I bought a bunch of these to use as gift bags for my wedding hotel guests. This way, guests could have a bag they could reuse again and again. These were sooo cute. One of the 30 bags I ordered didn't come with the spring-loaded tie thing, but the rest were fine. The guests all loved them; one friend still uses them everyday. I've been using these now for about 7 months, and one has recently started to tear. My guess is that I overloaded it with heavy stuff. If you use it just to hold veggies and lighter stuff (rather than cans, as I did) it will last a lot longer. Still, it's so cute, and I usually keep a strawberry or two in my purse when I'm doing errands.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]