40 Clever and Creative Shopping Bag Designs

Would you rather have a dull and plain shopping or grocery bag with you or have something that complements your style and personality, or at least something that captures the attention of by-passers? Well, as you shall see in the list below, some shopping bags are designed to be seen and to put a smile on someone’s face. Others are out to make a voiceless statement and to create awareness of global issues.

Regardless of their agenda, a captivating bag design – be it paper or plastic, canvas or cloth – can bring positive attention to the brands or organizations they represent. See if you agree after checking out these 40 eye-catching bag designs you don’t see every day.

Kong: Shoe Bag (Image Credit: Jamie Buckingham)

ReVital (Image Credit: Antje Gerwien)

Meralco: Unplug to Save Bags (Image Credit: TBWA, Philippines)

Fitness Company: Shopping Bag (Image Credit: Gert Maehnicke)

Shumensko Beer: Beer Crate (Image Credit: Chavdar Kenarov & Marsel Levi)

Lipton Clear Green Tea Bag: Carry Bag (Image Credit: Imtiyaz Khan)

Lee: Never Wasted (Image Credit: Praveen Das & Kartik Lyer)

Kiwi (Image Credit: Inch)

Coffee Concepts (Image Credit: Quantum Concept)

Moo Shoes (Image Credit: Alistair Marshall)

YKM Skipping Bag (Image Credit: TBWA, Istanbul)

Canon EOS 500D Bag (Image Credit: One Paradox)

Max Factor Eye Bag (Image Credit: Andreas Pauli)

Fred & Friends Xposed Bag (Image Credit: Fred & Friends)

Index Living Mall: Model Room Bags (Image Credit: Suthisak Sucharittanonta & Nikrom Kulkosa)

Sandisk – Space For 4,000 Photos (Image Credit: Tom Cullinan)

"Carbon Neutral Challenge" – Reusable Bag (Image Credit: Santiago Mangada Puno)

Donation Appeal: Umbrella Bags (Image Credit: Keith Ho & Ray Lam)

Total Nutrition Corporation: Burn Bag (Image Credit: Merlee Jayme & Eugene Demata)

LG Steam Direct Drive Washing Machine: Laundry Bag Takeover (Image Credit: Shahir Zag)

Craftsman Tools: Drill Bag (Image Credit: Ken Erke)

Gortz 17 Shoelace Box Bag (Image Credit: Kempertrautmann, Hamburg, Germany)

Red Cross (Image Credit: Michael Cheung)

HLX Air Sickness Bag (Image Credit: Jan Leube)

San Li Tun Village: Dinosaurian Egg (Image Credit: Johnson Sheng)

This Human World – Austrian Film Festival of Human Rights (Image Credit: Wien Nord, Vienna, Austria)

Photon Life Slimming Experts Bag (Image Credit: Farrah Bianca)

Clothes in Closets: Knucle Bag (Image Credit: Chacho Puebla)

Christian Child & Youth Aid – "Bag For More" (Image Credit: Waldemar Konopka & Roland Vanoni)

Panadol Extra Bags (Image Credit: Panadol)

Pantene Shampoo Bag (Image Credit: Tony Sarmiento III & Peachy Pacquing)

Get The Hang Of It (Image Credit: DEDE DextrousDesign)

City Harvest – Help Cure Hunger In New York (Image Credit: James Kuczynski & Dana Tiel)

Paper Bag with Dog Ear Handles (Image Credit: The Barkitect)

Volkswagen Golf GTI: Bag (Image Credit: Christian Vince)

Stop’n Grow – Nail Biter Bag (Image Credit: David Mously)

Brain Bag: IBM OpenPower Project (Image Credit: Shigehiko Ichinosawa)

Triumph – No! Eco Shopping Bag Bra (Image Credit: Triumph Japan)

Dragonet Diving – ‘Plastic Bag’ (Image Credit: Ronald Ng)

ASPE Crime Stories Bag (Image Credit: Duval Guillaume)


Michael is a freelance blogger and regular contributor for Hongkiat.com. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a double major in Psychology and Communications & New Media in 2011.He believes in the power of the written word to influence and inspire. An enthusiastic video gamer, Michael is also actively engaged in various physical activities in his spare time.