Skip plastic bags and use these cute $12 reusable totes

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If your city banned plastic bags (praise be!), get ready to horde any and all the reusable bags you can find. New York City’s plastic bag ban took effect March 2, which means I decided to break out my favorite reusable Baggu bags for all my errands. Reducing the amount of plastic consumption in the city and using a chic reusable bag at the same time? It’s really a win-win. 

While the company Baggu first started in 2007, I’ve seen a recent uptick in everyone carrying around the brand’s best-selling bag: the Standard Baggu. What caught my eye about these bags the first time I saw them was the fact that they looked super lightweight but sturdy, which is key when you’ll be using them for hauling groceries. 

But my favorite part about the Baggu (other than all the stylish colors and patterns it comes in) is the fact that it folds up into a tiny pouch for easy storing. You can toss a Baggu into the pocket of any purse, backpack or suitcase and instantly have an extra bag with you in case you need to run errands after work or need an additional bag while traveling. 

The Baggu was designed based on the construction of a plastic bag, so it’s not like you’ll even miss traditional plastic bags. Plus, its ripstop nylon material will guarantee that it will hold two to three times longer than a disposable grocery bag. 

While the Standard Baggu is the most popular style because it’s just the right size to carry, Baggu has also released a Baby Baggu and a Big Baggu. You can shop all the sizes on Amazon, and Shopbop currently has the newest patterns in stock, which you can buy as a set of three below. 

To Shop: Standard Baggu Set of 3, $36

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