Great Value Bookbag
I had a colleague who had one of these in beige that she had received from her father-in-law. When I saw that it now came in purple with a strap, I decided to take a chance on it. (It took me a long time to come to my decision because of the cost.) To my surprise, since receiving it, I am finding it very handy and useful. Initially, I was not sure about the outside pockets, and I probably won't carry it when it rains, but for the summer it works very well. I loved all of the little products that came with it and will likely order a number of them (the Jotter notebook is very nice). I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
July 6, 2014
Love my new bag
I have been shopping for a new tote for quite sometime. At first I was looking at the simple throw everything in with no pockets. I am glad I changed my mind. The pockets on this bag are super helpful. I can keep my work stuff organized and have room for my other items.
The bag itself is not too big, so it isn't overwhelming. The shoulder strap is great for when I overfill it. I love the handles for closer carrying. I was worried as this was my first Levenger purchase, but I am very happy with my purchase. I got it in black, but am thinking about getting the khaki since I have a yellow lab and am constantly trying to keep hair off it.
July 4, 2014
Upgraded Tote bag
Just bought the Bloomsbury Bookbag. So glad it now comes in black. Nicely appointed with black leather trim on 6 outside pockets and interior wall zip pocket. Also has nice leather black tote handles. I like the new black detachable web strap with antique brass fittings. All pockets and interior is lined with a nice tan/gold cloth lining. For a tote bag it has a rich look to it, and in the black a color I feel I can take to work & into Board meetings.
June 26, 2014
great bag, but...
I bought this bag in purple after contemplating the one without a shoulder strap. I generally really like the bag, but it was not quite what I expected. The pictures (and reviews of the one without strap) make it seem that it will be more structured/stand up easily. I found it to be kind of slouchy unless it is full/has some rigid items inside. This is particularly true when the shoulder strap is attached as the extra weight pulls down the sides of the bag. The bonus pad & pen are useful. The flag dispensaries & magnifying cards were wasted on me. It is super roomy and sturdy. It also transitioned well from work to weekend. Love the color! Overall, I am happy with this bag as long as you don't expect it to stand up on its own.
June 16, 2014
Roomy and Versatile
I bought this bag as something to take to and from work everyday, filled with circa notebooks and other odds and ends that seem to accumulate around me.
It holds several letter sized circa notebooks (4-5 full notebooks, along with separate folio), and lots of odds and ends around the outside pockets. I purchased in the blue, which looks lovely against the dark brown leather. I also particularly like the addition of the shoulder strap, which is sturdy and fully adjustable. I am 5'1'' and it even accommodates my short torso. All in all, another excellent purchase.
June 9, 2014