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To market, to market: Shopping bags at Lost & Found

March 29, 2012 | 11:07 am

Bag1 (1 of 1)Ever on the lookout for market bags, I found two new ones at the kitchen store that’s part of Lost & Found in Hollywood. If you’ve never checked out this sweet little complex of five side-by-side stores, now’s the time. The Green Kitchen is filled with covetable items for the home and kitchen. But don’t think fancy juicers or complicated gadgets. Owner Jamie Rosenthal prefers to stock up on linen tea towels, handwoven table runners and thick linen napkins from Eastern Europe. She’s got handsome cutting boards, olive wood mortar and pestles, terracotta bowls and glass “keeping jars” for dry goods. 

She also has an unusual array of baskets and bags for the farmers market or grocery store. The new cotton bags printed with the image of leeks or scallions are light enough to fold up in your purse and have at the ready whenever you need them. The leek bag is long and skinny, Bag2 (1 of 1) just perfect for celery, rhubarb, cardoons or leeks. Admittedly, it’s kind of specialized just because of its shape.

The mother of all market bags is this one in an African-inspired fabric, big enough to carry an entire week’s  groceries. Very tall people need only apply, though. When I picked up this beauty, I couldn’t carry it, even empty, without dragging the bottom on the floor. Maybe stilts?

Leek bag, $35. African print bag, $195. Available at Lost & Found, 6320 Yucca St. (at Vine), Hollywood; (323) 856-0717; lostandfoundshop.com/


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Photos: Market bags from Lost & Found. Credit: S. Irene Virbila / Los Angeles Times.