{Fashion Review} Maggie Bags ~ Campus Tote

5 Feb 2013 by

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blog-logo-maggie-bags.png (972×120)Details: With a mission in mind to find creative new uses for materials originally made for other purposes, Maggie Bags created a line of amazing handbags made using genuine automotive seat belt webbing.  The majority of their handbags are made from webbing rejected by automotive manufacturers. they also use a simple cut-and-sew operation designed to eliminate waste… always trying their best to do their part for the environment.

Maggie Bags consists of a collection of stylish handbags and totes for every occasion… some even guys would enjoy. They also offer wallets, cosmetic bags, and keychains. You can even accessorize your favorite outfit with a seatbelt belt!

Personal Experience: I had read many reviews for these bags from other bloggers. They had made their way to the top of my wish list, so when I had the chance to review one… one of my favorite of their styles… I was thrilled!

It felt like I waited forever to get my package, but in reality shipping was very fast and it arrived here in just a few days. Even before opening the package, I could tell that this was no lightweight bag doomed to fall apart in a few weeks. The belts create a strong, sturdy bag. Little details make it even better… metal feet, reinforced zippered pocket, and their signature purple lining.

I put it to the test right away by loading it up with all the essentials I normally have with me on the go. These days that consists of diapers, wipes, change of clothes, water bottles, lotions, eczema ointments, wallet, change purse, a Kindle, and usually a knitting project. It handled it all… with room to spare! This bag is definitely a workhorse!

Since I received the bag it has gone with me everywhere. Everyone wonders what it is made of and I love the looks when they learn it is seat belts. Once you know, it’s obvious… but otherwise it’s just a great-looking bag. I have had complete strangers ask me where I got my bag. That’s never happened to me before!

My wish list has grown bigger now. My favorite is the LeConte Messenger. I would also love to have a matching wallet and key chain. Now I need to make use of the time between now and July to remind my husband just how much he loves me. :D

Pros: It makes use of recycled seat belts to create a beautiful, stylish, sturdy, and versatile bag. Some of the designs could even be considered unisex. Fantastic construction. Prices are comparable to other bags of this quality.

Cons: I really can’t think of one… I completely love this bag!

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