Saturday, April 11, 2009

Chico Bags

In the past year, it seems that just about every store is offering their own reusable shopping bag. I find it so refreshing not to use plastic bags any longer, but many of the reusable bags are so bulky. They are wonderful for groceries-I bag my groceries with a variety of tote bags (dug out of the back of the closet-it seems we have SO many) and the reusable grocery bags. When I'm shopping in other stores, however, I never bring these bags. They aren't quite as convenient if I don't have a shopping cart to throw them in. When I'm at the mall, bookstore, clothing store, etc., I LOVE my Chico Bags. These are great reusable bags for several reasons:
  • Chico bags come with a stuffable pouch. This creates less bulk-they can fit in a pocket or purse easily! What makes them even more convenient is that the stuffable pouch is sewn onto the bag itself. All in one piece-you can never lose the pouch!
  • Even though the bags are fairly compact, you may have a full bag one day and no room for even this small bag. No problem! Chicos come with a clip so that they can attach to the outside of a bag, belt loop, etc.
  • Eco-friendly and ethical. These bags, while made in China, are produced under fair trade and fair labor conditions. The company also accepts bags that are no longer functional and recycles them into other products.

We have about a dozen of these in various colors. I keep them everywhere-in the car, diaper bag, purse, near the door, etc. That way I always have a bag handy. A lot of people have reusable bags, but forget to bring them along. There are many times when I've needed a spare bag or have gone to the store unexpectedly, and I've been happy to whip one out. I've gotten many compliments on them.

I don't usually use them for groceries, but others have. Some people color-code their groceries-green for produce, red for meats, blue for cold items, etc.

I am proud to offer these bags in my store. Take advantage of the buy 4 , get one free offer. You'll soon find that you are using these bags daily, as I do!



LittlePeopleWealth said...

Chico bags are my fav for grocery trips. I am going to link back to you :)