Rated 4 out of 5 by Camowearing Great leather
I just received this bag. I like the thickness of the leather. The overall shape of the bag is classy and timeless. What I was most unhappy with was the inside divider it should not be there. Also wish the handles were a bit longer.And wish the zipper was metal not plastic. But overall I am happy with it. The leather reminds me of "Coach" vintage leather bags. I like a leather bag thats durable and not flashy and will last for a long time. A keeper. I got it in black and its just as I hoped it would be.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 great purse
I love this purse. It is the perfect size and has great interior pockets. At first I was worried because the handle seemed bit stiff but have since softened up. It is beautiful leather and versatile. A great investment.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sidneylee Town and Field Tote, Mini
The mini tote is a nicely designed purse size tote. I order the brown, but thought that the color was dull, so I returned it for the black. The only problem I have with the bag is it really can not be used as a shoulder bag with any kind of coat or jacket. I would absolutely love the bag if the handles were even just three or four inches longer, but as it is I most likely will not be able to use it this winter with a jacket as planned.
October 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MicaB Handles too short
I just bought the mini version of this bag. I love the quality of the leather, and the shape of the bag. The handles are too short, however. It feels uncomfortable to wear because the bag hangs too close to my armpit, and the outside handle keeps falling off. I also will not be able to wear it in the winter, as it won't fit over my shoulder with a heavy coat on. I would also love it if the zipper was brass instead of plastic. It would be stronger, look better, and would also match the nice brass hardware.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cybelline Larger than Expected
I already own the large leather tote -- which I love -- and have been waiting to buy the mini tote. Finally did, and it's wonderful. The size is about an extra inch wider & taller than it seemed when I was measuring it based on the description, which made the mini tote even better . . . I had been afraid that it would be a little too small. Instead, it is wide and deep enough to fit a large wallet and various other items, and Android phone (it's sort of large), and still fit a water bottle & a paperback book on the other side of the divider. The leather is very nice and the overall look is understated classy, which I prefer to a lot of shiny stuff and labels. Very happy with the purchase.
September 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TheRealThing Town and Field Tote -- Pluses and Minuses ...
Pluses ... the interior organization is exactly the kind I prefer and the main reason for ordering. The leather is top grade, it's a very handsome handbag.
Negatives out weigh the positives though, for me at least.
This handbag is heavy even when empty. The straps don't stay put on my shoulder. The straps are too short to use over anything heavier than one layer of clothing. Since I need a black shoulder handbag for winter, I have to rule this beauty out.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by FirewoodChopper It's Just "Okay"
I wasn't thrilled with this bag, even though online it looked gorgeous and the description made it come off as the perfect tote. In person, however, the colour (dark brown) is lighter and less rich; quite dull. The straps are my main issue; because they're round and not flat, one strap sort of stays on the shoulder and the second one falls off. The bag kept sliding right off my shoulder. The middle compartment makes the space less available because you can't fit any large items. Another quibble is the smell... I know a quality leather smell, and this one had a strong chemical scent. Also, as this seems to be a 50/50 for people, the leather scratches easily. When I took the bag out of the box, it was already scuffed on both sides. Even if you press down with a finger on the surface, it scuffs. Not sure how this will look in a month of wear. The design is timeless, but perhaps a bit plain. All in all, I'm returning this and will continue the search for a quality leather bag.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenNY125 durable fantastic bag
I've had this bag for about 4 years now - back when they made it in a mixed leather + fabric version. It has gone with me on countless airplane/subway rides, both weekend and extended trips and managed to contain heavy loads of law school textbooks over 3 years. The interior is spacious enough for 3 days of clothes and accessories (I'm a pretty light packer) or for 2 massive textbooks plus a laptop. It holds up insanely well - I have yet to see a tear, loose stitch or broken handle/zipper (and I have put this bag through a lot!). The leather wears nicely after time and the interior fabric cleans easily. Overall, it's an excellent bag well worth the money, typical LL Bean quality.
August 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HoosierRunnerMom Favorite Bag
I have a lot of higher end bags and this bag gets the most compliments. It holds everything, from daily things to the occasional picnic blanket and I have even used as an over night bag. I originally bought it as my "transition away from diaper" bag so it's great for mommies. I am going to need to return it though. :( After two years, the stitching in the handle is coming undone and the zipper pull fell off. But LLBean is so great I know I can get a quick replacement.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prema Mini Town & Field Tote
I am absolutely delighted with this beautiful bag. I use it for everything, except formal occasions. I like the middle pocket. It allows for more organization within the bag. It is a zip up pocket, and I use it to keep certain things secure. It is a wonderful go to bag.
July 24, 2013