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I am a bag and shoe kind of girl. Drop me off at the mall long enough and I will buy enough shoes and bags to fill the entire house.
I really believe a nice pair of shoes and a cute bag makes all the difference.
Not only that, but I think it is fun to be able to change up your look and have a different bag for each outfit.
Recently I was able to review the Carol Color Block Satchel by 88
So when getting a new bag I look for several things.
1)Size - I am a mom, my handbag has more than just a tube of lipstick and money. I need to carry around all my kiddos stuff, a mini calendar, coupons, wet wipes, pens, sunscreen and so much more. I need the room and this purse has plenty of it. It is both deep and can expand to fit quite a bit of stuff inside. It also has separate a zipper pouch inside. I like to keep tickets, my drivers license ect in here so I can easily access it.
Zipper - I need a bag that zippers up so I don't need to worry about stuff falling out. My kids are always bumping into my bag the last thing I want is for my unmentionables to go spilling out in the middle of the mall. I like that this zipper goes both ways and meets in the middle up top. I can really open this bag wide and see everything inside! I feel like I am always searching for something this makes it so much easier to find.
Oh and there is a pouch on the front as well!! I have been sticking stuff for my kids in there that way they dont need to go into the main part of my bag.
Straps - My next big thing is I need to be able to get my arms through the strap. I have two boys so my hands need to be free. This bag easily slips onto my shoulder with the attachable strap that I can place on the silver loops on either side. Or if it is just my hubby and I, I can wear it as a handbag. Being able to use it both ways is a huge plus for me. It is like getting 2 bags in 1!
Durable - And finally I need something that is durable. I need something that can hold up against all my stuff. This satchel does that perfectly! It can hold everything!!
Here is some fun facts about the company:
88 is a vegan brand and no animal products are used.
88 is the number of constellations in the sky.
88 is considered the luckiest number in Chinese culture as it sounds like word for wealth.
88 is the ham radio sign off that means love and kisses…
88 represents the cycle of creation and recreation.
88 is a collection of bags designed by an expert creative team that works on design for brands world wide. This collection is their favorite. It is the edited expression of the right bags for the season. Bags that are on trend, that look great and which work. Bags that enhance your life by helping you look good while working hard to carry the stuff you need. They are created by optimistic people who love what they do. Bags that work to help you in the wide and varied adventures of your daily life while looking great at the same time.
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