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10 Easy Pieces: Folding Shopping Carts

Perigot Market Trolley Matthew Williams

My husband’s hand was tingling. The physical therapist said he had a pinched nerve in his neck. After the appointment, he came home beaming.

“What is there to be happy about?” I asked suspiciously.

“He told me I’m not allowed to carry groceries home from the market,” he said.

It was true, I had been loading him down like a pack mule for the three-block walk home. Some days he staggered (Thanksgiving turkey and wine for 11 guests).

My husband does have a birthday coming up. So I decided to to get him a folding shopping cart like the ones he recently admired in Paris. Here are ten folding shopping carts I’m considering, all sturdy enough to hold your wine bottles—and a turkey:

folding market trolley from Perigot
Above: From France, Perigot’s Market Trolley has a foldable aluminum frame and a water-resistant Tyvek bag (made of high-density polyethylene fibers) with a crinkled-paper surface; €91.
folding shopping cart from Fingerhut
Above: A collapsible Mac Sports Folding Shopping Cart has a powder coated steel frame and can carry loads of up to 100 pounds; it is $149.99 from Fingerhut.
shopping trolley by rolser
Above: Made from recycled material, a Rolser EcoPep Shopping Trolley with two wheels comes in five colors including carbon as shown and is $150. (A four-wheel model is $162 or, with swivel wheels, $187).
folding shopping cart on ebay
Above: A new chrome Folding Grocery Shopping Cart in original packaging is $33.17 on eBay.
shopping cart trolley by Rolser at John Lewis
Above: Also made by Rolser, a lightweight Saquet Market Trolley with a wallet pocket in the flap is £49 at John Lewis.
folding shopping cart from Organize It
Above: A Go Two Folding Shopping Cart has an aluminum frame and a zippered pocket for small items. It is $105.99 from Organize It.
folding shopping cart by VersaCart at Amazon
Above: VersaCart’s folding Transit Utility Cart has swivel wheels and can transport weights of up to 120 pounds; $64.95 from Amazon.
folding shopping cart from Deluxe Import
Above: With a rust-resistant metal frame, a DLUX Extra Large Folding Shopping Cart comes with a black liner and is $33.99 from Deluxe Import.
folding gray shopping cart from Bed Bath and Beyond
Above: A gray Folding Shopping Tote Cart has snap-lock wheels and comes with a Oxford cloth bag. It is $49.99 from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Ikea Knalla shopping cart trolley with wheels
Above: Ikea’s Knalla Shopping Bag with wheels folds flat and has a detachable pocket and key hook. It is $15.99.
folding shopping cart with insulated bag at Crate & Barrel
Above: With a lightweight aluminum frame and front wheels that rotate 360 degrees, a Folding Shopping Cart with Insulated Grey Liner made by Polder is $65.95 from Crate & Barrel (estimated to ship in late January).
Perigot Foldable Caster Bag
Above: The Perigot Foldable Caster Bag is currently on sale for €24 ($29 USD).

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