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://marketingmethodsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Initials-Inc-Products-300x295.jpg
I am shocked that someone would even sign themself up to be an independent consultant when they have such a bad/ negative attitude when a customer reaches out to them because of a quality issue. Debbie Meyersburg in my case was just horrible to me, I bought from her a couple weeks ago and my product has already torn and the color has worn. I contacted Debbie and she harassed me about how I was the one who miss treated the merchandise and there was nothing she would do about it. I am just shocked, and am at a loss for the whole company if that's the type of people they hire! http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/09/35/73/25/0009357325573_500X500.jpg
I actually use this tote as a diaper bag, I have two children in diapers and it really works great for that. Aside from the way I use it, I think it's an over all great bag. A few issues: the elastic pockets on the sides seem to have lost their tension already, I don't put anything large or heavy in them to cause this, also the pocket in the back.. Wish it was larger, I don't really see the point of the zipper in the bottom of the pocket. The only other issue I have is the straps, wish they had some sort of padding on them, they tend to be a little hard on your hands if you're carrying anything heavy.
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!!! http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_570xN.247080033.jpg