I misplaced our camera so these shots are from the iphone, they don't do the bag justice.
My first impression of the bag was the intense leather smell - it packed a punch!
The bag is actually a little bit smaller than I expected which is great, I think it is the perfect size for me. The leather is slightly textured and very soft, and the bag is very light which is another plus in my books.
Here's a look inside.
The opening is a little bit narrower than the body of bag; it may take me a little while to get use to. Some people don't like the white font on black print on the lining but I think it's fun. There are two patch pockets and a zip pocket for storage.
One reason I chose this bag is the adjustable strap. Unfortunately the strap is too short for me to use the bag as a cross body bag (I'm 170cm tall).
I suspect the strap will live in the dust bag and I will hold the bag by the handle like this.
Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase. And I want to give shopbop.com a big thumbs-up for their impressive delivery service. Delivery is 3 days or less worldwide, the parcel is trackable through UPS once it leaves shopbop, and it's FREE. This is the benchmark which other online retailers should aspire to.