Thursday, September 8, 2011

Currently Loving: Shopping Bags as Art

One of my many recent Pinterest obsessions is this fabulous idea from Erica of Moth Design. Over the weekend, I got the new Selma Riding Boots at Tory Burch and my husband commented on how much he liked Tory’s shopping bags and packaging, which totally made me think of this project. Why not get a little extra mileage out of one’s pricier purchases, especially when some of these things hold sentimental value? Erica chose simple, white frames from Ikea to showcase several different-sized shopping bags from some of her favorite shopping trips and hung them to add a decorative touch to her closet.

{Isn’t this fabulous?}

{A Different Take on the Same Idea}

Would you ever try this in your own closet?

34 comments:

Sanna said...

That looks awesome, I would like to have a wall like that ! :D

Laura Trevey said...

Erica is so sweet, and I am thrilled to have found her blog... her closet is to die for!!

xoxo

I am Khatu said...

This is ingenious! Hm.. I might even do the same. :)

Anonymous said...

My husband just suggested I try to make an art project out of all the beautiful shopping bags I've been collecting from boutiques around the world! Thanks for the inspiration.

Coulson Macleod said...

Always loved carrier bags. In fact used to collect unusual ones from other countries. The best were from Japan. Sadly they were all destroyed - should have framed them at the time. Excellent idea.

Lily said...

Such a cute idea for a closet !! Love it.

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

That is such a creative solution! I love it. I just wish I could afford to shop in those stores in order to get one of these bags :)

Kristy
www.idesignlove.com

Tamara, Bella Boho said...

YES! Fantastic idea! Now, if only I had a walk-in closet...

The Penny Pinching Preppy said...

what a creative idea... love it! i will try and get away with this in my new closet, but i dont think my bf would be happy about it lol

Erika [small shop] said...

Oh how funny, we were just cleaning out our hall closet and my husband tried to toss all of my collected shopping bags -- he said, do we really need all these? UM YES! I've had this on my mind for a long time but have yet to implement. Thx for the motivation!

Sara said...

Hm, I'm not so sure. It seems a bit pretentious. (Look what I can afford! Chanel! Tiffany's! Hermes!)

The bags are certainly beautiful, but this display is not my cup of tea.

p-l-a-i-d said...

I recently bought a pair of Tory Burch shoes and thought about how I could make use of the fun orange bag! This would be such a fun idea.

K. said...

I actually keep/collect like all of my shopping bags, and so now I'm considering doing something like this to the prettiest ones :)

Thanks for sharing
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Home-trotter said...

Fantastic idea! I'll do it immediately!
Thanks
www.home-trotter.blogspot.com

Something Old, Something New said...

Love this! Such a cute idea for wall art.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Sara, this is totally pretentious...even a little tacky.

Even though I do own lots of these bags leftover from boutique purchases, I would rather have some gorgeous antique botanical prints or black and white family photography.

Anonymous said...

Pretentious? Really? It's a closet, for heavens sake!
Anyway, I have a lovely bag from an Asian shop in San Francisco China Town, colorful and large, it is going on a blank wall in my closet tomorrow. I have a frame ready to recycle. Great idea.
Gail

Danya said...

Cute idea, but I don't know if I'd do it...I don't care for the handles showing.

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Ann@Glamourshoes said...

That is such a great idea! Now what can we do with our shoe boxes?

Haus and Home said...

Oh how fun! I especially liked the framed bags in the closet, since that is ultimately where your purchases end up :)

DALLIANCE said...

Such an amazing idea!! Great Post!

Andrea said...

THAT"S CRAAAZYYY!!!! I just had a client come in with her iphone to show me this and thought it was suuuch a great idea. How funny you have these pics. Kudos.
Art A La Rue - www.artalarue.com

Samantha said...

That's a great idea!

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A Lived in Home said...

I've seen the image before and love them! I'm for sure going to try it in my closet.

Andréa Rocha said...

I love it this idea!!

!Xo!
www.sofashionist.blogspot.com

Seycil Ciceylia said...

now, i want it so bad..


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Andrea said...

I think it's fantastic! Especially for a closet. And not pretentious at all! If someone asks where you got the great dress, would you say Macy's if it's actually from Chanel? Probably not. If someone really loves fashion then displaying the bags in an artful way is no different than displaying an expensive piece of art.
I doubt I will ever shop at most of these places though I love the designs. I wonder if they would let someone just purchase a bag?

Plastic bags said...

What a wonderful way to reuse shopping bags! They look so elegant such that they add beauty to the whole room.

Indeed, it's ingenuity at its finest!

Aline Machado said...

Very cute and creative, love!

Meg B. Frank Interiors said...

Love the shopping bag art!

Anonymous said...

I did this in my nursery with baby shower bags. It was super cute!

Mey said...

I know this may be a little late but you do not have to shop at these stores just to get bags! If you like this idea and don't mind spending less than $10 on the entire project you can always find great conditioned bags on eBay and I've even found some really vintage ones on etsy!

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How creative are you... Both designs look awesome. Especially the closet wall decoration with shopping bags is appreciable. Love your ideas.