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2014 Back to School Guide
Shopping for back-to-school can wind up being incredibly expensive especially when you are buying clothes, school supplies, electronics and more. I personally do a lot of “window shopping” beforehand, looking around both online and off, trying to find the best deals, hottest sales and ways to save. One of my favorite places to shop and save are outlet stores. I can remember as a child my father taking us to a small town about an hour from home where there was nothing but outlet stores, and that was where we would get the majority of items needed for school. Today I don’t have to drive that far to find great deals on name brands thanks to the internet and a site I was introduced to called ApparelnBags.com.
ApparelnBags is literally just like a name brand outlet store online. They carry clothing and bags from over 100 top name brands such as Hanes, Dickies, Eddie Bauer, New Balance, Barely There and others at 20% – 50% less than the manufacturers suggested retail price! You can find clothing for men, women, children, and infants, including work wear, athletic wear, outer wear, and head wear. They also carry a huge selection of bags including tote bags, backpacks, school/college bags, messenger bags, duffel bags, and handbags. Why go to the store and pay full price, when you can get the exact same name brand at a much better price online!
Needing something to carry my electronics when I work outside the house, I found the perfect lightweight Ladies Laptop Tote by Port Authority. Made of 100% polyester, it is lightweight, durable and at 11.75 h x 14.25 w x 5.25 d, it is the perfect size for toting a laptop (fits most 15″ laptops) and several other essentials. It comes in your choice of espresso or a dark charcoal, and has seatbelt handles and a tweed look which adds professional style.
One of my favorite features, and one of the main reasons I selected it, is its ability to hold several items in addition to a laptop computer, while keeping them organized and easy-to-find. The main zippered compartment is separated into two sections: a padded laptop sleeve with a large pocket on the front that doubles as a padded tablet sleeve, and another section perfect for keeping notebooks and folders that also has an organizational panel with another large zippered pocket, and slots for pens and pencils. There is also a zippered front pocket, and a large pocket with a velcro fastener on the backside.
The bag itself seems to be very well made and looks quite nice, and I love that it has padding for protecting both a laptop and tablet. Unfortunately my laptop is a tad too big to fit inside the intended padded laptop sleeve, but it fits perfectly on the other side. This actually which works out perfectly since I keep my laptop in a padded skin anyway when carrying it around, I just slide it into the other side, and keep my notebook and planner on the laptop side. My tablet fits perfectly into its padded sleeve, and my pens and highlighters go in their slots on the organizational panel while all cords fit perfectly in the other inner pockets. The smaller zippered pocket on the front is perfect for on-the-go needs such as your phone, keys and anything else you may need to get to quickly.
Perfect for work, school or college, at less than than $20, this Port Authority Ladies Laptop bag is an awesome deal. Be sure to check out all the other amazing deals you can get on clothes and bags at ApparelnBags.com.