Rated 4 out of 5áby ToteBagAddict Almost Perfect (Alas)
I love this bag: the solid structure and the open style are perfect for my books, papers, tablet, chargers, water bottle, and personal items. Unfortunately, the rounded leather straps were uncomfortable (they hurt my bony shoulders) and kept slipping off.
[ sigh. . . ]
June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Gigi69 Grab n Go
My purchase was for a friend for a birthday gift. She just happened to be leaving in a couple of days for a trip to visit family. I had it shipped to her home directly from L.L. Bean and when she received it, she sent a text message and picture of her holding the bag saying it was a wonderful tote and she loved it.
It is a classy looking tote with the leather handles and I chose the green for my friend.
The gift shopping is made so easy with L. L. Bean's shipping it directly to the recipient of the gift. I am totally trusting of all of the gifts I send to friends and family from L. L. Bean because of the quality of their merchandise is second to none.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby MichD17 Great Tote!
I bought this tote as an alternative to a heavy leather purse for the summer. I commute to NYC, so having something big enough for my jacket, tablet and/or a change of shoes was ideal. This bag is perfect. Light weight by comparison, but heavy enough to be durable. The straps are comfortable and a good length. The straps don't have that cheap plastic edging (that always falls off) on them, so they did shed a bit the first few times I wore it over my shoulder. That being said- I prefer the natural edge. I had my bag monogrammed with an M, and it's perfect. The size and color are a perfect match to the bag.
If I could ask for anything else from a tote bad, it would be for ll bean to make this bag with a zip top. I would be first in line to buy another.
June 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby TheRealBagLady Excellent bag!
I lovelovelove this bag. The handles are perfect and I prefer them to the canvas handles. They are slim, sturdy and are long enough to stay put on my shoulder for hands free hauling. I'm sure I'll take this everywhere, since I seem to carry tons of things everywhere I go.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby ToteLover5 Great, classic gift!
Giving a tote bag with the brides new initials or last name on it has become my go-to shower gift. My friends continually love them. LL Bean monogrammed and delivered the bag to me within days. So quick, easy, and perfect! I will definitely order it again.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Winelover2 Compliments Again and Again
Hi. This is the second time I've reviewed this bag. I feel that now that I've put a lot of miles on it and put it in the sink and scrubbed it down a few times, I should let you know that although I don't mean to get the leather wet, I do. Yet the leather has not bled at all onto the canvas. It continues to look great and draw compliments. I was actually logging on to review the Design Your Own canvas bag, which I recently received and LOVE. That item is not accepting reviews today, so I'll use this space to ask that you consider adding these exact leather handles to the Design Your Own bags, in all sizes. With all of those color choices, I would design a match for each coat and jacket that I travel in.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby JPHLLBean Perfect Every Day Tote
This super sturdy, durable tote is an excellent every day, carry all bag/handbag. It's just big enough to carry what I need without being oversized, and the leather handles stay on my shoulder much better than LL Bean's standard canvas handles. The bag is also classic, simple yet elegant, and will match anything. I also got my bag monogramed, and it came exactly as expected. The bag was also delivered a day ahead of schedule. I highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for an everyday tote that will last a lifetime!
To get an idea of size, this is what I currently carry in mine:
- two standard sized magazines
- a standard size composition notebook
- a dayplanner, which is just a little smaller than the composition notebook
- an ipad mini
- a small/skinny paperback book
- a journal, which is about the size of the dayplanner
- a larger sized wallet (long enough to hold a checkbook and bills without folding them
- a makeup bag
- several other smaller items, such as: mini hairbrush, pens and pencils case, phone charger, glasses/glasses case, keys, etc.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby eastshoreview I love this
I have other L L Bean canvas bags but liked this for the size and especially the classic leather handles. It can be used as a shoulder bag for ease and if you are careful to use small zip pouches for your cosmetics or small items you will not have to rummage for your things.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Fantatictote Leather handles are great
The leather handles on this size bag make it a great daily shopper. It is easy to use as a hand bag or a shoulder bag with room to hold a smaller clutch,a wallet,and a book or two.Monogram makes it perfect.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Stephiesteph Perfect for summer travel!
Excellent gift for my daughter. Top-quality item. Monogram made it so extra special. Delivered as promised.
April 20, 2016