This was requested as a gift and we searched many places and many items before deciding on this item. Many of the major companies have very limited selections (if any) in a women's style. We decided on this tote and were very happy with its appearance. The young professional who recieved this was very pleased and her computer and other files fit perfectly. she has since told us that she has received several compliments on this bag. The one negative is that it does not have both a short handle and a longer strap like many men style do. For some reason, companies don't give this option to women. The strap is a nice length though and can comfortably be carried over the shoulderl Great valur on overstock for a great looking tote
- How accurate was the sizing? very good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality, great look
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I had been looking for a case to carry my laptop as well as books and other materials that I need when I fly off to writers' retreats. The loop handles are big enough that I can carry the case over a shoulder if I wish, and there are compartments for everything I need--including a flat outside pocket for plane tickets. I ordered this because it is beautiful as well as serviceable, and I am very satisfied with the product.
- How accurate was the sizing? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The leather, the stitching, the hardware--all appear to be excellent.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
I ordered the red version of this bag and it is GORGEOUS! My only critique is it has too many compartments inside (one padded for a laptop and one zippered) and they're sewn in, so you can't empty it out. It reduces how many files you can carry if you wanted to carry a large number of files. Another lady in my office has the black version. Hers is 2 years old and looks brand new.
I love this bag, it has plenty of compartments and a lot of easy access pockets but I have used it for work for exactly six months and the "leather" on the handles has ripped completely through in three places. It seems for this price the product should last more than six months.
The handle split with little use. Used to transport a laptop and a pad of paper and pen to meetings I wouldn't expect the leather handle to split. I am very disappointed. I received compliments initially but not after a only a few months.
The leather in this is quite thin. The leather in on of the handles cracked and opened within a month and a half of purchase. I am not particularly rough on purses, but I did purchase this with the intention of carrying my work laptop to and from the office. Fortunately, I had the good sense of purchasing the platinum protection and got store credit. Will get some other brand, though I do think McKlein makes very good looking bags.
I recently purchased this tote and let it sit in the box for 2 weeks. When I opened it, I remembered why I ordered it. It is stunning and so functional. I carried it to my office and got many compliments. I can finally put everything that I need in a tote and still look fashionalble. It is perfect.
I have daily used this bag for over a year. The bag is roomy, functional and still looks good. Unfortunately the cover over the cord handle has cracked and broken in multiple places exposing the cord inside. The bag is worth taking it to have the handles replaced. Love the red.
This briefcase is lovely, and the case itself is holding up well. However, both handles have several breaks in them after limited use over the past year. It is a shame to have to stop using it becaue the handles are shot when the rest of the bag is like new.