At Abitare, I came across Baggu, which is designed by a mother-daughter team. It came in eight different colors—turquoise being the most cheerful. Each tote conveniently fit inside a five-by-five-inch pouch, so it could easily slip into a pocket or purse. Made from ripstop nylon, the bags seemed to be sturdy enough, but they lost style points—I wanted something I could use as an everyday bag and not just for groceries. 309 Henry St., nr. Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn; 718-797-3555.
The Find: Eco-Totes
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Published on Sep 26, 2007 as a web exclusive.