Lightweight, elegant, timeless and supremely useful, the French market basket (sometimes called a couffin) should be issued to every urban girl. I use mine to tote groceries- no more plastic bags! It fits perfectly on the handlebars of my bicycle. I also use one for laundry since it's just the right size to hold one load for our small washing machine. Once the weather heats up I'll put it to work as a beach bag. I got mine here, but they are available all over the internet.