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Old 07-03-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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How are the Thirty-One bags?

Someone mentioned a Thirty-One bag in another thread, and I started looking at their catalog. Several of their bags interest me, including the Large Utility Tote, the Picnic Thermal Tote, and the Retro Metro Weekender or City Weekender Tote.

For those of you who have them, what do you think about them? Are they made well?
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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I have at least one of just about every bag they make and I LOVE them and highly recommend them. They are very well made and SO adorable!

When we go out for the afternoon, it's always with an Organizing Utility Tote and I only use the organizing shoulder bags for a purse (with 2 little kids there is NOTHING better than hands-free bag that you can put a lot of stuff in).

We are going camping next week and our car will be nothing but 31! I had my first party about a year ago, 2 more since then and I'm in a "Hostess of the Month" club where each of us spends $31 a month and gets to take advantage of the specials and then you get a turn to be the hostess and get all the free stuff!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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I have the larger utility tote which I LOVE I use it as a pool bag. And I just ordered the smaller organizing tote to use at baseball games (my son plays all the time and I carry so much stuff on the road)

I don't think you will be disappointed! Love all the styles and possibilities
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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I love Thirty-One bags. I've had several of the Thermal Totes which I've used as everyday bags and my daughter has one we use for daycare. I have the Cinch Sac (drawstring backpack) that we used at WDW last year and it worked great. I also have the Cosmetic Bag and Storage Tote but my favorite is the Organizing Utility Tote. I'm currently using that as my everyday bag. It's a little big but I love a big bag and it's so nice to have a pocket for everything (keys, phone, sunglasses, notepad/pen). Wow, I didn't realize I had so much Thirty-One until I listed them.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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I just purchased my first bags last month and they're quite nice. I haven't had any issues with the stitching and the slider bars and hardware are very nice.

I have an organising utility tote for all our first aid stuff in the closet - it's a 'small' one, but honestly it's huge and has really made me feel more organised!

I also have the organising shoulder bag. I use it for everyday when I'm just running to work and back. It does keep everything organised, but it's a little small for me - I like to take my Nook Tablet and it doesn't quite fit with the rest of my stuff!lol

I bought my 17you dd the fold and go organiser with notepad and she used it all the time.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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Thanks, everyone! It looks like I will have to check out the Organizing Utility Tote, too.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #7
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Love all my Thirty-One bags and I am always looking for ways to use and get more.

Large Utility Tote, it has things that need to be kept in the car for DD (Such as the cart cover, snack holder for the stroller, wipes, raincover for the stroller etc) Then if we swtich cars I just have to grab the bag.

Market Thermal Tote, again kept in the car with reusable grocery bags inside to take in the grocery store for my cold items, makes it super easy.

Organizing Shoulder bag, it is my park bag I can keep my wallet, video camera, camera, sunscreen, and a few odds and in electronics and not be weighed down and hands free.

Toddler Backpack for DD diaper bag, she loves carrying it, the wipes fit perfectly in the front and I am able to fit 5 diapers, a change of clothes, a few snacks, bib, toys, and ipod in the back.

Small Square Purse bag (again dont remember the name) has been used as my daily purse for months and I love how it stays organized with my Wallet, small brush, coupons organizer, phone and etc.

My Wallet is also theirs, these bags get used the most and I have never had any issues!!!!

I will tell you my sister got a bag once that when it arrive it wouldnt close proper and she was shiped a new bag ASAP with only telling the rep it wouldnt close.

I have plenty more and have not any problems with those either.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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i LOOOOOVE my thirty-one bags! i have a zipper pouch, an organizing utility tote, a large utility tote (can carry ALL of my groceries in it!), a market thermal tote, a flat iron case, a soft wallet and a demi purse; DD14 has a wristlet wallet and a skirt purse (with several skirts). everything i've gotten is wonderful!

almost forgot our thermal totes! DD and i each have one, and they're GREAT lunch bags!

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Old 07-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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The large utility tote is AMAZING! I am a Photographer and I use it to tote blankets, rugs, wraps, and weights frequently and it definitely withstands the pressure. Also have a Thermal tote for DD for school and myself and I carry it to almost every session, perfect for fitting 4 waters and a handful of snacks! And the organizing utility tote is perfect for well anything! We also have the littles carry all caddy which works perfect for holding Dvd's for the car. The storage tote is awesome for hiding away little ones toys or dress up clothes that may be in a family could also double as a beach bag There is nothing mini about the Mini Utility is the perfect size for making a goody basket, gift giving, or even sitting out with books/magazines inside! Definitely a fan of their bags
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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The thermal totes are excellent. Really keep food cold. I brought mine to Disney for under the stroller. Love how it is easy to shove under there!
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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I have the city weekender tote and I love it. It can hold a weeks worth of clothes. I also have most of the thermals and a whole lot of large utility totes. I keep one in the car. I have 3 girls that have one in each room. And another vote on how great the organizing utility tote is. I use it for a purse, a diaper bag, and in my car to store DVD's and chargers and coloring books and colors.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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One of my coworkers got me the large utility tote for Christmas. I carry very heavy loads in it for work pretty much daily, and I haven't had a single issue. The bag is so nice, I wish I had another (I've emptied my work stuff before vacationing to use it for vacation). I would not hesitate to purchase another!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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These bags are awesome.
I LOVE my thermal tote. I take it to our water and amusement parks weekly.
I use the organizing utility tote for my school bag. It fits a file box for my teaching files.
I have a large utility tote in my closet with all of my purses in it. Want more for my kids closets. Going to store their clothes between seasons. The top a totes help to stack the totes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #14
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I have a couple of bags - DDs cinch sack, my girls' lunch totes, and an organizing utility tote in my kitchen. They're good quality, a bit on the pricey side for some things. But what I liked best about the company was their customer service. DD took her cinch sack on vacation and the whole bottom fell apart - grommets falling out, split seams, etc. My sister (who was a 31 rep at the time and had given the bag to DD as a gift) called up and they replaced it no problem. The new one is still in great shape and holding up really well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
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Love their bags! I bought a thermal tote for Disney trip a few weeks ago. It fit in the stroller and we kept bottles of water in the fridge over night and put them in the thermal tote the next day. The water that we didn't drink in the evening we would put back in the fridge and it was still cold.

Look out for deals on the large utility tote. I know in June if you bought $31 worth of stuff you got the tote for $10.
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