11 Stylish and Reusable Bags You'll Always Remember to Bring With You

"Excuse me, where did you get your tote?"

Street Style - Munich - April 18, 2019
(Image credit: Christian Vierig)

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.

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at Marie Claire, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's now the Senior Commerce Editor at House Beautiful, where she owns coverage on deals and sales across home decor and accessories, in-depth product reviews on furniture and appliances, as well as news around new product launches since 2023. With help from leading designers and tastemakers, Marina spotlights quality products while tracking current design trends, a skill she’s mastered over six years in fashion media. Marina holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stony Brook University, beginning her career in narrative-driven commerce coverage as an editorial assistant at PopSugar.