Levenger Staff Bag
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
it forms to the curve of my hip, which is nice for public transportation where space is limited. I received this bag and then went on a two week European trip. By the time I returned home, my leather wallet and leather iPad case, as well as other lighter-colored items, were all stained with dark smudges from the interior of the bag. I also noticed that my fingernails and finger pads were a tainted dark color from digging around in the bag. About halfway through my trip, I noticed that the shoulder strap was coming undone from the fastener, meaning that at any moment, the whole bag could have fallen off my shoulder. The stitching was unraveling. I took it to a shoe repairman and had them add metal rivets to hold it tight. Then, on the trip back to the states, I noticed that the zipper for the interior pocket had fallen off and was now missing. I am terribly disappointed in the quality of this bag, and I really wish they would improve the quality because it it otherwise a wonderful bag. I am returning it, but wishing very much that I didn't have to. Luckily, customer service has been easy to deal with as far as returning the bag, but they don't seem to address the quality issues, as the issues I've had seem to be had by other users as well. As it is now, I would not purchase this bag again, or recommend it to anyone. Also, as a side note, I paid the extra $6 to have my initials monogramed on the black leather patch, which they did, but it was very small and wasn't centered and looked kind of silly.
November 30, 2013
I've been waiting for a bag like this...
I used to use Marimekko canvas bags, but they stopped making them years ago. I've hunted and hunted, looking for a comparable product. The best thing about this Levenger bag is that it is actually MUCH better than the bag I was looking for! It's classy looking, lightweight. It has enough pockets to make it useful...but not so many that it's confusing. It holds wallet, cell, tablet, papers, and a book. Honestly? It's perfect!
May 18, 2013