Can't afford a Louis Vuitton or Chanel-style handbag?
Now fashionistas can have the look of a designer purse (without the price!), plus the size and durability of a recyclable grocery bag with My Other Bag, a line of totes and carryalls with illustrations of designer purses printed on them.
Founder and creative director Tara Martin started the collection after her home city of Santa Monica, Calif., banned plastic grocery bags. Other than lugging around an ordinary bag, she wanted something that was not only practical but also fashionable.
The My Other Bag line is made in Los Angeles and goes for $30 for totes, $50 for carryalls and $40 for "pouchettes," a longer, wider style with a zip top.
Shop the full collection at www.myotherbag.com.
For more from PG fashion writer Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG. First Published July 21, 2013 4:00 AM