Did you know that the average American family takes home 1,500 plastic grocery bags per year? Even if you reuse these bags around the house, chances are you don’t need quite that many. That’s why more and more people are investing in reusable shopping bags, which can each take the place of around 700 plastic bags over its lifespan.
Sure, some of these reusable totes are a bit bland, but there are also amazingly cute ones to be found—if you know where to look. If you want to feel good about ditching plastic bags and make a style statement, check out these nine adorable reusable shopping bags that you’ll never want to leave the house without.
The Sailor Stripe Baggu
There’s so much to love about Baggu reusable shopping bags. They can hold up to 30 pounds. They fold into a nice, compact square to stash in your purse. They’re made from 40 percent recycled nylon. They’re machine washable. Oh, and they come in a wide variety of pretty colors and prints. The Sailor Stripe pattern is particularly cute (in our opinion), but no matter your style, you’re sure to find an option you like.Buy Now
A French-Style Market Tote
Channel your inner Parisian with this très adorable French-style market bag. It comes in four bright, happy colors and is ideal for carrying around your haul from the farmers market. The bag is actually made in France, and you can toss it in the washing machine should it ever get dirty. It’s the ultimate chic accessory for Francophiles.Buy Now
A Jute Bag for Your ‘Market Finds’
If you’re looking for a sturdier reusable bag, this tote is not only cute and functional, but it supports a good cause as well. Each of these bags supports Corr Jute, an organization that supports women in rural areas of Bangladesh. The jute bag comes in two sizes, and there are lots of variations with a wide variety of sayings printed on the outside. Plus, we love that the interior is laminated to make it water-resistant.Buy Now
A Colorful Butterfly Bag from Vera Bradley
Love Vera Bradley? Then you’ll get butterflies from this colorful reusable market bag made by the popular brand. The spacious 19-by-14-inch bag is made from 60 percent recycled material, and the exterior features a stunning array of colorful butterflies that’s sure to earn you compliments as you shop.Buy Now
A Simple, Sturdy Tote with a Bold Graphic
This small canvas bag is perfect for quick trips to the store or even to use as a beach bag. The simple design is just the right size for tucking under your arm, and it features a bold graphic that reads “Bien Fait”—a French phrase that means “well done.” While lightweight, this tote is sturdy enough to carry around your groceries, and it will provide the positive vibes you need on even the gloomiest days.Buy Now
This Colorful Convertible Tote
It’s a bag. Wait, no, it’s a backpack. Actually, it’s both! Notabag wins the award for most versatile reusable bag, thanks to its pull-through straps that let you easily change it from a backpack to a tote bag. This bag comes in a number of bright, bold colors, and it can even fold up into its own pocket for easy storage. It’s pretty ingenious, if you ask us, and the design is ideal for anyone who commutes.Buy Now
Cute Waterproof Bags That Roll Up
You won’t believe how strong this adorable reusable bag is! Envirosax can hold up to 44 pounds of your must-have goodies, and when they’re not in use, they roll up into a compact form that’s easy to stash in a purse or glove compartment. This pretty blue-and-pink design caught our eye, but there are dozens of other colors and patterns to choose from as well.Buy Now
A Simple Bag with a Lovely Message
“Plant Smiles. Grow Laughter. Harvest Love.” This minimalistic bag from The White Company features this uplifting saying on the outside, and the extra-large interior will comfortably house all your finds from the grocery store or market. The bag is made from 100 percent cotton, and it can be machine washed and dried for easy maintenance—always a plus if you have a jam-packed schedule.Buy Now
A Set of 4 Bags with Cute Fruit Patterns
Carrie Bags Reusable Shopping Bags Foldable Grocery Tote Bags with Attached Storage Pocket, 4 prints for $14.99 on Amazon
It would be impossible to pick just one of these fruity tote bags, so it’s a good thing they come in a set of four. The lightweight polyester bags feature watermelon, lemon, avocado, and pineapple patterns, and each one comes with a matching carrying case so you can fold it up and tuck it away. Not only are these bags extremely chic, but they’re also affordable, to boot. Win-win.Buy Now
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