Disclosure: I received a Maggie Bags Campus Tote for review purposes. I can’t wait to tell you about this awesome eco-friendly bag made out of seat belts!
Exciting update: Maggie Bags has provided me with a a coupon code that gives Reel Mama readers 15% off everything except the Bundle& & Save category, which is already discounted. Here is the discount code to enter at checkout: REEL15. This code will expire on Oct. 18.
School is now in full swing, and fall is almost upon us. Routines are getting back to normal after summer vacations, and busy schedules are a fact of life. Back to school shopping is one of the most exciting things about this time of year, and there are still amazing discoveries to be made on the fashion and accessories front. I recently made just such a discovery: the Maggie Bags Campus Tote.
How often can you make a fashion statement with a tote? Before the Maggie Bag, I was using a reusable $1 grocery tote, not at all stylish or durable. It didn’t protect my belongings, and they were harder to find. The Maggie Bags Campus Tote is made of RECYCLED SEATBELTS. I couldn’t believe my ears when I first heard about these bags, so I had to see them for myself.
The Maggie Bags Campus Tote is the company’s bestseller, and there are many reasons for this. Maggie Bags creates their bags out of recycled seatbelts, but the Maggie Bags Campus Tote takes recycling to the next level because they were first made from the scraps left over from the other bags. I love Maggie Bags’ planet-friendly philosophy! These bags are just about the coolest green fashion product I’ve encountered. Although Maggie Bags does sometimes need to purchase new seatbelt material to meet demand when there are shortages of the recycled materials, the company remains committed to using repurposed material at every opportunity. That’s a mission I really admire.
Maggie Bags Campus Tote is the perfect combination of style meeting function. I love that it’s a bag that can be used and enjoyed by every woman, and I believe that the bag is especially handy and stylish for high school or college students, teachers, and moms.
How can a bag fit the needs of students, women in the working world, and stay-at-home moms? First, the bag comes in an amazing variety of color combinations. You can select a shade that fits your personality and wardrobe. Personally, I chose the rainbow-colored Campus Tote in Confetti. It reminds me of the Wizard of Oz (which inspires me while I’m blogging) and it goes with everything. There are also more subdued color choices, and you can choose a solid color if you prefer.
When I was recently preparing to venture out to my very first fine restaurant review, I wanted my Maggie Bags Campus Tote to be part of the experience. It can easily fit my iPad, camera, cell phone, camcorder, notepad, and anything else I might need for an excursion where I will be blogging.
For students, this bag is much more stylish than a backpack, but it can easily fit all the items I mentioned above, and/or books needed for class. You can fill it up however you want. For moms, the Maggie Bags Campus Tote can be a diaper bag, or it can fit lots of kids’ essential, like the iPad, toys, sketch pads, coloring books…the sky’s the limit (I think this bag is particularly good for air travel or road trips.) You can even use it at the gym, beach, or as a grocery tote.
I recently took the bag on an excursion to the California wine country to visit a family-friendly vineyard. This time the trip was for pleasure, but the bag really came in handy for carrying my camera accessories and items for my daughter. The seatbelt webbing is extra durable, so it can take anything I can dish out, and I love the beautiful lining inside that allows me to take the bag with me on more formal outings.
I’m very selective about my fashion reviews. The Maggie Bags Campus Tote in Confetti has made my life easier, and I want to give it a place of honor on my blog!
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