Your vacation look just got chicer. An oversized carryall for day trips, holidays, picnics, and beyond. With a wide, single stripe inspired by mid-century design. Made with handwoven leather, a structured base, and two woven straps that sit soft on your shoulder. So pretty to look at it, the hardest part is parting with it when you tuck it under the seat in front of you.
- HANDWOVEN LEATHER
- COTTON LINING WITH INNER POCKET
- ZIPPER CLOSURE
- HANDWOVEN IN INDIA
- 21" X 13" X 5"
- STRAP DROP: 10.5"
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.