I know a lot of people are “soooo over” this bag & all the hype, but I have consistently getting emails requesting info & tips on how to get the bag, so I apologize to those of you who feel overexposed, but I feel compelled to write about it.
Maybe it would help if I sent a little newsflash to Anya Hindmarch & Whole Foods??!! Dear Anya Hindmarch & Whole Foods, I know quite a few Chicagoans & DC dwellers that are feeling left out, when you decided to release the “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” totes only in the New York Tri-State Area!!! The folks in Chicago & our nation’s capital would be VERY happy if you decided to maybe create a Windy City or DC edition of the bag!!!
Don’t fear, if you don’t have the bag, you still have a chance! Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” tote will be launching tomorrow at New York Tri-State Area Whole Foods Locations. The previous U.S. launch on June 20th sold out within hours, so get there early! All of the New York City stores will be opening at 8am and will be instituting a 3 bag per person limit.
Additionally, there are still quite a few bags on ebay. If you do purchase the bag from ebay, you will very likely be paying a heavily inflated rate considering the demand for the bag, the limited availability of the bag. The sellers have a geographic advantage for getting their hands on the bag, and the majority of them want to be sure they are compensated for their time spent in line waiting to purchase the bag. The “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” project is not a charity project, so while you may experience buyers remorse for spending an extra buck on a $15 bag, it is a guilt free purchase given there is no one robbing charities blind. The bottom line is if you really want the bag and have no other way of purchasing it, purchase it online from a reputable buyer & you will save yourself (& your friends) from standing in line for hours in inclement weather.
Oh yes, inclement weather! New Yorkers, I hear there are going to be scattered T-storms tomorrow so bring an umbrella, but please for the love of all things holy don’t bring (OR REQUEST) any plastic bags!).
From July 18th I’m Not A Plastic bag will be available to buy from the following East Coast Whole Foods Market stores.
95 Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
250 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Suite SC101, New York, NY 10019
905 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, 07020
90 e. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
429 North Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753
222 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
2101 Northern Boulevard, Munsey Park, NY 11030
471 Rte. 35 North, Red Bank, NJ 07701
187 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041
701 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
44 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
4 Union Square South, New York, NY 10003
110 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605
235 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Check the Whole Foods website for the most up to date information!