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    May 29, 2019

    People Are Seriously Obsessed With These Chic And Durable Reusable Bags

    This Baggu reusable shopping bag isn't a regular grocery tote, it's a cool grocery tote.

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    The worst part of errands is, without a doubt, schlepping everything you bought home. Especially if you're using flimsy plastic bags, which are not only bad for the environment but also feel like a major gamble... Will these actually hold 'til I get home? Will I end up spilling eggs and veggies all over the sidewalk? I'm living on the edge!

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    And even if you do your best to use reusable bags, they can be just as cumbersome and half the time you end up forgetting to bring them altogether.

    What you really need is a sturdy bag that can hold a lot of stuff, that you can keep in a purse or pocket so you're always prepared, and that you can reuse over and over again. Bonus points if it's actually cute, too. Well, shopper/travel/object-carrying humans of the world, meet the Baggu grocery tote.

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    This thing is basically like if your current go-to tote bag fell into a vat of toxic waste and became a superhero. Shall we talk about all the cool features? It's made of super durable, rip-resistant nylon. Several styles (including all the fabulous ones above) are also made with recycled materials, so they pack a double environmentally-friendly punch. All the bags come with a little pouch so you can fold them up and take them anywhere, but as the wise George Weasley once said, "Size is no guarantee of power." These babies can hold up to 30 POUNDS, so bring on your most major shopping sprees. And, as if all that wasn't enough, they're also machine washable, so they're easy to keep in great shape!

    Finally, if and when your precious bag does wear out, you can drop them off at one of the brand's stores or mail it in to have them recycle it!

    In case you need more convincing that this is not your everyday tote bag, check out all the reviewers who swear by the great features of this bag. Like, people have a lot to say about it.

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    "These bags are THE BEST! I've had them for years. Most of my regular reusable bags are huge and cumbersome and end up getting left in the car. These squish down so I can fit multiples in my little diaper bag, so they never get left behind. They easily hold three gallons of milk. When I'm dealing with a baby and a toddler, anything that makes life easier is a lifesaver, and these are perfect for packing for a day trip, groceries, beach trips, and even taking on longer trips so I can stay organized. The fact that I can throw them in the washing machine is incredible. I can't say enough good things about these! You wouldn't think you'd get compliments on grocery bags, but even the cashiers ask me what brand they are regularly. The colors make me happy when I see them by the front door." —Ann M. Karmol

    "I bought my Baggu bags eight years ago and they're still awesome! I love them so much that I have a tendency to come back and buy more for friends and family from time to time. They're light and flexible and fold up small enough to tuck them into my purse, so I always have bags when I go shopping, at the grocery store or at the mall or anywhere else. They're super easy to wash — just toss them in with a load of laundry every so often and hang to dry. They're also heavy-duty. I can pack them full — cashiers never believe me when I say everything can go in one bag! They might get heavy but I'm never worried that they're going to rip from carrying too much. I think the ones I have look as good today as when I bought them. It used to confuse me how many compliments I'd get on these bags, but I finally got used to it. ;)" —Jen

    Clearly, a Baggu vs. a basic grocery bag is not even a fair contest. Poor plastic bag, he did his best.

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    "I have to add my voice to the chorus of praise for the Baggu. I bought the standard size bag in black and used it today for the first time — fantastic. As a single guy who rides buses to the store I needed a bag I could fold into a pocket and the Baggu is great. I like the pouch, but it is slightly bigger than I expected and only fits well in my coat pocket. The Baggu by itself will fit in either a front or back pocket of my jeans. The bag is wider by about three inches than standard plastic grocery bags (see my pic) so it holds a few more items. I now have four Baggu bags and I am one satisfied customer." —Lov4Moosic

    And look at how this reviewer was able to fit a crapload of heavy stuff in this tote and then just fold it up into their pocket. GET YOU A BAG THAT CAN DO BOTH!

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    "This is not your usual, flimsy eco-tote. The first time I used it, I carried three 12-can packs (10 lbs. each) of Coke and some other stuff from the drugstore. Any lesser bag would've torn — I've included pictures of what it can carry in one go. The nylon is substantial, too, and it's thick in the handles to make carrying heavy groceries more tolerable. I will warn you, though — try to pack your things carefully in this bag. It's not that I don't think it'll live up to its promised weight limit. It absolutely will. It's that the DISTRIBUTION of that weight, along with the volume of what you've put in the bag, can make it awkward to carry. Big, heavy items may stress certain areas of the bag disproportionately, which I suspect will shorten the bag's lifespan. In short, it's a great, beautiful bag. It carries a lot, but pack it EVENLY. Folded, it fits in a standard back jeans pocket. And it comes with a separate, wallet-like pouch to help it fit in said pocket." —Frontier Psychiatrist

    (Psst...unfortunately the cute doggo print from this reviewer's pics is currently unavailable, but there are so many cute options you're still sure to find one you love!)

    In conclusion, I will leave you with a couple more examples of all the adorable prints these bags come in, and an incredibly impressive love letter one reviewer wrote about their trusty Baggu:

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    "I've bought my fair share of reusable/packable shopping bags, and these are by far my favorite — I'm not even sure why non-Baggu bags are still in my purse, because I never use them unless I have to. Why are these so great? 1) They're durable. 2) They have big handles. I can slip this over my shoulder comfortably. My other bags have much smaller handles and have to be held in your hand, which isn't always comfortable or convenient. 3) They're BRIGHT. My purse is a big black hole of stuff, and these bags are like a bright beacon of hope screaming, 'I'm here! You found me! You're not without a bag!' These are much brighter in person than they seem in the pictures. I got these as gifts for basically everyone on my Christmas list, and even the ones that seem like they'd be dull were very bright. 4) They're easy to fold. Thankfully, there's no complicated bag origami with these. 5) They fold up small — I keep two in my purse, and might add a third someday. They fit pretty much anywhere. If a bag folds up small, you're more likely to have it with you — unlike those big reusable grocery bags that you have in your car and always forget to bring inside. It's also pretty amazing how many unanticipated plastic bags you can avoid when you have one of these handy. Getting snacks at the gas station? Need cold medicine at the drug store? Buying a new shirt at the mall? Getting souvenirs on vacation? You probably didn't think to grab the reusable bags out of your car, but you can still help kick the disposable bag habit if you've got a Baggu on you.

    **UPDATE** Why is six stars not an option? My original Baggu is STILL going strong, two and a half years after I bought it. I think it might have one or two tiny holes in it, but it's still in much better shape than any of my other reusable bags, which haven't been used in ages. Of course, I've developed a bit of a Baggu problem since then, and the collection has expanded enough that the wear and tear is well-distributed between my many Baggus. It may sound silly, but these bags are probably one of the best things I've ever bought for myself." —L. Green

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in 26 colors and prints). Find more sizes and styles of Baggu bags here.

    You from now on, looking chic as heck even when you're carrying a ton of stuff:

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    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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