Rated 1 out of
RegretI bought this because I love the classic design and I needed a large tote-style bag to hold my laptop, wallet, an umbrella, etc. I'd also like to mention that the sales girl, Jasmine, was delightful.
Unfortunately, the leather is too soft for such a large bag. It's beautiful leather, but not the best choice for such a large tote. I bought this just a month ago and the handles are already stretching out the four small areas where the handles are sewn to the body of the bag. I'm attaching a photo of one of the areas, and while it may not seem significant by the image, when the bag is lifted, all four attachments have stretched the top fo the bag and it's overall quite noticeable that the bag is now misshapen. In addition, the handles themselves are also stretching out because they're made with the same very soft leather. Each time I grab the bag to pick it up, I can feel the handles pulling and where the handles are connected, it's tugging on the body of the bag. So my lovely bag already looks old, despite being still new. Unfortunately, I bought this in Montreal and live in New York, so I'm stuck with it. :(
Note to Roots: if you're going to design a large bag like this, understand people will toss lots of stuff it in, so use stiffer leather so the bag holds its shape or at least attach more of the handle to the body of the bag so it's not pulling in small concentrated areas.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5 out of
Large enough for my entire lifeI treated myself for my birthday. I’ve been looking for MONTHS! for a large enough bag that fits my 17” laptop and is also great quality.