Rated 1 out of 5áby BagAddictsAnonymous AFTER TWO YEARS: Poorly constructed floppy bag.
I had a two-year relationship with this bag, and I can't believe I held onto it that long. Never again...
First bag I exchanged for a newer one within 3 months because the stitching was coming undone throughout. The second bag, I ended up exchanging for a (much nicer) LLBean Signature Heritage tote because, again, the stitching was falling apart and I was growing wary of wrestling with the monstrosity.
- HUGE! I mean like... you-can-fit-a-child-in-it huge.
- Plenty of compartments and dividers (if you like that sort of thing).
- Classic design.
Cons: Ha. Where shall I begin? ...
- Bad leather, shows every scratch and rain drop.
- Poor design of overall construction, it becomes very floppy and really slouches at the corners (because there is no structure at all, which can be a huge flaw of poorly-designed oversize bags). I mean, like seriously, it completely loses all structure and shape after 1 week of use. Yuck.
- I detested the interior fabric, it was SO sad looking.
- The center dividing compartment killed me every time I had to dive into my bag. Such a nuisance and very floppy.
- I really hated everything about the interoir.
- No metal feet on bottom
- Stitching was poor throughout, especially in the interior.
So, if your looking for a giant leather deflated-pillow sort of bag... Hooray! This ones for you!
If not... I highly suggest moving on from this page. You will only find sadness here.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby belle5021 Leather Tote - A Classic
Love this leather tote in Cordovan! Received it as a Xmas present in 2012. Very handy as an overnight bag and iPad carrier. Wish it didn't have the middle zippered compartment. I feel that zippered compartment actually takes away from the versatility of the tote as an overnighter. Also, wish LL Bean would start to carry the matching mini-tote in Cordovan. I'd buy it in an instant!
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby JAJ1 Great tote & purse
The Town & Field Tote, Leather Mini, is the perfect size for not only a tote, but a purse. I can pack my wallet & iPad and still have room for my phone & other accessories. I am pleased with the quality and durability of this bag and will probably by another color in the near future.
March 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby ComfortableCasual Great right up to the end
I purchased the regular sized tote in black to carry for work. For four months, it worked great and looked fabulous. Then one of the metal pieces connecting the strap to the beg broke. I loved the bag while it lasted. I just expected it to last longer. Fortunately LL Bean has a fabulous return policy. Back to carrying a canvas tote bag.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Emma1967 A simple classic style
Hi, For a year I've been looking for a simple, classic black leather purse. Finally I found the Town and Field Tote with LL Bean. The classic style will look fashionable in the years to come. The great thing is that it has a ton of room in it even though the purse is not large. In it I have put a good sized wallet L 6'' x W 2'' x H 4'', 3"x 6'' game boy, makeup bag L 4'' x W 3'' x H 4", a leather pad notebook 3'' x 4'', a phone and a number of other things and I still have room to spare. The leather is firm yet soft to the touch. The only thing I'd change is the length of the straps. They need to be longer. I'm quite petite so usually the shoulder strap goes over easily but with a winter coat it is a struggle to get it up on my shoulder. I usually end up carrying it by hand which is alright but I prefer to have it on my shoulder. It's really just a minor impediment that I can easily live with.This is one of the best purses I have ever had. I'm so pleased with my Town and Field Tote that I'm buying another one in the Cordovan color.
Thank you LL Bean for giving me just what I wanted.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Charlestongirl1640 LOVE!
I ordered the full size tote in dark brown and absolutely love it! I'm in law school and it is perfect for carrying my laptop and books to and from class. I used a longchamp tote before, and this is much sturdier and more attractive. I will say the dark brown color in person looks more like the cordovan color in the picture on the website. You won't regret this purchase!
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby vagabondheart Perfect Everyday Bag
I've been using the mini tote since May and love it's features. The zippered center divider is great for stashing receipts and small items, as well as organizing the bag interior. For a small bag it manages to carry everything I need. I was sufficiently impressed to splurge on the larger tote and am so glad I did.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby spookymine ITS PERFECT NOW
This is for the Mini bag:
Love the bag, but began to hate the center compartment for it is floppy like another reviewer said. Every time I reached in my hand would hit it, so i undone the seams on the side of the pocket and removed it all together then restitched the lining sides back together (easy).
Now my bag is perfect! So much more room and I can see what I have in it now. I've never been a fan of "middle compartments" and remove them on all my bags.My iPad goes in with room to spare. The sizing on my bag is 12 in across not the 10 1/4 they say. Height is the same though. The leather is soft and supple but right now the handles are a bit stiff, hope they soften up with use though. They go over my shoulder with room left over so Bean must have listened to reviewers. This is a fabulous bargain for the bag, it is well made,leather is thick. Mine is Dark brown and not as dark and shiny as the pic though, but love the color.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby OKCmom Perfect size, beautiful bag
The mini tote is the perfect size for an everyday purse. I love the simple look and high quality materials. The handles will just fit over my shoulder which is an absolute necessity for me in a purse. At first I was unsure about the middle zipper pocket but I'm starting to like it. It is nice to have the divided compartments because I can find things so easily. I can fit a water bottle on one side so that's large enough for me. I am wondering how well the middle compartment will hold up over time as it seems like it could start sagging. Time will tell. This is a high quality bag that I expect will last for years.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby Iris9 Cute, sturdy bag
This mini tote is a perfect addition to the larger handbag I already own. It's fits my wallet, book and other items. I love being able to put my keys and wallet in the middle zipper section rather than digging for them in my large handbag. The material is high quality and I know it will last.
November 28, 2012