Bembien Le Tote
Practical meets chic in Bembien's #1 selling soft leather tote. With braided top handles for a touch of added shoulder comfort. Le Tote is designed to go with you everywhere. Pack your laptop, lip balm, and a stack of your favorite magazines for a long weekend away (or leave the laptop at home, we won't tell.) Shoulder straps fit comfortably over wooly sweaters for year-round versatility.
- 100% HANDWOVEN LEATHER
- COTTON LINING WITH INNER POCKET AND MAGNETIC CLOSURE
- STRAP DROP: 11.5
- 14” X 13”
Bembien is a line of accessories handmade by artisans around the world.
It was a woman in a white linen dress who started it all. We caught a glimpse of her crossing a cobblestoned street in New York and on her shoulder swung a perfect, woven basket bag. It stopped us in our tracks. There was something about her that was so effortless — she looked as though she had stepped out of 1970s coastal France.
We were transfixed.
It was then that founder Yi-Mei Truxes was inspired to create a line of bags evoking that same nostalgia and perennial style. It had to be just right, and six years at Vogue had trained her well. She eventually found it in a small village of artisan weavers in Bali. And thus, Bembien was born.
At the forefront of Bembien's work is their support of these precious weaving communities. It is their goal to help bring these talented craftswomen into a wider market on the other side of the globe. 10% of all Bembien proceeds go back into their local community in partnership with the nonprofit Nest.