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!!!
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.
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
“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 am very pleased with the studio thirty-one clutch! This particular one is a Hostess Exclusive- but the classic and modern body style studio 31 purses can be purchased by anyone and are the same concept. Option of length, texture, & color of your purse strap, the flap, and body style lets you be your own designer! The quality is comparable to that of a coach or vera bradely yet not as large of a price tag. I personally prefer the simple yet classic elegance of a script or swirl monogram embroidery. I would absolutely reccomend to family & friends!
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 just had a party with Monica Nickerson in West Allis, WI. She was the nicest, quickest to respond ...and most helpful women ever! She brought so many fun things to the show and was interested in what we needed. The show was perfect getting us ready for the holidays. I received the order and everything was beautiful! I’ll definitely be hosting again with Monica, she’s delightful and the products are amazing! See More http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/ZM6U/FPWWWG54/F31ZM6UFPWWWG54.LARGE.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!
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 am very pleased with the studio thirty-one clutch! This particular one is a Hostess Exclusive- but the classic and modern body style studio 31 purses can be purchased by anyone and are the same concept. Option of length, texture, & color of your purse strap, the flap, and body style lets you be your own designer! The quality is comparable to that of a coach or vera bradely yet not as large of a price tag. I personally prefer the simple yet classic elegance of a script or swirl monogram embroidery. I would absolutely reccomend to family & friends! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4eEaBAQZOnc/TGwnSjAaTtI/AAAAAAAAItA/NT08KCnwTic/s1600/-1.jpg