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Details: With a mission in mind to find creative new uses for materials originally made for other purposes, Maggie Bags created a line of amazing handbags made using genuine automotive seat belt webbing.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 didn’t think Maggie Bags could impress me any more than they did with the Campus Tote, but I was proven wrong! The LeConte Messenger is everything that makes Campus Tote great and then some. I received a LeConte in a beautiful brown color called Chocolate Brown. It’s also available in Black and Cranberry.
The same sturdy and stylish seatbelt design is there along with the trademark silky purple lining. It also has the amazing roomy main compartment and fashionable colors.
Now for the extras. We get the addition of a zippered pocket covering the entire inside of the flap. The back wall of the interior also boasts another large pocket large enough to stash the average-sized laptop. It wasn’t quite large enough to fit my 17″ laptop but I could easily fit it in the main compartment. The front wall has another collection of pockets both inside and outside. Each end also has another roomy pocket. The different sizes and shapes will meet all your needs whether your a student, business person, or parent. The adjustable, wide strap allows you to wear the bag across your body for comfortable carrying all day long. Oh, and the miniature seatbelt buckles are the coolest little bit of functional hardware you’ll ever see!
This is the bag I wish I’d had when I was a student and when I was heavily using a diaper bag. In both cases, I would often need to pack an entire day’s worth of gear, snacks, and toiletries. The LeConte can handle it all and then some. I can even stand my tall water bottle upright inside. beyond it’s more obvious uses for students and parents, it would be a great bag for busy business people or someone traveling. I know it will be joining me on future vacations.
The LeConte messenger is also one of Maggie Bags more unisex designs. My husband admitted that, had this been our diaper bag, he would have not been ashamed to carry it. Okay, so he’s not great with the glowing recommendations, but if we translate from laid-back-husband speak to everyday English what he really means is, “Oh Em GEEE! I LOVE this bag!” Or something like that. 😉
Overall, everyone that sees this bag wants one. It’s truly a bag everyone could fit into their lifestyle and wardrobe. The only improvement I would make is a larger selection of colors. I also think it would be really cool to add a key fob… perhaps with one of the clever little buckles to hold it to the bag so it can be easily detached. Wouldn’t that make this bag just perfect?
Pros: The same great style and durability you’ve come to expect from Maggie Bags. Roomy and full of convenient pockets. Great for many occasions. Unisex.
Cons: I want more colors! That’s truly my only negative… and really, the fact I want more should be seen as a pro.
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