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, (opens in new tab) 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 MarieClaire.com, 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 also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.