It is important in life to have good friends.
For example, my friend works at a computer store. When I was interested in getting a new computer I spoke with him several times about what I should be looking for in a computer. He directed me to OpenOffice so I wouldn’t have to purchase expensive software. When I wanted to buy Adobe Creative Suites he offered to pick it up for me because it was on sale at his store. When I saw him to pick it up, the software box was in a bright blue pouch. I thought the pouch was just what he had put the box in to remember to bring it to me. But no! The pouch was a free gift with purchase from the store. It was then I learned that a true friend gives you the gift with purchase, most people would have kept it. Now the pouch wasn’t just a pouch, it was a Baggu Daypack folded into it’s pocket. My friend kind of blew it off.
“Yeah, it’s a free gift. Most people have been turning them down but it’s free,” he said with a shrug of his shoulders.
“Thanks!,” I said and immediately unfolded the back reveling the backpack. It was pretty exciting.
All of this to say two things: I have an awesome friend and I have become obsessed with Baggu bags.
I used the Daypack as a bag when I went to an art fair so that I wouldn’t have to carry my purchases in plastic bags. Then I had the brilliant idea to share the love and I have purchased several Baggus to give as gifts this year for Christmas. I added the original Baggu in Hot Pink to my collection. I’ve been using it every time I go to the grocery.
Before my free gift, I had heard of Baggu before. I had seen them at JCrew and in the Madewell catalog, but I didn’t think much about them. I just thought it was a reusable bag like all the others only the Baggu cost $9. After using a Baggu I have realized the the $9 is totally worth it!
What I like about Baggu is that there are different bag styles and so many colors. The big seller for me is that when folded the bag is small and light and is very easy to throw in a handbag to have all the time. All of my other reusable bags are tote bags and I always forgot to bring them anywhere. The other exciting thing is that the bag is machine washable. That was the other problem with reusable grocery bags, they were not easy to wash and carrying all of that food gets dirty. Baggu also has amazing customer service. Shortly after I placed an order I received a message saying one of the bags was out of stock. The message then went on to say that the bag was in stock in their Brooklyn store and they would ship that item from the store with no additional shipping charges! I also sent an email about another out of stock item and they responded very quickly.
What I don’t like about Baggu is a lot of the items on the site are out of stock. It is a little frustrating when you see an item and you go to order it the next day and it’s no longer available. I also had trouble with the online shopping cart. You just click the “add to cart” button under the items image and a tool bar appears at the top of the screen showing you what is in your cart. I think that part is fantastic, but when I clicked to remove things from the cart it always removed an item that I didn’t click. I had to triple check that the correct items were in the cart.
Overall, I think the bags are fantastic. I have made two Baggu orders since I received my gift with purchase Baggu. I also bought some Baggus on sale at JCrew. So go get yourself a Baggu – unless your on my Christmas list then you might already have one! :)
This is my opinion of the Baggu product, I was not paid to give this review, I received my first Baggu as a free gift with purchase bu not from Baggu. I just really love their products!