Expandable Shibori Bag

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Expand this Japanese-designed bag from pocket-sized to tote-sized in seconds. Whether you use it as an expandable grocery bag or a wristlet for a night out, Shibori Bags expand and contract with grace.

  • Materials: Polyester
  • Care: Hand wash gently and lay flat to dry. Avoid stretching when wet in order to retain shape
  • Handmade using special Japanese Shibori technique
  • Durable but lightweight construction
  • Compact design expands and stretches
  • Holds up to 25 lbs.
  • Stretches to a maximum size of 16” x 15”
  • Made in Japan
  • Dimensions: Empty: 7.8" x 7" x 1"; Expanded: 16" x 15"; Handle: 12"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

36 Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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Shibori Expandable bag

8/19/2019 by Cheryl

I used it today.In my purse, it was small enough to fit into my fist. I put 2 large boxes and a small box in it, and it expanded to fit. I love it!More > < Less


Love these bags

6/26/2019 by Debra

I have several and I always receive compliments when I wear them. I've used them both as a lightweight purse and as a shopping bag.


Amazing Bag

6/16/2019 by Toni

When I first pulled it of the bag I wa dismayed. But once I used it I was extremely happy with the bag. I've received numerous compliments on it and people want to know where I got it. It gets very large and when emptied goes back to original size.More > < Less


Cute and Unusual!

5/21/2019 by Annette

I gave a few of these as gifts. Everyone loved them! They opened them and said how cute they were. Then when they found they expanded and could hold 25 pounds...they were amazed! I got red, blue and black, but don't know which was the favorite.More > < Less


Unique use

1/8/2019 by Karen

I purchased this for my Stepmom as they “winter” in Ca and through it would be a great thing for them to carry round to go to the grocery store since they charge you now for bags there. She found a different use for it and the fact that it’s breathable she can put her oxygen that is portable and it to make it easier.More > < Less

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The little bag that’s ready for big jobs.

About Ando

Transformer Tote

These Japanese bags go from pocket-sized to tote-sized on command, and they look beautiful while they’re at it.

Shibori Bags’ elaborate, scrunchy finish stretches and morphs into an expandable grocery bag, a wristlet for your essentials, or an ad-hoc pouch for last-minute errands.

Each bag is actually handmade. The cloth is tightly bound around penny-sized rings, washed, then steamed to get those disk-like wrinkles. The results are intriguing, and almost hypnotic to watch crunch and expand.

And because Shibori Bags are so light and petite, you can always keep them handy. Stash one in your glove compartment or pocket. It’s even inconspicuous enough to carry inside your main purse.

Embrace wrinkles and watch this bag stretch to fit your need.