Mood board attached
Image attached

How do you want to work with your closet expert?

In-Home Design
Email, Phone
or Live Chat

How do you want to work with your closet expert?

In-Home Design
Email, Phone
or Live Chat
Design a Custom
Closet Online
Design a reach-in
closet online
Design a reach-in
closet online

Contact us...

Live chat with
an expert

or let us contact you.

Use the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours*.

Email an expert

Schedule your installation

To schedule your installation, please call 888-202-7622 or fill out the form below.

Schedule your in-home measuring

To schedule your in home measuring appointment, please call 888-202-7622 or fill out the form below.
The fee for measuring is $50 for unlimited spaces due at time of service.

Schedule appointment

To schedule your installation, please call 888-202-7622.

Thank you

Got it! An Elfa expert will get [call/email/text] you in the next 24 hours. Thanks for your interest!

We need your info

Aluminum Shopping Cart & Liner

  • Aluminum Shopping Cart & Liner
  • &
  • &
  • Aluminum Cart Nylon Liner Black
  • Aluminum Shopping Cart & Liner
  • &
  • &
  • Aluminum Cart Nylon Liner Black
Roll over to zoom
Click to view larger


Our Aluminum Shopping Cart is a classic that's indispensable for trips to the grocery store, farmers' market, flea market or laundromat. It's remarkably roomy and lightweight thanks to its aluminum construction. It easily accommodates a couple of paper grocery sacks or laundry bags, and is also convenient for storing and transporting toys, gardening necessities and pool supplies. Assembly is simple - following the picture on the label, just slide back the u-shaped clip on the axle, pop on the wheel, and the release clip - that's all there is to it!

  • Durable yet lightweight aluminum construction; silver powder-coated finish
  • Rear axel brake; heavy-duty wheels; foam grip handle; see assembly guide for wheel-mounting instructions
  • 60 pound capacity; folds to a compact 10" width for storage
  • A liner for the interior is available (sold separately, listed below)

Shopping Cart Aluminum
  • SKU#: 10016275
  • 19" x 21" x 35" h
Available for shipping
See shipping options
3 in-stock at Reston
Check other stores
Delivery fee: $15
See delivery details

Aluminum Cart Nylon Liner Black
  • SKU#: 10042565
  • 13-1/4" x 15-1/4" x 16" h
Available for shipping
See shipping options
14 in-stock at Reston
Check other stores
Delivery fee: $15
See delivery details

Aluminum Shopping Cart & Liner


  • 13-1/4" x 15-1/4" x 16" h


Related Items


Aluminum Shopping Cart & Liner is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had one almost 15 years I have had this and used this cart almost every day. The little tab that held it folded was the only thing that gave up the ghost; the back wheel needs replacing. I am going to buy a new one.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall great Started living in an apartment with remote parking. This is a life saver to carry purchases from car to the apartment via elevator.
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Attractive wagon over all this is a great little wagon, perfect size. and the finish is attractive and neutral. small with a sturdy frame. I would have given this 5 starts but the right wheel keeps popping off if your not mindful on making sharp turns. i cant seem to get it to stay on, maybe its stripped? I've only used if for about 6 months.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wheels are not robust... A rear wheel fell of and now regularly comes off - the pin is not reliable...
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pop goes the wheels. I should have read more of the reviews, because the wheels are designed very poorly. Every shopping trip at some point, a wheel will just fly off without warning. The cart tips over and create a huge embarrassing scene spilling groceries on the germ infested floor. I picked the product from container store because I could not risk a bad product with the pandemic. Container store really let me down, and now stuck with a scary, unreliable product. And of course they are not taking returns during this unless you pay 20 bucks to ship back to them.. I recommend you don't risk you money on this product, it really can't be trusted.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major design flaw: the wheels fall off I love the fact that it's lightweight, but in my case, the wheels wobble and fall off. Looking at other comments on this site, it seems others have had the same experience, but many have not. In general, I love the Container Store.
Date published: 2020-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beautiful, but Useless This cart is absolutely beautiful. It's large, has a great padded handlebar, and you can buy a perfectly fitted liner to keep smaller things together or protect your cargo from the elements. Unfortunately, it's made absolutely useless by having all 4 wheels fixed in one direction. I can't maneuver this thing from my car to my apartment without having to physically lift it up and manually place it in the direction I need to go at every turn. There's also a wheel lock on this cart, but it doesn't fully brake as you might expect. The wheels will still move, they just won't make a full rotation while engaged. Not a dealbreaker for me, but might be an issue if you ever need to load, unload, or otherwise stop the cart at an angle. TL;DR: You'll love this cart if you have a completely straight shot between flat locations. If you need to pass any corners, or stop on any sort of incline, I recommend looking for another cart. I personally would return this if The Container Store would let me.
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from looks great but wheels don't swivel! can you imagine going grocery shopping and the shopping carts they provide don't turn? well this is how this cart feels. look closely at the photos - the front wheels don't swivel. you have to physically scrape the floor by forcing the cart to turn. is this how you want to lug your 30 - 40 lb groceries around? who are these people using this cart and not taking corners? because of all these rave reviews i bought this cart and now i'm really angry. i guess it works if you are endlessly going straight.
Date published: 2019-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wheels I just bought this product and the rear brake wheel is locked. I bought the display model, so no information came with it. I would like to use it but it does not work. Before i return it, can anyone advise how to unlock this wheel?
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE My Cart! I originally purchased this cart and the liner (you simply must purchase the liner, it is so worth it) for her shopping ventures in Brooklyn. She had a car sometimes at her disposal, so it was lightly used by the time I took it to London. It has been indispensable here, with weekly trips to the farmer's market (one time in particular in driving rain. The liner with attached top cover was a big plus) and a multitude of other ventures to the laundromat and the antique fair, It is so lightweight, it is easily carried up and down stairs, but sufficiently heavy weighted that it is definitely not flimsy. The only improvement to the design would be 360 degree rotating wheels.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why didn't I purchase this sooner? I have had my cart since approx.2008 and while it has seen better days in terms of appearance it is still "running!" I added this cart liner and not only does it serve a terrific purpose but it also makes the cart look nice! Now I can hide my laundry bag inside of the cart liner + nobody needs to know my destination when they see me walking! It is quite smart and stylish; the velcro is placed perfectly on each side and the color is appropriate. Why didn't I get this sooner? If you are purchasing the cart I suggest you purchase the liner as well, poste haste!
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Three Wheels Instead of Four I requested sturdier wheels about ten years ago because one always popped off. One time the cart collapsed in traffic on St. Paul's busiest street. It was a pain in the neck to repair. It popped off again recently and again I requested that it been made sturdier.. This cart is ingenious except for that wheel. It seems to me that a good company would address this problem. If you buy this cart, you need to know how to reattach the bad wheel or have someone to do it.
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cart review The first time I used of the wheels fell off. I would not buy again
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Quite Perfect The is a great, sturdy cart. It holds two full grocery bags side by side. The problem is that the left front wheel keeps falling off. So far I was able to put it back on, but if it rolls out of sight, the cart will be useless.
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from NEEDS BETTER WHEELS I purchased this in store, after a different one I had for 10 years finally broke. I had gotten that one at container store. I was disappointed to see it was no longer made. It was more like the 2 wheel carts but the bag was not removable & was solidly stuck to platform. anyhow, I decided to get this aluminum cart, which is not as agile. If you are going straight, no problem, BUT if you are turning in any way, this thing won't turn easily. It's a problem..they should have put more thought into this & given it swivel wheels that can rotate in any direction. This goes for all their shopping carts.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product It's lightweight to lift and store when not in use but extremely sturdy to transport everything from groceries to building supplies.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great, except the wheels I love the cart, but the wheels not rotating is a huge pain. It's very difficult to turn. The quality is there, but I wouldn't purchase it again. Too bad, because it looks great, works well (otherwise), and is very lightweight.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for anyone 5'3" or under. Sturdy little cart, but I'm giving mine away to a petite relative. This cart is wide with a narrow base and a very short handle. I used it once,today, and found that at my not-very-great- height of 5'7", if I pushed, I had to watch my step. As I was bent forward to reach the handle, my feet were much too close to the base and I was constantly shortening my steps to push this little gem. If I pulled it, the short handle kept it at my side rather than behind me, so again, it was a nuisance to me and anyone attempting to walk next to me. Too bad.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this cart but one wheel falls off I purchased this cart in May in order to carry grocery items from my car and to carry food to the grills for cookouts from my apartment. It is terrific except for one problem. When the items are heavy, the left rear wheel falls off. I would love advice on how to repair it or wonder if it could be replaced.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wheels and Screws fall off I purchased this for my elderly parents a few months ago. They just recently showed me the cart and the wheel and screws that hold it upright fell off (unable to fix). They admitted that this was happening since the first week they got (1-2 short and light grocery trips). I wish I knew sooner as I would have returned immediately. I now purchased the other cart from container store and I'm cautious as to having the same issues. I hope not. I'm a fan of Container Store which is why I'm giving another shopping cart a chance.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Wheels don't move. I used it for the first time and it was such a pain. I am going to return it.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, stronger, lightweight, large capacity I live in Brooklyn, NY and don't own a car (typical for NYC). This cart has been my "car trunk" for several years. I use it to go to the grocery store when I am doing a big shopping, and use it every other week to take my laundry to the laundry mat. It's the best cart I have ever had for these purposes, and I have owned many carts over the years! Also, the wheels are a modest size so when stored it takes up less room in my closet than other carts I have owned.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shopping cart for apartment living this cart is a must for anyone that lives in an apartment and grocery shops. also i love that you could get a liner for it. it keeps everything neat in the cart. holds quite a bit. love it. also a pleasure shopping at the container store. keep up the godod work!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase I love the durability but I wish the wheels were swivel.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rear Wheel Came Off Within An Hour Of Purchase! What a hunk of junk! Not worth a nickel, never mind $80 bucks. I love The Container Store but its management should remove this product from all store shelves immediately. Not worth the star I'm required to post.
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Torn! Why do the wheels on this not spin?! Being aluminum, it's so lightweight and wonderful. This should spin like a rolling suitcase. We've come too far for this design spec to be overlooked. If you put a large case of water in this cart and try to turn it, it's a hassle! I am torn because the only comparable cart that does have spinning wheels is steel and heavy! So I feel like I have to choose between the inconvenience of no spinning wheels or heaviness. Ugh!
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight & sturdy cart We recently purchased 4 of these carts to use in transporting class materials from location to location. We searched the internet pretty extensively to find a strong but light weight cart that was big enough to hold what was necessary. The wheels are big and don't wobble and the cart opens easily. So far these carts are perfect! We haven't had them long enough to vouch for their durability but they seem well made.
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift for the Urban Shopper I ordered this as a gift for my sister, a personal chef who makes daily walks to the grocery store. She loved it. She said it was very sturdy, worked well, and was even easy to take on the bus with her.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Cart This is a lightweight cart w/ very comfortable handle
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best After years in NYC with cheap dollar store metal carts, I finally splurged -- and I am so glad I did! It has brakes! It is so easy to carry when full up and down stairs, the handle is comfortable, and it fits so much! Honestly this is one if the best purchase I've ever made.
Date published: 2013-03-18
  • y_2021, m_4, d_18, h_17
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.14
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_70
  • loc_en_US, sid_10007349, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_containerstore

Community Q&A

Hi. Is the dimension mentioned (35*21*19 inches) covers the whole body or only the pocket part (compartment for putting your commodities)?

Asked by: Eva Kim
The Aluminum Shopping Cart dimensions are the outermost exterior measurement which includes the whole body of the cart. Thank you for your question. We hope this helps!
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-04-06

Does this cart fold up when not on use?

Asked by: Linda42
Yes, cart can fold up when not in use. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-01

how much does this cart weigh when empty?

Asked by: Charma
It weighs approximately 9 pounds when empty.
Answered by: Szeigler
Date published: 2021-01-20

Are there replacements for the wheels?

Asked by: RodH
We do not offer replacement wheels at this time.
Answered by: TheContainerStore
Date published: 2021-01-12

How much does it weigh 

Asked by: BG41
This cart weighs about 9 lbs.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2020-10-28

Can wheels be bought separately?

The plastic casing on one of the wheels has broken, meaning that the wheel keeps falling off. Can replacement wheels be purchased separately?
Asked by: cc60602
Just to update. Replacement wheels are still available, just call customer service. Talked to them on 8/12/2020
Answered by: Sueanne
Date published: 2020-08-27

Replacement wheels

Where can I get replacement wheels, axels and caps?
Asked by: TechgirlT
Yes they are! Call customer service at 1-888-266-8246. I talked to them today, 8/12/2020
Answered by: Sueanne
Date published: 2020-08-13

Cart info.

Where is this cart manufactured?
Asked by: liese
This product is manufactured in Taiwan.
Answered by: TheContainerStore
Date published: 2020-08-29
  • y_2021, m_4, d_18, h_17CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.14
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_22
  • loc_en_US, sid_10007349, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_containerstore

© 2021 The Container Store. Prices and availability are subject to change from the time and date you print this page 04/19/2021.

Back to Top