodies too.
Where to buy: