Ever since the Plastic Bag Ban Law here in Seattle passed I have been stocking up on shopper totes. I remember a few years ago when Anya Hindmarch kicked off the anti-plastic bag trend with her stylish “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” and ever since then designers and even departments stores (love the Norstrom’s Tote!) jumped on trend creating their own reusable totes. I probably have over 50 basic ones that I use when I go to the grocery store, that I don’t really care too much about and toss in the washer every so often. They do need to be washed occasionally!! However when I walk down to Pike Place Market here in Seattle I usually opt for something more fashionable, like my Burberry Check Market Tote or my Jacobs by Marc Jacobs for Marc by Marc Jacobs in collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Marc by Marc Jacobs floral tote (yea, it’s a mouthful).
Here are a few of my favorite picks for reusable designer shopper totes. Featuring Foley + Corinna, KARL, Malene Birger and Marni.
Foley + Corinna Bon Voyage Additional Shopper. $82 (orig $165)
Oh my gersh you guys this one is on sale too. What I love about this Foley + Corinna reusable bag is that it folds up into a wristlet! Convenient.
When I first glanced at the bag you see here, I wasn’t really sure what I was looking at. This is a bit embarrassing, but I thought it was some sort of “ink blot” design. You know, like the ink blot tests a psychiatrist might use. Then I realized this was a bag from Karl Lagerfeld’s new line that just debuted (and is being exclusively offered) at Net-A-Porter. Haha!
The new line, appropriately titled KARL, is all about downtown style. KARL offers a great selection of clothing, shoes, and handbags. The best part? Mr. Lagerfeld has brought us all of this at a price everyone can afford. Most items fall within the $100 to $400 range!