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Mercado Hampers

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Meticulously handcrafted from locally-sourced palm leaves, this oversized storage basket is the ideal stash-everything catch-all. Topped with a fitted lid and luxe leather handle, it makes a stylish hiding spot for all sorts of clutter – laundry, towels, toys, you name it.

Handcrafted by a cooperative of master artisans in Guerrero, Mexico, each basket takes three days to complete. All made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.

  • Medium: 15.75"W (at top) x 19"H (with lid)
    Large: 16.5"W (at top) x 24"H (with lid)
    Since each basket is handwoven, please expect some slight variation in size.

  • Hand-braided palm leaves

  • Natural

  • Mexico

  • 3 days

Artisans of Sierra Madre

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17° 26' 21'' N

99° 32' 42'' W

Fair Trade. Guaranteed. 100% of our products are made with a process guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization.

Dust your woven basket on a regular basis, wiping with a damp cloth if necessary. No other cleaning should be necessary.

  • Most in-stock items will ship via FedEx Ground in 7-10 business days unless otherwise noted.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply to returns within 30 days:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    White glove delivery items are handled separately and have a 15% re-stocking fee.

For more information, please review our Shipping and Returns sections within our FAQ.

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Bradley B.
United States

Visually striking!

This is the most striking piece of furniture/decor that I currently own, which is saying alot because this is a hamper currently storing a nylon sleeping bag. Gets 4 stars, not 5, because it has a bit of unique smell to it - smells distinctly like hay in a horsebarn. Not unpleasant, just distinct, so be aware of this if you are placing garments/pillows in the hamper.


Lid doesn’t fit the base easily

I’ve purchased several products from citizenry and this is the first I’ve been disappointed with. (I’m also disappointed that my review was never posted; I hope they’re not filtering negative reviews?) My biggest gripe with this hamper is that the lid needs to be manually squeezed over the top to actually close it. The mouth of the basket is wider than the lid so it doesn’t fit without having to squish the sides under the lid for it to close. For something you use several times a day this gets super annoying and I wind up just leaving the lid resting awkwardly on the top, which looks messy. A second, and smaller gripe is that there is quite a bit of green in the leaves used which doesn’t exactly match the product photos shown here.


The Citizenry

Hi Julie, Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Mercado Hamper. This piece is handcrafted by master artisans in Mexico, and while some size variation is natural, the lid should easily fit into the base of the basket. Our client experience team has reached out to you directly to resolve this issue, so more to come there. Thank you for your continued support of The Citizenry! Best, - The Citizenry Team

Julia H.
United States

It's ok...

This is a beautifully made piece, but it's not really useful as a hamper. The top piece caves in and it's awkward to carry. The thing that bothers me the most is that it has a very strong grassy smell that has not gone away after over a month. I think the clothes will take on this scent, and although it's not terrible, it's not what I want my clothes to smell like.


The Citizenry

Hi Julia, Thanks so much for reaching out to share your feedback about the Mercado Hamper - we truly appreciate it. Hand-braided from palm to maximize durability, this basket may have a faint smell from the natural materials used to construct it. We want you to be pleased with your purchase, and would be more than happy to work with you to exchange or return this item if the scent is bothersome. Please drop us a line at if we can help. Thanks for making The Citizenry a part of your space! Best, - The Citizenry Team

Katherine M.
United States United States

Mercado Hamper

Bigger than I anticipated, but very happy with purchase. It’s beautiful and is a nice addition to my new place.

United States United States

Disappointing…especially for the price

I’ve been eyeing the large hamper for over a year so I finally ordered it. Unfortunately, the lid does not fit on top on the basket at all unless I spend significant time grappling with it (and even after I finally force it on, the basket looks contorted and lopsided). This lack of functionality is particularly disappointing given how pricey the item is.


The Citizenry

Hi Heather, I am so sorry that your basket doesn't seem to be leaving you with the best impression! We certainly understand the frustration of an improperly fitting lid, and want to make sure that you are able to use this beauty with ease in your home! It looks like our team reached out with some tips to get this beauty adjusted, but would be happy to discuss some more options as needed! Feel free to reach out anytime. Thank you for your note and feedback — it means the world. We look forward to making this right for you! Sincerely, The Citizenry Team