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Simply clever Reisenthel shopping bags brings colors to my world

Even if I wasn’t there, I have to agree with the Chicago branch of Apartment Therapy the best of the 2007 International Home and Housewares Show was Reisenthel. I based my assessment on the reports I read today from other bloggers.

The TreeHugger in me was looking for sleek, urban and light weight shopping bags. I do most of my grocery European shopping style which means that I do it every day. I do it like this because I eat what I am craving for and I get fresh ingredients. Living in the heart of city makes it possible. Three grocery stores plus a few specialty stores are at walking distance between my work place and my house. I just grab what I need when I go back home.

With their colorful and simply clever products, Reisenthel convinces me to act right away. I began my search on where to buy online the Orange Reisenthel Carrybag, a collapsible tear proof polyester and sturdy aluminum basket. I find it in a Canadian store, even better. The Reisenthel Carrybag costs 65 dollars CAD. I also spend 13 dollars on a Lime Reisenthel Bottle Bag. I can carry 9 bottles with it. The Bottle Bag will be practical on the patio this summer. I will look neat when I return my recyclable bottles to the store.

I will follow up when I receive them. is where I got them. Shipping on Canadian orders is free if you spend over 79 dollars. Shipping costs 15 dollars for the USA.

Chicago – Apartment Therapy says that Reisenthel products are available at The Container store but none were on their Web site. Maybe, they got them on stores. If you know, can you write a comment?

Chris of The Kitchen – Apartment Therapy made another interesting report and gave us links to more news on the 2007 International Home and Housewares Show. The Kitchen – Apartment Therapy talks about a lunch box that sounds intriguing.

+ Web site of Reisenthel
+ Reisenthel collection available at
+ Live from Chicago: Home & Housewares Show Report II on The Kitchen – Apartment Therapy
+ Via Best of the Home and Housewares Show: Reisenthel on Chicago – Apartment Therapy

  • *Terramia*
    March 14, 2007 at 17:33

    It’s so fabulous to come across a fellow Canadian blogger…
    Your site is chock full of great information and insight. Merci!! (:
    And those Reisenthel bags are just beautiful in a plethora of juicy spring colours! Lime so divine!! Reasonable prices too… GoneShopping is a great resource!

  • At Home with kim vallee
    March 15, 2007 at 07:31

    Merci Terra for your kind words. Hope you will come back. Your blog Terramia is superb and fun to read. Count me as a reader.

  • At Home with kim vallee
    March 15, 2007 at 22:26

    My Carrybag and Bottle Bag arrived today. I am a satisfied customer.

  • Keira Gorski
    July 19, 2007 at 08:59

    The carry-all bag and some other Riesenthel storage products are available at Container Store, and they are having a sale on some items until September 3, 2007. I highly recommend the storage boxes that come in three sizes.

  • Denise Arguijo
    December 15, 2007 at 15:12

    I actually sell Reisenthel products on my shop site –

    I have bottle bags, shoppers, trolleys, and a lot more.

  • Nathalie Rivard
    May 7, 2008 at 15:05

    I am desperately looking for the Bikebasket in Baroque Sand from Reisenthel (or red would do). They are carrying it in Europe but not in North America yet. It is not possible to order it from their site, as Canada is not part of the countries they ship to.

    I have left messages with the company and will keep you posted. However, in the meantime, if any know of a place in the US or Canada where I can purchase it, it would be fantastic.

    p.s. I have found a place in Europe, but they want to charge me 45 euros to ship it here. This is the price of the basket…

  • Nathalie Rivard
    May 7, 2008 at 17:16

    After looking everywhere on the Web, I finally found a place that carried the Reisenthel Bikebasket in Red and in Baroque Black (not the Sand like I wanted)

    In my search, it was the only place I found in North America that was mentioning carrying it. There might be other places too but I did not find them.

    It comes with all the attachments to put it on your bike handlebars and it looks pretty snazzy! It’s perfect for food shopping, carrying laptops, going for a bike ride and a picnic.