I used to live in a place where I went tot the market every couple of days. I learned how helpful it is to have a sturdy, reliable bag to tote my produce. After moving to the U.S. I splurged and bought a couple of the L.L.Bean tote bags. These go with me everywhere and I often get comments at the grocery store about how large and sturdy they are. They have never let me down. I often forgo the shopping cart and just fill up my bag, which is especially useful on those busy days at the grocery.