Designers bag green fashion accessoryUPDATED: 2007-05-08 02:28:06 MSTBy AP
LOS ANGELES -- A trip to the grocery store is becoming a lot more fashionable as consumers look to designer totes to bag their greens and express their style.
Hermes, Stella McCartney and Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni are among the top designers now offering re-usable shopping bags. The bags give shoppers an alternative to paper or plastic without sacrificing style.
The Silky Pop Hermes bag, on sale in the U.S. this summer, has a price of US$960.
Castiglioni's foldable nylon bag retails for $843. The Stella McCartney organic canvas shopper sells for a mere $495.
Re-usable shopping bags have increased in popularity as cities consider banning the use of certain plastic bags.
Earlier this year, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags.