Shopping for Shopping Bags

Fashion designers have discovered a exciting new green-fashion niche: reusable shopping bags.

The AP roundup story is fairly dull, but the markup sure isn’t! Here’s the price list from the article:

  • Silky Pop Hermes bag: $960 US (“Made of hand-wrought silk, it collapses into a wallet-size pouch of calfskin.” Note to self: Double-check that to make sure calfskin is sustainable.)
  • Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni’s “foldable nylon bag”: $843 US
  • Stella McCartney organic canvas shopper: $495 US
  • Trader Joe’s “bright blue-and-green print polypropylene sack”: $199 US

Hmm, that is a tough choice, isn’t it?

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