Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Maggie Bags Confetti Combo Campus Tote Review {Sponsor Spotlight}


Maggie Bags are made with automotive seat belt webbing that is built to meet government safety standards to protect us in our cars. With the governments high standards, millions of yards of seat belt material are rejected each year by automakers. So Maggie Bags uses as much of these rejected materials as possible to create their durable seat belt purses and handbags. Maggie Bags launched their first line of these beautiful seat belt handbags in the spring of 2009 with only a handful of retailers and a small online store. However, today their fashionable and functional seat belt purses can be found in hundreds of retailers across the United States as well as many online retail stores and their very own online store. Maggie Bags began with their parent company, Adrian's Inc., launching their Tennessee Webbing Products in 1991, this has helped keep millions of yards of narrow fabrics out of landfills ever since.

Confetti Combo Campus Tote

The Maggie Bags Confetti Combo Campus Tote retails at $84, it features an array of colors of seat belt webbing. The entire outside, all four sides, the bottom and straps are made securely with the seat belt webbing. This handbag is not only fashionable and multipurpose, but also very durable. You can use this handbag as a purse, things for the beach, books for school, etc. 


There are four nickle plated feet on the bottom of the handbag. These help to keep the bottom of the bag from becoming torn up from setting it on the ground and such by raising the bottom of the handbag off of the floor a bit so it is not sitting flush against the ground. They help to keep the handbag durable and last longer.


The inside of the Campus Totes are lined with Maggie Bags Signature Satin Lining and has a secure and durable zipper closure. 



There is a fairly large zippered pocket on the inside, which I find great for important cards such as credit/debit cards and appointment reminder cards as well as any other business cards. I also use this pocket for cash and it's great for change, not too deep so your not searching all around for loose change. 

There are also two closure free pockets on the other side of the inside of the handbag. These pockets I use for keys, my cell phone and camera. 

I use my Maggie Bags Confetti Combo Campus Tote as a diaper bag when I have the kids with me. When using it as a diaper bag I can fit about 6 cloth diapers, 3 for each of my two boys as well as 1-2 outfits for each of them and I still have a little room left over. If I run to the store by myself, I usually walk, so I use this as a bag to carry things in that I've purchased. It is much better and easier to walk back home with this over my shoulder then to carry grocery bags around my wrists and hands leaving them red and sore. I was able to carry two 2-liters, a half gallon of milk as well as some small snacks inside of this bag. Just filled it up, tossed it on my shoulder and home I went. It was kind of heavy, obviously, but so much better then the grocery bags. Not to mention I felt no pulling or distress on the bag it's self, very durable, unlike thin plastic grocery bags which would have probably broke or started to rip not even half ways home. Also, Dan commented when I got back with, "Wow. That was quick.", as I normally end up having to stop a few times to readjust the bags or give my hands and wrists a break. I have a rare form of arthritis and carrying anything heavy in my hands or on my wrists for a long period of time ends up hurting quite a bit. 

I love my Maggie Bags Confetti Combo Campus Tote! Jedilynn, my 7 year old daughter has asked me if she could use this handbag to take her clothes in to other family members houses as she is always gone through out summer break, unfortunately I was a "mean" mom and had to tell her no. I don't get much for myself and anything girly, I always end up sharing with her. This one is mom's and only mom's, sorry honey!

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The Maggie Bags Campus Tote Giveaway will begin on August 1st at 1am and end on August 17th at 11:59pm. One reader will win a Maggie Bags Campus Tote of their choice, this giveaway is only open to US residents whom are at least 18 years of age at time of entrance. There is one mandatory entry and all other entries are optional, winning entry will be verified. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours in which to respond to, if no response is received a new winner will be chosen.

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Disclosure: I received the above product in exchange for my honest review, these are my own personal opinions and experiences with the above product and may differ from those of your own. I received no monetary compensation for this publication. This post does not contain any affiliate links.

63 comments:

  1. this bag is beautiful, but I also love the Butterfly tote.

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  2. I would love to own one of the LeConte Messenger in Cranberry! I need a bag like that and love it.

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  3. I am in love with the bags, they are so unique! I would love to have their Cicily Tote in black

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  4. i like the butterfly bag in tropical combo

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  5. I love that this bag has a place for keys and your phone. That was useful learned information. It is beautiful and I would love to have one!

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  6. I love the fact that they are reusing seat belts to recreate these beautiful bags and I love the butterfly bag the best and I have heard they are making changes to it so it will come back bigger and better.

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  7. i love the Bailey Bag,hobo bag and the campus bag omg i love them all i think these are the coolest little bags ever thank you for the chance good luck everyone xoxo

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  8. What a fantastic idea to repurpose seat belts I would have never thought of this! The Butterfly Bag is to die for I can't wait until the tuxedo comes out!

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  9. I didn't even know you could make a bag with car's seat belts!!! It's awesome and beautiful ;)

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  10. I like the butterfly bag in black.

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  11. I liked the butterfly bag. It is an attractive design, but I especially liked the pocket on the inside - and the outside 'pocket' for my cell phone.
    But I do think the Campus Tote is pretty with all the colors. And it too has pockets where I can put my cell phone and my keys -- two things I have to dig for in most purses.
    A wonderful idea to use seat belts!

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  12. i love the Butterfly Bag in dark chocolate. but all of maggie bags are great!!

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  13. I am just so impressed with Maggie Bags - "green," stylish and practical all at the same time. I cannot wait until I get one, ideally a Campus Tote or a Butterfly.

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  14. I like that the company keeps millions of yards of webbing out of landfill and produces a beautiful product with it instead.
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  15. I love the Butterfly Bag in Cranberry.

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  16. Learned that Maggie Bags are made from seat belts. This would make a very sturdy bag.

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  17. I am in love with Maggie Bags! I love them all! I really love the new Butterfly bag that is out!

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  18. I love the Butterfly Bags! I also love how durable the bag is! I know someone who took a small one on vacation & it kept her stuff dry at the water park!

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  19. I love the way they are made from seat belts and I love the silky satin lining. Thanks!

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  20. I already have a Maggie Bag but it is used as a diaper bag. I love that it has the satin lining and the zip closure. It doesn't hurt that it is so durable that I have had mine almost a year and it looks brand new! I would love to have a second one just to use for every day for myself and not as a diaper bag!

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  21. I'm really digging this tote bag...it would be perfect to bring back to school this fall! Think it could hold a nursing school textbook or two? I bet my binder could fit in there at least! I also really like the messenger bag and the butterfly bag I saw on the site.

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    1. Hi Cassie! I'm was a Med student and I would definitely say a binder as well as one or two text books if not more would fit!! :)

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  22. I'm a huge fan of Maggie Bags - though due to my own pocketbook problems - I have yet to be the proud owner of one ; = (
    I have quite a few favorites (aren't the colors all awesomely breathtaking?) - one tote I would love to have is the :http://store.maggiebags.net/bailey-bag/ - in ALL colors - especially Maritime, Sorbet and Black Cherry!

    Thanks for the helpful review - I learned that the interior of Maggie Bags is ALMOST as gorgeous as the outside!

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  23. I also like the Cicily bag in chocolate. I like the size of it and the dark color would stay clean longer

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  24. I really like all the bags and the colors are so beautiful. I think one of my favorites is the butterfly bag. I hope I can win or save up to get one of the great bags they offer.

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  25. I like the tote of many colors and the travel trio.

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  26. I learned they're made of recycled seat belts. What a great idea.

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  27. I like the le conte messenger bag in black

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  28. I learned that they are lined with satin - which is soft and looks great!

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  29. I learned that they are very durable and would love the rainbow campus bag tote. Awesome!!

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  30. I love the tote of many colors in pastel.

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  31. I really love all the colorful bags...my fave is the bucket tote in royal.

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  32. I would like the LeConte Messenger.

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  33. I love that these have the little feet on the bottom so your purse isn't actually touching the floor if you have to set it down somewhere. I would love the Campus Tote in orange or multi color.

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  34. Thank you for this giveaway. I learned that they started in 2009 and Tennessee Webbing has kept millions of yards of narrow fabrics out of landfills since they began operation. Here at Maggie Bags™, our mission has always been to do our part for the environment.

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  35. I also love the Butterfly bags, great color choices and a fantastic size!

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  36. I love the blue color tote also. Very nice! diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  37. I learned that the bags are made with seat belts, that's pretty awesome.

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  38. i have always loved the bailey bag.

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  39. I absolutely love the look of this bag! I also really like the Tote of Many Colors – Classic: Open Top in the color Tropical.

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  40. I like the leconte messenger in cranberry

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  41. I learned that these bags are made from seatbelts. I love the look and the colors of these bags. Beautiful

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  42. I love the butterfly bag, great designs
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  43. I love this bag. Super cute. Will be great for the beach!!!! I am super impressed with the idea!!!!

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  44. I really like the black campus tote.

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  45. I love the lime Cicily Tote that is so cute :)

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  46. I love the butterfly bag

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  47. I learned that Maggie Bags are made from automotive seat belt webbing and because of the high standards for seat belts, millions of yards are rejected for not meeting those standards. It is from this rejected webbing that most of the bags are made of. Some are made from new webbing when there is not enough of the rejected webbing to meet Maggie Bags demand.

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  48. I absolutely NEED the butterfly bag! It's so big and durable and can fit everything I need! However the campus tote is what first caught my attention when I first learned about Maggie Bags. Overall this line is amazing! -april9010@gmail.com

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  49. The LeConte Messenger Bag looks very nice!

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  50. I think the Bailey Bag would make a great gift!

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