Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An extra bag that's ready when you are

I love my reusable grocery bags -- when I remember to bring them with me to the store. And, when I travel with my kids, I can always use another bag or, well, seven. I was pleased to try out The Joey Tote -- actually, "pleased" is a bit of an understatement. The three-bag set has taken up permanent residence in my purse; it's strong enough to hold heavy items when I'm shopping, folds down into it's own built in pouch (which is roomy enough for another tote or two), and small enough to slip into my pocket, if need be. I spread the word in my "Gearing Up" column for The Boston Globe recently:

Gearing Up
A Pocket for a Purse
By Lylah M. Alphonse

Whether you’re taking an overseas trip and want to carry your surplus souvenirs, or taking the family to the beach and want to keep the sandy stuff separate, Joey Totes are just what you need. The machine-washable, ripstop nylon bags hold up to 40 pounds and fold down into a built-in pouch small enough to carry in your purse or pocket. The large size is $8.50 and just right for slinging over your shoulder; the small is $7 and comfortable to hand carry. Available at

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