Wanted: Baggu Goes Upmarket, With New Leather Bags

The go-to company for reusable bags adds sophistication to the mix.

By now, most consumers recognize the plastic bag as the environmental scourge that it is. And there’s now a whole host of companies in the business of supplying eco-friendly alternatives. (Ever wonder how many reusable totes you have stashed in your closet?) The problem is that while those ubiquitous canvas and nylon bags are great for a weekend visit to the farmers’ market, they might be considered a bit casual for office attire. Baggu now has urbane working girls covered, with a new line of sophisticated (and remarkably affordable) leather satchels.

Modeled on its popular Ripstop nylon shopping bags, the simple, versatile shapes are made from soft Argentine leather and come in two sizes: standard for $150 and "baby" for $120. Baggu has also launched adorable zipper pouches, also in two sizes ($30–$40). For now, they’re available in honey brown, black, and metallic platinum, with more color options on the way. The best part: They’re sewn right here in New York City.

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  • rt

    Isn't it just a purse then? Seems like it kind of defeats the purpose when they have to put all the energy into growing  the cow, processing the leather, fly it in from Argentina. 

  • Feedtheseed

    We get it...your an extremest vegetarian/vegan type.  You give a bad name to the rest of us.  Why don't you expand your knowledge a bit.  I don't think this bag company is sacrificing animals to make bags and I know the meat industry isn't going to listen to a winey person such as yourself.   I would think anyone slightly educated would realize it's better not to waste any part of the animal if it's going to be slaughtered anyway.   Plus this leather bag will probably find its self in a consignment store way before its discarded in a landfill.  

  • animal-lover

    Um, eco-friendly? They are made out of cow-skin! Sacrificing animals for trendy so  called eco-friendly bags...yeah no thanks How about really coming up with something truly eco-friendly that doesn't harm the earth or it's inhabitants