Monday, December 31, 2007

Reusable Shopping Bags

One of my resolutions this year (and one I intend to make stick!) is to switch over to reusable shopping bags. Now, I've already done this at the grocery store, but when I'm out shopping for, say, clothes, it's a different story. I collect Nordstrom bags like Tammy Fay collects shoes. Time to change that bad habit.

While Christmas shopping this year, I actually brought along my Trader Joes's bags, but felt a little goofy toting the big red grocery sacks around at Macy's. And you know, I think I actually got a few odd looks. I wanted to say, 'hey, don't judge me here people -- I'm sacrificing fashion to save the planet!' Anywho.

So, now I'm on the hunt for a chicer and more functional set of bags -- for non-grocery purchases -- perhaps a type that I can fold down and store in my purse. I recently wrote an article for BeE about a wonderful mother-daughter duo who founded Baggu Bags, and I'm thinking about picking up a set of these. They make great looking ripstop nylon bags. And, the Container Store has some really cute ones too.

Now, on to Resolution No. 2.


Katie said...

I took my new reusable bags to Nordstrom yesterday! It was liberating! :)

Sarah Jio said...

Oh fun!! What kind did you get?

tami said...

I use the Trader Joe's bags too...and then see the cute Christmas Pottery Barn bags and BUY something to get the bag. This is a really hard thing. But I did use the cute bag over and over so maybe that counts in the reuse/recycle effort.

mimi said...

That is my #1 resolution too!

Gina said...

I also just bought some reusable grocery bags... although I won't say from where. I was wondering if I could use them when I shopped at other places. I guess I will just have to put up with strange looks from other people. Oh, well, it is worth it in the end.