Saturday, December 1, 2012

What's New: Personalized Tote Bag with Initial from Advantage Bridal! :)

Happy Saturday!
And what's that I hear? It's December?! Happy December!!! ;)

It's finally December, guys!
You know what that means... Christmas songs, Christmas movies, and Christmas gift shopping time!
I've already finished shopping for Christmas gifts (I decided to start early this year...), but if you are still in need of unique gift ideas, I have the perfect answer for you!

Advantage Bridal sent me a personalized tote bag to review for you guys.
If you ask me, personalized gifts are one of THE best gifts ever because it means you really thought about the person who will receive that particular gift. Plus, who wouldn't want to have personalized/monogrammed gifts, right?! ;)

Before I share my thoughts on the tote bag with you guys, here is a little something about Advantage Bridal:

Based in the city of Torrance, California, Advantage Bridal was formed in 1992 and operated two bridal shops in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Growing to become the premier online wedding and special occasion retailer, now offering over 40,000 unique products... They offer thousands of discounted wedding invitations, hundreds of unique wedding favors, and a vast array of decorated apparel, stationery, accessories, and personalized gifts.

Learn more about them here.

Now, on to the review:

Since they are based in Torrance and I live in Los Angeles, I received the package the day after they sent it -- how's that for fast shipping?! ;)

You can have a sense of the other items they offer by looking at the picture above...

Stacy sent me this personalized/monogrammed tote bag: M for Mimi! :D

This is a great personalized tote for everyone on your gift list. In stock and ready to ship, this initial tote is made of durable canvas and measures 19'' x 17''.
(Also available in a fully customizable version with choice of initials, name, monogram, and fonts.)

I really, really love it!
It's so beautiful and it's of really excellent quality, I literally gasped when I opened it... I'm not usually a fan of tote bags because the ones I have aren't really durable -- the total opposite of this tote bag!

You can't go wrong with the colors -- natural canvas + black = classic!

I also love the font -- I always smile when I look at that big letter M, haha! ;)

Another great thing about this tote bag is it has a support for the bottom of the bag (pictured above).
It makes the tote sturdy and keeps my things from sinking and getting all mixed up inside.

A quick snap of my outfit featuring the tote bag...

It also has a really cute bow, it's a nice added touch to the bag.
If you want to add a pop of bright color, you can tie a thin colorful scarf around the straps. :)

The size is also perfect -- you can use this for school, for running errands, for a sleepover, etc.

Price: $24.94
But right now, they are being sold at a sale price of $21.20 -- totally affordable!
They also offer FREE ground shipping in the continental U.S.!

This is definitely the perfect gift for the girls in your life!
Advantage Bridal also offers a matching large men's toiletry case, so the guys in our lives won't feel left out, haha! ;)

You can keep up to date with Advantage Bridal through TwitterFacebookPinterestYouTube, and their blog.

There will also be a personalized tote bag giveaway sponsored by Advantage Bridal right here on What Mimi Writes!
Check back this coming week for more details! :D

Have you bought anything from Advantage Bridal before?
What do you think of this personalized tote bag?

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the last month of 2012!!! :)


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  1. Hello hun, I was wondering if you could follow back please.

  2. Hey Mimi! I adore the tote bag! love your initial on it!
    Kisses from Miami,

  3. This is really cool! I actually wanna get one for myself. ;]

  4. Ooh you have the same initial as me!

  5. I don't have the best experience with totes too! I hate how my stuff gets all messed up inside! It's good that this has a support. :)

    1. omg, same here! that's why i'm really, really happy with this one. :)

  6. ooohhh, that is a nice tote bag!!! and i love how it has the letter of your name. it's really cute. and it would definitely make for a nice christmas present.


    1. thanks, carrie! glad you like it! :D

  7. I would so love to receive a gift like this! The size looks perfect for school! =)

    --Olivia :)

  8. This is super awesome!!!

    Love, Belle

  9. This tote bag is lovely!! The quality looks so good~~


    1. yup, it's of really excellent quality. :)

  10. aww i love that!! that would be awesome as bridesmaids gifts.. but also as a personalized christmas gift too!! i too get CRAZY excited for the holidays hahaha.. been listening to christmas music all day everyday since dec 1st haha!

    1. same here, i love christmas songs! ;)

  11. On behalf of, thank you for the great review! This tote is one of our best sellers and for good reason: the price is right and the quality is exceptional! And who doesn't love receiving a personalized gift just for her?? We love your photos because they show the quality of the canvas tote, as well as the embroidered monogram initial. We can't wait to see who the winner is for the upcoming giveaway!

    1. hi! you guys are very welcome! thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity, i'm really really happy you liked my post. i am excited about the giveaway as well. :D

  12. That is just too gorgeous! And Im an M too XOXO

  13. packages are the best! especially when shipping is fast :)

  14. What a great review. Such a cool tote to have!

    Thanks so much for the note. Be sure to read tomorrow!

  15. nice review!

  16. About $25, that's actually not a bad deal.