Who was your very first style icon? For many of us, it was our mother, a grandmother, or an aunt that we looked up to when we were little. Playing dress up in their closet was a favorite pastime that ultimately helped influence our own personal style to this day. When designing the original Spring/Summer collection, Leah was inspired by her niece to create mini versions of our bestselling basket bags. The three mini basket bags include: the Mini Mercado, Mini Magnolia, and Mini Sunset - each one sustainably sourced and carefully handcrafted by artisans in Guerrero, Mexico. As mentioned by one reviewer on our website, the mini straw bags feel luxurious, “seamless, and soft.” They’ve been individually handwoven using organic palm straw materials, making the Leah basket bags a kid friendly, mom approved accessory to treasure for many years.
products: Magnolia straw market tote, Mini Mercado basket bag | image: Chelsea Maras Photography
You’ll find that the mini basket bags are a chic accessory for all ages. Toddlers love the smaller sized baskets they can carry around the home as part of their imaginary play, while older kids can bring their mini basket to the beach for collecting seashells, picking wildflowers, or storing snacks. Orange County based photographer (and mom of two), Chelsea Maras, beautifully captures intimate moments using the matching basket bags as props in her family photoshoots. Bringing in Leah baskets as props adds a fun and whimsical element to any spring or summer themed photoshoot.
products: Mini Mercado basket bag, Magnolia straw market tote, | image: Chelsea Maras Photography
Each Leah basket has been thoughtfully designed as a versatile adornment to any wardrobe, while also elevating a playroom or nursery as a charming display when not in use. If you’re making plans to head somewhere warm this spring break - or wanderlusting about summer travels in a tropical destination, you’ll be able to easily pack up any of our mini basket bags in a suitcase - nicely protected and filled with your other clothing items. We also love gifting mini baskets for a baby shower, a little one’s birthday, or even matching bags for mom or grandma on Mother’s Day or another special occasion. The Mini Sunset basket bag in particular has become a popular spring accessory - think ‘sunset’ date night or a wedding guest plus one. Being able to share one-of-a-kind straw bags with multiple generations is what truly makes this collection so special.
products: Sunset basket bag, Mini Sunset basket bag
Do you have a little one in your life you love wearing matching outfits with? We want to see how you and your mini me style Leah basket bags this spring/summer - you can find us on Instagram @Leah_California, Pinterest, and Facebook. You can also email us with any questions about your purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to many sunny days making memories (and matching) with our little ones this season!