12 cute reusable shopping bags

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My favorite reusable shopping bags are from Baggu: they’re lightweight, stylish, and fit into a tiny pouch that doesn’t take up too much room in your bag. I especially like this classic bag.

And speaking of old school, this one is pretty good too.

A fun canvas leopard print from J. Crew.

This multicolored one from Hay is pretty nifty.

And this striped bag is so chic and French-looking.

You couldn’t fit this waxed canvas bag in your handbag very easily, but I love the way it looks.

A linen bag that comes in this happy, bright marigold as well as several other good colors.

I own this oversized Baggu bag in this cool print, and it is so good for when you’ve got a ton of stuff to haul.

You could do much worse than a traditional net bag like this.

This pink zebra print is just a delight.

You know I don’t usually like logos, but there’s something appealingly anti-statusy about this L.L.Bean bag.

And finally: I found this one, made from a recycled T-shirt, on Etsy.

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    ab
    11 Mar 2021
    5:36pm

    Rareform bags are made from old billboards, which is pretty cool.

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    Karen
    9 Mar 2021
    12:57pm

    Just a reminder…you put food in these bags, remember to wash them.

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    cw
    9 Mar 2021
    11:24am

    I finally was able to listen to yesterday’s EIF podcast with Amanda Fortini and I believe it’s my very favorite of the EIF podcasts (I know I say this like every week, but it is really, really good). Ms. Fortini is wonderful––so funny, astute and honest––and Kim, you and Jennifer were the BEST. Also…I love a reusable bag and these are all great. I even love the LLBean one, but that French style one from J.Crew is kinda perfect.

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    Dana
    9 Mar 2021
    8:50am

    I like ones with longer straps that I can easily carry on my shoulder. My favorites are from this brand:
    https://flipandtumble.com/

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    Katrina
    9 Mar 2021
    9:32am

    I don’t want to be a downer, but here goes anyway. Just a reminder to everyone that these totes, while they do not end up in landfills like plastic bags, do have a massive carbon footprint as well. A lot of water, fuel, and energy went into producing them. So I encourage you to use what you already have and only buy a reusable bag if you actually need one. If you’re anything like most women I know, you probably don’t.

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      Jax
      9 Mar 2021
      10:13pm

      Yeah, I for one do not need to buy more totes. I’ve got a massive combination cobbled together in our household from grocery stores, my own purchases, ones gifted by friends (from Heath Ceramics and design bookstores), as well as all the different free ones from random places. Random tote bags are the new random mugs we used to get from everywhere.

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      Kim
      9 Mar 2021
      11:18am

      Amen, no one needs to buy another of these bags. I for one am always being offered ones for free, and I turn them all down. Enough.

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      Kim France
      9 Mar 2021
      10:24am

      Quite a few of these bags are made of recycled materials, including those from Baggu.

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        CeeJay
        9 Mar 2021
        4:55pm

        I have a Baggu resuable bag – blue with elephants on it, my spirit animal – and I have probably used it over 500 times and it is still going strong. It is lightweight and fits in my purse easily. I refuse a lot of those heavy canvas bags and the cheap plastic-y ones but the Baggu is the best!

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    liz
    9 Mar 2021
    9:35am

    I use a market nag. I quickly bought a backup one.

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      kimbersam
      9 Mar 2021
      10:26am

      The market nag already commented 😉

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      liz
      9 Mar 2021
      9:37am

      not a nag – BAG

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        Eloise
        9 Mar 2021
        9:43am

        That typo made me smile. Widely.

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    Eloise
    9 Mar 2021
    7:46am

    Darn. I wasn’t fast enough – the last bag (and all non-Christmas themed bags from the seller) are sold out. Just “favorited” the shop so I can grab if they restock.

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