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Leather shoulder bag, 'Life's Journey' - Leather Traveler Bag Curate

Product ID: 301943

Life's Journey Leather Traveler Bag

Made from soft, full-grain leather, our durable travel bag keeps your... more

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Made from soft, full-grain leather, our durable travel bag keeps your necessities safe and organized. With zip closures, an exterior pocket for cell phone or glasses, a security pocket that protects your important documents, and an adjustable strap that can be worn across the body for added security, it's the perfect bag for the savvy traveler. The interior is fully lined with cotton blend twill fabric and with microfiber under the flap. The bag folds flat for packing.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 27.9 cm W x 27.9 cm H x 5.1 cm D
  • 11" W x 11" H x 2" D

  • Leather; cotton/polyester and microfiber lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Adjustable strap(s)
  • Genuine leather may naturally show subtle marks, scratches or wrinkles
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Bolivia.
  • Ships fast from USA.

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08/24/2017

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"Not as nice as pictured"

I am thinking about returning this item. I had high hopes of a beautiful SOFT leather cross body bag. The leather is questionable as it does not smell like leather. The texture is pebbled and not soft but very stiff. The strap is not designed well.

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10/17/2017

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"I like it so much I bought a second!"

I first bought this purse on the NG website. After looking at it for a couple years, I decided to pay the big bucks for it, Just had the feeling I would like it. I don't, I love it! I used to use it just for travel but then I found when I returned home, I didn't want to carry a great big purse. This is JUST THE RIGHT size for all the "stuff" I need. It's so easy to whip out my ID or a credit card, yet this purse also makes me feel like my things are safe too. I bought it in blue, I liked it, but since I wear black all the time and I use this purse all the time, I decided to buy a black version. But when I went to buy a second purse in black, NG no longer sold it! I was devastated. It took some hard core investigating, but I finally found it again here on the Novica site. Thank God! I love this purse and am so happy to have it in black now. I highly recommend! Use it, you will never go back to your big purse that is heavy and carries all that stuff you never need.

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11/22/2017

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"I receive many compliments on this beautiful item "

I love all the pockets (though I tend to forget where I put what sometimes). The zippers are a bit stiff right now, but I assume they will ease a little with time. I purchased this purse to take on a trip early next year and believe it will be just what I need. The workmanship of this item is exceptional. There is only one change I would make. The pocket I believe is intended for a cell phone needs to be wider now that the new I phones & their clones are wider than the older versions. Keep up the good work!

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12/10/2017

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"wrong item shipped to me"

Another bag was shipped and not at all with the same features. Disappointing.

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12/11/2017

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"Definitely worth the money"

I bought one of these for a trip and liked it so much I use it every day for work now. It has the right mix of pockets (some zippered) and slots to handle cash, cards, tickets/passports, phone, and glasses without being bulky or heavy. If I need to, I can put anything else I need to carry in the roomy main pocket. One of my friends liked my red one so much she bought the same one. Another friend bought the cinnamon. Both of those colors are beautiful. My bag has held up remarkably well--still looks new and gets compliments after 2 years of hard travel, regular use, and minimal upkeep. Definitely worth the money.

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03/26/2013

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"Good travel with this one"

I use the bag all the time. The only issue is the leather stains my sweaters when it is warm. I am not able to wash the stain so have ruined a number of good outfits.

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12/03/2011

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"Great look but too small"

I find the bag is too small for international carryon. Have trouble fitting in my Kindle, Iphone, etc.

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09/21/2013

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"Awesome Bag"

I purchased one of these bags back in March of 2013. I loved it completely. Unfortunately I had an accident on my mobility scooter and the purse fell and was dragged for a short distance. It scuffed pretty badly but the worst part was the seems ripped and the zipper of the main pocket pulled off their track. In a word, Unrepairable. I loved this purse so much, I just purchased another one. I was surprised to see that it had raised in price by $30 in so short a period of time. Anyway, I was happy to get it. Now that I am using the new one, I can't help but feel that the cross over body strap is not as long as the last one I had. I can't prove it since I couldn't find a measurement on the current ad, and I threw away the ruined purse so I could not measure it, BUT it definitely feels shorter. All in all I still love this bag and would recommend it to my friends.

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02/06/2014

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"Best choice everyday bag"

Will buy this product again.

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05/16/2012

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"Fantastic Handbag"

This handbag is great for everyday use, easy to access all compartments and has a large capacity.

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12/25/2010

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"Red is not red"

I had fallen in love with the bag in the catalogs...expecting it to be buttery soft and a lovely soft bright red bag. Shocked to see it is a heavy bag made of a leather that might be used in a men's shoe...and is not bright at all...more of a dark cordovan color. All that being said, I will keep it and see how much use I get out of it.

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04/04/2013

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"Very nice bag"

Very good quality bag. Lots of pockets for convenient organization. If the main compartment was just about an inch bigger my iPad would fit in it. Still a great purchase and good value.

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10/01/2014

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"Beautiful travel bag."

Beautiful leather travel bag with lots of compartments.

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12/25/2014

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"Not really what I'd call a travel bag."

I bought this bag to be a little more stylish during my Christmas trip to Sao Paulo, Brasil, to visit my daughter, her husband, and her inlaws. When it arrived, it looked like the bag had been living under something heavy for quite a while--the strap was creased and the purse itself flattened, the leather rippled in some places and also creased. I thought that maybe it just needed break-in time, so I hung it from a door handle in my house for several weeks and kept the scanty packaging inside the bag, but the creased-shape persisted. A few days before leaving for my trip, I tried transferring the essential items from my default purse, a tear-resistant black teardrop shaped nylon shoulder strap bag that I've been using for years. But guess what, only about half the items fit. For example, I need two pair of reading glasses depending on the task I'm doing, plus sun glasses, and these three items took up most of the space in the bag. An umbrella is an essential item for Brasil, and my tiny fold-up number protruded out of the top of the bag. So let's talk about what DID fit. My wallet, passport, lip balm and lip stick, a few pens, my cell phone in the outside pocket. One pair of glasses at a time. A teeny camera. That's it. Oh, and the shoulder strap, way too long for a person who is 5'5". I'll need to get another hole punched in the leather to shorten the strap even more. The bottom line: not a good bag for travel. An okay bag for around your home town if you don't need to carry a lot of personal items around. A secondary bag, not your primary bag.

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01/18/2012

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"Great and well designed item"

It is very stylish, well designed and practical with just the right amoung space!

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07/01/2016

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"Okay but not great"

This lies nicely single shoulder but is awkward on cross shoulder as there is no rotation allowed by only leather at the junction of strap and bag. The stress on the twisting leather is not as comfortable as a metal loop would have been. It loses its clean lines as this happens as well.

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01/31/2013

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"does the job"

best is the cross body shoulder strap but the bag fully loaded is heavy

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05/24/2012

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"Forget red, buy blue!"

It's a handy everyday bag that allows me to get rid of my wallet (the front zipped pockets serve as bill and coin holders). My checkbook is with my bills. A bit difficult to find my lipstick inside the large zippered compartment, but I now put it into one of the zippered pockets. It remains a trim flat bag, no matter how much I cram into it. And I use the back single zipped compartment for my cellphone.

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01/10/2013

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"Designed for small phones in mind"

Very compact and flat which is good, but forced me to dispense with some items that cause unsightly bulges. It is apparent that the design is a bit out of date, because the phone compartment was the perfect size for phones in use five years ago. I could not fit my smart phone in the pocket and was obliged to use the oversized zippered pocket next to it. Had I known this, I probably would not have purchased this purse. However, I still like it and will make do with a little inconvenience.

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11/12/2014

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"Perfect!"

I love this purse. The front pockets for wallet and phone are primarily what I need. I've discovered the internal wallet-like slots, but will save them for when I'm travelling. It's slim, but can hold a lot. There's clearly been a lot of thought put into this.

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04/18/2011

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"Great Bag!!!!"

I love cross body effect, and its very comfortable.As you use it more the bag actually softens more. I have 3 of them, Black, Tan, and Blue. Love them all, and have had a lot of complements on these bags.

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07/07/2014

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"Looked cheap, especially for the price."

I have wanted this travel bag for literally several years and finally thought I would go ahead and purchase it. I was so excited to open my package, and immediately I was disappointed. It looked so cheap as far as the material and how it was made. I didn't even have to think about it, I immediately packaged it back up and sent it back. Extremely disappointed.

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11/20/2014

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"My Travel Go To Bag"

I have a closet full of handbags but this is my go to bag when traveling both for security and easy usage.

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01/30/2011

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"IT IS VERY BEAUTIFUL"

Things that are great about it

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12/22/2013

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"Excellent"

This cross body handbag is beautifully made, holds everything I need and still looks slim and stylish. It's garnered lots of compliments.

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11/12/2015

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"WOW! I love this bag"

This bag hangs on my shoulder across my body. It is very comfortable to wear and use. I feel safe with it as it can not be grabbed off of my shoulder. It is beautifully made. It is just what I have wanted for ages!

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02/07/2015

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"To much for this bag"

Looked really good in the picture, but was really disappointed when it arrived. Have an 80 dollar leather purse that is better made and better quality than this one. Shipping is way to high.

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02/12/2013

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"Perfect for travel and everyday"

The number of different compartments makes it easy to organize all those things we need on a day to day basis or when traveling. It eliminates the need for a wallet.

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01/18/2011

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"Great Bag to Travel Light"

I really like this purse. I wish it was a little softer. The exterior case for sunglasses works, but the flap is rigid and flat and does not conform to the rest of the shape. Otherwise, it is well organized and easy to use. I have the tan bag, which is really neutral to go with everything.

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03/07/2012

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"My travel copanion"

I love the quality. Proud to carry it. felt that it needed to be a bit larger to hold travel documents, business envelopes are difficult to get in and out.. I think it should open up wider, so that things can be found with greater ease. I think it will last for ever...probably longer than I would want it to. It feels awkward sometimes as it slips off my shoulder a lot. I think I can get a lot of use of this bag.

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12/22/2013

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"The perfect bag"

For twenty years I've been looking for the "perfect purse." I finally found it. Stylish. Practical. Sturdy. The way this purse is designed, you can stash a lot of stuff into it without the purse looking bulky and bulgy like other purses. I'm petite at 5'2", yet for all the stuff I put in it, I don't grotesquely distort my profile carrying it, whether for business or for personal use. Especially handy is the front flap that has a large zippered pocket for such things as a passport, another fairly large zippered pocket for easy access to such things as cash, and a handy pocket for iPhone, etc.

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02/06/2013

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"What a hit as a Christmas travel gift!"

My husband and I saw this travel bag in your store in early December. My husband ordered it on line as a surprise. We travel quite a bit during the year and this bag fits the bill. Not only is it stylish but I can place it around my shoulder and neck for safe keeping. The soft leather is primo. Thank you NATGEO for offering a great travel companion. Off to Saint Martin in four weeks!

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12/30/2011

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"Perfect bag for me!"

Attractive practical styling (gratefully without any excessive & unnecessary detailing); durable construction; well-designed compartments keep tickets, cell phone, keys for daily commuting easily at hand; main compartment is just the right size for wallet, coin purse, & glasses cases; best of all the bag lies well on the torso.

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10/22/2016

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"Picture is WRONG."

This item shows six (6) colors. Magazine has Black on Right end, and Online has Black on Left end. In both cases the Black clearly shows inside credit card, license, and bill pouch. We had reason to believe this view was the BACK of the bag. NOT SO. Someone took a picture of a different product for the Black Bag

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04/19/2014

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"Very cool bag"

I use this purse every day and I love it. The only thing I would like is a wider opening in the main compartment.

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11/14/2014

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"Awesome Design for travel"

The purse's design is so easy to use and is very functional in keeping all your personal items organized while traveling. It's not cumbersome at all. I use the purse most all the time and always while traveling. I wish the colors on the website matched closer to the actual color of the purse. I also wish the zipper was not as "brassy" as it is. I would definitely purchase this purse again!

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10/30/2011

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"Excellent leather bag"

Buying this leather bag for adult on that has mild Cerebal Palsy, imperative not to carry extra bulk, great as a bookbag & perfect for his size.He's just thrilled about it.

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03/11/2014

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"I will not purchase from NG again"

Received the purse as a gift at Christmas and after less than 3 months of intermittent use the stitching came undone along the upper edge and the zipper fell off the unfinished ends. National Geographic claims satisfaction guaranteed however upon contacting the service department we were told that they would not pay for the return shipping from Canada. When we told them that we could mail it from the US on our next trip down, we were told that they could not email the shipping label and that they could not mail the shipping label to us either. This product was defective and the onus should have been with NG to make it right. So much for their satisfaction guarantee.

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04/18/2012

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""Don't judge a book by its cover""

I ordered the red travel bag, in the picture it looks cherry red, but was disappointed because it is more cinnamin colour.

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05/23/2012

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"Great Bag"

Very good all around bag.

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04/03/2012

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"Quality lasts"

Use it for everyday. Not too big and not too small. Lots of pockets but the inside one could be a bit bigger.

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12/20/2014

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"Just right for a commuter girl"

I use this bag everyday to commute to/from work--42 miles one way. It provides several pockets to store/hide commuting essentials. I have been looking for a bag that was a cross-body style, and small enough not to weigh me down while commuting. The bag offers several zippered compartments that are deep enough to carry many items. It is helpful to have an adjustable strap. It is great! There are only two things that I wish were different -- the cell phone pocket should be larger to accommodate today's larger phones; a key ring hookup inside the main pocket.

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01/26/2012

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""I would buy this product again and agai"

Well designed

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04/26/2014

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"Beautiful leather and great room"

Just what I wanted for travel out of country. Cross body leather strap very secure. Bad odor was difficult to eliminate, so I put fragrant soaps in all the pockets and closures.

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06/13/2014

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"$22.95 is too much for shipping!"

Good product, shipping too expensive.

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11/15/2011

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"On my third one of these great bags!"

I use this bag for everyday use. I love it because I never have to dig to find things. Everything is in its place and easy to find. This is the third one of these bags I've had over the last 8 years. They really last!

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03/21/2015

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"lovely product"

Think I will enjoy using this product on trips.

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06/08/2012

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"N. Geo overcharges on shipping &handling"

The bag was very nice, but the fees -- tax, shipping, and handling, are outrageous. Gee, Nat'l Geo. I expected better! This is far costlier than any other online shopping site I have used!

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04/12/2012

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"Leather Travel Bag"

Beautiful bag, stylish. The only problem I have is the main compartment is a bit small for my liking but lots of little pockets to keep stuff organized.

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05/22/2014

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"Perfect"

I wanted a sleek bag that could hold all the items I want with me when I travel. It does that in such a way that everything is easily accessed. I also wanted a cross-body strap so my hands would be free, and one that is well-made, so I don't have to replace it. This bag meets all my expectations.

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02/03/2013

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"Slim profile; doesn't slip off shoulder"

I purchased this purse for everyday use. Wanted one that looked good, and organized the contents in a way the made things easy to retrieve. Also, for a quick trip into the store when I don't wear it cross-wise, it doesn't seem slip off my coat shoulder as much as other handbags do, which is very nice!

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04/23/2016

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"Utilitarian"

Sleek

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09/28/2012

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"Best handbag I've ever owned"

Easy to carry and you can find everything in your bag instantly. Great compartments. You can even fit a standard-sized paperback book in it. It's a lifesaver!

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12/04/2011

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"A little irritated"

I am abit irritated - not at the bag itself - this bag is really nice, very sylish and made well. I bought this as a gift. What really got me is the manner in which National Geographic shipped this item. I paid full price ([$]) and a couple days after I purchased it, the price was lowered to [$]. I know, it's just bad timing and no luck on my part. BUT, I paid $18.95 to ship it - which is alot of money - but, I thought - hey, it's an expensive item, a portion is going to a good cause,it will come in a nice sturdy box, etc. Well, the bag arrived by USPS (regular mail) in a plastic mailbag with NO bubble wrap around it on the inside. My mail carrier stuffed it into my mailbox,and I was in shock when I saw how it was shipped. This is NOT the US postal system's fault. It should never have been shipped out that way - especially for $18.95. The inside of the bag itself had some paper stuffing - but not enough to keep it rigid and nice and crease-free. I immediately re-stuffed it myself and hung it up to hopefully let it's shape come back. The result: It's passable and I will still give it as my gift. I'm not one to makle a fuss, and I don't want the hassle of returning it and then waiting for another. But, buyers beware of this company's shipping/handling costs.

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"Zipper Issues"

Had a great deal of trouble with the zipper and had to sew the end closed t use the bag. Disappointed.

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"Very stylish and excellent quality"

Capacity of the bag may not be enough for the items I usually carry with me in my bag - perhaps that is a good thing and will encourage me to carry less???

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"Great bag … I love it ..."

Love it - great bag . 5 stars as very good quality leather, zippers, and access to middle wider pocket for sun glass case, book, snack with easy access to outer pockets for necessary travel items - boarding pass, identification, etc.

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"BEST BAG EVER OWNED"

Everything about this bag is top notch except the exorbitant shipping charges by Natl Geo. Why do you treat us this way?

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"Do not use in the rain!"

I bought this bag because of size and cross body strap. Have used it every week since January. Have traveled most weeks on business and have loved the bag and gotten many compliments. Just finished my first day of a weeklong vacation. Bag successfully carried my sunglasses, pocket camera and binoculars with no discomfort at all. Bad news was I ended up hiking for two hours in the rain. I now have a black cross body strap images on the FRONT AND BACK of a brand new top! It is the only bag I brought on the trip. Don't want to go home w more ruined tops if I end up in the elements again. Very disappointed and definitely did not expect this from this bag! If you buy it, do not plan on using it in the outdoors. Why did I do so? I have scoliosis. Carrying traditional backpacks or fanny packs cause too much discomfort in my back. The cross body style is great from that perspective.

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"perfect size"

Easy to carry over body. Doesn't get in way of shopping bags.

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"i liked the purse so much, i purchased one for my daughter i"

great purse to use all the time

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"Terrific Travel Bag"

I love this bag so much I'm on my third one.

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"Excellent quality"

I purchased the black bag for use as a large purse. It's very high quality and met all my expectations. There are lots of pockets in the bag. I agree with an earlier comment that it's a bit small for a travel bag, however, we travelled throughout the UK this summer for a week and it worked fine for short day trips. I liked it enough that I have ordered a 2nd color. But again, I am using it primarily as a purse because I like the leather, the quality, and all the pockets.

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"Fantastic Product"

Sturdy construction, good craftsmanship. I really like the 'hidden' section for valuables under the main flap that makes it more difficult for potential thieves to get credit cards, money, etc. I also like the 4 outside easy-access pockets. I am an organization freak, so this bag suits me well! I got the red, which I love, though it looks different than in the photo - not as 'true' a red, and less bright. The outside pocket that looks like it holds sunglasses wont be good for this purpose as it's very narrow; I think it's meant for a cellphone. I'll use it to hold an ample supply of pens/markers. Thank You NG for providing a quality product.

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"What size"

It would be very helpful if the size was given. 12" wide x 10" tall x 2" thick. In one photo, with the sunglasses, it looks small, in another photo, hanging from a shoulder, it looks big.

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01/21/2012

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"This was the right choice"

This bag allows me to carry everything I need in one spot. It fits my iPad, phone,passport, wallet and an assortment of things I need to carry on board an airplane. The ability to separate things makes it easy to find what I need when I need it. It fits comfortably over my shoulder and across my chest making it very secure.

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05/18/2013

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"Ideal for travel as well as everyday"

accurately described in advertising

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10/20/2013

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"Beautiful bag"

Having read the comments of others about the easy transference of the bag color onto clothes, I still bought it because I was attracted to the stylish lines and its practicality. I wasn't disappointed. Its a beautiful bag, yet soft and durable. Just be careful not to sling it across your body when you are sweating.Great for casual occasions and travelling.

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"Awesome"

I use this wonderful product everyday. Read all the reviews and purchased the red one. Beautiful cinnamon color! If I had one suggestion to make, it would be to make the zipper opening for the Main Pocket, just a little bit longer (it stops short of end to end), but nothing I can't live with!! Best bag I ever owned. Customer service was awesome when I called to make inquiries into this bag. I truly love it! Plan an buying another color in the fall!!

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"Great purse"

I agree that the red is not red. It is more orange. I have two and only use the black one. I have been using it over a year and it shows very little wear. My wallet is hard to get in the main compartment, but comes out easily. Now it is priced out of my budget. I would buy another if there was a good sale, though.

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05/16/2014

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"Great gift!"

My husband took a risk in buying this for me, but the purse is beautiful(mine is blue) and I love all the organizational aspects. The capacity is good, but if it is stuffed full, it doesn't lie flat or even snap at the bottom. I use it as one of my everyday purses as well as when I travel.

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"Unfortunate"

Perfect size and design, but there was an intolerable odor of petroleum, so strong that even other people noted it. I had to return the bag. What a pity.

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"most practical bag"

I use it all of the time, not just for trips.

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"as described"

as advertised

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"Great bag!!!!"

This bag was a birthday gift to myself. I found a promo code that carved a little off the price but IMO the shipping fee was WAY too high. It just arrived so I haven't had time to carry it yet but I'm sure I'll love it, the purse I've been using is way too small for all my "stuff". My mother also has this bag. Based upon initial observation the quality appears to be excellent. Although I love the blue color I went with brown as it's more practical.

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"Terrific daily work and travel bag"

I use the bag for daily work and plan to use on a trip to Lecce, Italy in the Fall.

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"Travel Chic"

The arrival of the bag was a pleasant surprise. I will use this classically simple yet stylish bag every day as well as on trips. High quality and functionality are a great match.

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"wifes favorite bag"

easy to use and access items, well thought out, looks good

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"Have to return--It smells!"

I found it necessary to return it because the petroleum smell never completely left it (even after airing it out for two weeks)!

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"JUNK"

Intended for travel with I-Pad.

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"Disappointed"

I returned the product. Was looking forward to using it on my next trip but found the large pocket hard to get things in and out of. With different zipper placement the large center pocket would be so much easier to use. Very disappointed.

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"Love this Travel Bag"

Along with all the other features I've indicated, it is convenient that it can be placed on a surface and stand on it's own. I am also very happy with the security feature for cards, license, passport, etc. with the way the flap is picked up with ease to access them. It's a beautiful travel bag which I use constantly as a purse because of all the great features.

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"Passed with flying colours."

Not too bulky. Wearing across the chest lies flat and leaves hands free.

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"Really great cross over bag"

Wish the design used silver instead of gold buckles on the black. Originally ordered the red and it was a terrible shade (unfortunate as I like to easily identify my bag). Exchanged for the black. It is amazing how much this bag holds without looking huge or bulky. I use it everyday since I like to have hands free or no fear of a bag slipping from my shoulder when shopping.

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"Wish I did not wait so long."

I am a professional who often carries one or more totes for files so this bag slung across my body is perfect for my personal items. Have been looking at it for a long time. Wish I had gotten it sooner.

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"Great bag"

The best part is that I didn't need to carry a wallet as the cash and cards fit perfectly in the space provided.I just wish the big pocket was a bit more spacious.

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"very nice bag"

It was a hit the moment it was opened

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"Compact travel purse"

I wanted a purse with compartments that are easy to get to and open wide. The purse itself feels closed in. When you are trying to find anything in the main section it doesn't open up wide enough. I wished it had been big enough to accomodate large 9x11 envelopes that contain important papers. Alas it is just short of the size I needed. However the quality is excellent so I kept it for that reason.

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"Very Disappointed, Returned"

I was so disappointed with this bag. I travel a lot for work and was looking forward to using this to help simplify my travel. I ordered both the black and the cinammon (tan)and returned both. The grain on the leather is quite large and visible but the real problem was functionality. The credit cards slots on the black bag were sewn too tight and I couldn't get my cards in or out easily. The slots were fine on the cinammon bag though. The centre zipper was hard to open due to the shape and size of the bag. The sun glass holder on both bags was too small for anything but the smallest and flattest of glasses and when I placed my sunglasses in it the flap would not close. On the positive side, the over the shoulder strap was one of the most comfortable I've tried so I'm sorry there were other problems with the bag which influenced my decision to return.

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"Excellent quality"

I gave this as a gift to my wife. She feels that it is the best travel bag that she has ever used.

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"Third one I've bought"

This is the third one I've bought. I have selected a new color with each, just to add a little variety, but once I get it filled, I'll use it until it wears out. That means everyday, everywhere I go, with everything I wear, in all seasons. There is a place for everything and everything stays in its place so it's easy to reach without disturbing the other contents. It was the magnetic clasp that tore out of the lining in the last one, probably because it takes a lot of pressure to release it. The lining was the first thing to wear threadbare in the first one, but not before I felt I'd gotten my money's worth of use out of it.

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"For my portable Oxygen and all the rest!"

This bag is beautiful. You can fit everything in it. My helios portable oxygen bottle fits right in with everything else, and the quality of the bag carries the weight. I can't handle an oxygen carrier and a purse. I get tangled up with tubes and straps. This purse makes me stylish, holds ALL my stuff and has actually improved my quality of life. Thank you!

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"Expected More"

The colour red is a very ugly red and absolutely nothing stylish about it. Maybe in another colour it would be better. It also had a very strong chemically odour when unwrapped that was very unpleasant. Overall for the money, was not happy with the bag. It did seam like good quality, but the hard leather made it feel cheap.

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"love this bag-use it every day"

A great gift for me. Plan to buy more in different colors.

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"love this bag"

so easy to find things. it has a place for everything.

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"The perfect bag!"

When I received this bag I was amazed to see it is made by one of my favorite designers so I knew the quality would be fabulous. The purse is light weight and very flat against your body. Feels very comfortable when being worn cross body. The leather is soft and pebbled. The color is rich. I have a red one. Has more pockets to store things than you can imagine. Will fit an iPad or other tablet in the center pocket. It is a great value for the money. I use it every day and would love to get another color.

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"Great Every Day Bag"

My wife wore out her first one of these and we replaced it. She uses it as her every day purse.

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"Beautiful bag"

Beautiful bag, nice craftsmanship, quality bag, but uncomfortable to carry. The strap appears more narrow than the photo and it digs into my shoulder. I will have to really trim down on the contents if I want to continue using it. I am tempted to return it because if I?m not going to use it that much, it is too much money sitting on the shelf. Jill Maryland

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