Post # 1
Surely I can’t be alone in this! I have a secret habit of keeping shopping bags from swanky places (e.g. CUE if you are an Aussie!) to use for later. I might use them to carry some extra things to work one day, or to give someone some stuff in (not a gift,more like if I am lending something). I am guilty of trying the whole unspoken “oh this? yeah I shop there” thing!
Sigh -sad but true!!
Post # 3
Never really though of reusing them, but for some reason I like to keep them just cause it’s such a rare occasion to shop there. Maybe I should reuse them, but I’d feel weird using something like a Gucci shopping bag to carry things around.
Post # 4
Sure, if they bag is nice enough. I wouldn’t give someone a present in one tho, if the thing I bought for them wasn’t actually from that store. I think that’s deceiving and potential for a let down!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I hate when people do this. “Oh let me just carry my lunch in this Holt Renfrew bag” – it feels kind of snobby to me.
Post # 6
@Eight6Eleven: Oh of course not a present!I’m going to edit to clear that one up -more like if I am lending some things to someone!
Post # 7
@pinkshoes: this. I would also feel weird reusing them.
I throw mine away because I have no use for them and I shop….a lot so I will always get another one.
Post # 8
I don’t discriminate and try to recycle everything
Post # 9
I keep my grocery bags and use them as trash can liners. Otherwise, straight to the recycle bin.
Post # 10
I did this more in highschool and college when it was a status action. Now a days, I am happy to put my lunch, or anything else, in whatever bag I happen upon, even if it’s the crappiest of discount stores.
Holla at my bargain shoppers!
Post # 11
no, I use plastic bags for garbage but that’s about it. I normally throw out the paper bags, even the reusable bags I normally don’t use.
Post # 12
yeah… I might use my lululemon bags as lunch bags. What? They’re sturdy
Post # 13
Oops! I guess not many people share my strange habit! Oh well, I suppose there are worst habits to have 🙂
Post # 14
I totally do. If its a good sturdy bag. I dont care who’s name is on it.
Post # 15
@DeeWee: I am still a poor poor student but Australian as well and I guarentee you are not alone!
I commute from Newcastle to Sydney every day and cannot tell you the number of people carrying swanking bags (Cue, Mimco, Country Road) filled with lunches + snacks + bits and bobs.
I do have a little chuckle.
Post # 16
Lol, we save (reuse / recycle actually) every bag and box that comes into the house
Sadly, most of them are plain old boring plastic shopping bags (grocery variety) and they go to work mostly as trash can liners
The Pretty paper store bags, like you are referring to, are fairly sturdy, and quite pretty… so more often than not end up in my Office where I use them as pseudo-containers to store things in… great for Cards, Bows, Ribbon, Gift Wrap… odds & ends
(To be honest, I don’t feel right upcycling such bags as Gift Bags to other people… a wierd snobby sort of bragging element, I think… and particularly strange if the gift doesn’t come from that store… Crystal Vase in a Victoria Secret Bag ???)
PHOTO – From Pinterest, and pretty much what I do with pretty bags now, altho mine don’t hang on the wall… they are on shelves in the wall unit in my Office.
I did see tho this idea recently on Pinterest… and thought maybe I’d take some of my faves and frame them tho as works of art for my “Girlie” Dressing Room that I have on the drawing board for an upcoming reno project… lol, a good excuse to visit some more upscale shops, and also add to my collection when I travel
PHOTO – From Pinterest, Brand Name Upscale Store Bags as Art.
Hope this helps,