on 4 October 2013
The style of the bag is very nice, especially as it also works for men. But the low quality of the materials used for this version of the Messenger bag are, in my view, not worth the high price tag. Because it is made from leather it is sold at a large premium to other versions of the same bag. And while it looks nice on the photos, the leather looks and feels cheap and has a strange shine to it, it is certainly not a good quality leather. The shoulder strap is made from a very shiny material whose copper-like colour is a very poor match to the colour of the leather and that didn't look and feel very sturdy. Furthermore, to open the bag the front straps have to slide out of leather loops, but the metal bits at the end of the straps barely fit through the loops so that opening the bag is a real fiddle. For that amount of money I would have expected a lot better.
on 8 October 2013
Very disappointed with this bag, the materials are not fit for purpose, the tubing/edging started wearing out within a month of light use revealing the plastic tubing inside. Id be amazed if this would last for 6 months without falling apart.
My wife has leather bags purchased at a fraction of the cost of this one that have lasted for years, shame the same cannot be said of this bag.