I have been obsessed with Thirty-One products for a few years now, and I love the styles and many of their patterns. The only downside is that the products are made in (sadly) China, and that strongly disappoints me (especially for the kinds of prices they charge). If Thirty-One was made here in the States, then they might would get more business and support. However, I own several Thirty-One items that have been really good (and still use them quite a bit). I especially love their zipper pouches (both small and large) and Large Utility Totes. A few of my items have developed flaws (two of my LUTs have cracks on the insides and a couple of my purses have zippers that have turned rusty-looking), but it's nothing very serious. That being said, I will continue to purchase from them. Just wish they made their products in the U.S.A.... http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs590.ash2/154294_166655810040774_166391210067234_324733_5543428_n.jpg
I purchased a lunch thermal tote (playful parade pattern) and a zip-top organzing utility tote. I use the utility tote for carrying files and my laptop when I work in schools, but I use my lunch bag all the time! I get lots of compliments on it - instead of having my initials which is trendy right now, I got my name embroidered on it in Hot Pink. It's perfect for me... professional but fun. At first I thought it was too big, but now I love the size. I can carry lunch, dinner, and snacks in it and everything stays pretty cold because it's thermal. Just Awesome! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3DauF6jLEyU/TrGF3BkSMEI/AAAAAAAABRA/WE6AyM-4Uls/s1600/zip+pouch.jpg
Internally the “Auto EQ” algorithm compares the average peak level of the frequency bands with each of the bands and computes the necessary gain to apply to the EQ to bring the level of that specific band to match with the one of a carefully designed ideal response. This sounds complicated but it’s actually very effective in automatically balancing the frequency content of the mix. http://campbell2008.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/jewelry-roll.jpg
I will always love 31 I love some of the prints they come out with and if you just order them as they are the prices are not to bad but if you do want their signature products with your monogram initials or whatever on them it does jump the price considerably. I don’t order as much as I did when they were new but I have to say the large totes are super handy and really last a long time they are put together well and made to last!
Aubrey – I have two 31 Utility Totes, two bags from Amazon and one from Walmart. The bags from Amazon are cheaper than 31 bags but are every bit as good in terms of quality. Further, the Walmart bag cost the least but, in my opinion, is the best bag. The only downside is there aren’t many fabric choices. Also, I had another 31 bag that I bought as a work bag, it was expensive and it fell apart. I do like the 31 bags (I think the fabric is pretty) but I would rather save money. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41duKeBi%2BSL._SL500_SS500_.jpg
Internally the “Auto EQ” algorithm compares the average peak level of the frequency bands with each of the bands and computes the necessary gain to apply to the EQ to bring the level of that specific band to match with the one of a carefully designed ideal response. This sounds complicated but it’s actually very effective in automatically balancing the frequency content of the mix. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs311.snc4/40901_481488281756_307981286756_6713620_2850505_n.jpg