I’m not a “I’m not a plastic bag” bag owner

Well, my attempt to be uber-cool and get myself an Anya Hindmarch “I’m not a plastic bag” bag from Sainsbury’s this morning failed miserably, serves me right really, it’s only a bag!

I naively thought I would be able to wander in and purchase one on my way to work along with my egg sandwich, but no. There were only 30 assigned to each store, and as they are the thing to have, people actually camped out in order to get one when they went on sale at 8am (yes, eight) this morning.

I was way too casual about the whole thing, I can see that now, but even though I have just seen one sell on ebay for nearly £200 (they cost £5), at least I had a bit of a lie-in and maintained my dignity.

To be honest, if they’re that sought after I’d be scared of putting anything in it, which kind of detracts from the green ethos behind the whole thing. In the mean time, here’s some ideas if you want to get rid of some of those pesky plastic poisonous ones that are so evil (I particularly like the neck scarf).

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    26 April 2007 at 04:05

    Well, they may be expensive, but wow, that’s a cool way to make a statement.

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    28 April 2007 at 14:33

    We can be failures together… I didn’t get mine either….
    I’ve spotted only one in my city and overheard two girls bitching enviously about it…. OK OK…. it was me and my friend bitching enviously about it….
    *hangs head in shame*

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    30 April 2007 at 10:28

    :) You could get a Tesco bag for life. May not be as cool, but cost 40p and when you rip it, you can get a new one.

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    28 June 2007 at 04:45

    I’m desperately looking for this Anya Hindmarch “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” bag i’m in love with. I live in Barbados, Caribbean and it is not available here. Can you please tell me where I can buy it? Please don’t tell me eBay. My arm is lonely without this bag.

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    6 February 2008 at 17:34

    Since I did not get my “I’m not a plastic bag” I now trot around with my cute chic Earth day reusable grocery bags. I’m warning you they can become addictive. :)

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