By peoplestaff225
Updated October 31, 2009 06:00 PM


Beautiful patterns make these bags impossible to miss! Dubbed the ‘original designer reusable bag,’ Envirosax bags ($8.50) are made from strong polyester fabric and can hold up to 44 pounds. Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba have both been spotted toting them around and it’s no wonder!

Envirosax bags are cool, colorful and convenient — plus they’re environmentally friendly. I love the Kids Series ($8.50) which sports bright, whimsical animal prints that your children will love. And the 5-in-1 pouches ($38 ) are a perfect starter option for anyone who wants to try out reusable bags.

See more of our favorites below!


The ACME Workhorse bag ($6) was one of the first of its kind. Sized almost exactly like a standard grocery store plastic bag, they’re made of heavy-duty, water- and mildew-resistant rip-stop nylon and can hold up to 25 pounds.

They also fold easily into a little pouch (sewn on the inside of the bag) so they’re compact enough to stash in your purse. Although they’re not exactly high fashion, they come in colorful, chic solids that go with everything.

Flip and Tumble

Flip and Tumble is more than just a cute name! The company’s bags ($9 – buy more and the price decreases) are incredibly designed. I love how easy they are to fold up and unfold again, thanks to a conveniently attached (inside the bag) stretchy pouch.

It sure comes in handy when you’re standing in the grocery store line with a toddler in your arms. You just flip it out and hand it to the cashier. No fiddling required. The longer, single strap is also nice for carrying heavier loads. And the bright color combinations make me smile.


If Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie are carting their things around in RuMe bags ($10), you know there must be something great about them. And there is. These bags are made from water-resistant polyester, they’re machine washable, they have a long handle for easy over-the-shoulder carrying and they can hold up to 50 pounds!

Plus, they even have a program to recycle the bags when they wear down (which takes a long, long time — trust me!). Available in a number of sizes and tons of gorgeous prints, RuMe even has tiny baggies for snacks, cosmetics and whatever else you can think to toss into them!

There are loads of other great reusable bags out there — these are just my top picks. Feel free to tell us about your favorites in the comments section below.