Rated 5 out of 5 by TrishI Gorgeous bag.
Looks way more expensive than it is, especially with the markdowns. I am in love with mine; I can't stop looking at it! It is NOT heavy in the slightest, and it is just so versatile. I will never part with mine - this is a lifetime bag!
June 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AimeeE Almost perfect
I've looked a long time for the "perfect" bag and this one comes the closest. With only a couple of minor tweaks, it would be ideal.
I travel frequently by air and need a high quality bag that can hold all of my essentials (wallet, keys, iPad, smartphones, notebook, sunglasses, etc.) plus, when I'm on a commuter jet, it also needs to secure a 14" laptop and charger. Essential, too, is a bag that is feminine and stylish.
The quality of the Robinson Double Zip Tote is excellent. When it comes to style, this bag is a winner. It's beautiful and feminine without being at all ostentatious. It's a classy bag that's highly functional.
In terms of function, it's *almost* what I've seeking. Thanks to the snaps on the ends of the Robinson Tote, my laptop fits perfectly lengthwise when the sides are unsnapped. However, the bag is about about 3/4" - 1" (2-2.5cm) too short to close the top if the laptop is inside. Since I need a bag that can fit in an overhead bin of small commuter jets on the off chance I end up with a bulkhead seat, I want to ensure that everything in the center pocket is secure, so I wish I could close the center pocket. I worry about smartphones flying out of the bag undetected, so I have to transfer them to one of the side zipper pockets where they are harder to locate quickly. When I don't have to carry the laptop, I appreciate the side snaps because it makes the bag seem smaller and gives it a lovely shape.
If I could change this bag, I would:
-- make it just a little taller (~3/4"-1", 2-2.5cm)
-- change the snap on the center compartment for a zipper or other way to ensure center pocket contents remain secure. In crowded places it would be too easy for someone to remove an item from the center pocket if it's not closed in some manner.
-- increase the width of the shoulder strap (or add a removable wider portion where it rests on the shoulder) and make its anchor points more secure. Thanks to another reviewer, I learned the trick of securing the shoulder strap to the outside square rings that secure the handles when the bag is heavier than normal. It's a little narrower than I'd like, but it works much better than the intended rings with less risk of damaging the bag.
-- increase the drop of the top handles from 5" (12.7cm) to 7-8" (17.8-20.3cm) so that I could carry the bag on my shoulder using the top handles instead of solely relying on the long narrow shoulder strap.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the bag and highly recommend it. Even though it's not entirely what I'm looking for, I've used it every day since its arrival and am very glad I purchased it.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susie1109 Love My Tote!
When I saw a lady walking in downtown Houston carrying this tote, I knew that I wanted to purchase it. The tote is very stylish and functional. I carry everything in it, including my wallet, iPad and iPhone. The new carnival color is bold and fresh. I can't say enough good things about this tote. Thanks Tory!
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahtheShopper Rave review for Robinson!
My sweet husband got me this Robinson in the New Carnivale color for my birthday a couple of days ago and I absolutely love it. The color is almost a bright poppy red in person and it's absolutely beautiful. It really stands out and is the perfect compliment to my summer wardrobe. This is my 3rd Robinson but the 1st in the slightly tweaked style. I love how the newer Robinson's are slightly longer and I really like the tag/keyring on the front. It's a subtle but luxe touch that really takes this up a notch. This tote easily carries everything I need/want for every day. The side zip pockets are perfect for papers/coupons etc that I don't want to keep (or look at!) in the main compartment. The saffiano leather helps this purse maintain it's structure while being scratch resistant too. I think what works so well with this particular bag is the bright color is a fun contrast to the structured (more serious) look of the purse. I'm a recent Tory convert, this being the 3rd bag I've purchased in the past year. Definitely wouldn't mind to own the Robinson in a couple of other colors too. Overall, definitely recommend. I hope more colors in the newer Robinson tote style. LOVE!
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Veluna20 A great carry-all tote
Bought this in powder blue as a present for my sister-in-law's graduation from a university. The color is pretty, i'm a little bit surprised though that powder blue is actually powder blue (not white as in my computer screen).
In short, I'm satisfied by its quality, not to mention it's pretty too. I can put my small laptop in there, overall, a great carry-all tote. I wouldn't say anything about its quality and durability because this is a present.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ppuppu so cute
i'm satisfied with this bag.
it is simple and light.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by queenmaldita Love this purse
perfect size for me. i got the Robinson in Windsor. get lots of compliments with it.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DLSquared Exceeds expectations
I purchased this beauty for my sister and she LOVES it. It is so stylish and classy. She has received so many compliments.
May 29, 2014