There are tons of fantastic reviews for moms and teachers, but nothing robust for my fellow work travelers. Look no further if this describes you!
I bought this bag because a backpack doesn’t always cut it for me when I want quick access to my things (insert the on/off shoulder hustle that is unavoidable with a standard backpack), hoping I could carry the same amount of items in this bag. While it is not able to fit everything my traditional backpack would, it does come very close. See photo 2 and 3 for a ‘travel pack,’ which includes everything I fit in the bag (minus a sweatshirt I put in one of the side pockets—which tells you how deep the side pockets are. You could also do a pair of flats or sandals in this pocket). The only thing missing that would fit in my backpack is a change of clothes, but if you can fit that in your carry-on, this would be a non-issue for you. This bag is exactly the same width as my backpack, so no issue fitting beneath the seat on a plane. I think with a new packing strategy for my carry-on (mostly in relation to my toiletries and makeup), this will be my go-to personal item bag for air travel.
I love that I have the backpack option with this bag for when my shoulder gets tired, but the main shoulder straps are very wide which helps offset the weight better than other designer shoulder bags that dig in due to design. So far I have not HAD to use the backpack option based on weight, and the distinction between have to and want to is very important to me. I am very happy to have the strap for crossbody or backpack use, though, if needed.
Lastly, picture 1 is showing a normal non-travel ‘day pack’ for me. I have a full size iPad and a Nintendo Switch in the laptop pocket, which you can see fits both very comfortably. Also have my wallet, keys, two glasses cases, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, wipes, a small first aid kit, a small cosmetic bag, and plenty of room in the main compartment for more items like a planner or book as you’ll see in some of their ads.
The only feedback I would give for absolute perfection is a strap to secure the bag on a suitcase like other backpacks have, but it’s not a requirement with the normal purse straps to hang it over as an option.
The final verdict for me? This bag can honestly do it all. It is gorgeous and superbly functional—I am already thinking about what other colors I have to have it in!
Are there instructions on how to manuvre the long strap to make it a backpack. I don't seem to be able to figure it out. :)
Love the bag! It is geogeous, the size and shape are great too! Excited to use it!
Every time I sport my Aztec crossbody, I turn a lot of heads. Never got so much compliment from a bag before.
I would also like to mention that this beauty is FUNCTIONAL. My kinda style. Keeps me organized.
I wore this bag out. Time for me to get a new one.
Would always travel with my weekender!
There are SO many things I love:
1. the size is perfect for an everyday bag that you take to work. It holds everything.
2. I love all the pockets! There are a lot and they are great sizes for everything you need to store/organize.
3. The color (almond) is neutral and the exact shade I wanted, I also love the blue interior.
4. The straps are the exact length I wanted for my everyday bag.
5. I got the crossbody clutch too and I love it as well!
Highly recommend this tote/purse!!!
I've had my new bag for a week now and I love it.
This bag is beautiful, functional, and soft. Tons of room and pockets but manages to be practical and not bulky. Love the huge pockets on the side that fit my coffee and large water bottle on each side to carry into the office.
I spilled some coffee on my desk and some got on the bag-easily wiped away with no staining :raised_hands:
I'm fluffy so I got the plus size strap and I think it converts into the backpack a little better with the longer strap.
Do yourself a favor and get this bag!
It’s gorgeous. The interior color isn’t exactly what I thought it would be but I’m so so so happy with the bag. It’s so difficult to find a large enough nice work bag that will fit my massive work laptop!
I'm a RN w/ multiple nursing jobs and this bag has been perfect! I bought it after seeing this same bag that a fellow nurse had in black. I'm planning on buying it in navy for fall/winter!
When I needed a backpack for grad school this beauty seemed to be perfect! The Gemini with the Aria is exactly what I was looking for! I will get plenty of use well out of school. The Taupe color is so decadent and I love it for all year 'round. With all the payment options, stop hesitating and get it!!!
Absolutely love this bag! Even better in person and I loved the pics!!! Best purchase!
This is my 3rd tote bag. I love these bags. I use them for clinicals and my school bag. I can fit so much in them and get tons of compliments.
Thank you so much! I know have a complete set! Love all my new bags and clutches. Shipping was also quick!
Perfect for nursing school!
Beautiful packaging, great quality!
I was carrying around two bags for the longest time switching from work to a personal bag. This bag is able to fit everything and I love how it turns into a backpack to give me access to both my arms and not worry about it sliding off or my setting it down leaving it somewhere. It’s seriously my favorite bag I’ve owned!