Alan B: "Of interest for someone who will have an extended stay in a city, and whose lodgings include at least a kitchenette, the Tom Bihn Shop Bag might be useful for small scale shopping"
stayhealthy: "i have this shopping bag. the large and the small. truly a well made bag useful in many situations. the handles are great because they have poron in them. carrying heavy load will not hurt your hands. the handle will not bite into the palm of your hands. i turn mine inside out so that you have those two inner pockets on the outside rather than on the inside. this way you can put stuff on the outside. toronto is about to ban all plastic shopping bags, hoorah!!!"