I AM A PLASTIC BAG
This month's jelly trend isn't just about your shoes...
Much fuss is made over the evils of plastic bags - Anya Hidmarch made a famous bag proclaiming their death, San Francisco passed a law banning them from supermarkets, and we've even found some Facebook groups devoted to their doom.
And yet, the plastic bag is not all bad. Consider Mulberry's recent plastic tote, designed by the artist Julie Verhoeven - it's just as reusable as a canvas tote, and twice as cool. Marc Jacobs made a similar PVC carry-all for waterproof trips to the pool or beach, and at Free People, they've taken plastic rice sacks from Mexico and recycled them into day bags.
Below are our favorite picks, which you should absolutely use to carry groceries or clothes instead of those other plastic bags - you know, the ones that aren't as cute.
This story was published on April 29, 2009.