On my first visit to Paris, while in Fauchon's I purchased an oil cloth tote bag advertising that emporium. I am always amazed that no one in Vero Beach comments on it since many of my customers are travelers to Europe, but no one has.
The next tote bag is one I purchased at Liberty's of London during one of my visits there. The lemon motif is a salute to Indian River citrus--a wonderful product of Indian River County (home of Vero Beach). I just noticed a label inside it that said it was a product of Italy. I never thought to look for oil cloth tote bags during my visits in Italy--I think of leather when I think of Italy. I also purchased meters of oil cloth fabric in Liberty's so I could make more tote bags to give to friends. Regrettably, it still resides where I placed it when I returned from London. The best-laid plans!!!
Another from my European travels is this red mesh bag that I purchased from the Peggy Guggenheim Museum Gift Shop in Venice. I used it for the remainder of my trip as a catch-all bag that took the place of a pocketbook for one week in Italy and two weeks in London. It didn't look like a pocketbook --I had a guidebook in it and a small collapsible umbrella, so no one thought it had any money in it and paid no attention to it. What a brilliant way to disguise my valuables!! I now use it to hold Needle Nicely's unpaid invoices.