Women's Heirloom Sadie Backpack
Almost perfect backpack
I love this backpack - excellent style and quality. Would be an ideal one if not for those misplaced snaps - I agree with previous reviewers.
April 4, 2014
Unique, attractive backpack
This is exactly what I've been looking for in a backpack. It's a perfect size and a very different style from the typical backpack. I haven't used it yet but it appears to be very functional. I don't intend to put valuable items in the outside pockets because of the ease in getting into them, but there are plenty of non-valuable items that can go there. It appears to be of very good quality - looks like it will stand up for many years. I'm looking forward to taking it on my trip to France this month.
April 3, 2014
I like this backpack but like other reviewers have said, the snaps need attention. They're very loose to the point where you need to be concerned if you have anything of value in them. Otherwise I love it.
April 3, 2014
Beautiful, functional backpack
I am using this as my purse, and am loving it. The leather is really beautiful. I love that the straps have a rugged fabric lining (so leather doesn't stain shirts) and that they are fully adjustable. I can fit a lot into this bag without it feeling cramped. The only reason for four stars is the same reason other reviewers have given: the outer flap pockets are hard to keep closed with those magnets. I can only fit a lip balm or other such tiny item in the outer pockets. The clasps need to match up better AND have stronger magnets to make the pockets more secure. I am carrying my phone in the larger flap pocket, but I'm really nervous the magnet will detach and I'll lose the phone. Ugh. For style and its other merits in practicality, it gets the full five stars.
March 10, 2014
Just what I was looking for...almost.
This sweet little backpack purse is tantalizingly close to perfect. The leather is substantial & gorgeous without adding too much weight. The overall size of the purse is just right for those of us who are trying to scale down a little, but still want to carry the essentials. The number of interior pockets is bare minimum, but workable. An interior pen loop and key clip would be brilliant additions. The exterior pockets add great looking style & space...but here is where the bad news lies. There seems to be a minor design flaw that creates a fairly significant concern. The pocket flaps, which look so great, are either not long enough, or are placed a tiny bit too high, both of which lead to the same problem. Those flaps do not close securely because they don't come down far enough for the magnets to meet squarely. The magnets are weak, and so come open far too easily, i.e.- brushing against anything, which WILL happen, especially when the bag is worn as a backpack. So, I am not comfortable putting any valuables, such as my phone, in any of the exterior pockets.
I love the bag so much that I'm going to see if I can adjust to this flaw, because otherwise it is just what I was looking for.
March 2, 2014
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND PRODUCT
I've just received this bag, and love love it, I love the rich leather and smell of it. It's like a big bag wrapped up in a small bag. I was able to transfer everything I had from a much bigger bag that was causing me back pain, into this little one. A wallet, a 2nd generation kindle which is very long, a small bottle of water, my accessories and lots lots more. I was amazed at how much I was able to pack into it. The reason I did not give it a 5 star, was I wish the hooks were a little longer to meet the eyes. I have to keep trying to stretch it in order for it to hook, and the magnetic is not strong enough to hold the hook and eye, so it constantly keeps opening. I may take it to a reputable leather shop and have it adjusted. Apart from that, I would not trade this bag for anything else. I have searched the internet looking for something like this, and finally found what I wanted.
THANKS SAHALIE AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
February 11, 2014