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Plastic has never been so unfashionable. As we collectively wage our war on this environmentally detrimental material, here are six chic plastic bag alternatives to throw over your shoulder and go.
This Gorman cotton canvas tote bag is an FW staff favourite for it’s take anywhere chameleon magic. From a practical farmer’s market companion to a good-looking gym tote, buy this shopper and it’ll never leave your side.
Since 1860, string bags have been the go-to carrier for Parisians collecting their weekly provisions from markets and grocery stores. Strong, stretchy, compact and practical — you can’t go wrong.
Made from rip-stop nylon, this compact and reusable shopping bag goes the distance in the grocery store holding two to three single-use plastic grocery bags’ worth of stuff. When not in use, it folds up flat to throw in your handbag.
Architect and design consultant Cecilia Pirani has reimagined the hand woven multi-colored tote carried by women of Guatemala with her brand Palorosa. Made from recycled plastic fibers, just like the originals, Palorosa offers a designer take in a variety of shapes and colours.
From the beach to the market, Noro Paris offers well-made bags with bohemian vibes. The handy work of Parisian fashion designer Claire Lefort, the brand was created in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district and is made from 100 per cent natural fibers like rafia, sisal and seagrass and cotton.
Lunch date or work date, lunch bag or clutch, this bag covers it all. Made from paper that feels a lot like leather, it easily trumps the green and red reusable bags on offer at the supermarket.
Warning: this chic wheelie basket will turn you into a walking Instagram moment, but it’s also super practical with plenty of room for a big haul of goods.
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