BYOB Takes On New Meaning

Do you BYOB — bring your own bag — when you go to the store or farmers market?

If you're looking for reusable bags that make a statement, Bon Appetit's blog points out BYOB, a Canadian company producing a sharp collection of eco and fashion conscious totes. I like their not-so-subtle "Cheeky" bag, pictured above (about $30).

Last summer, the craze over designer Anya Hindmarch's I'm Not A Plastic Bag helped put the plastic bag problem on the map. I've acquired a collection of freebie reusable bags from spots like the Garden District (with a purchase) and Whole Foods (always available to purchase), and I use paper grocery bags to put out the recycling at home.

What's your preference? Paper, reusable or *gasp* plastic?