Rated 5 out of 5Â by samanthapetrea Ideal bag.
A lot of reviews I read said that once they got the bag it smelled like fish, so of course once it arrived on my doorstep I was incredibly nervous to smell the bag. However I was not disappointed at all. The bag actually smelled like regular leather that you would buy on any other purse that wasn't vegan, the slouch is just perfect, the bag is roomy, and I LOVE the huge clutch it comes with as well as the little wallet like attachment. Unlike the other reviews say, the clutch isn't meant for your MacBook, but with a little altering it would be perfect for a 13" one! I'm assuming anything smaller, like the Macbook air 11" would be an ideal fit. I am so excited to use this bag for work, for school, and just to take on a plane ride. I attached the strap to the clasps as soon as I opened everything and it feels sturdy and strong!
The material color however; seems like overtime it may fade, so I'm thinking about purchasing a second and third color! Honestly the best purchase I've made yet. Absolutely in love.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by MarielDesmond Had to return!
I ordered this bag online for school and I was super excited to receive it in the mail. When I pulled it out of the packaging I instantly smelled it. The bag REEKED. It was terrible. I really wanted to keep it because I loved the bag itself and I figured it would air out, but after 2 weeks the smell did not fade at all. I was forced to return it because I couldn't bear using it, the smell was so strong. :(
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by KatyB Such a steal! But not the best quality
I ordered this bag in Whiskey/Blue about a month ago and I'm so in love!! It's such a great deal for everything it includes, and looks just like the (overpriced) Madewell Tote. Had a funky vegan leather smell at first, but it went away pretty quickly. I've received so many compliments on this bag already, and it fits a surprising amount of stuff. However, I'm going to have to buy another soon because one of the metal circle snaps that hold the bag together already fell off. :( Disappointed in the lack of quality because everything else about this bag is awesome!
Rated 2 out of 5
Â by colleen_a10 I want to love it but...
I fell in love with this bag 10 days ago. This bag should be everything. It's big without being too big, the pouches are perfect for holding smaller items so they don't get lost. It can be a shoulder bad and a cross body. In Whiskey, it's actually reversible because you'll love both colors. BUT, it's quality isn't what I've come to expect from Free People. Within a week, the metal grommets for the shoulder strap have detached, so I'm afraid to wear the shoulder strap because it might rip. The only things I've carried in this bag have been a notebook and a water bottle. I won't put my laptop in it because I'm afraid it will break the strap. In the photo, you can see the indentation from where he grommet pulled out. Also, if you have anything that makes the bag remotely not flat, the magnets won't hold the bag shut. That being said, I'm hopeful that I just got a dud because this bag really has potential and I would consider buying it again if I knew they had fixed these issues
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Julie_Anne I love this.... but it smells?
I just received this in the mail and as soon as I opened up the box I got a huge whiff of a strong fish-like smell. Sure enough, the vegan leather reeks of fish. I'm surprised that more reviews did not mention this. The same ones in my local FP store did not smell at all. Maybe it was because my bag was wrapped in packaging for a while before I received it. Anyway, I'm letting it air outside and the smell is already going away. I'm definitely keeping- got it in the black/white combo & I love it. My 13'' macbook fit in the pouch but it took me a minute or two of adjusting & moving around to get it in- definitely not ideal, but not a deal breaker either. Overall I recommend this bag to anyone who loves a good deal & a good looking bag!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lwahler 90% happy
I love this bag! The colour (whiskey/blue), the size and the functionality are awesome. My one complaint about it is that about a week after I got it the metal circle thing that you attach the shoulder strap to pulled through on both sides so now there is no metal securing it so I am afraid to use the shoulder strap... Even with that I want to get it in another colour!
Rated 4 out of 5Â by moyercjm Great bag, not so great quality
I was really excited when I first came upon this bag. I was looking for a tote for school that could hold all my things, and this was it! Then I found out it was reversible! Sold! However, not even after one use, one of the brass clamps broke. I guess the spring in it broke, but now the clamp won't stay shut. If your looking for a tote for class, this is your bag. Just don't count on it for durability.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by allisonrmont Disappointed
When I received this bag in the whiskey & blue combination I was so excited! It's the perfect size for carrying a few notebooks, a water bottle, and anything else you might need for class. As a college student with not a large disposable income, I was pleased with the price for such a cute bag. However, after only a couple times of wearing the bag (holding almost nothing), the brass rings that support where the cross body straps clip on have fallen off. Without the rings, the material stretches and rips very easily and exposes the white under layer. I really wanted to love this bag but in this condition it is pretty much unusable. Wish I had saved my 68 dollars.