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12/19/2006 at 03:30 PM ET

Buy a gift, plant a tree — that is just what happens when you shop at Ecoist.com. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Cameron Diaz are all fans of the bags, made from recycled materials like gum wrappers, movie posters, and even confetti. Check out the festive clutches (only $14- $25) and the carry-all totes, $128, in loads of different colors. For each bag purchased, the company plants a tree through the organization Trees of the Future. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving!

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CeA on

This is not cute!!!! Looks like a picket fence (haha)

Toni on

sooo cute ! I just got 4 of these for Christmas. I didn’t see they were having a sale.

amber on

OMG i love these purses they are so cute, i’m totally buying one and the money goes to a good cause.

Cristina on

I love these bags!! I bought a few already for christmas gifts! And I don’t think it looks like picket fence….

Mrs.Borrego on

I checked out the site and they have some pretty interesting looking hand bags. I think they are pretty cool..but I wouldn’t spend $58 on one of them thats for sure.

Kim on

For that much money, you would think they could plant more than one tree!!

Laura on

These are really cool, and Cameron Diaz was spotted wearing one a few weeks ago.

sarah on

i love all of the bags in silver. i’d love to see the whole collection at a store but the website is pretty amazing.

Helen on

They are handcrafted in Mexico. I’ve seen these around, super nice and very affordable. Anyone know how many trees are planted for a $2,500 Moschino bag ?

sharon on

recycled materials?!?!!? you gotta be kidding—this purse is FAB!

Shireen on

I think it’s great that the materials are recycled. I love the multi-colored confetti handbags and am going to order one for my sister – – ultra hip!!!

Ava on

So many of the items that I want are sold out but I love the bracelets!

reetha on

this purse could be high fashion or or just a bad christmas gift depending on the person or your sence of style……

enigma on

What an excellent solution!!!
Recycling and enironmentaly friendly meets sporting practical high fashion! Oh so posh!
I agree with Kim, more trees should be planted with that price tag!!!
Get Green Today!! Cheers!

Kate on

I like this one http://www.ecoist.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=96&idproduct=2085
I would wear them but, I think that they are asking alot of $ for candy wrappers.

panda on

I bought one of the wristlet’s at an enviro-friendly store and gave it to a friend for Christmas. Everyone at that party loved it! They are really durable and don’t look cheap at all.

Ilene on

The belts are pretty amazing, too! I can’t believe that they’re recycled. Very cool!

BC on

its not my style

Karen on

I bought a metallic bag which I can wear with anything – – I’m an Ecoist now!

Do you have anything special for Valentine’s Day?

Kiki on

That’s cool that they plant a tree when someone buys one. But I wish they were a bit cuter.

KT fr Cda on

If it didn’t have the picket fence look, it would look good. But, I wouldn’t buy it personally. Too noticable for me or potentional pick pocketers. I only buy black whatever the season.

Sophia Harrison on

My favorite gift to give during Christmas day is a fruit basket with toys and gift certificates. they can really put a smile on someone’s face”;.

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