Pleased with purchase
It makes a nice sized tote which I also use as a purse. Love the pockets! They really help organize and expand its capacity. The material is very slouchy, lightweight. I like both the handles and shoulder strap. When using the shoulder strap, without anything stiff inside, it hangs open. I too wish there was some way to close it. I use a self adhering velcro, the kind used to tie cables, that I feed through the 2 grommets to close the bag when needed.
October 1, 2014
Nice size and quality. Wish list: zipper, snap or magnet closure. Useless grommets could very easily be magnets to help keep bag closed. Also would like to see a divider inside. I seem to do a lot of digging around to find things.
September 16, 2014
Maybe I should have gotten beige
I finally found a tote that's the perfect size to hold my book, magazine, lunch, sunglasses & other necessities, yet it's not so big that I lose things in the bottom, or that I can over stuff & carry too much weight. Outside pockets keep my water bottle, keys, sunscreen handy, while the zipper pocket safeguards my ID & cards; I don't have to carry a handbag, too.
I am disappointed by it's appearance. Based on the pictures provided, it is slouchier than I thought it would be and I thought the color would be brighter - the purple has a faded look.
Overall, it's functionality more than makes it a keeper. Stiffer fabric OR more intense color would have made this 5 stars across the board.
September 14, 2014
Wish I had waited
I purchased this tote a couple of years ago when the only color was beige. I held off for the longest time waiting for a more colorful version but decided it wasn't going to happen and now look at the colors and the shoulder straps, so jealous. I only used mine a couple of times as I found the short handles to hard to use because of my carpal tunnel. Oh well that's life I guess..I'm on disability now so getting another one is out of the question. I did like the readers tools that came with it and have enjoyed many other products from Levenger.
September 12, 2014
Bloomsbury Bookbag Stocked with Tools
I have 3 of these sweet bags. One for the gym, another for everyday and lastly one for when I fly. I love all the pockets inside and out! Excellent quality people comment on it all the time. Great purchase!
September 11, 2014
The Bloomsbury book bag now has a shoulder strap! Now it's perfect! It is so much more useful than the old style. Thank you, Levenger. I'm going to love my new purple bag.
September 11, 2014
Best purse I've had in a long time!
I love the six leather trimmed outside pockets for all of my notebooks, pens, and gadgets and I like the shoulder strap. The grommets, for which I have yet to find a use, are made out of steel and will eventually rust. The bag could use more inner pockets or dividers to prevent everything from clumping in the bottom Overall, though, I love using it as a purse! The top sort of collapses closed and I carry valuable items (pens, cell phone) in the pockets against my body. Overall I'm very happy with this bag, and the goodies that came with it have been put to good use!
September 4, 2014
Good quality; nice size. Disappointed in the useless grommets at top that did not have some form of clasp or closure to keep contents from falling out when bag set down or falls over. I find I am not using the bag often due to this inconvenience. And Levenger sent me two bags...some internal communication failure. Quick return response; hope the credit is as quick :)
August 22, 2014
Very pleased with this bag - professional looking and functional.
The tools included work well for me too. Especially the small magnifiers and the notebook strap.
August 21, 2014
I just got the Bloomsbury tote in purple.Its the perfect size, not to big and not to small. All the incidentals fit nicely inside,along with outside pockets, for easy access to the phone and car keys ,etc. Love it!
August 15, 2014