Grocery Bag Chic, Moukisac Review

Walk into any supermarket today and you’ll see a new trend. People are bringing their own shopping bags. With plastic bags labeled as the evil accomplice to the environmental problem, a number of companies have taken it upon themselves to design grocery bags durable enough for hauling while remaining questionably stylish. After all, being “green” is now a message people want to project so shopping bags have had to evolve into accessories. I’ve been using the Moukisac shopping bag for the past few months and it promises utilitarian chic.The Moukisac is made of a nice suede-like material about the size of a small satchel. Inside are 4 mesh bags of varying sizes to hold nuts, seeds, grains, produce, and perishable goods. The satchel unfurls into a larger bag and the flap become a smaller bag itself. In total you have 6 bags.

In practice the bags work fine. Just fill them up and put everything in the larger bag to haul home. The concept is simple so I have no complaints there. My only one complaint is the build quality. The main bag is only single stitched which over time will not be able to withstand the constant tension and weight of groceries. A double stitch or better yet, overlock stitch would have made it much more durable.

What we liked:

  • A color for every personality.
  • Nice suede-like material and it’s washable.
  • Strong stretchy mesh bags.
  • Lots of potential storage that neatly folds up into a small satchel.
  • Super affordable.

What could be improved:

  • Build quality. Single stitch is too weak

Perhaps I’m being too picky since I’m a fashion designer; I notice textile and garment construction with a surgeon’s eye. The Moukisac really is a fine bag and the number of compliments I received while standing in line proved it so. Would I buy it? Yes, yes I would.

Designer: Marie Naubert [ Buy it here ]

10 Comments

  • neonicblue says:

    ur right…
    im in technical textile field, single stitch, i call it poor man’s stitch.
    over time, expect it to pop open, un-expectingly and embarrassingly spill out ur picks >.<“

    • Very good comments neonicblue,

      And these being French seams, they are indeed strong and durable. The larger sizes of the Moukinet mesh bags are top-stitched as well for added strength. The Moukisac shopping bag is also made completely with French seams & top-stitched. We’ve tested them for well over 3 years and they have endured the many re-use & abuse and machine wash tests! They are made to last.

  • J says:

    They will think you are Thief!?

  • Nancy says:

    What about meat?…

    • Hello Nancy,
      Good question!
      For wet (like meat)or dry (like flour) reusable/washable bags, coming out in spring 2009
      at moukisac.com
      Don’t miss it!

  • Lise A. says:

    I’ve been using mine for 2 years and it’s great! Especially the net bags for fruit and veggies. All in one, convenient and always in my purse. Thanks!

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