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I purchased 6 of the around town totes because I adored this particular bag. I used each one gently and when not I use I stored them in my closet I noticed the other day that every single strap piping has literally disintegrated! I cannot use these bags and because it has been some time since I've purchased them I am literally out $100's of dollars. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ohz9p2b5JqE/TdKwGP8RGQI/AAAAAAAAKjo/1OV2JfsngUo/s1600/Stella%2526DotJewelryRoll2.jpg
I purchased a now discontinued bag only to have the nylon lining pull away from the zipper after only a few months. I later purchased the cross body bag to have the lining rip out in the same place in even less time. I did get the bag replaced to have the nylon lining rip out once again after less than 2 months. Obviously, the nylon lining is extremely cheap and continuing to replace the bag is not going to solve the issue. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/FUoXjmqMjZI/hqdefault.jpg?sqp
This is another great plugin from HorNet!!! I tried it today and I was very surprised by its very useful function… The automatic eq function you can set and then turn it off and set your eq to taste further…But…HorNet did it again: Making outstanding plugins for an outstanding low price…Thanks a lot HorNet!! Cheers from The Netherlands, Jeroen Simons, Independent/ ex- Epica.
I purchased 6 of the around town totes because I adored this particular bag. I used each one gently and when not I use I stored them in my closet I noticed the other day that every single strap piping has literally disintegrated! I cannot use these bags and because it has been some time since I've purchased them I am literally out $100's of dollars. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ohz9p2b5JqE/TdKwGP8RGQI/AAAAAAAAKjo/1OV2JfsngUo/s1600/Stella%2526DotJewelryRoll2.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
“We’ve had our home office and distribution center in Columbus for 10 years,” Monroe said. “Our Columbus location has served us well, and we’re proud and excited to maintain our headquarters – and 300 jobs – here. Moving the distribution center to Texas, however, puts our distribution operations closer to areas of significant growth potential for us in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.”

I purchased a soft thermal bag..after little / non heavy use several months later the liner ripped away from the stitching along the zipper. The company claimed to not be able to find my sale from the rep I purchased it from, and said they would not replace it, but offered me a coupon with a % off to purchase something else. REALLY? Why would I want to purchase another over priced cheap product? Even worse...the rep I did purchase it from, is willing to pay to have it resewn, and its not even her responsibility to fix this companies product! I was also told that if you purchase their products as a cash & carry item from a rep, they wont warranty that either! NOW...this company knows most of their reps, purchase products to sell at Vendor events. What a cheap way to get out of replacing cheaply made products..let a bunch of reps make you $$$ by selling your products, treat them bad, treat the people purchasing your products even worse. How long before you close your doors? SOON I hope, so you will quit cheating the consumer.


I am SO glad I found your site! I like Thirty -One and have purchased a couple items from them. Although I like the items they do seem a bit flimsy for the very expensive price you pay. Also, I was never impressed with the way my shipments would arrive….the boxes would always look like they have been kicked around a warehouse a few times! I was actually even considering becoming a consultant for this company but as I said I’m so thankful to have found your page. I absolutely LOVE Amazon, it is my go to and I am going to check out some of the totes, bags, etc there. THANK YOU!!!
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.

I own a small bag that is foil lined. It can be used as a cooler or lunch tote. The inside foil liner is letting lose all around the top. It appears the liner was too short to fit in the stitching of the zipper. I called CS and was told there was nothing that could be done since it was a gift and I didn't have the receipt. These bags cost way too much to not have a better return policy.
New! Leather multi-use bag that may be used for a large tablet, medium laptop, file organizer for a meeting, as a luggage accessory, a handbag, and much more! Thirty-One Gift's Jewell Foolproof Fashionista in Black Beauty and Python Snake design on one side. Includes zipper close, exterior zip pocket on side and an exterior snap pocket on reverse side. Interior color is cream and includes one large slip pocket and two medium slip pockets. Exterior sides include sliver hooks to attach a shoulder strap. Should strap is a separate accessory and is not included. MSRP $72 http://www.thesimplemoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thirty-one-minty-chip.jpg

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....
“We’ve had our home office and distribution center in Columbus for 10 years,” Monroe said. “Our Columbus location has served us well, and we’re proud and excited to maintain our headquarters – and 300 jobs – here. Moving the distribution center to Texas, however, puts our distribution operations closer to areas of significant growth potential for us in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.” https://community.babycenter.com/ims/2011/03marb/bc_logo_color_576x126.jpg
I purchased a now discontinued bag only to have the nylon lining pull away from the zipper after only a few months. I later purchased the cross body bag to have the lining rip out in the same place in even less time. I did get the bag replaced to have the nylon lining rip out once again after less than 2 months. Obviously, the nylon lining is extremely cheap and continuing to replace the bag is not going to solve the issue.

New! Leather multi-use bag that may be used for a large tablet, medium laptop, file organizer for a meeting, as a luggage accessory, a handbag, and much more! Thirty-One Gift's Jewell Foolproof Fashionista in Black Beauty and Python Snake design on one side. Includes zipper close, exterior zip pocket on side and an exterior snap pocket on reverse side. Interior color is cream and includes one large slip pocket and two medium slip pockets. Exterior sides include sliver hooks to attach a shoulder strap. Should strap is a separate accessory and is not included. MSRP $72
I purchased 6 of the around town totes because I adored this particular bag. I used each one gently and when not I use I stored them in my closet I noticed the other day that every single strap piping has literally disintegrated! I cannot use these bags and because it has been some time since I've purchased them I am literally out $100's of dollars. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cEoNuA5vQOI/TKUC3NRua2I/AAAAAAAAB_c/sVfjIs-F2oI/s1600/jewelry+roll+collage.jpg
I came across your article today and I would like to know if you personlly have used both versions, the cheap and Thirty One? I’ve been with the company 6 years now and have to say every penny I’ve spent has been worth it. I still have the first two Large a Utility Totes I bought 6 years ago and use them. Just because it’s cheaper that doesn’t mean it is better. Thirty Ones products actually hold up pretty well. I admit like any other company we do have some problems from time to time but they are good at helping customers fix these issues. You have a 90 day warrrenty and sometimes even after that they help.

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

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