28 November 2010

Review & Giveaway: Reverse-A-Purse

Once upon a time, I used to change my purse out often to match my outfit or the occasion. I think I had at least a dozen different purses. Then after I got married and became a mom, it became more and more of a hassle to change out my purse. These days, I really seem to carry everything but the kitchen sink in my purse! (Seriously, every time I ask DH to get something out of my purse for me, it takes him ages while he digs around in there - he calls it the black hole. LOL)

If you are like me, and hate switching the contents out of your purse but long for more variety, there's Reverse-A-Purse. Using a base purse - a solid black, natural, or brown - you can three create different looks with one new purse by removing the reversible decorative cover that simply buttons on. You are not just limited to one style - they actually come in ten different styles of purses, from a clutch to a clubbing style purse as I call them, and even a larger tote style bag. There are also currently fifteen different reversible fabric sets to choose from, and you can even purchase covers separately so you can end up with lots of different style options, all using the same purse!

Why didn't I think of that? Reverse-A-Purse was invented by momtrepreneur Catherine Brehm, and they are also perfect cost-conscious moms who want to stay in style without breaking the bank: instead of spending $100 or more on three new purses, you can get them for just a fraction of the cost, and a whole lot less hassle.

Reverse-A-Purse sent me the Tote Wrap in Parasol. The "base" purse is a solid brown microfiber, and one side of the reversible cover is a brown zebra print, the other a fun purplish swirly print.



It was super easy to switch out the cover, and it took me under two minutes to do so. You just button the cover under the little "wrap" that goes around the purse (some purse styles have the buttons showing when you wear them, but this style has them hidden)


I noticed it's actually faster to get the covers on when the purse is full than it did when it was completely empty, but that could be just be me. The shoulder strap on the Tote Wrap is adjustable, and it was comfortable to wear. Inside are plenty of compartments - there are three, and one is zippered so you don't have to worry about important stuff falling out. Size wise, it's 14" high, 12" wide, and 4 1/2" deep - plenty of room for me and all my stuff, but if you are used to smaller purses, it might be a bit big for you.



I really like this purse, and I hope to be able to pick up several more of the decorative covers down the road so I can change the look even more. The prices vary depending on the style of purse you prefer, but they range from about $33.95 to $45.95, and the covers range from $23.95 to $25.95. It kind of ends up being around $20 a new "purse" (with one purse and one cover set, which gives you 3 looks) when you look at it that way.

Plus, if space in your home or closet is limited, or you travel a lot, this is a great way to still be fashionable, since the covers fold flat, and are easily slipped into a suitcase or drawer.

If you are interested in picking up a Reverse-A-Purse either for yourself, or as a gift this holiday season, use promo code CPH16 at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase, now through December 31st, 2010!

Win it! The folks over at Reverse-A-Purse would like to give one reader the Luxe purse and 1 reversible cover (retail value $60!). To enter, head on over to the Reverse-A-Purse website, and check out all the fun styles and combinations - come back on over here and tell us your favorite!

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR publicly following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway one time (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse) example:
Win a Reverse-A-Purse! http://goo.gl/fb/PghJi ends 12/11 @psychotichouse

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends December 11th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

This post is part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2010. To see more great gift ideas, just click it.

I received a purse to try out and share my opinion of. One winner will win the same prize (in the same style and colors as my personal photos above) as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

60 comments:

Cricket said...

Oh that is toooooo adorable - and so versatile! I love the safari set!

Laura said...

I love the luxe wrap, but the tote wrap fits more of my size needs (yes, I am a packrat - but if anyone needs a band-aid, hand sanitizer, flashlight, book to read, etc., it's in there!!!). I love the parasol, passion, truffle, woodstock and envy combos. Favorite is the parasol.

Laura said...

I am a subscriber.

momof2girls said...

I like the Urban Purse Body Traditional - Brown Microfiber
with the Rainforest cover.

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momof2girls said...

I am a subscriber.

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sweepmom said...

I like the Safron. The tote is my favorite but I also like the Luxe purse.

sksweeps said...

I like the Tote Wrap, and the Fusion covers

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Shan said...

I really like the Truffle
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alw6ys said...

wow, what a neat idea! I like the urban wrap, but the others are cute too. As for design, I'm stuck between lipstick and carousel

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Jessica said...

I like the Contemporary Wrap in Black with the Safari cover
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mogrill said...

I love the lipstick. TOO CUTE.
Thanks for the chance.
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B Boys Mom said...

I love this purse! The safari set is just awesome. I think I'm adding this to my Christmas list.

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dawns41 said...

I love the Purse Cover - Truffle in the Luxe Body Wrap or the Tote Body Wrap Brown.
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samfritz said...

My Favorite is the Club style with the Parasol print. Very sexy but still stylish!

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Flufferwuffer said...

I love the Envy tote covers!

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Jolene said...

i like the urban purse body!

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Envy cover, thanks!

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kygirl said...

I like the urban traditional black with the garden cover.

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taylorbagels said...

Swing clutch in black faux Leather shimmer with Lipstick cover

taylorbagels said...

Im subscribed

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Erin said...

I like the Club style purse with the Bistro cover. I'm usually one for more subdued looks, but it's just so darned cheerful!

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Priscilla said...

I love the Luxe black purse with the Shimmer covers! Too cute!


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kathy pease said...

i love the tote in Rhapsody - new!

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lewalk said...

I would LOVE to have the Urban in the Truffle design. That is such a cute idea. I love it.

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faithfullyfrugal said...

I would have to choose Scarlett. My daughter's favorite (zebra print). However, she would have to share!

Thank you for the entry,

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faithfullyfrugal said...

I am an email subscriber.

Thank you,


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Dana said...

I like the Luxe Purse Body Wrap - Black Faux Leather and the Luxe Purse Cover Safari.

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Kellye123 said...

Luxe black purse with the Shimmer. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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Melissa B. said...

My favorite is the Urban Wrap in Scarlet.

Melissa B. said...

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Erin G said...

I like the club design in brown with the meadow pattern

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I follow via GFC

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masonsgranny59 said...

I like the envy cover

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Donna said...

I like the Luxe Purse Body Wrap - Black Faux Leather. I also like the safarai set.
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Swtlilchick said...

I like the Contemporary Wrap Black Faux Leather with the Saffron covers

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