This is a mixed review...I really like the bag..size is great...quality is good...the drawback is the odor of the bag itself. I liked it well enough to keep it....but I have had this bag hanging by itself to airout and hopefully get rid of the REALLY musty and unwanted odor. I have had this item for quite awhile...and just recently used it for the first time. The odor has lessened considerably...I'm just not sure that I'd go through this whole process again....I should probably have returned the item for another one...hopefully minus the smell.
I've now had this bag for a few years. I love this bag! So versatile, really goes with any variety of outfits/colors. Also holds EVERYTHING YOU OWN. So much space...for better or worse. Once, after I'd been using it to tote textbooks, a seam split. My local shoe repair shop mended it right up, but probably should not be used for heavy lifting.
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.