Initial Buffalo Check Backpack
Letting it air out...
My littlest daughter will be starting kindergarten in the Fall. When her big sister first started school, we were all about the character backpacks. Unfortunately, those never last more than a single school year. We've since decided to find backpacks that are better quality and Justice's backpacks definitely are! My daughter picked this one out, excitedly, for when she starts school. Now, she has a good 7 or 8 months until she will actually need this but because it was incredibly on sale, I couldn't pass it up. I am actually glad that we bought it so early because now I have taken it out of the plastic and am letting it air out because IT IS SMELLY! Like other reviewers have said, it just has this unpleasant smell to it. Both of my daughters turned their noses up when they smelled it. One of my girls said it smelled like fish, the rest of us just agree that it smells like something bad. I'm hoping that airing it out for MONTHS will do the trick because it is very cute, well made and my daughter loves it! However, I don't know that we'd have kept it if she needed to use it say, tomorrow.
January 23, 2015
My daughter fell in love with this backpack and I have too! So much better than the backpack we started the school year off in that was garbage by month 2. This one will last!
December 16, 2014
Best book bag ever!
I got this in a (T) for my daughter with all the matching stuff about 5 months ago and she's gotten so many complements about it! I seen there was a review that said it smelled I guess it was only that one because ours was perfectly fine!
November 19, 2014
This backpack smells awful! I believe it is from the fabric glue used to attach the sequins. I've tried everything to remove the smell. Febreeze, dish soap, fabric softener sheets, leaving it outside to air out...and nothing has worked to get rid of it. We've had it for over a month now and school started today. My daughter had to take her backpack from last year to school today and she is really upset about it. I can smell it from over 10 feet away...it seems to be getting worse! There's no way I can send her to school with this. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm going to have to contact Justice to see if I can get a refund because this backpack cannot be used. We've ordered book bags from Justice before and my other daughter got the black and white polka dot one this year and they were all fine. Not sure what happened with this one.
August 26, 2014