Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happines comes in a box: Stylish grocery shopping

We all know them: the little trinkets that cost next to nothing but they make us incredibly happy. Whether it's because they fulfill a certain purpose in our household or are there simply for their intrinsic beauty.

My foldable grocery bag. It's made of light and durable nylon. It folds into a small pouch that fits into most of my bags. It even has a hook making it perfect for a key chain pendant. A great way of making sure you always carry a bag with you.
The other item is a collapsible trolley. I've used it extensively while doing research for my thesis. A superb way of transporting all those heavy books to and fro the library.

Both the bag and the trolley were designed by Reisenthel, a German brand specializing in travelling products. They were so inexpensive yet have been with me for five to six years and have proved to be sturdy and durable.


  1. The brand is available here too. We have a handle shopper. A foldable bag is so functional, I carry one along all the time, and slip my handbag inside it, if it starts raining. An ecological choice as well.

  2. What cheery prints! I have a simple black nylon bag that collapses down into a little pouch like that, but now that there are so many more available in such pretty colors and prints, I may invest in a new one.

  3. Very pretty bag and trolley. I have some collapsible nylon bags I use for grocery shopping.

  4. The small trolley sounds a great idea,also carry a 100% unbleached environmentally friendly cotton bag which squashes down into a handbag to keep handy.Ida

  5. Mette: I think I remember you blogged about that some time ago :-) Most of my handbags are made of waterproof nylon so there is no need for extra protection. But it is a very good idea!

    deja: Now there are so many to choose from but I still like the fact that the bag and the trolley match. Maybe I'll get some extra to keep in the car.

    Susan: They also make great stocking fillers :-) I've bought plenty over the years for family, friends and neighbours.

    ida: Feeling rather guilty now. I've been meaning to sew muslin drawstring bags for ages now. The intent was to make several and use them when purchasing fruit and vegetables instead of the plastic bags they have in stores.