Lou Tote


A beach bag to plan a vacation for. Lou is the ultimate summer tote. Made in our signature cane rattan with leather details that elevate it to a handbag. The structured base keeps Lou upright on the sand, so your belongings stay sand-free (as long as no one's tossing pétanque nearby!) and the wider opening gives you extra room for your beach essentials. Pairs perfectly with ocean salty hair and tan lines.


Woven rattan
Cow leather straps, trim and base with a magnetic closure
Handwoven in Bali
Strap Drop: 11”

Lou Tote is handwoven in Bali.

Our products are handmade by artisans and are therefore distinctly unique.

Bembien is dedicated to promoting the work of artisans around the world. We give back 10% of all proceeds to Nest, a nonprofit that supports our precious weaving communities.

Why We Love The Lou Tote

Cost per Wear

Invest in the pieces you wear the most. You’re worth it!

Cherished Item

Cherished items give you that special glow each time you put it on. A piece to treasure today and for years to come.


Timeless style that won’t fall out of favour. For that sophisticated yet effortless look.


About The Brand

Bembien is an accessories and lifestyle brand rooted in timeless design and artisan craftsmanship. Each Bembien piece is made by hand in small, considered batches using techniques passed down through generations.

Founded in 2017 by Yi-Mei Truxes, Vogue’s former marketing director of six years. The brand launched with a collection of rattan basket bags handmade in Bali that quickly became a coveted it-bag of the summer, seen on Jeanne Damas, Zoe Kravitz, and Katie Holmes.

Today, Bembien’s collections span handbags, footwear, silk scarves, and small leather goods across a material palette of rattan, raffia, leather, recycled plastic, and silk.

Designed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Each Bembien piece is handmade in small batches by artisans who are experts in their craft. One Bembien handbag takes up to 10 days to complete from start to finish. The time and attention to detail devoted to each Bembien piece ensures the highest standards of quality and care.

We are proud to produce our collections in ways that elevate heritage craftsmanship, support artisan communities, and give Bembien customers timeless products that endure in both style and substance.