This Baguette Bag Is a True Innovation in Bread-Carrying Technology

04/05/2016 at 05:40 PM ET

Baguette Bag
Courtesy Cyan Ukraine/Etsy

You know what they say: Keep your friends close and your snacks closer.

At least, that’s what the masterminds behind the latest food-toting invention seem to think.

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Meet the Baguette Bag, a loaf-of-bread-shaped purse perfect for all your baguette-eating needs. It first rose to fame back in 2013, when carb-loving Ukrainian manufacturers CYAN started a crowd-funding page to bring the bag to life. Almost three years later, it’s still around — and available to order for $55.

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The bag is 100% cotton, including an interior lining, which the company says will strengthen the bread’s shell (better known as its buttery crust) and help protect your loaf from the elements — or a hungry pair of hands.

Best of all, though? It has a strap so you can wear it like a backpack, keeping your hands free to hold the cheese and wine to pair with your baguette.

And you thought it couldn’t get any better than a pizza pouch necklace.

—Diana Pearl

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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John Reagan on

That sure sounds like something I should rush out and purchase! But, I’m debating whether I should buy it, the “Sliced White Bread Carrier”, or the “Muffin Tote”…. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

johny on

i thank ukrainian idiots for creating another gun transportation plastic bag.
beside that the baguette must be transported wrapped in paper. its how you bring it to your home traditional immortal and most loved french style.