I went shopping a few weeks ago with my mom and sisters at Gilroy. My sis bought a pair of boots from Aldo.. and after telling them our usual spiel “No thanks, we don’t need a bag,” the sales associate actually responded “Oh! We don’t give out bags anymore!” She then continued to explain that Aldo recently changed their ways! Instead of offering a plastic shopping bag, Aldo inserts a piece of string through the shoebox; they also place 3 pieces of tape across the opening of the box to seal it shut, and voila! A makeshift shopping bag is created!
I love the ingenuity! I noticed that Charlotte Russe also started doing this! I hope this is a rising trend =)