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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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The Perfect Bag
I love this bag. It is very well constructed and has a very large storage capacity. The inner zip pocket is much larger than one would normally find on a bag this size....Read complete review
I love this bag. It is very well constructed and has a very large storage capacity. The inner zip pocket is much larger than one would normally find on a bag this size. In addition to the very large tablet pocket inside, there are a few other smaller pockets, including a pen holder and a hanging hook for keys. The four pockets on the outside are handy and the largest on the front is a bit more of a pouch with much more storage capacity than the other outside pockets. All of the outside pockets will fit a Samsung Galaxy S4 in a large phone case. The bag has four feet on the bottom and the leather and sides are stiff enough that the purse stands up when placed on a flat surface. The hardware is an understated gunmetal color, which works quite nicely with the leather of the bag. The leather on the bag is nice and thick, and has more of a dull sheen (it is not shiny). I think I would have prefered it if the leather was a little more polished, but then I suppose it would show scratches and wear more quickly. The fixed handles are a nice length that will fit over my shoulder when I am wearing a coat.The only things that would make this bag better would be if there were a few more holes in the detachable strap to make the strap just a bit shorter, and if the top sides of the bag (near where the hooks for the long detachable strap are located) was a bit more squared off, because when carrying the bag, the top tends to angle outwards (almost like an inverted triangle), but I concede that these are minor issues. Overall, I am very pleased with this gift and can see myself using it for years.
Most Liked Negative Review
Handles started to break
When I first received the bag, about 8 weeks ago, I just loved it. It looks very nice and professional and the leather has a wonderful feel to it. After using it on...Read complete review
When I first received the bag, about 8 weeks ago, I just loved it. It looks very nice and professional and the leather has a wonderful feel to it. After using it on and off for the past weeks I have to report though that the handles start to break at the seam. I never had this problem with any of my Levenger bag (and I own about 10), so I am very surprised and disappointed.
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Another Great Purchase from Levenger
from San Antonio, tTX
Comments about Levenger Sydney Satchel:
All the bags that I have previously purchased are Quality!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Finally What I Needed
from Dayton, Ohio
The description of the bag is excellent, and the graphic used to show you how it can be worn was a great help. I have a lot of big bags, but many are heavy on weight and bulk and too limited in the internal space (where you need to put your stuff). This bag is well constructed, sophisticated in appearance and sleek looking. It's not heavy, and as one reviewer mentioned, the two permanent handles are long enough such that you don't have to rely on the additional strap (but even the strap is a well made and it's an added feature). My only wish is that it were available in brown or burgundy too.
Just what I have been looking for !
from Winston- Salem, NC
Great for a bygones traveler! It will hold and organize everything .
I bought this as a tech bag/purse and it is nearly perfect. I can fit my 11 in MacBook Air, my iPad mini, my external drive, several flash drives and a wristlet wallet. It is just a tad too small to fit all of the cords as well. Wish there was a matching cord bag to attach to the outside.
from Sugar Land, TX
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your review of our Sydney Satchel. We were happy to hear that there were some aspects that you’ve enjoyed. However, we apologize for the issues that you are experiencing with the handles. Our quality assurance team has been alerted to this issue. Your comments have been forwarded to our product development team for review. Providing our customers with the best possible service is very important to us, and we offer a 100% guarantee. If you would like return this item for a replacement or refund back to your original payment method, please contact our customer service center at 1-800-545-0242 to arrange your return. We would be happy to send you a pre-paid FedEx label for your convenience.
from San Diego, CA
I own a ton of bags, but this one is so practical that I couldn't pass it up. Great capacity and organization - really easy to find things inside. Can even handle my 13" macbook Air, Have not used the strap, as the handles fit over my should just fine. Best feature- the little feet keep it standing up and accessible - I bought the stone color and it is not showing ANY dirt.
from Philadelphia, PA
This bag is very functional with all its pockets inside and out. It can easily carry my 13" laptop, regular size iPad and a circa notebook. I am small and this bag does not overwhelm and the shoulder strap can be adjusted to fit. I wish it is slightly lighter. I have not used it enough to test its durability. Overall, it is a typical Levenger quality product.
Love this bag
from Dayton Ohio
Capacious stylish practical. Doesn't look like a diaper bag or luggage. Similar in scale to other oversize purses in fashion at the moment. Opens wide. 4 external pockets that don't sag or bulge. I bought the bone color. Large enough for a mini purse. I'm using the Raffinato mini wallet. I can just yank that out when I don't need to carry my life. I hate changing bags because I always forget something. The solution for me is large brief bag small inner purse. This is great.
from Pittsburgh, PA
This is my 3rd purse from Levenger and is as great as the other two. The purse has several pockets that keeps everything organized. The main pocket is large and can fit many items along with lunch. Also, this is a very comfortable purse to carry. Goes from a business suit to jeans and looks fantastic. My first purse purchase was 3 years ago and that purse looks like the day I purchased it. These purses wear for years. Love it!!
Love this bag!
from Reno, NV
I am a paralegal/law office manager and a full-time graduate student. For years I have been struggling with having to carry two bags...a purse for my wallet, and other personal items., and a bag for my school books, tablet, etc. When I saw this satchel I decided to give it a try to see if it would serve as both a purse and a book bag. When I got it, I discovered that it was exactly what I had been hoping for. It is large enough to hold my wallet (Levenger accordion wallet), a card holder, my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet (with a case and sleeve), a multitude of my favorite pens and pencils, miscellaneous "purse stuff," as well as a letter size circa notebook and one or two text books (as long as they aren't too big).The outside pockets are perfect for holding my rather large Samsung Galaxy Note II cell phone, in a case, as well as ear buds, my Levenger 3x5 note card holder, and other miscellaneous items.I had one issue with the bag...after a few weeks the stitching at the tab that attaches to the shoulder strap started coming undone; but as usual, Levenger customer service was excellent. I called to report the problem on Monday, and I am expecting my replacement to arrive on Thursday.Overall, I am very happy with this bag. Not too large (doesn't look like a piece of luggage like some of the larger bags), but not so small that it can't handle a circa notebook, like most of the mid-sized bags I have tried.
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