Every item on this page was chosen by an ELLE editor. We may earn commission on

Every item on this page was chosen by an ELLE editor. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. Winter is coming and we’re ready to end the year with a bang. I mean bag. We want a new bag. But before you blindly jump into a new investment, we reached out to the top buyers in America for industry tips on the styles edging toward it-bag status. Get excited, because impractical micro bags are nowhere on their radar (we don’t blame you for experimenting with them— they’re so cute one who cares if they can only hold approximately one Goldfish cracker). Read on for their favorite trends of of the season, with a bonus nod to the hottest designer of the year, here. Finally, a trend that speaks to our inner hoarder. “For the lifestyle of women who are always on the go, XXL bags are the perfect solution,”says Natalie Kingham, Fashion & Buying Director at MatchesFashion. “Brands such The Row, Bottega Veneta and Loewe producing some incredibly chic options that remove multiple tote bags from your daily life.” The fashion director of Moda Operandi Lisa Aiken agrees. “Oversized bags, in general, have been brought to the ...

These fold-out tote bags make eco-friendly shopping a breeze / Boing Boing

Kudos to those of us who have chosen a less wasteful third option to “paper or plastic” at the supermarket or club stores. Tote bags are reusable, but they can be a pain to tote around. Here’s an upgrade to that planet-saving measure. The Club Cart Lotus Trolley Bag is that rare tote you’ll want to use again, making it easier to load and unload groceries while also keeping them cold. The main innovation here is a rack that spreads out across your shopping cart, allowing you to unfold and keep them open by way of a velcro handle. That way, you can easily load them up and unpack them again when you get home – not to mention how neatly they store away. They’re well made inside and out, with mildew and mold resistant material and dedicated holders for eggs and wine on the interior. One bag in the initial three-pack even features thermal insulation for freezer items. Marginalized Native American communities throughout the United States could have better access to high-speed internet if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decides to allow tribes to use the Educational Broadband Services (EBS) spectrum for services like telemedicine, transmit...