I am always looking for the perfect bag that I can throw everything into when I'm on the go. I am picky about prints, love pockets, and have to be able to machine wash everything I use. When I came across Brigette's Etsy store, Pursemafia, I thought, 1) Awesome name, 2) Awesome prints, 3) Awesome bags!
Here are a few of her designs:
Brigette went to school to become a fashion designer, and worked for designers after graduating in 2005. She quickly realized working for others was not for her, and started Pursemafia in 2006. After working for a few years as a personal stylist and making bags for her shop on the side, she and her fiance started a construction business. In January 2011, Brigette's Etsy store flourished, due to her new wine tote and bag lines. Her goal is produce bags that are functional, yet unique and artistic. I can tell Brigette has a true passion for what she does and it shows in the quality of her work.
I was able to pick out the prints I liked in the Jackson Tote design to review. The package came wrapped like a present, card and all. The Jackson Tote measures 17.5" x 13.5" x 6". It's huge, comes with lots of pockets, and has a divider in the middle. The fabrics are gorgeous and complement each other perfectly. In addition to a diaper bag, it can also be used for so many other purposes, including the beach, travel, work, gym, or a picnic (the outer side pockets fit a wine bottle)! Her care instructions say to hand wash (which I suggest to keep colors from fading), but I always wash everything before I use it. It came out good as new after a tumble in the washer and dryer. I can't say enough good things about this bag. I love it - love using it, love looking at it. I've used it quite a few times in the past month for travel and trips to the park with my hubby and baby. It is incredibly well made, durable, and holds everything I need. Buy one!
Brigette has generously provided a $30 gift certificate to her store, , as a giveaway.
"and comment about your favorite item
I will choose a winner using random.org on Thursday, May 26.