I guess everyone knows by now that Mom and I love handbags: messenger, cross-body, clutch, classic, tote... you name it, we own it.
The problem, I suppose, is that there are too few unique, personal bags. Everything is based on a formula: set patterns, fabrics, designs.
This is why I was so fascinated with the concept at PURSEnally Yours! You see, PURSEnally Yours offers you the chance to design your own special purse from a wide choice of fabrics, fringes, and specialty handles.
The chance that someone is going to choose a purse exactly like your own is fairly low -- so you will have a unique purse designed to your personal desire! How cool is that?
All PURSEnally Yours™ items are made with the highest quality of materials and superb attention to detail. No rough edges, no ripped seams, no flaws in the fabric. And the price is SO right!
I chose the Mae Backpack (One Size: 16 1/2" H X 14" W X 4" D, ARV: $69).
SPECIFICATIONS for MAE BACKPACK:
*Choice of fabrics for exterior, interior, pockets, loop, and straps
*2 thin or thick straps
*1 thin or thick hang loop
*2 or 3 interior pockets
*You may choose to have the interior spill over onto the exterior top about 2"
*$10 - Fringe at top, Additional interior pockets, Monogrammed letter, Special split request, Flap-snap closure (will not have drawstring)
I know I'll need it for my College Classes in the Fall and it's perfect for carrying around all of my necessities!
For the exterior fabric, I chose *70 Purple Polka Dot,
for the interior fabric, I went with *37 Wild Side,
and the handles I picked were *76 Black Dottie.
It's just fantastic! I was so excited when it came -- I squealed in Mom's ear!
I took these photos in Myrtle Beach. The bag came just as I was about to walk out the door for my trip. Needless to say, it went with me.
PURSEnally Yours is really a neat experience. To me, something has a lot more meaning if I had a hand in designing or creating it to suit myself. I love this backpack because it allows me to express myself.
You can even host a PURSEnally Yours Design Party with your friends or co-workers! The Company does all of the work and you have all of the fun!
* Hostess receives 10% of sales (before tax & shipping) toward merchandise
* Hostess will not be charged shipping on personal order
* Hostess receives a $5 credit toward merchandise for every person who books a party
* Hostess receives 50% off an accessory with party sales of more than $500 before tax & shipping
* Hostess receives a free accessory with party sales of more than $1000 before tax & shipping
I'm thinking that this will be cool for me once classes are underway. My friends and I can make a night of it -- a pizza / purse party!
The wonderful Natalie at PURSEnally Yours has generously offered one of our readers the chance to design her own custom purse! Isn't that just too cool? The winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to PURSEnally Yours!
Just follow the entry instructions below!
Open to USA only, please!
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Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!
MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit PURSEnally Yours and tell me which bag-style and colors you'll use for your new purse!
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This contest will be open from Tuesday, June 29th until Monday, July 12th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th.
I was provided with a complementary custom handbag for the purpose of this review and giveaway. I was under no obligation to review this item. I received no other compensation. My opinion is based solely on my own experience and use of the item reviewed.