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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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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...Read complete review
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.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not right for me
The quality of the bag is excellent as one would expect from Levenger.Be smart about why you are ordering this bag. It is a black hole style, as 'tote' would...Read complete review
The quality of the bag is excellent as one would expect from Levenger.Be smart about why you are ordering this bag. It is a black hole style, as 'tote' would suggest. At the same time, it's snug. It doesn't fit a 14" laptop with circa notebook and work binder with wallet, phone, and 'personal items.' There are only 2 inner pockets, whereas all other Levenger products that I've owned were made to provide distinct organization. I am still trying to find additional bags to place within this one to create a placement system for regularly used items. (I bought a pen case, and Your Bag Your Way.) Two side pockets on this tote are for documents only. This is obviously not the fault of Levenger, just don't want someone to order this under the wrong impression.
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Perfect Purple Bag
from Boston, MA
Comments about Levenger Fortunata Tote:
I have long been on the hunt for a purple leather tote that would 1) hold my laptop and necessary peripherals (pens, cords, letter-size circa notebook [1-inch rings], 3x5 notecards, the occasional book, etc.) and 2) had a long enough handle drop to accommodate my (rather large) upper arms. The Fortunata Tote is the Holy Grail. Not only does it carry everything I need it to on a daily basis (NB: I carry a purse as well, so I don't try to cram too much into the tote), it also works for travel, holding my kindle, my phone/wallet, my glasses case, and other necessities in addition to the day-to-day work equipment and supplies. It's clearly the high-quality, long-lasting, hard-wearing leather that I've come to expect from Levenger bags. I look forward to years of use out of this sturdy and highly attractive bag!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great quality but a dissapointment.
The quality is outstanding as always, but I was disappointed because this version is not as versatile as the one that I have been using for 8 years. The outside pockets have no zipper, so I cannot use them for items that can come out, like keys, iphone, etc. This is especially important to me when I have to put the bag in plane storage bin. So, it works OK for every day use (car, office), but I cannot take it with me in plane trips. There is a single compartment for everything and only one internal pocket with zipper. My old bag had two compartment separated by zippered middle sleeve where I used to store things that I do not need all the time, like personal effects, passport, etc. I never used the side compartment for a water bottle as intended, but it was great for sunglasses and a small medicine bottle. I have to get a new bag because one of the handles is coming apart at the seams and I cannot afford to lose one handle while while going through security or immigration. In the new bag, everything has to go in one single compartment, which makes it difficult to put the computer back in, without taking out the umbrella, the notebooks, the wallet, and anything else I happen to need that day in the bag. If I find a leather shop that can replace the handle in my old bag while maintaining the current length and the appearance, I will go not use again the new bag.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Disappointing - Not the Fortunata Style I Valued
By Fortunata Fan
from Atlanta GA
As a devoted Fortunata Fan, I knew the quality of the bag would be excellent and it was. However, this new "Fortunata Tote" is not what it used to be. I purchased my first Fortunata Tote in 2010, and I was thrilled to see it available in Grape. The color is a subtle, lovely deep purple. I own two Fortunata Totes - red and brown - that I use for work and travel. Unfortunately, this new style, as another reviewer noted, is a significant downgrade in the bag's functionality. There are fewer pockets, no place for pens (or my Levenger Carezza Double Pen Sleeve), no center pocket (very important!), and no key fob. The original Fortunata was useful and provided a distinct organization benefit. This bag is essentially black hole style bag. I am sorry to say that even at the sale price, this new tote with fewer features is not a good value for me. Sadly, it is being returned.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences while using our Fortunata Tote. We apologize that it was not what you expected. Our product development team will be notified of your concerns and suggestions to include more organizational features. Keeping our customers happy is very important to us, and we enjoy hearing about changes and enhancements that customers feel will make our products more useful and attractive. If you should need further assistance please contact our customer service center at 1-800-544-0880. Thank you for your continued patronage.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By levenger fan
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback on our Fortunata Tote. Your comments concerning the style of this bag have been communicated to our product development team for review. We apologize this product did not completely meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, and the complete satisfaction of our customers is very important to us. Please contact our customer service center at 1-800-544-0880 if you should need further assistance.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love this bag.
from Portland Oregon
I love this bag. It's large enough to fit my small laptop and writing pad but isn't heavy when full. The inside and outside pockets are very convenient. The straps stay on my shoulder well. The leather's really nice, it feels and smells really good.
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."
Merchant response: Levenger is grateful for your review of our Fortunate Tote. I’m sorry to hear that you were displeased with your purchase. Your concerns 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 to return this item, please contact our customer service center at 1-800-545-0242. We would be happy to send you a pre-paid label, so you don’t have to incur the cost of shipping it back.
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.
from Albuqueque, NM
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!
Very Happy with It!
from Ann Arbor, MI
I love everything about it - functionality, color, straps, side pockets! It fits my laptop and note books perfectly. I'm very happy with it!
Finally treated myself
from San Antonio, TX
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!
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