Ideal for heading to the farmer’s market or your regular trips to the grocery store, these cotton European market bags are a classic. Tried-and-true over generations, the smart woven netting design of string shopping bags makes them compact, lightweight, and able to stretch to hold up to 40 lbs.
The ECOBAGS® Milano Cotton String Shopping Bag has a unique, single 2" wide shoulder strap design for extra comfort while carrying over your shoulder.
Available in natural unbleached cotton color.
Fit up to 5 in one of our StuffSacks for neat storage and transportation!
Comments about Product:I just bought this bag in purple. I LOVE it. The wider strap is super comfortable and just the right length! It looks small at first but it expands and holds a lot! And it's perfect for parents who still have to chase their young children around stores and farmers markets (like me) because you can put it on like a cross body and not worry about all of your items spilling out if you have to suddenly take off after a toddler on the run! Best bag ever!
Comments about Product:I always keep 6 string bags in the car for grocery and other shopping. Each one carries a lot and is much easier to carry when heavy(over the shoulder) than plastic bags. The string bags also look elegant, don't show any wear and tear, and are washable. Even salespeople at the check-out counters like using them.
Comments about Product:Everyone is crazy about these bags, but especially my niece, who grabs them all up and never wants to share. Myself, I like the fact that I can poke the arms of the grocery store's plastic bag rack through the netting and load them up as if they were disposables. I caught one in the aforementioned rack and tore the net on one side away from the strap, but a quick pass through the sewing machine fixed it right up. I've gotten my niece eight of these bags, plus the four she was supposed to share with my sister-in-law, but sh still wants more! I only shop for myself, so one for each shoulder is plenty. People are always amazed at how they stretch to accommodate pretty much anything I want to put into them. I really can't see how people deal with hustling handfuls of plastic bags out to their cars. I'm glad I don't have to.
Comments about Product:I kept one and saved the other three for Christmas presents for my golf foursome. Mine is filled with potatoes and hung on the back of the pantry door. I bought the bags specifically for that - potatoes stored in their own plastic bag aren't too great.
5.0 I ordered the Milano Cotton String shopping bag be
Comments about Product:I ordered the Milano Cotton String shopping bag because although I love string bags,I prefer a bag I can sling over my shoulder. When I saw this bag on the Reusablebags.com website I was actually excited! Some of the reviews said it was too small but I found it perfect. I was able to load it with books and carry them comfortably. I've already ordered more for gifts.
4.0 I do love this bag - it holds an impressive amount
Comments about Product:I do love this bag - it holds an impressive amount of stuff and I love that it forms to hold whatever you want to stick in it. I had thought the handle was just slightly longer than it is based on the picture, but it still can go across the body, which is what I wanted for sure. I count on it to be able to get my groceries in from the car while also pushing a stroller and holding multiple other bags. Oh yeah - and it's very compact/easy to carry around when empty - another plus.
4.0 We had been looking for string bags for several mo
Comments about Product:We had been looking for string bags for several months before finding your site. Although the bag doesn't look exactly like the picture, I'm happy to have it. We are always intersted in ways to support a greener society.
5.0 i love this bag ive been lookin 4 1 like this 4 so
Comments about Product:i love this bag ive been lookin 4 1 like this 4 so long n as soon as i saw it i knew it was exactly what i wanted. . . it really lived up 2 my expectations 2. . . i carry it with me in my purse just in case i unexpectadly go shopping. . . i love it!
5.0 I ordered several different styles of string bags
Comments about Product:I ordered several different styles of string bags to try them out and give as gifts and the Milano is by far my favorite - the one I most often carry. I hope the make these in colors eventually. It's most comfortable and amazingly expandable!
5.0 I love the natural color, the design, and the stri
Comments about Product:I love the natural color, the design, and the string bags are very comfortable to use to carry shopping on the shoulder--much easier than carrying plastic bags. Also, the supermarkets are happy to use them instead of plastic--I just send them down ahead of the groceries. I keep 6 bags in the car and take them out as needed.Thank you!
5.0 Best string bag I've ever found because of comfort
Comments about Product:Best string bag I've ever found because of comfortable wide shoulder strap. I actually use two when carrying groceries home (on foot in the city), one slung across from each shoulder & they balance beautifully so the weight is distributed and I can walk comfortably with my hands free. I've got several of them, and when they get dirty or overly stretched out from heavy loads, I just throw them into the washing machine and they come out good as new (I hang them to dry, though, and don't put them in dryer).They are also very easy to roll up and carry in a purse or to pack for trips. I highly recommend these.
5.0 The two string shopping bags arrived promptly and
Comments about Product:The two string shopping bags arrived promptly and although they have had limited use so far, I am sure I will enjoy using them. I will be shopping for other useful items as time goes on.
Comments about Product:Great product! Small and easy to take along in your purse. It expands to a very large size and holds up to 40 lb. I especially like the wide shoulder strap - something that other string bags do not have! I'm ordering more as I have given all but one of mine away!
5.0 Not only are they very practical and I love the wa
Comments about Product:Not only are they very practical and I love the way they look, but people ask me about them all the time. I'm very proud to tell them about their use. It's good to be able to take an active part in helping us all stay "green". I'm happy to give them your web site and encourage them to start using your product. Thanks for the opportunity to pass the word along about a very good product. Lois Pfau
5.0 I ordered 6 of the Milanos and I really love them
Comments about Product:I ordered 6 of the Milanos and I really love them already. I have a bunch of other reusable bags but I kept leaving them in the car, or I'd be in a different car and wouldn't have them. I got pretty good at just carrying a few items out to the car, but otherwise, I had to get plastic bags. I'd seen mesh bags at the Farmers' market and I thought maybe I could fit them in my purse. Now I keep two in the car and one in my purse along with a few folded produce bags and I love how I can fit lots of stuff in one string bag -- the latest was 5 boxes of cereal in one bag. Yay! And now I remember at least a couple bags -- even better! I'm already putting more bags for another order!
5.0 I bought the neutral string tote and am enjoying i
Comments about Product:I bought the neutral string tote and am enjoying it. I find it's best use is at the farmers market, or for produce. It is a nice bag for the children to carry as well because of the long strap it goes over their shoulders easily. The construction is very sturdy, and it seems to easily hold 20 pounds. We have also used this bag for pool days, toting towels to and from. This is worth the money and I would buy again.
5.0 I bought 4 of these bags, one for my mom, one each
Comments about Product:I bought 4 of these bags, one for my mom, one each for my 2 daughters & of course, one for me. I love my bag & so do the other "girls" in my family. We use them as much as we can, it took awhile to get use to keeping it with us, my grandaughter even used her mom's to bring home her left over school supplies at the end of the school year! They are so comfortable to use with the shoulder strap, no digging into your fingers like with a regular handle. Thanks! Vicki M.
Comments about Product:I love these bags! They expand way more than you would think from just looking at them - every time I go to the grocery store, the baggers are always amazed! The straps are wide and very comfortable, even with heavy loads. I couldn't be more pleased.
4.0 The bags are beautiful and work well for produce,
Comments about Product:The bags are beautiful and work well for produce, but it is difficult to stuff in a half gallon of milk or anything with edges. Still, I love them but have to carry another kind as well
5.0 Thank you for your prompt delivery and a very help
Comments about Product:Thank you for your prompt delivery and a very helpful customer service person. The two produce bags were exactly what I wanted and your product met my expectations. Thank you again, and I will recommend your company to my friends. Jeanne
5.0 Smart because of environmental conscientiousness a
Comments about Product:Smart because of environmental conscientiousness and efficient because I can diagonally loop two bags over each side of my head in order to free my hands as I walk up to my apartment! Joe
4.0 We bought these hoping to duplicate a similar bag
Comments about Product:We bought these hoping to duplicate a similar bag that we have had for many years. Our original is of sturdier construction and somewhat larger, which would be the only improvements we'd like to see in the Milano bag. It is versatile and very comfortable to carry over the shoulder.
Comments about Product:These bags are great! I've been surprised at how much they expand to hold a large amount of groceries, at least twice as much as one plastic bag. The wide shoulder strap is also much more comfortable than having a plastic handle digging into my hands. The only difficulty is that I've had a bit of trouble using the self checkout, but I'm figuring that out.
Comments about Product:The mesh bags are wonderful. They take up no space so I have them in my briefcase and car, and haven't used a plastic bag since I got them. It's a really nice feeling knowing I'm doing my bit. And I'm planning on spreading the word by making them my standard Christmas gift.
Comments about Product:It is a joy to use the string bag. Recently I used it on a trip and put all my usually hand held items in it which allowed my hands to be free while walking through the airport. Once on the plane I tied the long handles in a knot and slid it under the seat in front of me. Thanks for a great product. Faye R.
Comments about Product:This bag is a great buy! I keep it in my purse for shopping "emergencies" if I don't have one of my other (more bulky) bags available and it's amazing how much it expands. I love the shoulder strap, which makes it very comfortable and it's very convenient to have one less thing in my hands. I highly recommend this bag, and am thinking of buying another one.
5.0 The large shoulder strap makes carrying large purc
Comments about Product:The large shoulder strap makes carrying large purchases way more comfortable than struggling with plastic bags that cut into your fingers and hands. When you have more than one stop on your shopping rounds you will definetly be grateful for the comfort level that strap provides. Construction lets you easily handle large boxes with unyielding corners. I wish this particular model came in other colors but for the cost I can easily dye this bag to suit my taste.
5.0 I bought two of these bags in anticipation of movi
Comments about Product:I bought two of these bags in anticipation of moving to Europe. We are now in Brussels and use them every day for our trips to the market. I love that I can wear them over my shoulder or across my chest. The wide strap makes it very comfy and I do just love them!
Comments about Product:I love this bag! I purchased a couple different styles since I wasn't certain which would work best. This bag is perfect for me! The long shoulder strap is comfortable and convenient -- and makes the bag!
5.0 What a great feeling to walk out of the grocery st
Comments about Product:What a great feeling to walk out of the grocery store with the Milano string bag knowing you, in a small but good way, are helping the environment. The size is deceptive as it holds a lot more than you would expect, is easy to carry with both the long and short handles, can be used for both grocery & mall shopping.... and the value is amazing.
Comments about Product:In short, I love them. I had a Milano for years, but the bottom finally fell out (groceries in Paris...a real mess). My husband and I packed our nine-year-old off to Disneyland, and decided that string bags would be the perfect thing for carrying our bits and pieces around. Well, I am telling you, they were perfect. Security people thanked us because they did not have to root around in our bags to see what was there, people stopped us to ask where we got them, even my daughter was happy to keep hers slung around her shoulder. Now that we're back home, I can hardly wait to take them grocery shopping. Thank you for a durable, well-made product. My last Milano bag lasted at least five years. I am looking forward to using the new bags for years to come.
5.0 This bag is incredible--the shoulder strap is very
Comments about Product:This bag is incredible--the shoulder strap is very convenient and wide enough to be comfortable, and you can fit a TON of stuff in it. This is now my official farmer's market bag. No more plastic bags for me!