I'm so excited to share about my most recent collaboration with Apolis (uh-paul-is).
Apolis is an amazing company built on creating long-lasting everyday items and creating social change. Their business model Advocacy Through Industry is founded on the simple idea that people can live better lives when they are given equal access to the global marketplace. Read more about their company here.
I know that a lot of people love supporting companies that are doing great things while making great products and that is without a doubt Apolis. I can't tell you how impressed I was with the fantastic customer service, fast shipping, the high quality packaging and the overall quality of my customized market bag. I chose the detachable handle market bag, I thought it would be great to have the option to use the handles or the shoulder strap.
In case you don't remember when we did our gender reveal for this baby, I had customized shirts made by my friend Amanda from Vinylicious Diva for the boys and I. The boys' shirts say "Band of Brothers" and mine says "I Only Make Boys" :)
Right away I knew that's what I wanted my customized bag to say. I also decided to add my Instagram handle so in case anyone ever checks out my bag while I'm using it in the store, maybe they'll try to find me online. Who knows if anyone ever will, but I love having it on there!
Apolis offers a wide variety of products. Not only do they have these stylish customizable bags (seriously, don't they have such a great look to them?), but they also carry all kinds of clothing, accessories, journals, candles, water bottles, gift cards, and much more. The nice thing about all their products is that they are very versatile and have a fantastic look to them. It's a place where I could literally shop for anyone in my family. They have even put together a fantastic gift guide on their website with great ideas for anyone in the family.
Now I know Christmas is quickly approaching - can't believe it's only 4 days away! So if you're needing a super last minute gift idea, you could purchase a gift card online. That way whoever you are buying for can customize their market bag or choose from all their products online. I don't know about you, but I'm always happy receiving a gift card. Who doesn't like picking out their present? ;)
And I really can't tell you all enough about the amazing quality of these bags. They are SO sturdy - they hold up to 120 pounds! It's such a great size to take with me to the grocery store, to throw photo props in if I need to go take photos (which I literally did today before taking photos of the bag), or even for a trip with our kids! It's a fantastic bag and I will be using it for ALL kinds of outings.
They are totally worth the money. They even offer the option to make interest free installment plans if you don't want to pay up front for the whole thing. Great option!
Also, I think it's so fun that they are customizable. You can put anything you want on your bag! Your last name, maybe a favorite saying, a bible verse, movie quote, a special saying between you and your SO, etc. Plus their site is really user friendly and it only took me a couple minutes to put what I wanted my bag to say, review it to make sure it's correct and check out. After that, I received emails to confirm my order and to track my package. As I said before, great customer service. They know what they're doing and obviously take pride in pleasing their customers.
I wanted to share some of my friends' fun bags that they have from Apolis. Check them out:
If you decide to get your own market bag, you can get FREE shipping by using the code "mandythemomma" when you check out :)
If you get one, make sure to tag me so I can see your bag and how you use it!