Rated 4 out of 5 by VacationLovinMom Go-to Bag
I bought this in the quilted black and brown leather. Use one or the other every day. Right size, great handles. Only complaint is the zippered divider - wish the inside compartment was one big space. But still a great everyday bag.
November 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHSretired WOW
I have had this bag for about four years. I love it, I have used it both summer and winter....I switch to another bag...nope go back to this one everytime.
November 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichiganMom5 So Glad I Got it!
I got this mini tote to use as my purse and I am glad I did. I wanted to downsize from my usual big purse anyhow. This really has all the room I need, and I really like the big inside, middle zippered compartment--it is perfect for what I wanted to carry. I think it is very high quality and I would expect it to last for several years. There is an inside pouch for my cell, and a side zippered section for unmentionables. The only slight downside is that the straps are just big enough to fit over my arm, but when I have a winter coat on, it is a bit of a struggle.
November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frequentshopper17 Good for business or one day trip, I want a medium
I purchased a red bag. It's not so heavy and color is nice. It's good for business or one day trip.
But it's so large for every day use. Small size is too small. I want a medium size bag.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Parsons06 Great Bag! Only one change.
I do love this bag and will not stop using it. I carry my checkbook wallet, glasses, book ( paperback), and small cosmetic bag. There's room for it all and maybe one smaller item. I have had this bag for two years and the leather still looks great, it's a durable leather that has held up to falling on the gravel, being stepped on by my son, gone camping, it's been sledding with me, and used everyday from the moment I received it. LL Bean made a practical, durable bag that I know has and will stand up to the daily lives of it users. If you're hesitant on purchasing this bag, I can't imagine why it wouldn't work for you. I have put this bag through a lot and would not switch to any of the "fancy" brands. The price is right for its construction and durability; not to mention the wonderful customer service. I would change one thing and make it just a few inches bigger. Maybe, 12x11x5/6.
November 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JETSON1234 TERRIFIC TOWN AND FIELD TOTE!!!!
I recently found out about LL Bean's 100% awesome lifetime guarantee on products they sell!!! So my old LL Bean (not the product I am reviewing but a different one) pocketbook's zipper broke. I contacted the 800 number & was advised of the return policy. Being too frugal (cheap) to incur postage to send my pocketbook back to Bean, I opted to go to the store. I received a very fair & decent amount of money for my old pocketbook. The sales lady in the store noticed how I needed to have another pocketbook that had some additional organization spaces & zippers & she recommended this tote. I applied my credit from my old pocketbook & got a great NEW pocketbook at an awesome price!!! I LOVE this pocketbook. It is much smaller than my old bag & MUCH easier to carry!!! No need for a large pocketbook that can store way too much junk! I love the quality, detail & the reinforced look that it doesn't look like it will fall apart. As I was in a mall, I comparison shopped in another major retailer & COULD NOT find the QUALITY that I discovered at LL Bean! AWESOME!!!!
November 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by deddle Cheap Leather. Leather, but cheap quality.
This bag seems like the right size. The leather feels like card board covered with a layer of leather. The handles truly should be longer. The handles "JUST" goes on my shoulder.
I just received the bag. I have not put anything in it yet. I want to "LOVE" this bag. Yet For full price, this bag is not what I thought I would get. The dividers inside are good. The zippers are really hard to zip. One of the zippers separated. I was able to fix but that should not ever happen. You think you have zipped the inside pocket and there it is-- separated. What would you do?.
I will probably return this bag. I ordered black and really wanted to love it. But for $119.00, I don't think so!
Ladies have to decide for themselves
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barnsmom Regular Sized tote -Beautiful
I am a college professor and have had this bag for 5 years. It is wonderful. It looks great. It holds a ton. It has organizational possibilities. It has worn well. I have the brown. It was one of my best LLBean purchases. I teach Marketing and use it as an example of Brand Loyalty and the use of loyalty programs. I purchased it with $100 worth of my LL Bean points (because I had them available- would have paid full amount). You won't regret this purchase. But remember this really is a tote - not a purse. i love big purses but this would not work well for that.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Littlebelle Very nice!
Ordered the brown small bag. Was delivered quickly. Very nice, plain bag. Shoulder strap is big enough to go over my shoulder, but I am a small woman. Like that it zippers completely. Hope it holds up well. Was a little disappointed the bag is made in China.
October 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LikestoBake Nice Bag but.....
Bought this bag in black because it was something I was looking for. Very disappointed in the construction of the bag. A day after I bought this bag, the outer zipper split! It seems the inner zippers are much stronger than the outer one. The leather is very stiff and the straps are too short and hard to get over bulky winter coat or lighter jacket. Really cannot hold 2 pairs of glasses which I need, wallet, keys and cosmetic bag. Bag is heavy after you put your things in. Needless to say, I will be returning this to LL Bean. They should make the leather more supple instead of so stiff and a little roomier in the inside plus better quality zippers.
October 18, 2015