I strolled into 45 RPM to look for my favorite faded bandanas when I saw a khaki bag on the wall. Made by hand on site, the tote was crafted from a pair of old chino pants—ideal for recyclers. But the shoulder straps were too short, so the bag rested uncomfortably and awkwardly on my arm, even when it was empty. 17 E. 71st St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-737-5545.
The Find: Eco-Totes
Find your inner hippie everywhere from Whole Foods to Stella McCartney.
Published on Sep 26, 2007 as a web exclusive.