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May 10, 2007

Totes goods, saves the planet, costs a bunch

Los Angeles Times 05.07.07

There's paper. There's plastic. Then there's the $960 reusable Hermes shopping bag. Originally designed for discerning Europeans, it hits America this summer, and if it sounds like an exotic fluke, consider the new $843 grocery tote by Italian designer Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni. Or the $495 organic cotton canvas shopper, due out in June from Stella McCartney. Or the now-famous I'm Not a Plastic bag by the British handbag designer Anya Hindmarch, which has been selling at more than ten times its $15 price on Ebay.

Our Take: Reusable bags are going mainstream and a little over the top... It's great to see fashionistas getting behind the cause, but let's dispel with eco-gimmicks and get real!

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We've always been firm believers that a reusable bag not only be well made & functional, but look great too. This article highlights the trend of more stylish, modern totes hitting the market.

Although we find an $800 nylon reusable shopping bag a bit outrageous, there's plenty of more reasonable options available. In addition to the Reisenthel Modern Grocery Tote (pictured), you can check out our growing selection of modern totes here:
http://www.reusablebags.com/store/shopping-bags-modern-totes-c-2_41.html

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