A202650 - Butler Bag by Jen Groover Distressed Tote Organizer Bag
Functional and sturdy!
I waited to write this review to be sure to use the bag first. It has held up very well and I carry notebooks, ereader, and camera along with all of my ''normal' handbag items. No problems with the handles or signs of wear. I do not use the shoulder strap so I cannot address that part of the bag, but the rest of this bag is 5 stars. This is my 'throw around' bag that I have not had to worry about protecting the leather and it still looks like new. Just love it.
Attractive and versatile
I just received this bag in the birch (light tan) color and am very pleased. While it clearly is not a leather bag, that can be an advantage in terms of weight. I like the distressed look of the material, which I think makes it look much classier. It seems like a good size, however if you put items on top of the organizers, you would have to remove them in order to reach the bottom items. Still, I like the idea of providing space for a light jacket, my kindle, a water bottle, etc. I think that the side pouch could easily be used for a phone, or anything that requires easy access. I'm not crazy about the gold color hardware, mainly because I wear only silver jewelry, but it's not a big deal and isn't overwhelming. I could also do without the large tassel on the pouch, but again, it isn't a deal breaker. I love the fact that you can carry this using the shorter handles or crossbody with the long strap. Overall, for the sale price, it's a fantastic deal.
Haven't had the problem with strap as others have......however I'll report it if I do!!! Great looking bag, lots of room.
great travel bag
i love taking this bag on trips with me because everything is so organized and easy to find especially on a plane where there isn't much room to be searching thru a bag. I like that the small bag on side detaches, you can put it inside the bag for security and then on the outside for convenience.
Loved organization but,
I bought this bag on Feb.10, 2011 and the shoulder strap has already broken. I've had it for 7 weeks so the thirty day return policy is up. I love the organization but the quality is very poor.
great for travel
I love the organizational qualities this purse offers. It is so much better than digging around the bottom of a dark mess. Big enough to hold my iPad as well. Plenty of additonal room for overnight essentials.
strap started breaking
I used this one day and attended one meeting at work. I did not even have this bag fully loaded and when I got home, the strap on one side was already beginning to tear out of the bag. I returned it.
Finally I can carry a large bag and stay organized at the same time. Then if you want the take the straps off and carry a small bag you can do that also. I love this bag. --- just ordered another color.
No cell phone pocket?!
I like the idea of the bag, but that's all I like about it....it looks waaay cheap. There is no cell phone slot, a huge minus for me!! And that removable wallet thingamajig in the front just flops around because it's only attached at the top. It looks like it was an afterthought. I figured out that there isn't a cell phone slot because this bag can be worn as a "foldover." bag.
I ordered the black, and I was surprised how enormous this bag is. The organization is a novel idea, and I like organized bags. but this just didn't work for me. Since I ordered the black, and there is no contrast lining, it's a big, black hole. The bag stands 14" high, and the organizational compartments are on the very bottom 3 inches, which leaves at least 10 -11" of empty space. I also didn't like the material, it is very, very thin. I don't think it would withstand a laptop in it. Even the organizational compartments themselves feel flimsy.
I really like the idea and maybe the next generation will be improved, but this is a disappointment overall.
Nice but not worth the money
I bought this bag for work thinking it would be great to carry my belongings. After a little more than a month the strap broke. It cannot handle much weight at all. It was very disappointing purchase.
Give the Designer a Major Award.....
I am a self-proclaimed handbag junkie. I make no apologies. I use the Pursefection organizer sold at QVC for all my bags, as big bags never have the right type of organizational support in them. Then I found the Butler Bags. Give the designers a major award. The organization is spectacular and I still get a big bag with space for larger items. I have two styles of BB and I love them both. I have this bag in the pink color and am on wait list for the Bark color. The outside pocket is heaven as well. BB's are so very well thought out. BRAVO!!!!!! I'll continue to be a BB customer.
I have never bought a handbag on line before and I never had a real name brand one either... When I started looking this year on QVC for Christmas Gifts I noticed this bag and I keep coming back to it... that It must be for me I saw it was a cross body and that is what I need and it looked big not too big though...It's Perfect PLUS it has an organizer already built into the bag that was a HUGE PLUS!!!! I love my new bag I needed a new one so bad as my older one was falling a part....I am so glad that I keep looking for a bag on the Q...Plus the price was Perfect for the Cheap shopper that I am but I want quality too and this bag has both if your thinking and not sure go for it you wont be sorry plus the little clutch on the outside of the bag comes off that is another Huge Plus about this bag
Mel In PA