Carry My World Pleated Tote
The big sloppy bag look is not my style, so I was hesitant to try this tote but the reviews sold me. It just arrived and I can see this will be my new favorite. Very roomy yet it's well-tailored and I have no problem with the strap length; it enables you to hold it close to the body without that bulky crossbody big bag look. The side pockets are beautifully proportioned for my purposes (iPhone, water bottle, slender folding umbrella) and the interior space is ample. I usually don't choose bags that don't zip across the top (security concerns) but the quality magnet along with the bag's thin silhouette alleviate my concerns. And I was worried the lizard/smooth leather contrast in the trims would be too bold, but not at all. This is a gorgeous tote and well worth the sale price!
August 6, 2013
I have this bag in purple and absolutely love it! I receive complements on it very often.
It holds even more than you would think. Unlike the other reviewers, the handle length is perfect for me. It fits nicely over my shoulder and I can also carry it with my arm down without it reaching the floor.
July 5, 2013
Perfect for me!
I use this bag as my carry-all. I always have my planner, wallet, sunglasses, and phone it it, but often I'm carrying multiple dance shoes, a change of clothes, a book to read, and an iPad all at once, and it all fits, and I can find it all, and I don't look like a pack mule. I love the front zipper pockets and the outside open pockets -- good water bottle placement, as well as quick access to things short term. The phone pocket inside fits my iPhone 5 in its case very nicely, and is easy to get out whether or not I'm holding the bag. This was exactly what I was looking for, a marriage of function and style. At the sale price it was in my affordable range, so, totally the perfect bag for me!
July 4, 2013
It's stylish and roomy enough to carry my MacBook Air, notebook, pens, a scarf, a cardigan... seriously, everything I need in the office. So glad I picked this up.
June 29, 2013
I have wanted this bag for a long time - purple is my favorite color and I wanted the "grape" bag. I was a bit disappointed when the bag arrived and it was actually two-tone. The main part of the bag was a plum color and the trim/straps are darker - they look almost blue against the plum. I would have liked the bag to be all one color. I do agree with the other reviewers about the length of the strap. They are too short, and personally, I would have liked it to be larger overall to be called a tote. It is a beautiful bag, but more purse-size for me.
June 29, 2013
This bag is slightly smaller than the bag it's replacing, but with the structuring I can still fit everything including iPad or 13" laptop. I like the shorter strap. It lets you carry the bag securely on your shoulder for public transit but still able to reach for Kindle or phone. My only complaint is the visible silver zippers - the bag would look much classier if they were under a placket.
June 29, 2013
I'd been eyeing this bag for a few months, and then saw a promotion and jumped at the chance to buy it.
It's a great bag: roomy, structured enough, comfortable to carry, very nice-looking, and with plenty of pockets etc. to help keep you organized.
To make it completely PERFECT: how about increasing the strap length by about 1 inch? Also, I'd be thrilled if you added a center zippered pocket to "divide" the bag into two sections. And finally, how about offering it in more colors? Celadon green, teal, red, or (my favorite) olive green?
I would definitely buy another.
June 19, 2013
Good quality, great color
I ordered this bag in the purple and I love it! The only complaint I have is that the strap is just a little too short. If the straps were just a little longer, it would be perfect!
The quality and color of the leather are great, and it is very roomy!
May 12, 2013
I recently purchased this bag and I LOVE IT!! Of course, I knew that I would. I have purchased multiple products from Levenger and not one has been a disappointment.
This bag is roomy, organized and comfortable to carry. I have used it non-stop since receiving it and I have no doubt that it will be with me for many years.
Thank you for your continued craftsmanship.
May 4, 2013
Short Strap Lessens the Quality
I purchased this in black. It is a nice looking bag, and the leather is of good quality. However, like another reviewer, I am disappointed because the straps are too short, and I cannot keep it on my shoulder. If I was able to, I would return this bag as it was somewhat of an investment in what I hoped would be my daily "go to" bag. Currently, I only use it on occasion.
March 20, 2013