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(based on 15 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Tuff and Beautiful
By Lily in CT
from Somers, CT
About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish
Comments about Plateau Ridge Tote:
This is a lovely, sturdy totebag. I love the fact that it's padded and has an outside pocket. The look and feel of this item demonstrates it's fine quality. I was hoping to use it as my everyday handbag but found it to be too large and too deep. However,that just makes it all the better as a shoppingtote and stuff carrier for traveling and boating.I'm sure I will get good use of it Christmas shopping!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect! This bag is exactly right!
By The philosophy prof
from Western KY
About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish
I carry LOTS of books, papers, etc. I needed a bag strong enough to do this comfortably AND that I felt good about carrying. This is it!
Larger than Stated
By Susan the photographer
from Lyons, CO
About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical
Gorgeous bag but MUCH larger than described. Even so, a 15" laptop cannot fit in because the zippered top narrows. But its too nice to send back and I will use it for travel and such. I am 5'4" and the straps are almost to long. Feel ambivalent about it but the sale price is too good to send it back.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Ridge tote a good idea but ...
from Atlanta, Ga
About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish
This bag is very heavy and much larger than the catalog indicated. The style was just what I wanted but I couldn't handle the bulk.
from Long Island, NY
About Me Career, Classic, Practical
I had a tote very similar to this that I had purchased from another catalog source. However, the bottom had begun to wear and part was torn. This is virtually exactly like that one, only a little larger, which is perfect for me because the other was a little small. It also seems to be sturdier -- I use it as a book bag, so that's important. I read other reviews before purchasing. I agree that there is only one inner pocket (which doesn't bother me), but one reviewer described it as more brown than tan, which is not correct about mine. Another reviewer had pointed out that it tapers at the top for the zipper (as did my other one), which is accurate and the one thing I don't care for and which caused me to rate it four stars, rather than five.
Lovely bag BUT....
from Mount Airy, MD
About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical
When I read the description, I thought "Great" because it specifically mentions having numerous interior pockets. It has one. I'm trying to figure out how to make it work because it is a beautiful bag, but it's a challenge. I have yet to change over from my old purse because I'm having a hard time organizing all of my "stuff".
It is as the picture shows.
By Just me
from Warsaw, IN
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I purchased this to look stylish as well as functional for my knitting classes that I take in various cities. I wish it had more pockets on the interior but it works.
By Becky the Bag Lady
from Longview, TX
About Me Professional
I teach and carry at least 2 bags each day. Hope this bag will eliminate one. It looks well made and strong enough to contain books and papers. We will see.
Quality appears to be excellent.
from OFallon IL
About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish
Great sturdy bag for toting most anything. I will use it for many things. I do wish it had another pocket on the inside. Thank you
I own one of these totes and bought one as a graduation gift. The buffalo hide is gorgeous and the bag will last a lifetime.
from San Jose, CA
About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical
This is a dressy leather zip-top tote (not clear from description). Like all canvas zip-top totes, it puckers at the ends from the zipper and is a bit stiff overall (it also has a reinforced bottom). The handles are a good length and the leather is thick. The color is darker than the picture: brown. The zip is great since everything is protected. I wanted a tote for a laptop and this has plenty of room and could even be used for a travel bag. 2 pockets are sufficient. I hope it softens a bit with use.
By Leesie the skater
from New Orleans, LA
Just an all around terrific, everyday tote. I like it because the style is simple & timeless.
Better than my expectations
from kansas city
About Me Practical
was better than my expectations. Can carry all of my stuff in one bag instead of three
There are no "numerous" pockets.
from South Bend, IN
About Me Career, Practical
This was purchased as an alternative to a traditional briefcase. It serves that function very well, with a few exceptions. The bag is wide at the bottom but narrower at the top and it does not have what I would call an easy access. That was disappointing and can be a bit frustrating. It makes it difficult to find things inside. Also, it was advertised as having "numerous" pockets, which it does not. One large one inside and one small one with Velcro closure on the outside. It appears to be very high quality construction though, aside from the few shortfalls. The longer shoulder strap lengths are perfect: not too short, not too long. Time will tell if the shortcomings are overridden by the positives.
Big and durable
By Grandma Ruth
from Ridgefield, WA
About Me Comfort-Oriented
Tote was much bigger than expected, making it too heavy for me. A good tote for someone young and strong. It was as described [...]