I recently had the opportunity to test out a few Namaste products; the Laguna Handbag and the Buddy Case. A sample of each was sent to me by the company for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
The Laguna Bag features both exterior and interior pockets along with a detachable shoulder strap which I thought was pretty cool because some days I do want to wear the shoulder strap and then there are days (usually when I’m out without the kiddos) when I want to use the hand straps. The bag also has 5 metal feet on the bottom and strong magnetic closures at the top. The Laguna bag is available in 9 different colors: Charcoal, Eggplant, Hollywood Pink, Lime, Olive, Turquoise, Red, Saddle, Peacock and is constructed with animal-friendly faux leather.
One of my favorite features of the Laguna Handbag was the magnetic closures. I’ve always had a handbag/purse with zipper closures and I have to admit that magnetic closures are so much more convenient for me, especially on those days when I have to run errands with our kids. It just takes less time and I don’t worry about having to fumble with the zipper.
The Buddy case I received was also pretty cool and makes the perfect carrier for your little stuff. This case features hidden magnetized interior walls to keep your metal items in place, a removable interior divider, and is made of lush animal-friendly faux leather.
Both the Laguna Handbag and the Buddy case were extremely well made in my opinion. The stitching on each is beautifully contrasted making the design even better. I just loved everything about these bags. I’m still trying to get used to carrying larger purses. I’m the kind of girl that likes the smaller handbags or just throwing my wallet in the diaper bag. Since our original diaper bag is now bigger than we need I usually don’t take it many places with us, I’m now taking a slightly bigger handbag on our trips out so that I can just throw in a few child travel necessities (snacks, pull ups, etc).
Namaste handbags were actually originally created and designed for knitting gear but because their designs were so functional, stylish and affordable they quickly made fans of all types of modern women including moms, businesswomen, crafters, and travelers. All Namaste products are also animal-friendly and 100% PVC free.
In addition to being something women will use and love, this February, Namaste, Inc. is helping raise awareness of heart disease by dedicating 10% of sales on all of their brand new Perfect RED handbags and accessories to the American Heart Association! They are also holding a sweepstakes now through American Heart Month (February 2010) to encourage women to learn about the warning signs of heart disease for a chance to win the all new Monroe bag and wallet in Perfect RED. To enter, readers must e-mail email@example.com with one of the warning signs of heart disease. Official rules for this contest can be seen here.
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