The time has finally come. On Wednesday, the USA will join in the ranks of Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The much coveted Anya Hindmarch “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” will be available at 15 Whole Foods stores in the New York / Tri-State area beginning at 8am on Wednesday, July 18.
The $15 bag has caused much commotion around the world, including crashing internet sites, “almost” riots, and even (or shall I say, of course) controversy. We’re interested to see how the American version of this tale shakes out.
Of course, if you aren’t located near New York or don’t particularly feel like camping outside of a Whole Foods near you, there is an alternative. Just as we got our hands on the London version of this bag, Ecorazzi Field Reporter Valerie Lapinski pre-ordered one of these puppies at a soirÃ©e last month.
However, since picking up the bag on behalf of Ecorazzi, Valerie has changed. It’s almost as if she’s become as renowned as Keira Knightley & Jessica Biel - famous faces already associated with the bag. The paparazzi are constantly following her. One can imagine how this affects Ecorazzi – she can no longer BE an ecorazzo – she’s being followed by too many photographers!
Please help us save Valerie! We are going to give away this limited edition “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” to one of our readers. Hopefully it will serve you well, AND bring Valerie back from her sudden stardom. In order to enter to win, you must have a mailing address in the USA and send the answer of this question to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 23, 2007: How many plastic bags does the USA use annually? (Hint, the answer can be found on our site and references a Wall Street Journal statistic.)
If you do plan on swinging by one of the select Whole Foods stores in the Tri-State region on Wednesday, please bring your camera (video or photo) and send us reports of what we can only assume will be eco-madness. Click “more” to see a list of the participating stores.
All purchases must be made in person. Doors open at 8 a.m. Limit 3 bags per person. Shipping is not available.