July 9, 2015 // Style

Mercado Global Clutches And Bags Are Literally The Most Perfect Things For Summer. Literally.

If there’s one thing you learn when you go to the beach at the weekends, it’s that leather bags are not the look. Nor are leather ankle boots or closed-toe leather shoes. Beach life is all canvas and linen and straw and the like, and the best place to find such beachy items are in the stores near the beach.

Montauk has a bunch of great boutiques, a little more bohemian than say, the stores in East Hampton, with a definite focus on sustainability. Our first encounter with Mercado Global was at Share With in Montauk, and upon further online investigation we discovered the brand is not only super-affordable and high-quality, it’s also very conscious.

Mercado Global empowers indigenous women in Guatemala, making it possible for them to overcome poverty and change the cycle in their communities. That’s one great reason to buy a purse, but in this case it’s not the only reason. From pouches to totes and shoulder bags, the bags are impeccably crafted and substantial, and frankly these are better-made than your average factory-made crazy-expensive bag. Plus, they are really cool looking with a beach-meets-city look so you can still totally carry them when the leaves are falling off the trees.

From $78 at MercadoGlobal.org

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