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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mother's Day 88 Handbag Review and Giveaway

Not sure what to get mom for Mother's Day this year? We had the chance to try out one of the handbags from Eighty Eight recently. What follows is a review of their bag and a chance for you to win one for mom, or yourself, but we won't tell mom where you got it.
The bag we got was their Katie Red Medium Saffiano Satchel. It lists for $100 but sells for $50, or $49.99 to be exact. Besides red, it comes in black, coffee (café au lait), cobalt (blue), fuchsia, pale blue, pearly grey, and sand.
Size wise, the bag measures 12½ x 9¾ x 6 inches. The optional handle has a 4½ inch drop with an 18 inch shoulder strap drop. It has plenty of space to store most anything inside. The zippered compartment in the middle allows you to try to keep things better organized, like for your keys, phone, or money. You can also keep the handbag closed with the snap strap.

88 Handbag Front
88 Handbag Back
Style-wise, the front and back look similar, with the front side having buckles on the strap. You have the 88 brand medallion hanging from the front strap and branding in the leather on the back.
Overall, the purse is perfect size for day-to-day wear. The vegan leather feels a bit stiff but probably needs to be broken in. The bag's color is a very vibrant red. It has no outside compartments, only inside. The middle zippered compartment acts like divider, which is great as it keeps things in their appropriate section. The removable shoulder strap makes the purse more versatile.

Two deals worth mentioning before the giveaway:

First, you get a free wallet with the purchase of any bag over $49 if you use coupon code JavaJohn, from April 18th - May 4th.

Second, there is a free drawing to win a big if you sign up for the 88 newsletter.

And, now, here is your chance to win the bag. The giveaway is open to US residents who are 18+ and ends on 11:59pm on May 4th, 2016. The prize is the same bag reviewed here in the winner's choice of color. Good luck.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information. Java John Z's is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

72 comments:

  1. I would like to own the Zoe Grey Woven Zip Crossbody Bag.

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  2. I liked all of the Amy Crossbags especially the blue one.

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  3. Love these bags but my favorite is the Katie Fischia bag.

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  4. They're all beautiful, but the one I would most love to own is definitely the AVIS DAFFODIL SAFFIANO MINI TOTE CROSSBODY BAG! I love the size and the color is perfect for the Spring!

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  5. I like the AVIS TAN SAFFIANO MINI TOTE CROSSBODY BAG

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  6. I know my girlfriend would love the Iris Cobalt Key Item Saffiano Tote, she loves anything blue

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  7. I also like the Joanne Convertible blue backpack

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  8. I like the Sophie Blue Croco Python Top Handle Crossbody Bag

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  9. The Avis Pink Croc Cross bag.. The color and texture is gorgeous...

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  10. JENNY BLACK HOBO BAG is what I would like.

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  11. Kale Blue Medium Saffiano Satchel

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  12. I would love the Avis Multicolor Geometric Printed Mini Tote Crossbody Bag!

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  13. I like the one you reviewed the best

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  14. SOPHIE PEARL SAFFIANO TOP HANDLE CROSSBODY BAG is so cute love to carry this one!

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  15. besides the one you reviewed i would like the jenny carmel hobo bag, or anyone of the hobo bags, I would also love to own a red purse, no red bags in my closet

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  16. I would also love the Carol Navy Color Block Satchel

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  17. I like the AVIS MULTICOLOR GEOMETRIC PRINTED MINI TOTE CROSSBODY BAG

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  18. Love the Sophie Saffiano Top Handle Crossbody bag my wife would love it. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  19. Iris Cobalt Key Item Saffiano Tote is such a beautiful color!

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  20. I also like the style and color of the Iris Cobalt Key Item Saffiano Tote.

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  21. I love the Avis Multicolor Geometric Printed mini tote crossbody bag.

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  22. I just love red bags and this one is very nice.

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  23. I like the Jenny Black Hobo handbag. They all look like great bags.

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  24. I like the IRIS COBALT KEY ITEM SAFFIANO TOTE :)

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  25. I like the Heidi latte quilted crossbow bag

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  26. I would also like the Carol Navy Color Block Satchel.

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  27. I like the CATHY LIGHT BLUSH SADDLE CROSSBODY BAG
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    Ashley C

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  28. I think the HEIDI PALE GOLD QUILTED CROSS BODY BAG is nice looking

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  29. I love the Selena Multicolor Geometric Printed Mini Crossbody Bag

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  30. I like the Natalie Taupe Color Block Tote

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  31. I LOVE THE SOPHIE BLACK WHITE STRIPE TOP HANDLE CROSSBODY BAG!!! Thank you for your giveaway!

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  32. The AVIS MULTICOLOR GEOMETRIC PRINTED MINI TOTE CROSSBODY BAG
    is very cute, and I would love to have it.

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  33. I also like the VANESSA SAND CROCO MINI CROSSBODY BAG

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  34. I would love to own the KATIE CAFÉ AU LAIT MEDIUM SAFFIANO SATCHEL.

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  35. I would like the Natalie Navy tote

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  36. I love the JOANNE BLUE CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK from 88 bags.

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  37. I like their JENNY BLACK HOBO BAG.

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  38. I really like the Jenny Hobo Bag in Black.

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  39. I like cross bag so the Linda python top handle mini crossbody in currant.

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  40. I really like the KATIE MEDIUM SATCHEL.

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  41. I like the Café au lait Katie Medium Satchel!

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  42. I am crazy about the Sophie Top Handle Crossbody!

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  43. I like the Amy Studded Mini Crossbody. Im really into the crossbody bags right now.

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  44. fyi: the follow you on pinterest option actually links to the 88 pinterest page

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  45. I like the Linda Python Top Handle Mini Crossbody bag, probably in Currant for the color.

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  46. I like the Amy quilted mini crossbody.

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  47. i want to get the Selena Multicolor Geometric Printed Mini Crossbody Bag

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  48. I like Margaret Quilted Dome Satchel

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  49. Kale Blue Medium Saffiano Satchel

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  50. I love the Black Jenny Hobo Bag

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  51. I would love to have the Carol Block Satchel.

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  52. The Jenny Hobo bag in black. I should really have a purse with my name ;)

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  53. I would love to own the Sophie Top Handle Crossbody.

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  54. I love the Halina Convertible Satchel in black.

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  55. I love the Natalie Block Tote.

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  56. I would also like to own the Linda Python Top Handle Mini Crossbody!

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  57. i would also like the Flora Quilted Zip Around Wallet.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  58. Zoe Woven Zip Crossbody would be perfect

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  59. I also really like the Amy Studded Mini Crossbody.

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  60. I like the Sophie Top Handle Crossbody.

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  61. I really like the look of the Blue Croco Sophie Top Handle Crossbody Bag!

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  62. Selena GeometricPrint Mini Crossbody

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  63. I like the multicolor Selena GeometricPrint Mini Crossbody

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