Rated 5 out of 5 by catashopper These were GREAT!!
These were Christmas gifts for the girls in the family. I was very pleased with the quality and that I got all four of them in time even though I had to reorder two of them because you ran out of the colors I picked. Even though you had to ship them seperatly, I was not charged extra shipping. What a great deal.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 123kkk Great gift
Such a great price for a fun and personalized bag! I would give this to my friends, Mom, or any other woman. Now I want one!
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WindsorofOz This product is well made
Gave these tote bags to everyone for Christmas. Had them personalized and stuffed them with gifts. No wrapping paper to throw away and hopefully they will use them for shopping.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChellieB Great every day tote
This is a great bag for every day use. You can fit so much into it and the bag still looks stylish. I have gotten so many compliments on it. I have given several as gifts and they were huge hits. I highly recommend.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Longhorngirl Makes a GREAT teacher gift
We gave the large monogrammed totes to my child's teachers this holiday. They make a wonderful personalized gift and teachers can tote their graded work in style.
The school secretary gives me the teacher's middle initial and I usually place the order before Thanksgiving. Then, I give the secretary a gift card for helping me out.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by drshirley1 Great Product!
Ordered 3 monogrammed bags. Received them in a timely manner, and they were just what I was looking for. The monograms were great quality. The colors of both the bags and the monograms were excellent. The large size was perfect. All the gift recipients were very pleased with their bags. Would order again and again!
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vtexas Good quality.
I gave this for Christmas to close friends and had them monogrammed. They loved them.
January 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCSHOP Product was great but didn't get exactly what I ordered.
I ordered several of these bags for gifts and when my order arrived one of the bags was not correct from what I ordered.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannygirl Love them; great gifts
I used these bags as part of my gifts to my bridesmaids; I had them monogrammed and in my wedding colors. They were a hit. Perfect for a summer wedding. I have one for myself too -- lightweight, attractive, practical.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by samiam123 Large Medium Tote
Purchased this bag as a Christmas present and recipient was very thrilled. She loves the bag and uses it all the time. Great size. I did try to purchase the large version but wouldn't ship in time so decided to go with medium and glad I did. Very large tote for a medium
December 30, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by grandmaK nice bag...lousy monogram
I ordered this bag for my newly engaged daughter with her new monogram. The bag is nice. Big with sturdy handles, but the monogram was off center by 1.5 inches. Called customer service and they sent a new bag... with the monogram off center by 2 inches! This was a Christmas gift and I couldn't give it to her! I ordered this bag for my 2 other daughters when they got engaged and now my youngest won't have one. Huge DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
quality control is very lacking!
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mama1 tote bags look great and nice colors
They did a good job with the names they put on the bags. They look very nice. I got 5 of them for 20.00 apiece and leath like handles. Look great.
December 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by lovesclassic not as pictured
These monogramed totes are a great gift for the price. I ordered nine of them in different colors for teachers and scrapbookers on my gift list. I recommend them with reservations. The fabric is coarser than I expected. The colors in the catalog and on the web are not as pictured, especially the darker colors. There is nothing 'bright' about the green... think olive/ army fatigue green. Stick with the lighter, pastel colors if you want something close to the picture. The brown monogramming thread is almost black and the monograms done with it look fuzzy not crisp. The white thread monogramming looks much better. The large bag is more accurately described as oversized, not necessarily a negative, but definitely larger than I expected even considering the measurements in the description. (My tiny first-year-teacher niece could probably sit inside her bag!) They have posed quite a wrapping challenge as I can't find boxes or gift bags to hold them. Ballard did promptly correct a problem with the order and I appreciated that.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luci very satisfied
I ordered the tote bags for myself and a few girlfriends several years ago and liked the bag so much, using it many time for road trips and even as my carry-on for airplane trips, so this year I wanted all my "girls" (nieces, daughters, grandaughters, sisters) to have one.
I was very pleased with all the different colors and monograms. The bag is very functional and a good value that I would recommend for anyone.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRDA It's a beautiful gift
I bought this as a Christmas gift & haven't sent it to them yet. I had it monogrammed which looks really nice. It is the large bag & it seems very large actually. Love the color red that I ordered it in.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deemarie Ballard Tote Bag- Large
I purchased these because I was given one as a gift. The material is strong enough to handle a fairly heavy
amount. All colors are very attractive and look very handsome to carry when you have them monogrammed.
December 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by love59 best of the best
love this tote...mine is 3 years old...bought one for a dear friend. Love this tote because it lasts and lasts. Great size and perfect for a weekend getaway. Can't be beat.
December 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RusticElegance Cute bag, not as roomy as I had hoped
Got these bags as a fun, personal gift for my mother and sister-in-law. They can be used for just about anything...sewing/knitting supplies, paper crafting, work-related things. While the are called "large" and the dimensions are given, I still found that the actual bags are smaller than I hoped for. There were a few flaws with the jute, making the aqua one look a little dirty in places (it wasn't dirt...just the darker jute popping through). The monogram adds a nice distinctive flavor. Overall, I think these ladies will enjoy these bags.
December 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarrieLakeview love these bags
Every year I purchase these bags for gifts. For the price, it's a great gift and everyone always loves a tote, esp with a zipper.
December 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SharT Black Tote
The tote was a birthday gift & I included monogramming, adding her initials for Free! I liked the quality of the tote for the price & she loved her gift. Customer Service is very helpful too.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by knitter Very useful bag. Good quality.
This is a very useful bag of good quality. I wish the shape were a little different so it would stay open better.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harmonys Wonderful!
When everyone is carrying other totes through various companies, I found this to be unique yet classic, well-made and available at an exceptional price. I can see myself ordering these as a gift for all my friends and family for years to come. I want several for myself. I recently used it for traveling and it was an excellent carry-on bag with it's flexible form and zip-closure. I received many compliments on it. Great product.
November 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdgate35 Excellent and Useful Bags
We have used our bag several times since we got it, with good results. We gave one bag to our daughter who is going to use it to take her papers and things that she needs for the classes she teaches.
November 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by powel170 Awesome bag
I bought 5 of these, one for each of my bridesmaids. They all loved them!
November 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Poor Quality, Strap Broke on First Use
I would not recommend this bag, while a very nice looking tote, it is poor quality. I ordered it to take on a trip to Mexico. I hadn't even used it and filled it with a few things for the plane and the leather handle broke as soon as we got to the airport.
November 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by oretired Product is OK but..
Quality of bag is good but I was very disappointed in the monogramming. The lettering looks awful. The Z looks like a backwards S and the L looks like a backwards J. Because of this I cannot give these as gifts which I had planned to do. Instead I will have to use them as grocery bags.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nona2 These totes make great gifts!
I purchased 3 of these for Christmas gifts. I plan on filling them with personal items for my Daughter, Daughter-in-law and best friend. I think they will love them when they open them and see their name on the tote. Thanks Ballard!
November 10, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Justsomeguy Poor quality
I read great reviews and decided to get this for my fiancé in Germany. I received the bag late and the embroidery was interfering with the zipper. Disappointed.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by baglover love this tote!
I noticed these bags on Pinterest so I went to the Ballard Designs website and they were on sale. I purchased seven as Christmas gifts and when I received them I was very pleased! All the monogramming was correct. I made a very smart decision in ordering these totes. I cannot wait for my friends to open their gifts!
October 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmericanPie Great service and product
I ordered 7 of these bags for my daughter's bridal party. They are stylish, practical and at a great price point. The assortment of colors and the variety of monogram styles and thread colors was wonderful. I was able to order bags that complemented each bridesmaid's style perfectly. Ballard's customer service was terrific.
These bags were a great hit with the girls! Thank you for contributing to a joyous occasion!
October 24, 2012