Hey ya'll! Today I want to introduce you to an American owned and operated company called Frontier Outfitters. Frontier Outfitters is a Western Specialty Store specializing in luxury western bedding and fine western home decor. Their story began 15 years ago in the Texas Hill Country town Medina, with the mission of providing manufacturers and designers a venue in which to showcase their work, while making the venue easily accessible worldwide. Today they are located in Houston, Texas. Their store serves Western audiences, not only in the U.S., but worldwide. Frontier Outfitter's catalog includes over two thousand unique products that represent over 120 vendors, mainly from the USA. (borrowed from frontieroutfitters.com)
For my review I was sent a BEAUTIFUL Wrangler Turquoise Dreams Leather Tote. I like to call it a handbag though. My husband says I am a purse fanatic. I like to collect different styles, shapes, and colors! Since none of my children no longer require a diaper bag anymore I can carry around stylish bags now. Where as just a couple years ago my purse was a diaper bag :)
Pretty isn't it? I love it!
Before I begin MY review here is a little about the bag from frontieroutfitters.com:
Made with chocolate pebbled leather with turquoise floral embossed leather trim. The Wrangler western messenger handbag features silver "W" conchos on the shoulder straps and antique silver studding. "Wrangler" logo embroidered on the front of the handbag. Interior has three compartments (two open pouch pockets with one side zip pocket). Cell phone and PDA pockets. Genuine leather (chocolate/turquoise). Double shoulder straps. Zip top closure. Two front snap pockets. Cloth lining. Measures: 13”W x 3”D x 9“H
Ok, on to the review. So as soon as the mailman dropped the bag off I busted open the box and right away I smelled leather. 100% pure leather I love the smell of it! The bag was covered in plastic (which I probably should have taken a picture of but I didn't) and even the straps and the zipper had plastic covering them. Frontier Outfitters did an excellent job packaging this baby up to keep it safe from any scratches (or so I thought). Immediately I noticed right away that the backside of the purse had a small scratch on it. No biggie for me because I know within a matter of a couple of uses it'll have more than just 1 little scratch. Plus you have to know if you have ever owned any type of leather that it is very easy to scratch or scuff up leather. You can always take a little shoe polish to "cover" it up.
This bag has a lot of details and I love every single one of them. Let's start with the straps. The straps have a beautiful floral embossed trim. They are very soft and once broken in they become very flexible. They are just the right length so you can toss it over your shoulder.
The inside of the bag has 1 large pocket and 1 smaller pocket and on the other side there is a larger zippered pocket. Plenty of room on the inside of the bag for everything I carry in my purse. It is even lined with a beautiful silvery Wrangler cloth lining however it feels silky to me.
I love the buckles aka the Conchos on this bag they aren't too big and they add just the right amount of detail to the straps.
There are 2 pockets on the outside of the bag perfect for your phone or keys or whatever you need to grab quickly. I am always losing my keys down in the bottom of my purse and sometimes I even have to dump everything out to find them. Or when my phone is ringing and I can't find it in time now I can keep my phone on the outside of my bag instead of having it swimming around in the bottom of my purse.
Like I mentioned before I love all the little details on this bag and the silver studs on the bag are no exception.
I know a big feature to me when I am looking for a new bag is the bottom. Is it soft or is it hard? Is there a base in the bottom to keep the purse standing up right? Or is it going to fall over as soon as I put it down? Well I am happy to report that this bag has 4 little silver "feet" to help it to "stand up". This also adds a great little extra detail to the bag.
This bag is great! I am satisfied with the quality of the bag as well as all the detail. I've had the bag for about a week now and have used it everyday since it arrived and I have gotten several compliments on it so far. One man in the grocery store even asked me where he "could get his wife one like it" I told him at FrontierOutfitters.com of course!
Even though we don't live in Texas I still love Western style items! Frontier Outfitters really does have a lot great items to choose from. From everything to bedding, to home decor, to purses and wallets, Frontier Outfitters is a one stop Western store. They also offer free shipping on orders over $150 and they also offer a 30 day no hassle return policy! Also, Frontier Outfitters has recently been voted Best Western Home Shopping on the Web, by True West Magazine! They really are such an awesome company!
I am happy to announce that Frontier Outfitters has offered to give one lucky My Little Space 4 Everything reader a Wrangler Turquoise Dreams Leather Tote just like the one I reviewed! This baby retails for $229 but Frontier Outfitters sells it for $159.99 (did I mention they have great prices?) Entering is easy on the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!
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disclosure: The above mentioned product was given to me by sponsor to review however no monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone else. Winner must reside in the USA and must provide their info to me within 48 hours or I will be forced to choose an alternative winner. Prizes will be fulfilled by the sponsor and I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or prizes not delivered. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for prizes to be delivered. If after 6 weeks your prize has not been delivered please contact me so I can then contact the sponsor. For my full disclosure click here!