Levenger Staff Bag
Love leads to a Broken Heart
Though I had not stressed this out or overstuffed it (I travel light), the loop closure parted ways with the bag. I think though I've had it since July 2013 and it gave up the ghost about two months ago...so not quite a year I guess. This morning, I finally broke down and tried to staple something to the front of it and stitch it a little so I could use the closure. It's ugly but it reminded me to mention this issue to you. I'm an iPad carrying, lipstick wearing, extremely small wallet (think coin purse) kind of person. I couldn't really see any reason for that closure to pop out of the fabric. I've got a staple and thread holding it together now.
August 25, 2014
We purchased this bag last year for my nephew to use in high school. He is autistic and had trouble being organized using a backpack. Using this bag has worked well, and he feels like an adult. The water bottle pocket is a little snug but it made a great holder for a small umbrella. Thank you for this product.:-)
August 25, 2014
Wish it was more sturdy
I loved this bag when I first received it. It fits files and small computers perfectly, is weighed well, and fits under airline seats without a problem. However, several months into its use, the canvas started to rip and come apart at the seams. I wish I could continue to use it, but the quality is just not there.
July 4, 2014
I was hoping this bag would be the go-between bag from a purse to a briefcase, large enough for files, pens, ipad, pads, wallet, etc. It is big enough; however the zipper continues to get caught in the cloth around it and the top flap is hard to maneuver. The outside pockets are too flimsy in that items continually fall out. The stitches are already beginning to unravel. I have purchased dozens of Levenger items throughout my years in business; this is a purchase I should have passed on. Had I not had it monogrammed, I would have returned it.
June 5, 2014
I love this bag! It is well balanced and roomy without being over-the-top. The only "function" that could be improved on are the side pockets for holding a bottle of water. They are a bit on the small side and I find that I have to struggle a bit to even get my glasses case out. I'm not sure if the pockets will loosen-up, but I LOVE the bag anyway!
April 10, 2014
Form and function!
I love this bag. My only caveat to anyone carrying something light-colored in it: the dye from the canvas does rub off. It comes off fine with some Windex from my laptop and keyboard, but thought I would just give a heads up in case anyone else has it happen to them. Other than that, I've managed to downsize from carrying two bags on my commute to just this one very versatile, and very ample bag. Great for women or men, in my opinion.
February 22, 2014
casual but very smart
Beautifully made. Much roomier than I expected. The 2 front outside pockets are secure when the front flap is closed. The 2 outside side pockets are great for a water bottle and umbrella. The monogram does not show up very well but it looks quite stylish.
January 16, 2014
Great bag… and on Sale!
Loved this bag. I have had several Levenger bags over the years and this is the perfect bag. Attractive; roomy; comfortable and very practical.
January 11, 2014
Love this tote bag!
This is the best tote bag I have ever owned. It holds a ton, it is extremely lightweight, but durable (the two things I considered the most in buying this bag), and it looks great.
I have owned this bag for almost a year and it looks as good as the day I bought it That is saying a lot since I stuff it almost to capacity every day.- and I don't travel light! I love the strap - it is extremely comfortable on my shoulder, even with the heaviest load..
I rated 4 stars instead of 5 on function only because I think that there is ONE improvement which would make this bag absolutely PERFECT. PLEASE, please, make the flap longer!! I can only rarely fasten the flap because when the bag is filled, the flap won't reach anywhere near far enough to fasten it. While that usually doesn't bother me too much, it does cause problems with the contents, especially the contents of the two front pockets getting wet in the rain. Something else which would help a lot, even with a longer flap would be to make the fastener tab longer and with more holes to accomadate different sized loads.
Also, don't bother getting it monagrammed. The tab is textured leather, the initials are not accentuated with any contrasting dye, paint, or gold, so they don't show at all. A waste of the extra $5.
All constructive criticism aside, this is the best tote bag I have ever owned and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
January 1, 2014
This is it!
I spent 2 years searching for a bag that that could hold my stuff. After purchasing and returning many, many bags (from other retailers),I had settled for using a designer tote to carry my iPad, overstuffed wallet, kindle, phone and a few folders for work. It was bulky and carrying a large bag looked odd. My Levenger messenger bag has room for everything and the pockets allow me to easily find my phone, etc. The side pocket is perfect for a waterbottle and the bag didn't feel heavy and still has quite a bit of room for more stuff. I'm going to order 2 more for my mom and sister. Thanks for a wonderful product!
December 8, 2013