I finally decided to take the leap and splurge on a Barrington Gifts bag! I did my research and read tons of reviews prior to ordering; they were so useful! Today, I am giving you my full review on the latest addition to my closet: St. Anne Zippered Tote by Barrington Gifts.
Customer Service is at an all-time high! The day after I placed my order I realized that the package would require a signature upon delivery, so I needed to have it sent to my work instead of home! I emailed customer service to inquire about changing my address, and received a response within 10 minutes! They updated my delivery info & I was all set!
Your order will most likely ship to you faster than you think! Barrington’s website states that personalized orders can take up to 10-14 days to arrive to you; however my order shipped just 2 days after I placed it! *Allow for more time when ordering around holidays, etc.*
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The products are worth the price! The product is so well-made & packaged when it arrives! The box was large and flat, ensuring that the bag I ordered never got bent in the mail. When I opened the box, my tote was in a huge, heavy cotton, dust bag with a draw string ribbon. As soon as I opened the dust bag I could smell the genuine leather bottom & handles. I love how spacious the St. Anne Tote is & and the large zippered interior pocket. You can order this bag with or without a zipper closure; I opted for the zipper so that I could close it up nicely for travel! While there is a slight price difference for the zippered option, it’s not enough to sway your decision, so definitely opt for what will be most functional for you!
Pro Tip: When you first access the Barrington site, input your email address to save 10% off your first purchase! While initially 10% may not seem like much, if you’re ordering a nearly $200 tote like I did, saving almost $20 is a big help!
Tips For Creating Personalized Items:
- Practicality is key! If this item is a splurge for you, make sure you pick out something you will use often! Whether that’s a work bag (like me!) a glasses case, or cosmetic bag! Make sure you will get your money’s worth out of the item!
- Select colors & prints that will go with most of your wardrobe! Obviously this only applies if you’re purchasing a handbag or everyday tote; think about what colors you wear most!
- Make a few mock up’s before you pick one out! The template generator is such a nice feature on the website! I must’ve made 10 different mock ups of my tote before I decided on which one to order! Explore all of your options, you just may surprise yourself with what you like!
- Your package will require a signature upon delivery to you, so be sure to send it to an appropriate address where someone will be present to accept it!
Scripted directly from the Barrington Gifts website are as follows:
“We recommend taking a small amount of detergent, such as Oxy-Clean, and warm water and using a clean toothbrush to scrub the stained area. You can also try using a “wet ones” wipe, depending on what has gotten on your bag. You can scrub the printed part of the bag vigorously. The colors on the nylon-canvas will not fade. Try to stay away from the leather portions of the bag when scrubbing the stain.”
I am so glad I decided to splurge & treat myself to this St. Anne Tote! It has exceeded my expectations so far, and I am so pumped to carry it every day! If you have any other questions please feel free to send me an email at email@example.com or drop me a DM! I’m always happy to help!