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Friday, March 14, 2008

Meet the New Bags

posted by on March 14 at 10:29 AM

My wife, Susan, came home with these fun bags handy bags last week. We don’t own a car, so grocery shopping is a hassle, made less so in late-2006 when Whole Foods opened in South Lake Union. We both work within a few blocks of this store.

I now shop there often, but typically forget to bring my bulky reusable bag. So I’ll ask for a plastic bag and feel the guilt. Or sometimes, when I do remember my bag, it will be a purple one from PCC and I’ll feel the guilt.

Enough!

Check out these little guys from ACME Bags. Pocket-sized and feather-light with no obtrusive logos. My guilt is gone. I am from the future.
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1

WHERE DID SHE GET THAT COAT?!

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 14, 2008 10:48 AM
2

THANK YOU for finding a link to these bags. I saw them at a health food store in Maui last month and wanted to get a few because I always forget to bring the canvas ones with me when i go to the store, but forgot to buy them before I left. I was really bummed, so I'm glad i can get them online.

Posted by Carollani | March 14, 2008 10:50 AM
3

Those look like they would fill the dog-poop-picking-up niche that has been left by switching from plastic bags. They're washable, right?

Posted by elenchos | March 14, 2008 10:53 AM
4

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Eli Sanders | March 14, 2008 10:56 AM
5

Cool, but what about a nice Ortlieb pannier on your new bicycle?

Posted by Anon | March 14, 2008 10:57 AM
6

But how will people know how much you spent on them with out logos?

Posted by Poll Watcher | March 14, 2008 10:58 AM
7

How does a less bulky bag help in remembering to bring them?

Posted by Citizen Gregg | March 14, 2008 11:01 AM
8

You coulda used the headline "Poppa's Got A Brand New Bag" and added a YouTube link. FAIL!

Posted by NaFun | March 14, 2008 11:02 AM
9

Anon, get a clue. Ortliebs are made from genetically modified orca skin.

Posted by nbc | March 14, 2008 11:02 AM
10

@7 - I think the point is you just keep them with you all the time since they're so unbulky, so you don't have to remember. Seems like a good idea to me! If I could get a collapsible travel mug I wouldn't have to use paper cups on the rare occasions I buy coffee out in the world.

Posted by Levislade | March 14, 2008 11:07 AM
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yeah, guilt-free... Except that Whole Foods is virulently anti-union, finding excuses to fire any organizers it can. try googling whole foods and anti union.

Posted by LMSW | March 14, 2008 11:10 AM
12

Nice!

Posted by violet_dagrinder | March 14, 2008 11:10 AM
13

Yes, but will they carry the guilt you must get from spending your entire paycheck at Whole Foods instead of microfinancing to the third world?

Posted by Ari Spool | March 14, 2008 11:12 AM
14

Those are some nice, fun, bags.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 14, 2008 11:13 AM
15

personally i LOVE (to the point of ordering 30+ of them and giving them away to friends and coworkers for my last birthday) chico bags - Chico Bags. not only are they small, strong (they can hold up to 20 pounds), and washable, they come with a handy little carabiner to clip to a purse strap, belt loop, brake cable, or wherever you want - check them out!

Posted by jezbian | March 14, 2008 11:15 AM
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personally i LOVE (to the point of ordering 30+ of them and giving them away to friends and coworkers for my last birthday) chico bags - Chico Bags. not only are they small, strong (they can hold up to 20 pounds), and washable, they come with a handy little carabiner to clip to a purse strap, belt loop, brake cable, or wherever you want - check them out!

Posted by jezbian | March 14, 2008 11:15 AM
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sorry about the double post up there. also wanted to mention that if you buy 4 chico bags directly from their website you get a 5th one for free - at $5 a pop that's not bad, plus they have a pretty good selection of colours!

Posted by jezbian | March 14, 2008 11:36 AM
18

very nice bags. i'd probably lose them in a week, though.

Posted by infrequent | March 14, 2008 11:45 AM
19

I use a similar collapsible bag, given to me by a family member, ALL OF THE TIME. I've been wanting to get another one, but wasn't sure where to pick one up. Thanks for the link.

Posted by Dod | March 14, 2008 11:57 AM
20

My mom gave me one ... from the 70s. Good ideas usually have been around a while.

Posted by Gloria | March 14, 2008 12:01 PM
21

I still prefer to get plastic bags because they are so handy to have around the house for so many tasks, including:

- cleaning the cat box
- lining small waste baskets
- wrapping up produce to stick in the fridge
- putting paint cans in
- keeping socks and underwear confined in your dresser drawer or suitcase
- holding junk mail for later recycling
- keeping in the car as an emergency wastebasket

Posted by raindrop | March 14, 2008 12:01 PM
22

Thanks! I had one of these, or something similar, about 15 years ago and an exroomate swiped it when she moved out. I am going to order a bunch.

Posted by elswinger | March 14, 2008 12:35 PM
23

@1, my thoughts exactly. forget the bags, that is one nice coat.

Posted by ali | March 14, 2008 12:39 PM
24

This won't help if you need a bag that fits in your pocket so you won't forget it, but Tom Binh makes a good bag in Seattle. Though it doesn't roll up as small, the canvas will last indefinitely.

Posted by hairyson | March 14, 2008 12:51 PM
25

people without cars always find a way to tell you they don't have a car.

Posted by max solomon | March 14, 2008 2:06 PM

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