I did cut off the little leather tabs at the bottom as mentioned in other reviews. I found my bag! It's tough, canvas material and built solid. ***It's been 8 months and this bag has held up to everything I dish out. I can be hard on purses so I use my small ones for shopping and out with my husband. No differences noticed. THIS one is perfect for work (tablet, phone, chargers, water bottle, empty travel cup, ear muffler and all the other stuff AT THE SAME TIME, no extra bags) Yes, I do need to dig sometimes and that's ok, I do have all my stuff in there. I've taken it on the plane, all secure, everything I need is right there.
I loved the color and size, it's not big, and it's not too small. I get compliments every time I'm out with it. It's like arm jewelry, it's lovely and for the price, you can't beat it.
But I LOVE COLOR, and this purse makes me smile every day. Every time I look at it, it's a different purse: purple, green, pink, blue. The size works very well for me: big enough for everything I want to hold. It took me a couple of days to adjust to the zipper pull (it was finicky at first) and the inside pockets for my phone, but now they work well. I carry it as my everyday bag, and I love it!. I am not an accessories person: mostly I pick purses by whether they are big enough to hold a book and a water bottle.
I don't usually leave reviews, however I have had this bag for several months and it is fantastic! I am a teacher and use this to carry my computer, files, folders, notebooks, papers to grade, my lunchbox, water bottle, etc. I would definitely recommend this bag, and would not hesitate to buy it again. I have overstuffed it many times and have been sure the handles would break, but they have not. It is very sturdy and holds much more than you would think.
I am very pleased with this purse. I plan to purchase another one in one of the fall colors. I am not easily pleased with purses, but so far I have carried this one all summer.