Rated 1 out of 5 by MaineBluestocking Disappointing Quality
While the color of this bag was very pretty, I was sadly disappointed in the poor quality of the leather, which had a funny smell and a plastic-like feel. It is a large bag and would have been a useful shopper/tote, but I just felt the leather was not the quality for the price I paid.
December 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sandrasmom Too Long for Short Folks
This is a beautiful tote, well made of quality materials, and a great color (the gold), as well as being relatively lightweight for a leather bag of its size. However, I'm 5'4", but with long arms, and the bag is so long it drags on the ground when I carry it by the handles. It would be nice if the handles were longer so the bag could be carried over the shoulder. I returned it, but wish it would have been a better fit for me, as it's lovely. One of the things I value most about LLBean is the ease of returning items.
December 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CityOfShips great bag
i love this bag! i bought it in blue and get lots of compliments. it fits work stuff (files, ipad or macbook, phone, water bottle, wallet, etc) and has plenty of room for other things like my lunch or even (summer) running clothes. although i do wish it either had longer straps or a cross-body strap (cross-body would make it perfect), i highly recommend this bag. it's well made and sturdy with quality leather - i don't worry about the leather stretching out if i fill it up. great buy.
December 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PrincessJulia I had high hopes!
My bag just arrived today. Some of the reviews have stated the bag was heavy. it weighs 2 pounds 6 ounces. the leather has a wrinkled appearance and is overall shapeless. you would have to stuff it with a lot of things to make it have some shape. the handles do go over my shoulder. I am returning it ASAP. The price is too high for what you receive.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kaycnls Love it except for one design flaw
I love this bag, I've been using it traveling through airports for the past two weeks. Except one major design flaw! The handles are too small to "flip" it onto my shoulder. I am using this as a briefcase - and when I have a purse in the other hand I can't "flip" it onto my shoulder because the handles are too small. It takes two hands to hoist it up onto my shoulder. Otherwise this is a GREAT TOTE! Love the quality of the materials, the workmanship seems great, it can hold a little or a lot. And the internal pockets are well thought out.
Love the red color - bright and positive. I'd buy another in a more neutral shade if it was available and they fixed the handles...
Also wish it had a zipper or something to at close or partially close the top.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PersnicketyBeanShopper Very pleased
Simple design, practical, beautiful!
This is my new workbag. I find the size perfect - plenty of room but not so big that I feel overwhelmed. I love the depth of the bag. It seems very sturdy and looks great. The bag has a large internal zippered pocket that holds my Kindle paperwhite, a small calendar book, a change purse. There are two other slip pockets, one large enough to hold my hard eyeglass case. I keep my ID and lanyard in the other.
I purchased the coordinating clutch with this. It is the perfect size and compliments the bag beautifully, yet simply. Now I only haul one bag to work with me! I NEVER buy expensive bags, but I absolutly love this one and think it was worth the money.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyCamper2inNY nice color, spacious and well made
My new school bag. Solid construction and works like a charm.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GLDNDOGLVR Gorgeous Bag!!
This is a beautiful tote! I ordered the red and the leather was soft, supple and a very nice quality. I did not end up keeping the bag because I am petite and the bag did not fit me proportionally. I was disappointed to have to send it back.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by QualityMotivated Beautiful Tote
This is really well made. It is a bit too long for me in appearance and to reach in, as well. Would like it about four inches less long. Yet I really like it. I would like to see it come back in Raven Blue because I missed it. The Twilight is more Teal in person. One pocket fits four fingers, while the other fits three fingers. Would like both pockets four fingers wide and deeper. It's a bit shallow. It's wide enough to put three pockets across. It has some weight to it. Not flimsy.
September 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Uppy Huge
I thought this bag was very well designed. Loved the interior pockets. BUT, it is too big. It is a travel bag not an every day tote. Much too long proportionate to width. If they made one two to three inches shorter I would probably buy. Also straps could be a little "flatter" for comfort.
September 3, 2014