Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 258
Rated 3 out of 5 by TrimProf1 One inside pocket would clinch the deal
I read over the description of this tote several times and didn't realize there was no inside pocket. I was disappointed because the leather is so soft and the flat bottom makes this tote useful. There is an attached wallet but that is just too inconvenient for cellphones, etc. The strap length is good -- can be easily put over shoulder but also comfy to carry with the handles over the arm. The quality is good. Just one pocket inside would make it perfect!
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sevendayblonde Everyday Classic
I purchased the Downing Tote in English Saddle. The leather is so soft, and the color is beautiful! The bag is sturdy and has a nice shape to it. It doesn't droop over like many other totes, even when it's not very full. I bought it with the intention of using it as a work carry-all, but I can happily use it for travel, going to the gym or the farmer's market. And splurge on the monogramming! I've gotten so many compliments on it :)
May 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jill5118 Everyday work tote
Great tote to take to work. Big so it holds lunch and unbrella. Color is great but the handles are a little thin. Would have liked to have seen the straps more finished.
May 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HellaBella Feels like cardboard
I'm really surprised at these positive reviews. From a distance, this bag looks perfect, but in my hands I found the leather of this bag to be disappointing and of low quality. It looks like it'll scratch and scuff easily with a few wears, which isn't ideal for a commuter/school/daily use bag. At this price point, there are much better options out there.
May 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by kst7 Disappointing quality
The bag itself looks all right, but I am disappointed in the overall quality. The leather straps are incredibly thin and attached to the bag in a way that both feels skimpy and looks almost completely devoid of detail. This bag wouldn't hold up to daily usage for me, and it does not score at all on the interesting / quirky scale -- no reason for me to keep this.
For the price, and the brand, I expect more.
May 22, 2014