I ordered this tote bag to use as a purse and carry a notebook and bible. It is flimsy and the pockets are not deep enough to hold either a phone or eye glasses. It is also difficult to find ANYTHING inside this bag. I would not recommend this to anyone.
This is certainly one of those times when one must read the description. The consumer should know that the design is leather pieces attached to canvas rather than leather. That's okay; it's a well made tote. The colors are very much as shown in the photo, so it's a charming warm weather bag. However it is large and does not contain different sections, so it comes with a 'dump it all in' kind of experience. I recommend it more for special use-such as a work project, a change of clothes, or that sweater vest you are knitting for your dad.
We bought this as a gift for our college aged sister. She carries everywhere around NYC with her and loves it. I works for her books and as a weekend bag. The colors and craftsmanship were gorgeous and works with a lot of her outfits. It seems to be holding up well with minimal wear and tear after 6 months of heavy use.
I really loved this bag, the colors were beautiful and the shape and size were ideal. However, the smell was just overpoweringly bad. It was so unpleasant, that I even hung it outside and sprayed it with Febreeze, but no luck the smell did not even diminish. I had to return it. Loved the bag, but hated the smell.
I didn't give this item 4 stars because, as other reviewers have mentioned, it does have a strong chemical/leather smell. I expect the smell will wear off with a few days of airing. However, since I go it as a flash deal I don't feel it was a bad purchase. It looks just as in the picture - pretty. It is a BIG bag. I plan on using it for summer overnight trips.