Thursday, June 26, 2008

To Market, To Market with Reisenthel Market Basket


The "green movement" is really taking off this year; it seems that a lot of people who wouldn't consider themselves "hippies" are making small changes in their lives to be more environmentally friendly. Every grocery store chain is selling their own reusable shopping bags; I am developing quite a collection. When I got my very own Reisenthel Market Basket, I felt that I had finally reached an oasis of reusable-shopping STYLE in a sea of lack luster fabric bags.








I love this basket. It is light (made from tear-proof polyester and sleek aluminum), very sturdy (it holds up to 55 pounds, but I'm not sure I can), has a small zippered pocket on the inside, and a nice, rigid bottom.



I have enjoyed taking my Reisenthel basket shopping; I fill it with neccessary coupons before I go to the store, and then use it instead of a shopping cart while I'm there. I feel that I look more like a well put together Euro-shopper when I use my Reisenthel Market Basket. Sometimes when I have a handful of fabric bags, I'm afraid I look like the "harried hippy mom".

I love that the Reisenthel Market Basket is lightweight and collapsible: I plan to use it in Asia when I go to outdoor markets. I think it would be a handy way to corral the children's toys when we are traveling, because I can set it up easily in a hotel room as a mini-toy box.

The Market Basket is a smart alternative to giveaway plastic & paper bags. Lightweight, collapsible and comfortable to carry. Comparable size to store hand basket. Ideally suited for farmer's markets, small grocery loads, picnics, & gardening.

The Reisenthel Market Basket is available for purchase at ReusableBags.com . They also have a very adorable Kids Market Basket by Reisenthel: it is a wee version of the original; definitely on my wish list!

I have a Reisenthel Market Basket in the Art Deco design (pictured with Baby Deak, but new, still in the package) to giveaway to one very lucky MyGreening reader!

To enter, just comment here with your favorite Reisenthel product not mentioned in this review.
Get an extra entry for subscribing to myRSS feed .

One winner will be chosen by random integer generator.

This contest will close on July 5, 9pm CST.

*The Winner (thanks to her EXTRA ENTRY!!) is
Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid, who said...

I also subscribed to your feed.*





195 comments:

TheAngelForever said...

Like you, we have developed quite a collection of the green bags from all over. In the beginning we would forget them at home and I did not want plastic, so we bought more. Now we use them for anything and everything.

The Market Basket looks amazing.

Thanks for the great giveaway :)

TheAngelForever said...

I also subscribe to your RSS feed :)

Mim said...

I really like there bottle bag. It would work great for shopping or as a knitting bag. I subscribe to your feed. mimsfam at gmail dot com

Staci said...

I love their magazinboard. I can't put our stuff on the table because my daughter clears it off so that would be perfect.

Staci said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Lori said...

These are way cool, and I have been wanting one for a while. I also love the Market Basket that has a draw sting closure to it.

Lori said...

I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

peppylady said...

i never seen one like this one before and I could see how well this one would be at our local farmers market here.
Please put my name in the hat for your give away.

gillian said...

I like the Market Basket the best! I tried to subscribe but I'm new to all this and I was unsuccessful! :(

Genevieve P said...

I think the market basket is my favorite--but I also like the mini max shopper.

jess @ lost button studio said...

Just stopped by to say thanks for commenting on my blog. I love the market basket!

Morgan said...

The Magazinboard and foldable trolley look great!
mgoddess5(at)gmail(dot)com

jess @ lost button studio said...

Oops...forgot to mention my other favorite product. I like the cityshopper too.

Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid said...

I see these bags now and then when I'm out and always wondered who made them. Now I know!

I love the magazin board, and the laptop bags...well, I pretty much like all of their products! Thanks for sharing your find.

Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid said...

I also subscribed to your feed.

vtBSBdiva said...

I like the XL shopper artdeco!

Alice H said...

I like the paper basket - they really have some great products! Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

sphinx63 said...

The red Bottleshopper looks really cool! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I love the Bottle Bag. This is an awesome site. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Have a great weekend!

aspritzofsis said...

They make a very nice big bag called the shopper XL. I really think it is "a spatial prodigy" as their description says.

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

The CarryCruizer would be an awesome bag to have too. How great would that be for those library books. It's tough enought to get the kids and an arm full of books in the door. This would make it so EASY!

Thanks for this great giveaway!

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I subscribed via google reader!

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Kimberly said...

I like the mini-max bag in the pretty pink floral pattern. That is very pretty and it would be perfect for quick trips to the store.

I had to laugh at the comment about carrying 55 pounds of stuff in the bag. I live on the top floor and have six flights of steps to go up. The last thing I want is to be carrying 55 pounds. LOL!!!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Kimberly said...

I also subscribed in the Yahoo reader. Or at least I hope I did it right. I see it on my home page now.

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Stacy said...

I like the Bag-E-Wash & the Plastic Bag Dryer. I'm always trying to figure out what to do with Ziploc bags once they've been used for storing meat; looks like I've found a solution! Thanks!

uaxostacy at hotmail dot com

Kristy said...

The Paper Basket looks kewl!

Heather said...

I love the bottleshopper. What a great product for wine and liquor shopping! I haven't seen anything like that before.

PS said...

The Wandboard would be perfect in my bathroom. I don't have a vanity cabinet and this would be perfect for the few things I do use in the bathroom!!

Erin said...

I really like their mini-maxi shopper---so practical to keep an extra bag tucked away in your purse! Thanks for the giveaway.

emhagedon at gmail

babyluxe sarah said...

Ooh, I just saw one of these at the pool the other day, and told my girlfriend, "LOOK at that cute tote!!" So of course now I want one. Love the magazineboard and the city shopper. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mommy T said...

I've never seen these before, but looks so much nicer than the ratty canvas bags I usually tote. I also like their "Big Eye Garderobe" to help organize at home

mannequin said...

Lovely basket! It would be so perfect for our Saturday jaunts to the local Farmers Market.
I also like the Magazin hanger . I have so many magazines in an overflowing basket that I have to sort through all of them to find the one I'm looking for. The display idea is great!

gkstratos said...

Love the basket! I also like the Bottle Bag (in baroque sulfur print). Great design.
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks. gkstratos@ yahoo.com

Reiza said...

I love the magazinboard. That would save a lot of space (and hassle) in our house.

Ginny said...

The foldable trolly looks great. I love the market bags though, they look amazing. I've been wanting one since last summer :)

Reiza said...

Oh and I subscribe to your RSS feed through Google Reader.

Uniquely Yours said...

I love their wandboard. This would be a great little organizer.

hannademaster said...

I really like the Cityshopper bag in the sand design. Would love to own any of these products!

hannaemaster@yahoo.com

Naomi said...

The Magazinboard would help my office "organization" i.e. stacks and stacks...

Mary512 said...

I like the bottlebag in flora. Great giveaway, thanks!

The Nikkster said...

I love the bike basket in barock sulfat (a green and turquoise coloration). I have loved bike baskets since my days of biking around Cambodia. The drawstring is an awesome feature, and that it hooks onto the handlbars.

M's Mommy said...

The wandboard looks like a handy item. Thanks!

Leanna said...

I like the bottle shopper.

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

I like the carry cruisers. That would be really useful for shopping and travel!

Lindsay said...

The loopbag business tote would be great for going back and forth to school.

The Market Basket would be super cool for the farmers' market.

lindsaylur at yahoo dot com

Kristie said...

I like the Shopper XL in dots!

jezebelsk said...

I really like the Cityshopper, but I can't pick a design!!! I'm already subscribed to your feed through my reader, and I find the best things here. Thanks for a great informative blog! jezebelsk1(at)yahoo(dot)com

michelle said...

I like the city shopper. Thanks

Dianna_Ball said...

ummm, that foldable trolley looks awesome! any color!

dianna_ball(at)hotmail.com

Mrs. Csirke said...

I am a big fan of the mini/maxi shopper. I would love to win the market basket!

Bunny B said...

I love their laptop bag!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I'm also a subscriber!

bunnybox9 at gmail .com

iowaguelys said...

The extra large art deco shopper is great - I can see using this multiple places (travel, pool, going to grandmas)and still look stylish at the same time!
amguely@gmail.com

Cuddle Cottage said...

I like the compact City Shopper: a bag that fits a good amount of stuff without being unbearably heavy:)

Preppy Mommy said...

the bottle shopper is neat, as is the city shopper. thanks.

Anonymous said...

My daughter will be in Kindergarten this year and she wants the Munchlers™ - Insulated Medium Kids Lunch Bag. She thought that panda was the cutest thing she has ever seen. The Market Basket would be great for family picnics too.

pamelatrogdon@aol.com

grimmouse said...

I like the foldable trolley...it's awseome...thanks!

maryg said...

I really thing the market basket is the coolest thing ever, but I also like the laptop bag a lot. I love that it doesn't look like a computer bag.

CJW's folks said...

Love the Wandboard!

Ellie said...

I love the Foldable Trolley!

jodi b said...

I love the flora bottle bag. Such a great idea!

pinchy said...

I love the laundrybox! I have been eyeing the market basket for a long time.

Danielle said...

loopbag business is cute!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

Grateful Gramma said...

I like the cityshopper bag too. I subscribe to your feed.

janetfaye said...

I also like the magazinboard because it would be a great way to store and display my newspapers and magazines.

I like the loopbag business to take to work with me.

Mama Zen said...

I like the wandboard!

Molly said...

The foldable trolley looks useful for people without cars!
momabr at yahoo.com

Mandie P said...

i have needed one of these for a while now! my collection of bags becoming a bit much! i also like the bottle bag- it'd be great to carry my empty ones back to return to the store!

Mandie P said...

oh and i subscribed to the RSS feed as well and email is amandaprestridge at gmail dot com

Bebemiqui said...

The bottle bag is pretty cool.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

windycindy said...

Greetings! They have some unusual great looking bags. I really like the
"Mini Maxi MS Shopper" bag! It has pockets, fits in a tiny case and closes with a zipper or drawstrings.
I subscribe to your feed and I think your little model is adorable!
Please enter me in this delightful drawing for the "Market Basket!"
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rachel C. said...
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Rachel C. said...

I really like the carrybag in flora - I love that pattern, it's so pretty! Thanks!

jeske_posse said...

I love the trolly "bag"!

Dennis said...

I love the laptop bag. dengeorge AT yahoo.com

Stacy said...

The bottleshopper would be great for a grownup picnic

Courtney said...

I like the SIGG 0.6L Classic Oval Flasks.

Sweetpeas said...

I have & LOVE the bottle shopper! I use it for trips to amusement parks & such when I want to carry water bottles, change of clothes etc & it is IDEAL! It would make an awesome diaper bag too! I LOVE IT!!

Team Chilton said...

I like the wandboard. I need to be way more organzied. This market basket is super cute. I love that it is STURDY!

Sweetpeas said...

I'm also subscribed to your feed.

BrineS said...

I like the pink carry bag! So swanky! :)

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Days like These! said...

i love the laptop bag! please choose me! thanks.

Emilie said...

I LOVE the black loop bag. Very stylish and I could use it for work. There was a lot to love on their website!

Connie said...

I could really use that magazine board. I've got them all just stacked and this would be a functional way to store them in a cool way.

elizcosta said...

I love all the varieties of shopping bags. The market basket would be great for my knitting supplies beside shopping!

Be the Channge... said...

I have the Reisenthel Bottle Bag and love it! It is great for going to the liquor store, of course, but it is also fabulous for canned goods.

- Marybeth I. said...

I have been trying to get better about using my resusable totes. this basket is wonderful!

misty said...

I love the Magazinboard. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

SM said...

I love the carrycruiser in flora,too. I shop lots of outdoor markets, and the Reisenthel Market Basket would make shoping so easy, fun and smart.

Aria Images by Melody said...

Oh I LOVE the cityshopper. What a cool bag!!! And the Market Basket is such a cool idea. I love green items. :) Go green!

myvintagelove@gmail.com

bethany said...

Love the magazine rack-I love it!

Kimberly said...

I like the foldable trolley.

dolls123 said...

I like the Magazinboard

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dolls123 said...

I subscribe to your feed

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julie said...

love the foldable trolley....great concept
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VickeC said...

I like the Bag-E-Wash & the Plastic Bag Dryer,but I love ,love ,love that basket you are giving a way,wonderful product,thanks an I subscribed also


vlbelk@hotmail.com

sassy2 said...

I like the silver laptop bag. It looks less bulky than the regular carrier I have now.

pintolinda said...

My favorite is the foldable trolly. It is perfect for packing and taking on day trips. Please enter me in the contest.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nomad Supply said...

CanCan, After seeing you with yours this morning, I'd really like one. My other favorite reisenthel product is the mini maxi rucksack. Thanks!

Ashley

Just.Me said...

There are so many amazing products. It is hard to chose between one, however, I think the originality of the Bottlebag in Flora makes me choose this one.

kaylee8 said...

Love the mini maxi bag in the floral pattern

judybrittle said...

what great bags. wonderful assortment of shapes and sizes. my favorte is the Gecko Traders - Recycled Wave Tote

shannons said...

The Bottle Bag is cool.

melonkelli said...

I like the Magazinboard in carrot-red.

drala said...

I could use the homebox in carrot red for so many things at home.

LisaW said...

I love any kind of bags, but these are especially classy. I like the citi-shopper style.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the silver laptopbag, something I can REALLY use!

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

Colleen said...

I like the Flora Carry Cruiser. The shopping basket is such a great idea. I could think of all kinds of uses for it besides just at the grocery. It would really be great for my days at the antique market.

david_colleen@mei.netn

3boyzmom said...

I especially love the CarryCruizer! I really like that it is made to carry books, because I don't like using a backpack anymore!

carolyn said...

I love the Shopper XL Dots. We live at the library and need heavy duty bags. Great Giveaway!

the4moyers said...

I like the Mini-Maxi Shopper - very cute! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering this!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Mrs. Kitty said...

OMG that is perfect I have the fordable trolley and I love the laptop bag in silver. This market basket is beautiful. I would truly love it.

Katy Lin :) said...

what a great idea! i'm also loving the wandboard and the magazinboard! so stylish and practical!

katylinvw (at) yahoo (dot) com

RobynLynn said...

Love the magazinboard - would be perfect for all hubby's reading material in the ummm, library (bathroom).

Laura said...

I love the bottleshopper in kiwi. it's killer.

ashley said...

I really like the blue-black laundrybox.

SJ said...

The foldable trolly in carrot looks awesome! I can only imagine how handy that would be to have.

Shelly said...

I like the XL shopper - in artdeco of course!

Shelly said...

I subscribed to your reader

Helen said...

Love the Carrybag XS... too cute! Also subscribed!

Periodspacecapital said...

I love the bottleshopper in red. It's fabulous and oh-so-utilitarian.

JenO said...

I like the bottleshopper flora!

semtaylor said...

I guess I am kind of boring with things like this but I like the solid colors the best...Love the red..

Trisha said...

I really like the laundrybox in blue-black

Anonymous said...

this is all new to m, including the brand " Reisenthel".
Love the product and would love to win one

Sage Cambria said...

ooh they are all so neat! I like the mini maxi shopper in flora!

mom2sagecambria at gmail dot com

2twins said...

I love the red Carrycruiser - what a great idea the drawstring opening is!

speechteach said...

The silver laptop bag is AWESOME! My frustration with laptop bags are that they either are huge and frumpy or there is no space for my cords/accessories. They solved this by making a sleek bag with a pocket the entire depth of the bag - HALLELUJAH!

lace said...

These are awesome. I would love to have one of these.

I also like the carrybag (which I think is the market tote? not sure) in red.

Anonymous said...

I the the turquoise xs basket, as well as the red one.

parisgusto at hotmail dot com

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy

said...

I like the artdeco Reisenthel Market basket, these are really cool and it looks soo much easier to carry your shopping items in, this is a must with small children!

I'm preggo and have been transporting as much as I can in those unfortunately "small" bags from Wal-Mart and our local grocery retailers.. but I think I make them smaller so you'll buy more of them, what do you think?

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy

said...

We are subscribed to your feed!

njmamapajama said...

I love this basket!

njmamapajama said...

I'm subscribed to your feed

KarlaN said...

I'm digging the magazinboard! It would help with my organization at home ;)

I'm also subscribed to your RSS Feed! Love it.

susan said...

Love the CarryCruiser~great for the farmers market. The kids can pull this with no problem and no complaints that it's too heavy. Also wonderful for a day at the park or beach. Thanks.

Jess said...

Very cool bag and designer. I checked out the site and besides the market bag, I like that city shopper bag!

cathy said...

i love the flora bottle bag. How cute

noreen said...

city shopper is great, really they are all great I want to take them all home

Kelly said...

I accessorize my family room with red. The big eye waste basket in red would fit in wonderfully!

kgblogid(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharee said...

I love the market basket! I need something to carry my milk home. I always break the little plastic bottoms in the Kroger bags.

I also like the foldable trolley. It would be great when walking home from the store with heavy items. I would have loved one of these in China!

Nicol said...

What a great idea!!! How many times have I said that it was stupid to have to put groceries into the cart, on the counter to be checked out, in the bags, in the car, to the kitchen floor, then the cupboards. This saves a step. Put everything into the basket and have them put it back into the basket to leave. Love it!

I love the Baroque Sand one. Oh! It could also be used as a picnic basket when you are not using it to shop with!

jessilynn said...

I like the wandboard. Thank you for your giveaway!

TINKMH said...

I have never seen these before, I love it! gotta have it!

Anonymous said...

This is a great item.

smdrm said...

This is pretty.

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Love the black with the polka dots!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

I subscribed to your feed!

Jennifer Bogart said...

I like the wandboard in sand. We have NO closets (well 1 tiny entrance closet) in our home, and very little shelf/storage space. This looks like a helpful item for us ;).

Michelle Maxwell Nebel said...

OH, I'd love to win this! I just saw one at a friend's house and nearly keeled over. We're planning to do a lot more Farmer's Market-ing this summer, and this would make it SO much simpler!

I love the MiniMaxi Shopper -- in MS Flora. It's so pretty, and how useful - fold it tiny and tuck it into your regular purse or suitcase, then expand it when you need more space at the end of your trip! It's genius!

boobles2 said...

I love the mini maxi bag but they are all very neat!! Please enter me

Karin said...

Big eye paper basket--stylish and fun!

Becca said...

I love the Mini Maxi Shopper in the Flora design.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I like the wandboard. I would put my girls shoes in it, and keep them off the shelves so I can use that space more effectively

cmp said...

I love the bottle shopper! Cool products!

valmg said...

The Sigg and Nalgene bottles, also the insulated lunch bags are my favorites.

Amy said...

I like the Magazinboard. My magazines are stashed away where they can't all be seen at once, but the Magazinboard lets you display several magazines at once.

PowerSweepstaking said...

it holds 55 pounds? Let me tell you!
at 25 pounds I switch to a cart!

I need a nice laptop bag, Reisenthel's got one!

Just now subscribing(barracudaron @ sbcglobal.net) to your RSS feed for that all important entry double up!

yyeres said...

i like the laptop bag, thanks for the contest

Danielle said...

I love the bottle bag - good for carrying around my water bottles after the baby bottles...

Megan & Ryan Reed (see our blog too!) said...

I like the Market Basket XS in turquoise for my boys to keep toys in the car.

I know you said something different than the review I hope this qualifies since it's the XS bag. Cute bags and concept.

Doreen said...

Hi, I would love to start my green bag collection! I haven't gotten one yet--would love for this to be my first! ;) The basket looks and sounds wonderful!!

Doreen said...

I'm a Subscriber!

Becky said...

I'm a fan of the mini max shopper... folds up into a tiny bag that easily fits into my purse. Voila! It's there when I'm at the store!

Samantha P said...

i absolutely love the laptop bag! that is really cute!

and there's nothing wrong with being a "harried hippy mom" hahahah!

Samantha P said...

and i subscribed via google reader, yay! i didn't even know it could do that, haha!

ChristiS said...

I LOVE the cityshopper bag, esp. in the art deco style! Thanks for sharing this great site, and for the giveaway!

Pamela said...

The carrycruiser looks really cool!

judis121 said...

Wow what a cool site,I especially liked the carrycruiser in flora, didn't even know these things existed. Thanks!

Sylvia P said...

the shopper XL in art deco is really cute!

Sylvia P said...

i subscribed! yay!

TheSnackHound said...

Thanks for the tip on this product line. They have some adorable door organizers and laptop bags too! (LOVE the wandboard) I subscribed to your feed and will definitely be back to read again :)

matternu said...

The market is so neat. This is something I need!! When I go into the garden( I have a very large garden) this would be os helpful getting tomatoes,potatoes,corn, peppers and putting in the basket. There is also the times when I need to go to the market ,it would be great using. Count me in to win this wonderful basket

girlof80s said...

I really like the city shopper baroque sand, the big eye paper basket sand, the magazinboard carrot-red, and the mini maxi shopper MS black. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win as I am trying to do more to help out the environment. Thanks.

donna444444 said...

I really like the basket. I also like the Mini Maxi MS Shopper bag.

Heather said...

The laptopbag is pretty snazzy. I'm always looking for a great case for my newest hip bone.

LeeAnn P. said...

I like the carrycruiser. I could certainly put that to good use!

murphykatt(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teresa said...

I love the laptop lunch kits!Great contest!

Brooke said...

The Big Eye Single Pocket is GREAT!

bison61 said...

I love their magazinboard

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

dani said...

I love the strorage box l floral because it would be able to be out in the open.

klp1965 said...

I LOVE THE MINI MAXI TRAVELBAG M :)

Jennifer said...

I love the loopbag business! It is just my style!

ziggy789 said...

I love the mini maxi shopper,MS Flora 2 - such a cute bag.. would love to have it

SECAVEN said...

i love the shopper xl - artdeco. i love the color, shape and size. it looks like it's a very nice size - big & roomy and that is just what i need to carry all my "stuff". it will definitely be perfect for me.

Michele P. said...

I like the magazinboard, I always have magazines and papers around the house that I haven't gotten to reading yet, and this would keep them organized!

Michele P. said...

I also subscribe to your feed.

Frankie said...

Love the bottle bag, it would look great in the mudroom after shopping!

Diana said...

My favorite is the silver laptop bag.

dlcwin[at]gmail[dot]com

Diana said...

Subscribed to your feed.

Anonymous said...

I have lots of green bags. Need more.

Rockin' Mama said...

The cityshopper in art deco ir adorable

Julie said...

The Thermo Bottles are something I could use. My coffee is always getting cold.

Ann said...

the foldable trolley looks great, I love the style and the fact that its fodable. great for the farmers market