Rated 5 out of 5 by RedSoxGirl22 Best Bag Ever!
I originally bought this tote for a trip and loved it so much it became my everyday bag. It is beautiful, functional and great quality. I love a bag that holds everything, and this is perfect.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ELDShopper A winner!
Enjoyed this tote bag on a recent trip to Hawaii, where I used it as my carry on. Very handy, nice looking.
Would suggest one improvement: add top zipper to the side pocket/slot that can be used to slip over the handle of another piece of luggage. That way, when you're not using it that way, the pocket can be fully secure.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NColoradoLLBeanShopper Great traveler
I have two of these in sea glass and black. They are fabulous for traveling--enough pockets in the right places, not too heavy, sturdy. One caution: if you unzip the bottom of the side pocket to slip it over a bag handle, remember to zip it up before you put something in the pocket. Yes; I lost a book that way. But that wasn't the bag's fault.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dedicated Impressed..
I just received the Gateway quilted tote and the matching wallet. I ordered in the sea glass and was a bit nervous about the colour. But was really impressed when it arrived. Looks like a great bag and cannot wait to start using it. The colour is not like the internet but more of a light teal green. Very pretty colour.
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StarrB Best Travel Companion Ever plus Bonus Feature
I like to travel light and was tired of my usual mini-duffle and handbag combination for the plane. Bought this in black to use as a tote/handbag replacement for recent trip to UK. What a success!
Zip up center section was my handbag and kept phone, wallet and travel docs safe. Open sections held tablet, down vest for the plane, medications, a litre of water. The handles were long enough for easy carrying even when the tote was full.
Bonus feature is the outside pocket with zip in the bottom. Unzipped it slips over the handle of my rolling suitcase. Two pieces of luggage handled like one and I still felt my handbag/tote was secure. Clever, convenient and made getting around airports so easy.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyHiker101 Very classy, functional, durable, stays beautiful
Bought it in black, but considering a second in sea grass. Looks like a classy, "quilted" designer boutique purchase but has all the functionality of a "sensible," everyday purse. A pickpocket would have a very hard time reaching in and grabbing anything; it has a secure zippered top with more zippered compartments in both the lining and outside the bag. The lining is breeze to clean. I never fail to receive compliments whenever I carry this attractive bag. It would make a wonderful gift.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusieRB Very nice tote
This is a very nice bag. I am short but it doesn't overwhelm me. There are lots of nice pockets for my wallet and a hook for my keys. I need that! It's almost big enough for a carry on luggage but light enough to carry for every day. The lining is ok and getting it onsale was good value for me. It will look nice at summer social events.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zaysz Frequent traveler
Best carry on I've ever had, once I arrive at a place it becomes my purse and shopping bag.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by llfr1end Fantastic tote!
I purchased this in the sea glass color. I also purchased a wallet/wristlet in the same color (LLBean). While they don't necessarily match each other I love them. This tote is so cute! I get compliments on it all the time. I am a teacher that travels from class to class. This bag is perfect! It holds what I need for multiple classes as well as my wristlet, keys and a cardigan. It sits nicely on the floor or shelf when I put it down. I also use it for running errands or when I need a larger purse. Like another reviewer I am back for the black one to use in Fall/Winter
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Camsmom The Gateway tote has replaced my favorite Kipling!
I have been a diehard fan of Kipling for 2 decades but I wanted a more structured look in my next tote bag (Kipling bags are usually soft and have thin nylon material) without sacrificing the multiple compartments I love. The Gateway quilted tote has just replaced my favorite Kipling bag and here is why:
The 14"H x 14"W x 7"D is perfect for my 5'3" size. The tote doesn't overwhelm me and yet is is big enough to hold all my essentials such an iPad, book, wallet, keys, water, snack, makeup bag, cardigan/shawl and my daughter's toys. I wear the bag -- the bag doesn't wear me!
There are 2 interior zippered pockets. One is against the side of the tote and the other runs down the center. The entire tote can be zippered on top for security.
The interior design of the tote is in a pretty grey leaf/floral pattern so it is easy to find your belongings. I chose the black color for the tote and it is a true black that looks sharp and stylish.
There are 2 exterior pockets. One is open and the other zips out at the bottom so you can slide the tote over your luggage handle while in transit.
The handles are rolled and very durable and feel comfortable in the hand, crook of the elbow and over the shoulder.
The diamond pattern quilted exterior is in a mid-weight nylon material that works in all seasons. There are silver hardware accents that drive up the luxe factor of the tote and make it look more expensive than it really is.
The tote can sit on its own without tilting over.
March 11, 2015