to think using FRENCH bags for life is poncery?

(186 Posts)
SCargot Thu 10-Dec-09 14:06:27

in the Uk natch.

NorbertDentressAngel Thu 10-Dec-09 14:18:35

MIL has a few as they spend about 3 months of the year in France, Spain, Belgium.

Some of the bags are much nicer than ours though -colourful close-up photos of peppers etc rather than huge crap smug slogans about the fact you're doing your bit for the environment.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 10-Dec-09 14:18:38

Lots of women (and how they look so happy with themselves) wearing Joules rugger/polo tops reading ingredients on tianes of smoked salmon.

And there is me with Rice Crispies and Bovril in me trolley (the working classes invade Waitrose)

SixtyFootDoll Thu 10-Dec-09 14:19:43

My fave bag for life is my Boots 'Gorgeous' Cooton one, I really ponce around and flick my hair a lot when I use that one.
And giggle in a girly, flirty way!
grin

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 10-Dec-09 14:19:54

Scargot you're mad - you are researching carrier bags on ebay grin

ThumbleBells Thu 10-Dec-09 14:20:13

I use UK Bags for Life in Australia - is that poncery too? (they are mostly from Waitrose)

Ponymum Thu 10-Dec-09 14:20:55

Oh dear, I have a couple and I use them.blush Is that bad? In my defence, you go to a supermarket there and if you have no bag you basically have to carry your groceries to the car piece by piece, so yes, you have to get the bags. What was I to do then? Throw them away? (Hint: I think the clue is in the name.) They were the first bags for life I got, they're good bags, so I keep using them.

Poledra Thu 10-Dec-09 14:21:45

Moi aussi, MrsBadger. Have 3 or 4 placcy LeClerc ones which I had to buy while on camping holiday in France a couple of years ago. Still using them as they are bags for life, see?

A bag is for life, not just for holidays!

SCargot Thu 10-Dec-09 14:22:55

i htink the bags do have national boundary limitations

ooh yes we cant have forrin bags ere - theyll be takingall the jobs and im not a racialist but..

Ponders Thu 10-Dec-09 14:23:08

I've got one - it's much prettier than UK ones so I speet on your French poncery, snaily (& your mozzer was a 'amstair)

fiveisanawfullybignumber Thu 10-Dec-09 14:28:06

In all honesty, does it really matter where one's bags are from (and no I don't have any French ones.) I haven't got the time to give myself up to bag for life envy.
Get a grip peoples!wink

OtterInaSkoda Thu 10-Dec-09 14:28:40

We were caught short in France (they don't give bags away any more at the Carrefour and we hadn't brought any from the UK - would using Morrisons bags in France be poncery? grin )
so now we have some rather poncetastic Carrefour ones and use them here. At Morrisons. I do feel a bit wankerish but try not to over-analyse grin

SCargot Thu 10-Dec-09 14:28:40

no we need to rant

BonjourIvressedeNoel Thu 10-Dec-09 14:30:23

but my french bags for life are so pretty!

Botbot Thu 10-Dec-09 14:31:44

I've got an Italian one, because I am an immense ponce.

Tinuviel Thu 10-Dec-09 14:32:57

YABVU. Lots of French supermarkets don't give you free bags anymore. So we had to buy them when we were on holiday! Therefore as they are still usable, we still use them.

SCargot Thu 10-Dec-09 14:33:49

oh Italiano
ponce

<Gavins mum emoticon>

nowbringussomeJammypudding Thu 10-Dec-09 14:37:01

We have French bags for life. Bought them in France, while on holiday (self catering) and brought them home. Use them loads. Nice size, nice design, wouldn't want to waste them now we have them. What's not to like?

Pineapplechunks Thu 10-Dec-09 14:37:04

Is it OK if I use my French Netto bag over here? Will that lower the level of poncification down to an acceptable degree? grin

dexter73 Thu 10-Dec-09 14:38:21

Is it poncery when I go to France and use my English ones there?

Nowtheres4 Thu 10-Dec-09 14:39:10

Is it a bit like the teenage girls who carry thier books/pe kit to school in abercrombie/jane norman/prada carrier bags?

yes truly, dropped ds1 at school this morning (yr 8 secondary school) and i saw a girl with a jimmy choo carrier bag with her pe kit poking out of the top! biscuit

french supermarket carrier bag not quite so poncey as jimmy choo for school?

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 10-Dec-09 14:39:35

Where's Anna?

We need to find out what happens re bags for life in the 8th arrondissement grin

(apols to Anna - that's probably the wrong arrondissement and is some piss poor borough of Paris)

Buda Thu 10-Dec-09 14:40:22

I use Irish ones. In Hungary.

Is that poncy?

Neither country could be thought to be an aspirational holiday choice I wouldn't have thought.

dexter73 Thu 10-Dec-09 14:43:37

I have bag snobbery issues with my dd! She had to take an oven dish to school on Tues for cookery and I had put it in a Sainsbo's bag. Cue much OMG!!! from dd - " Can you get a Jack Wills bag instead?"hmm

My dad uses french bags for life to do the weekly shop. The ones he has got are more like ikea bag material. They are bigger than most shopping bags so he only needs 2/3 to fit all the shopping in.

Is it poncey that i sometimes use my red sparkly harrods bag i got the other week? I normally just use it as a changing bag to hang on the pushchair? I had to think twice before buying it, i only normally see old ladies carrying harrods bags (im 21).

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 10-Dec-09 14:48:53

Oh God Jack Wills bags obsessions. Anyone with a teenage dd will know the pain.

I used one of her precious pink and blue stripey bags once to put some towels in - it is probably the worst thing I have ever done to her hmm

That and All Saints and French Connection bags. Those of the PE kit bags of choice for dd's age group.

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