Rated 5 out of
I would give ten stars if I could!I bought this bag over FIFTEEN years ago and I've used it almost every day since, while raising five kids. I just keep going back to her, even when I buy a new bag, it's proven a useful design for every stage of life. The lining inside is, understandably, a bit worn, the finish on the snap has finally chipped, and the main zipper is just starting to get finicky. She's broken in, but I haven't been easy on her and every stitch has held. It might be time to buy another in case they stop selling them, but I'm pretty attached now!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of
Love this bagI'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and spent a little bit more on a everyday bag than what I usually spend. This bag is worth every penny. My only complaint is I wish the strap was just a bit longer. It's great for summer but I don't think I'll be able to wear it comfortably across my body in a heavy winter coat.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of
This is my favorite bag!I purchased this bag right before i left for a year long trip travelling Asia, Australia and Indonesia. I wanted a bag that would be durable, secure, hold everything i'd need for a day, and still be stylish... this bag is perfect. It easily held my neccessities (wallet, phone, digitial camera, sunglasses, plus other random little things) It was a great bag for daily use and still looked cute on dressier nights. Simple and classic. It has worn in beautifully, even after being splattered with glow paint, salt water, and dirt, not to mention being sweat all over while in Asia, and its definitely been spilled on by numerous food and alcoholic beverages :P! Still my go to bag to this day, and probably for as long as it lasts me!!
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of
Great Travel bagI recently bought the Venetian Tribe bag for a trip to the USA. It was perfect for carrying the essentials such as my wallet and phone, and had plenty of extra space for miscellaneous items. I own several Roots bags and would highly reccommend this one if you don't mind only bringing what is necessary !
price was certainly worth the bag that was bought.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of
Excellent, versatile design!I've owned this as my only purse for 3, nearly 4 years now. It looks good with everything. Its still in perfect condition (that is, it has worn-in beautifully!) It's even survived an episode or two with sticky substances (like jam...) looking none the worse for it.
This bag was purchased in my single days, and now that I'm married and a mother...it's still perfect. I haven't had a single reason to even consider using 'just a diaper bag'. The design of this bag is perfect - a great size with exactly the right number of pockets, all easily accessible. It allows for a few extras, but prevents the inevitable clutter that comes with a larger bag. I always carry a wallet, small notebook, pens, lip balm, hand cream, travel perfume, extra cards, gum, candy, earphones, phone, a few random little extras and often travel documents as well. It all fits easily with room to spare. (An envelope will even fit in lengthwise!)
I love this cross-body for travel especially. The little zippered pocket on the inside main compartment is the perfect size for passports, and can be accessed with one hand. Ever tried to juggle a baby, a diaper bag, a carry-on or two, and a folded stroller (to be dropped plane-side) while trying to get out (& then put away) the passports & boarding tickets? Done. Easy. As a side note, I've also used a carabiner on the front ring detail to attach my water bottle for hands-free carrying but easy access while travelling (you do notice the weight then.)
All in all, thanks for a long lasting, beautiful, versatile, well-designed and 'Made in Canada' bag, Roots!
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 3 out of
Beautiful bag, but short strapBefore ordering this bag, I read all the reviews and it seemed like the perfect bag, and I was so excited for the day this bag would arrive in the mail, however I was quite disappointed when I received the package and realized that the strap was VERY short. I am 5' 6" tall, and this bag - with strap extended fully - only came to my waist, when worn cross-body. I was expecting it to sit closer to my hip, and if the strap was just a few inches longer, it would, and it would be the perfect bag. The size of the bag itself is great, the leather is beautiful - even smells good! - and it looks great, but the length of the strap brings my rating for this bag down. Unfortunately I have will be returning this bag.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of
Best. Bag. Ever.I got this bag three years ago for my birthday, and I haven't used another bag since! It still looks as beautiful as the day I got it, and it fits all of the essentials without feeling too heavy on my shoulder. The colour is perfect - it goes with everything! Absolutely love it :) Thank you, Roots!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 5 out of
Love This BagI've been eyeing this bag for a while and when I received it for Christmas, I was not disappointed! The bag is the perfect size for me, not too small, not too big. The main compartment has some small pockets for the little things while still keeping enough room in the bag for the larger things I use most. The front pocket makes is also easily accessible. I also love the adjustable strap so I can get the bag to rest on my hip exactly where I want it to whether it's crossed over or single shoulder. The leather and material on the inside is beautiful and excellent quality.
Overall, I am very happy with this bag and I couldn't have asked for a better gift!
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