This summer a long debate was had in our household between my first grader and third grader over the merits of messenger style bags versus backpacks.
But my daughter was absolutely sold on messenger bags once she spotted the ALEX Color A Groovy Messenger Bag. At 7 years old she is looking to make her own individual mark on her wardrobe and room decor, and this is the perfect product for that!
The Alex bag comes with 6 brightly colored permanent markers in a small bag attached to the messenger bag. This was useful since it took a week to completely color it in, and so we didn’t lose any markers in between sessions. And with a two-year-old in the household I appreciated that we could keep the permanent markers separate from the washable ones.
The bag is a good size – it easily fits a couple of books, pencil case and her gym clothes. The bag’s hot pink strap easily fits over her shoulder or across her chest. I am very happy with the quality and fit of the bag.
Alex Color Your Own bags come in a variety of shapes, patterns and styles, including Color Me animal lunch bags, Color Me Candy Bag with Dylan’s Candy Bar, Color Me Princess Wrist Bag, and Color a Flower Bag. These bag make great gifts and are a fun way to bond with a special girl in your life.
I liked the idea of a craft together before a milestone event so we made our bag for back to school. They would be a great idea for other special occasions too, such as a carry on for a special trip.
Alex is offering a special deal for That’s IT Mommy followers. Use the code FALL4ALEX to get $5 off any ALEX brands order in alextoys.com or poof-slinky.com online stores through 10/31/2014.
* Jill received The Messenger Bag from Alex free of charge for editorial purposes. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.