Five trillion plastic bags are produced worldwide annually, mainly from crude oil. Most plastic bags end up in either the landfill or the ocean, and it can take up to 1,000 years for a bag to disintegrate completely, in the meantime releasing microplastic pollution into the environment, contaminating soil and waterways. Americans throw away 100 billion bags annually– that’s the equivalent to dumping nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil! By switching to reusable shopping bags, we can eliminate that waste.
Reusable shopping bags don’t have to be drab and boring. In addition to being both functional and versatile, they can also be an opportunity to make a fun style statement. Not just for shopping at the grocery store and farmer’s market, use them for running errands, a trip to the beach, or for a packing a delectable picnic.
Shop our favorite reusable shopping bags – both in terms of style and function.
Sun Jellies’ original classic jelly bag, famous in Europe and America. Ideal for summer, the large Retro Basket will hold all your daytime essentials – très chic and practical! It’s also a great size for carrying groceries, a picnic, or beach essentials.
The Everyday Tote is good for any kind of day – from work and errands to beach and travel. Two deep, inside pockets hold your wallet, phone, keys, and other essentials. Made with recycled plastic bottles and CiCLO technology allowing naturally occurring microbes in environment to consume the fibers, Bio-Knit bags help reduce plastic pollution in landfills and waterways. Machine washable and holds up to 40lbs.
Get everything done with The Market Bag. Featuring a tough and spill-proof inner lining, The Apolis Vegan Market Bag holds over 100lbs, and is made from 100% natural golden jute fiber.
Gelareh Mizrahi’s “Thank You Bodega Bag” is crafted of holographic iridescent PVC with the signature “Thank You” phrase repeated across the front. Perfect for on the go or as a beach bag. In true bodega style, there are two carry handles at the top.
What a colorful way to enjoy happy days! The FARM Rio bags have the perfect size to go with you from grocery shopping to the office (and everywhere else in between), spreading joy all around. Tote bag in lightweight fabric with both long straps and short handles for multiple carrying options, folds away into zippered leaf pouch and clips onto your keychain for handy accessibility.
Clean stripes create an inviting horizon in colors that call to mind bright beaches and clear skies. Equally perfect for toting around a grocery haul as packing a picnic for the beach. Handcrafted from recycled sail cloth on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, USA. Machine washable.
The water-friendly, laser-cut expandable neoprene Sea*star Fisherman’s Tote converts from flat to a chic tote in an instant and is guaranteed to turn heads. Packable and perfect for both a day at the beach or a trip to the farmers market, it’s lightweight, durable and super easy to clean, too!
Baggu’s best selling reusable shopping bag isn’t just for the grocery store, it goes everywhere and hauls almost anything. Holds up to 50lbs, or 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of stuff comfortably in hand or over your shoulder. Made from recycled ripstop nylon and machine washable.
Up your farmer’s market game with this durable and chic refresh of the reusable shopping tote. Sturdy sides keep your produce safely stacked, while exterior pockets provide easy-access to phone and wallet. Made of sturdy and durable 100% GOTS Certified Organic cotton canvas. Provides 25 meals to children in need.
The traditional market bag used by french mothers and grandmothers for generations, Filt has specialized in knitted string bags since 1860. They stretch to fill a wide array of groceries and goods and can support an extreme amount of weight, and conveniently store away into a purse when not in use. Made in Normandy, France from durable 100% knitted mesh cotton and machine washable.
An essential shoulder tote made from a washable paper with bark tanned leather straps. Handcrafted in Toronto.
The vertical lines and unique handles of the me Issey Miyake Trunk Pleats Bag are inspired by tree trunks. The pleats bend and spread as the bag is filled, creating an endless variety of looks. Made from 100% recycled polyester.
The Claudia Pearson Market Tote is 100% 10 oz cotton, made in New Hampshire and measures 18″ x 15″ x 7″: perfect for the market. Designed to tote all your essentials on the go. Cold wash and drip dry recommended.
Notabag is a smart combination of a bag and a backpack. With a pull on the straps, it transforms from a reusable bag to a backpack. When it is not in use, it folds into its own pocket.
The quintessential French market tote, perfect for carrying generous bouquets of flowers, baguettes, and a large farmer’s market haul. Also great for a picnic or trip to the beach. Swing it casually over your shoulder or carry it in hand. Made in Morocco from sturdy and flexible date palm leaf.
Traditional Mexican market bag in brightly colored mesh featuring a cute double-sided print. With this mercado bag, you’ll be the flyest chica in the grocery store.
From the heavyweight canvas and double-layer base to the reinforced handles to the double-stitched seams, nothing compares to the L.L.Bean Boat and Tote. Handcrafted in Maine since 1944, one tote at a time. Holds up to 500lbs, making it perfect for heavy lifting everywhere – from the grocery store to the beach, to the library and commuter train.
Traditional one-thread woven handle with sculptural lines and good capacity. There are two snap buttons hidden under the handle, and the woven leather part can be detached to clean the canvas. The triangular form is inspired by the Japanese eastern coast indigenous bag for carrying rice. A hidden pocket on the outside of the bag’s surface is designed to store your phone and wallet.
The THANK YOU THANK YOU TOTE is machine-embroidered on fabric made from 100% recycled materials, certified to meet the Global Recycling Standard. The totes are sturdy and washable, intended for daily use. Each tote in this series replaces the ubiquitous single-use plastic bags issued by convenience stores with a friendly reminder to reuse and recycle.
Th Ecobags String Bag stretches and expands to accommodate almost anything you put in it, from fruits and veggies, to breads, flowers and wine. Perfect for going to your grocer, farmer’s market, beach, travel, or simply having it on hand as a just-in-case bag. Machine washable and holds up to 40lbs.
Whether it’s for a trip to the beach or a trolley for the markets, Olli Ella’s Luggy Basket is a perfect companion. Hand-woven from natural Rattan with a vintage flair, the Big Luggy is a shopping cart like no other. Holds up to 55lbs.