Levenger Leather Staff Bag
A highly useful bag
This is a good bag in many ways, very functional, great quality leather, and the contrast of strap material (cloth) with the leather is great for everyday, makes the bag look a little dressed down and more utilitarian (fine with me). However, it doesn't hold as much as I need for it to, which was tested the other day when I went to an all-day conference and needed to stuff it with my personal items *and* iPad, papers, etc. The other thing that this style bag really needs is a back pocket, which would be very helpful and would make this bag even more useful. I was a little surprised, given how many *other* pockets are on the outside of the bag, that this bag *doesn't* have a slip pocket on the back. The flap itself could come down lower, and of course, as has been mentioned, although the closure style is attractive to look at, is is a big awkward to use. However, all in all, I like this bag, but not enough to come back and get the one in brown; instead, I'll wait to see if Levenger makes the messenger bag I'm waiting for with a woman in mind (in other words, almost all your messengers seem to be designed more for men than for women; this includes colors and styles, which are a bit too masculine overall, although I do so love the Bomber leather, but not the designs so much).
November 25, 2013
Nice bag but . . .
Way too big. I am 5'1" and am looking for a purse that is organized and neat, but not HUGE. the leather on this was very nice, and the compartments roomy but I feel like a kid with their mother's bag.
November 25, 2013
Lovely leather, very soft. Bag holds a ton, is a little heavier than I expected. Not crazy about the closure, but overall a very nice bag, and a food value on sale.
November 23, 2013
I bought this right before I had to go on a 5-day trip, and was able to pack everything in here along with my carry on. It fits files, books, knitting, hair products, etc.!
The only drawback is that the roomy main compartment tends to act like a "black hole" if you don't put little things into a small inner bag, like a cosmetic bag, and pens need to have pen holders.
But otherwise, it is very chic, and feels good on cross-body - leather quality seems great. I got compliments from so many people on it, and even the TSA screener at the security checkpoint wanted to know where I got it. Levenger's on SALE, I said!
October 12, 2013