Excellent Product, Red it too red
I first ordered and received the red version, but it was too red, almost orangish. I returned for the black version and I am in love with it. This is a step down in size for me, and I love that it does not weigh a ton or is so large it bumps into people in close quarters. I find it bid enough to care my ipad, iphone and laptop plus several large files (legal or letter). The leather is soft and the supports itself well. If I had to make a recommendation it would be to make the lining more colorful so you can find items easier and it does not become the black hole, but I have that complaint about all purses and bags. I am so enjoying using this wonderful business tool.
January 11, 2014
Finally bought it - so glad I did!
I have lusted over this tote for awhile. I finally bought it for myself and am very pleased with it. The tote is the perfect size for my daily work needs - carrying my iPad and tablet back and forth to the office - and has simple but well placed areas for folders, pens, etc. I think it will also be great for plane travels. As with my other Levenger products, this tote is extremely well constructed and the leather is beautiful. I expect it will age well. So happy I chose to spoil myself a little!
December 29, 2013
Love this bag!!!
I've been looking at this bag for months, and finally decided to buy it with the 25% off sale. The red is beautiful; it is a bright tomato red. The leather is quite soft and luxurious. Looks to be quite durable. My 15" MacBook Pro and letter sized Circa notebook fit. However, the bag is not padded well for a laptop. There are two interior pockets, both cell phone sized, and a zippered pocket. On the exterior, both sides have pockets. The exterior pockets have no magnetic or other closers, but this is not an important feature for me. I am using the bag as a purse, and to carry my Circa notebooks to meetings.
The straps are long enough to stay on my shoulder when I'm wearing a coat. They are completely flat, not rolled, so the bag is comfortable on my shoulder.
I am delighted with this purchase!!!
December 28, 2013
The bag came quickly and is just what I wanted. Lots of room , but not too big..just right.
November 2, 2013
Even better than I remember
I'm an odd reviewer because I used to work at Levenger :) and when I needed a new purse, this was the first place I looked -- and the Fortunata seemed to have exactly what I was looking for, so I bought it. It's a very large bag, yet I've been pleasantly surprised at how effortless and light it feels to carry! My previous purse is smaller but felt much heavier to carry, so perhaps the leather in this bag is lighter -- even though it feels and looks impressive and substantial. I'd want a couple more pockets, and larger slip pockets so my cell phone (in its case) could fit with a little extra room, but frankly it's been working so well that it's hard to find anything to critique. Impressive Levenger quality as always! :)
October 22, 2013
Great all around tote
I bought the tote for traveling and everyday back and forth to work. It holds my leather portfolio and iPad without weighing me down. Nice size for travel, doubling as a large purse. The leather is nice quality and has enough substance to stand on it own, which is a great feature.
July 15, 2013
Love this bag!
This is from my wife, for whom I purchased the red version of this bag: Honey, you are the greatest and I love this bag so much! You know I have had my eye on it for a long time and my every expectation of outstanding Levenger quality is fulfilled. It is just the right size, holds my laptop and a notebook, with enough room for my charger/mouse/iPad, and even has room for my wallet/keys/lipgloss so I don't have to carry a separate purse when I'm heading to a meeting. It is supple leather and soft to the touch, and feels just right on my shoulder. Thank you! Another great product from Levenger.
July 6, 2013
High quality product
I purchased my Fortunata Tote in red when I was looking for something I could use when traveling. I carry my laptop and wanted to be sure I had a bag that would provide security and function. The interior pockets and ability to zip the tote closed are my favorite features. The size is perfect and the straps make it easy to carry. I am a Levenger fan and love the color choices in all of the Levenger products!
June 22, 2013
Not what it used to be
I purchased my first Fortunata bag in 2006, and loved it. I needed to replace it, and bought the new model. Unfortunately, the new bag represents a significant downgrade in quality of the leather and the bag's functionality: There are fewer pockets, with no place for pens and no key fob. Please bring back the original Fortunata! I'd pay more to have a better bag.
January 13, 2013
Fortunata Tote - Red
I bought this tote to use as a briefcase. I continue to receive compliments on it - but more importantly - it holds every thing I need. The inside storage for pens, index cards phone along with center zip pocket (for items normally carried in a cosmetic bag and wallet), mean I don't have to carry a purse for meetings out of the office. There is even a snap loop to secure my keys.
May 16, 2012