L.A.’s Got a Brand New Bag

This month L.A. stores stop distributing plastic bags and sell their own reusable designs. Here’s our take on the top carriers and the sad sacks


At less than a buck, the crimson carrier would be a bargain—if you didn’t buy 100 more things.



Nothing says nature like polypropylene, but at least the flexible plastic will last for more than one trip to the store.



The giant carrots may look GMO, but this bag is made of 80 percent recycled material. Bonus: It feels like a space suit.



The hippie health food mecca’s burlap offering is pricey, but who cares about money when you have Zen?