No just to test it out!. I just got my purse in and I does have a burnt leather smell to it, but it will eventually go away. It's a really good size, I love it.
Very well made. I can't wait to order more from JCHLM!. Beautiful! I love it! ! ! Looks and feels very expensive.
Great bag! After schlepping this backpack everywhere on a 10 day trip, I can say that it looks like it is going to hold up pretty well.
I was thrilled to get an invitation to review this JCHLM backpack from the product development team since I have been in need of a new travel backpack. I love the stylish and thoughtful design. The breathable padding on the back, the clasp on the front that allows for hooking on extra items when all the other pockets are full, the separate zipper pocket inside for keys and a wallet, and the padded inside pocket for a laptop are just a few of the nice touches. It has held up great so far as I have used it as an airplane carry-on, beach bag, and cycling backpack for a quick grocery store run.
The PU quality is good, however, I have to use it to test the stitches yet. It looks pretty on person.