Because plastic isn't.
A ton of states have banned single-use plastic bags, with more states expected to join them in the coming months. These decisions are wins for the environment, and since we no longer have access to plastic bags for grocery stores, bodegas, and retailers—instead, you can buy paper bags for 5 cents—we have to make an even more conscious effort to bring our reusable tote bags wherever we go. (Pro tip: Keep yours by the front door, so you can grab them in a hurry.)
Though you can use any type of tote, if you're someone who desires bags out of the ordinary, I've found just the right picks. (The cuter the reusable tote is, the more you'll remember to bring it around, right? Right.) As an added bonus, most of these bags can be used for work, travel, trips to the grocery store, and more. And if your city or town hasn't banned plastic bags yet, it's never too early to get in the habit of shopping with reusable options. Read ahead for the stylish totes that pull
double triple duty.