I use this bag as a brief case and I love the color. It is a great statement piece for entering a meeting. It also stays put on my shoulder and is well balanced when sitting on the floor. The inside is roomy with three pockets (one with a zipper), making smaller items easy to find. I am happy I splurged on this bag.
July 31, 2014
This product was just the right combination of looking slim-lined and professional while also being able to carry quite a bit. It holds letter and legal files, iPads and iPhones, has pockets to hold other items so you don't necessarily have to carry a purse. It also "stands on its own" easily, which is a big plus. Purchased the dark eggplant, which was the right balance for me, colorful but professional. Bought it when it was on sale, which made it an even better value.
July 9, 2015
I loved this bag at first, but it now slumps and isn't holding its shape. It's perfect if you limit use to carrying or hanging and not expect it to "stand."
July 9, 2015
This is a bag that stays put navigating busy mid high halls crammed with jostling students and lockers. Not only does the Fortunata stay put perched on my shoulder but holds essentials folders, homework papers, iPad, iPhone comfortably. With the added wristlet (in grape to match) my personal effects are secure and easily obtained when needed. Definitely worth the price and sustains Levenger's reputation for quality!
July 7, 2015
Finally treated myself
I have admired this bag for a long time; am very happy to have purchased it recently (during an amazing sale!). As a long-time user of Levenger leather goods, I expected it would be great quality, and I am not disappointed. Beautiful color and texture, perfect size, and handles long enough to go on the shoulder but not too long to hand-carry. Thank you Levenger for the many years of excellent products!
July 3, 2015
Very Happy with It!
I love everything about it - functionality, color, straps, side pockets! It fits my laptop and note books perfectly. I'm very happy with it!
July 3, 2015
This is the best over the shoulder leather tote bag I have ever purchased. It's large enough to fit my purse, computer and other essentials for travel on the airplane and around town. I highly recommend this lovely leather tote.
July 2, 2015
Great Addition to Professional Wardrobe
My husband bought this for me after our puppy ate my last laptop case. He urged me to pick something professional, and something that would last a lifetime. He picked out the grape color. It looks SO NICE, and my laptop fits into it nicely. It has outside slip pockets, and a few inside. I would like to see more pockets so I wouldn't need a purse.
July 2, 2015
Best Purchase Ever
I adore this tote. It's buttery soft leather is so nice to the touch and the inside and outside are clearly designed for organization. I love that it will hold all my necessities along with my iPad with room left over and there is no problem finding anything inside! Love, Love, Love...And, that I received a gift coupon with the purchase helped me make the decision to purchase this. You won't be sorry if you get one. I got the Grape and it's a beautiful shade of purple-my favorite color...
June 11, 2015
Strong, all purpose brief-tote
Love, love, love this bag!
I noticed many ads and store displays for designer totes, but they were all too busy, with magnets, little metal do-dads, fake locks, and the designer's initials all over them - not for me.
So, one day, I searched Levenger's instead, and found the elegantly simple Fortunata Tote. I ordered it in "plum", a subdued purple gray that can go anywhere and still look businesslike.
I am very pleased with the result. The bag is roomy, can accommodate two Avery loose-leaf notebooks, a newspaper or magazine, even a water bottle, and still look compact. The straps fit very comfortably over the shoulder, so the bag is easy to carry. This bag is sturdy, functional, and still looks good after a number of trips.
I added a small "wristlet" wallet by Mundi in a matching purple color, attached to the tote straps via a black carabiner, in case I need to secure small items, such as credit cards or bills, but have yet to use it, as the top does zip shut.
One reviewer mentioned a key fob on an older version.
That's a great idea - I would like to see that added back in the future.
March 2, 2015