The Farmer's Daughter
The wrong equipment will cramp your shoulders as well as your style. Six must-have supplies make for one savvy shopper
Cover up that rolled-out-of-bed-to-buy-squash hair and block out the sun. The brim on Eugenia Kim’s “Corinna 1” fedora won’t flop in your face as you reach for that Kabocha. $280 at eugeniakim.com.
Aveeno’s Continuous Protection SPF 70 sunscreen sprays on and doesn’t need to be rubbed in, leaving your hands—and any Honeycrisp samples—free of goop. $12 at CVS, 6360 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323-937-3019.
The Container Store’s “Slicker” cart is agile and holds 40 pounds of produce. A locking drawstring thwarts would-be fruit thieves. Oh, and it’s patent leather. $49 at the Container Store, Westfield Century City, 310-551-1144.
Cushion the blow of leaving your warm bed with John Eshaya’s fringed poncho. It’s the next best thing to wearing your comforter, and the roomy pockets store loose change. $175 at intermixonline.com.
What’s less cool than a fanny pack? Holding up the line as you rifle for cash. “Waist belt bags” are back, and the leather one by Love Jules allows you to stash bills with ease. $120 at etsy.com/shop/lovejules.
Open toes are easy targets for rolling carts and vegans in steel-tipped boots. L.A. designer Beatrice Valenzuela’s “Chola” leather mary janes slip on, buckle to stay put, and protect your precious piggies. $190 at beatricevalenzuela.com.
Illustration by Peter James Field