Wow, many of these bags identified by Etsy (link above) are really amazing! I especially like the T-shirt “ransom note” styled bag shown here. Cause I gots me some shirts!
As for my own plight to use no shopping plastic bags, I failed when I got takeout food. I totally forgot they would bag up my order and voila! There’s a plastic bag right there. It would have been very easy if I’d just get into the habit of stashing a bag in my jacket pocket or even carrying one inside ANY store I go to.
Like most frugal or green ideas, it’s more about being mindful and planning ahead slightly than any real effort or deprivation.