What should you choose: a bag, a basket or a pram?
You have to answer this question first. The bag is the most universal choice - lightweight, capacious, easy to fold and put in the bag, and thanks to its high quality workmanship it will work even during the hot sale period. The basket, on the other hand, is more stylish and is perfect for a bicycle rack, a trip out of town or a picnic in the park. Thanks to its rigid construction you can easily carry food, flowers and even your beloved pet. The trolley is best when you are planning to do a lot of shopping in a supermarket or a grocery store. It will also be a great gift for your mother or grandmother, who can't carry it. Check out below what else to look out for when choosing a bag, basket or shopping trolley.
What material should the bag be made of?
Mostly made of linen or cotton salad in natural colours, solid or printed, with long, comfortable handles allowing the bag to hang freely over the shoulder. Textile bags are extremely functional and at the same time easy to fold and take up little space. They can be washed in an ordinary washing machine, however, paying attention to the type of material and water temperature - linen bags should not be washed at more than 30˚. Their versatility makes them suitable for almost any creation, and a wide selection of sizes, shapes and colours ensures that everyone will find their favourite model.
Their undoubted advantage is that they are made of durable, ecological, waterproof polyester or polyethylene - extremely durable and lightweight materials. Obtained in the process of recycling, they make the reusable bags made of them an environmentally friendly product. Plastic bags are ideal not only for shopping, but also for the beach, picnics, bicycle trips and even at home, as a container for storing a variety of trinkets. What's more, bags made of polyester are tear-resistant, easy to fold and machine washable - just like textile bags. Polyethylene bags, on the other hand, have a stiffer construction, so they can be used as shopping baskets and are even easier to clean - just rinse them with water in the shower or wipe them with a damp cloth.
Destination - what will the bag be used for?
It should be big and roomy enough to fit all the necessary things. An additional internal zippered pocket will be an advantage, in which you can hide your wallet or phone. The bag that you will go on a trip with should also be waterproof, lightweight, with a comfortable handle allowing you to hang it over your shoulder or hold it in your hand. If we mainly pack our provisions into the bag, it is worth considering a model with a stiffened bottom - a shopper bag or an upgraded version of a wicker basket.
Shopping bags and baskets
The choice here is really huge. From classic, textile or plastic shoulder bags to XXL size shoppers, shopping baskets with a stiffened construction, to functional trolleys with solid wheels and telescopic handles. Depending on where and what kind of shopping you're going for, a small or large, stiffened or soft bag, with striking print or in a subdued colour, may be suitable. Pay attention to the quality and durability of the material, the presence of lockable pockets, ease of washing or cleaning, folding and design. Well designed and made bag can serve you for a long time, so it is worth choosing a model that reflects your style and character.
If you are going for a walk in a nearby park, you do not need a huge bag. All you need is a bag to fit a blanket and your favourite book. However, if on the way back you are planning to go shopping or going to the playground with small children, something more roomy will be useful. Wide bags made of ecological polyester with long and strong handles are perfect here. Do you take snacks with you? Choose a lunch bag or a cooling bag. Can't carry because you have a baby in your carrier? A return trolley on wheels is the best solution. Depending on your needs, preferences and where and with whom you're going, choose the bag that's right for you.
Bags for work and school
For work, school or college, you will need a strong and durable bag, in which you can easily carry heavy books, notes and even a laptop. The bigger, the better - after all, you often do some shopping after work. If you work in a company with dress code, pay attention to the colors and choose a bag in a classic color. If you're going to wear sportswear or replacement shoes in it, it's important that you can easily wash it. Everything else depends on your preferences. Maybe you need one bag, or maybe you need several for different purposes? Think about it for a moment and then look at our suggestions. You're sure to find something suitable!