"Great planning went into this bag, and it is well-made, down to the details like zipper insertion and overall quality of stitching and zipper pulls.
The strap is just the right size for the bag (not overly large or unnecessarily stiff), and there are many pockets inside and just the right number of pockets outside.
The bag has a brightly-colored lining so things are easy to find. I really like the size and lightness of the bag, and the top quality of the workmanship seals the deal."
"Perfect size - I've tried other 'organizer' bags but they've been too small - everything I carry (eyeglasses case, phone, camera, wallet, credit cards, makeup bag, etc.) fits and with the different sized zipper compartments, everything is easy to locate! Side pocket is great for holding keys and notes - plus it's comfortable to wear cross-body or as a shoulder bag - it's a 10!"
"I bought this bag nearly four months ago, to use as a small "day bag" on tours, or trips with family that involve walking, public transportation, etc. I actually prefer leather bags, even for everyday. When the bag arrived, I looked it over; it seemed OK, and I stored it on the shelf with my other purses - and did not use it until this past weekend when I was going to a college football game where rain was expected (and they also inspect women's purses when you enter the stadium). What a pleasant surprise - this bag is such nice quality that I would definitely use it for "everyday" and in a casual workplace (I did get it in black, so the whole thing IS 100 black, not two-tone, like the other colors). The pockets are just right - at least for MY lifestyle. I definitely like bags that have a fairly large slip pocket on the outside for things like programs or maps or boarding passes - and not all that many bags have that feature nowadays! This is the first Derek Alexander bag I have ever bought. I use the front zip pocket for my fairly large thin Android phone, but the phone would also fit inside the bag in what is apparently a cell phone pouch (with a narrow little slot next to it that you can put a pen and/or stylus in - and I definitely need to use a stylus when using a touch screen phone!). I rarely carry a wallet. I like purses that have an inside zip pocket for currency, and then I carry a small coin purse, and a small credit card holder. For the store rewards cards, I use the mini version with the hole in the end, and keep them all on a keychain."