33 Creative Shopping Bag Advertisements

Published 13 years ago

“Do you need a bag for your products sir? Yes, please.” And that’s it – you’ve just become another walking advertisement without even being aware of that. How evil is that?

It’s probably hard to find a plastic shopping bag without an advertisement these days. Ranging from just a simple logo to super creative guerrilla marketing solutions, it must be one of the most popular advertising mediums in retail business.

We collected an incredible list of the most creative and clever shopping bag designs made to this day – let it be an inspiration for every designer and shop owner, or just an eye candy for mere mortals!

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1. ReVital

Designed by Antje Gerwien, from the University of Weimar.

2. ASPE Crime Stories Bag

This bag was given when you bought a book by Belgium’s most famous crime-writer.

3. Sawney Bean – Cannibal of Scotland

Creative director/Art Director John Messum

4. Karl Lagerfeld Shopping Bag

Agency: unknown

5. YKM Shopping Bag: Jump Rope

Agency: TBWA, Istanbul

6. Wheaties Shopping Bag

Agency: unknown

7. Headhunting Agency Shopping Bag

Agency: unknown

8. Fitness

Publicis Frankfurt | Creative Direction: Gert Maehnicke

9. Tom of Finland Shopping Bag

Tom of Finland is a popular gay icon. (Agency: unknown)

10. Clothes in Closets: Knucle Bag

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett Lisbon, Portugal

11. Blush Lingerie: X-Ray Bag

Agency: BBDO Berlin

12. Big Lipton Tea Bag

Agency: DDB Integrated Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

13. Kong: Shoe Bag

Kong is a chain of street/skate wear shops specializing in limited & collectable trainers. The handle of the bags makes the lace of the trainer. (Advertising Agency: Rave Communications, Birmingham, UK)

14. P Magazine: Life Through Burka

P-magazine published an article about the daily life of women in Afghanistan wearing a burka. To draw the attention to this story, over a 100.000 black bags with a burka cutout where made. Carry a magazine in the bag and the cover girl will look at you behind a burka. (Agency : Duval Guillaume, Antwerp)

15. Floating Magic-i Bag

The agency was given the task to design a shopping bag for Magic-i, a magic shop. The idea: the handles of the shopping bag are made of transparent fishing line, which makes it look like it is being held without handles as if by magic. (Advertising Agency: Grey Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

16. Samsung TV Bag

Agency: unknown

17. Muse Bags

These bags were designed as color samples of hair extensions for distribution to visitors to a party at muse, beauty salon. So, hair extensions were attached to bags as handles. (Agency: Tokyu Agency Inc., Tokyo)

18. Yulia Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, iconic in Europe for her braids. Funny, but probably fake – the bag looks exactly the same as one of the Muse bags.(link)

19. Gaia: Animals Torture

Agency: Duval Guillaume, Brussels, Belgium

20. Olympic Shopping Bag

Designed by Tao Ma Design

21. Red Cross – Volunteers Needed

Advertising Agency: Lem, Shanghai, China

22. Book

Agency: unknown

23. Daihatsu

Agency: Creative Lab, Cairo, Egypt|Art Director: Walid Abd Rabo

24. Panadol

Agency: unknown

25. Children with Autism

Art director: Yosef Khouwes | Copywriter: Bipin Jacob

26. Greenpeace – Give Me Your Hand

Advertising Agency: dentsu, Beijing, China

27. Volkswagen Golf GTI Bag

Advertising Agency: Agence V, Paris, France

28. Alinna

Agency: unknown

29. Meralco: Unplug to Save

Meralco, the Philippines’ top supplier of electricity, aimed to show goodwill to its customers by educating them on how electric consumption works and how to read electricity bills. (Advertising Agency: TBWA, Philippines)

30. Ann Summers – Kinky Whip

A guerrilla marketing concept for underwear and accessories shop. (Designed by guerrillaguru)

31. Condomi Erotic Shopping Bag

Advertising Agency: Draft FCB Kobza, Vienna, Austria

32. Shumensko Beer Crate

Advertising Agency: Noble Graphics Creative Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria

33. Stop’n grow: Nailbiter

Designed by Jung von Matt, Berlin

P Magazine: Life through Burka

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