STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Okay. We're not at in business of giving investment advice, but if we were, if we were, maybe we might tell you to consider stock in designer shopping bags. That's our last word in business today.
Yesterday, Whole Foods stores in several cities were mobbed with customers lining up to buy limited edition canvas bags. The bags say the words: I'm not a plastic bag. They're designed by a top fashion designer, Anya Hindmarch, whose bags more commonly sell for more than $1,500. Whole Foods is limiting her cheaper canvas bags to three per customer. A similar offer at a store in Taiwan last month caused a stampede of shoppers. The riot police had to be called in, and 30 would-be buyers were hospitalized.