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#1 of 7 Old 08-12-2008, 01:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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have you tried each of these? do you have a preference of one versus the other?

Also, probably a ridiculous question, but where i'm looking, the black bags are much cheaper than other colors. I'm totally fine buying black, but I live in Phoenix, where it's super hot. Do you think it's a bag idea to get the black and tote groceries in it? Will everything get too hot?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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You said "bag" idea.* Giggle.*

I don't know about the acme bags, but the chico bags are awesome because they are so small, you can keep one on you easily ,& have it when you need it.
They also hold alot.
I'm a fan of having a variety of bags because different kinds work better for different things.
I don't think black is an issue at all, unless you have to keep your groceries in direct sunlight.

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[QUOTE=redebeth;11923942]You said "bag" idea.* Giggle.*

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heehee! clearly you can tell where my mind was. Thanks for the info. Looking forward to hearing what others have to say. Was thinking of potentially ordering a few of each...
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have you tried each of these? do you have a preference of one versus the other?

Also, probably a ridiculous question, but where i'm looking, the black bags are much cheaper than other colors. I'm totally fine buying black, but I live in Phoenix, where it's super hot. Do you think it's a bag idea to get the black and tote groceries in it? Will everything get too hot?

Thanks in advance for your help!
I love my Chico bags. They're teeny and they fit everywhere -- I bought a ton of them through a coop, and I've got them in my purse, in my desk drawer, in the center island of my car, in the diaper bag, and scattered all over the place. I also love that they have carabiners on them, so I can attach them to belt loops or straps or each other.

But to be honest, I've never used an Acme Bag. They look like they might be a bit bigger, but they also look like they don't smush up as tight as the chicos. And no carabiner. Plus, they're half-again as expensive.

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On on the other side...I've never tried the chico bags because I love our acme bags.
Although, we have the tote style/size bags...not sure which style you are referring to?
I just prefer one I can use that is as close to a paper bag, packing-wise, as opposed to something that is like a plastic bag.
These do not smoosh all up like the others but i find them easier to carry once loaded and they hold a ton.

...sorry, I don't think that was helpful at all, was it?
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I've used both, and I prefer Chico bags. My Acme bags are made of a thinner, silkier material. I have 3, and all three are pulling apart at the seams.

On the other hand, I have about a dozen Chico bags, and only one has ripped.

They are about the same size, both folded and unfolded.
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I love my chico bags! I bought them through a coop here. Got a bunch of colors, which I use to sort my groceries (green=produce, blue=freezer, etc.). I keep them in my car so I've always got them when I need them. They can hold so much more than I thought (size & weight) that they are just awesome!
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