Listen, I’ve been on the hunt for THE BAG. You know what I’m talking about. They are either too stiff, too floppy, too big, too small, to cheaply made, not enough pockets, you name it and everyone experiences it when you are a mom on the go. You want something cute and you want something fun and completely functional, and that is so hard to come by.
I wanted the black, but they were sold out, but the interior of this almond bag is my favorite color, so I figured, I’d give this bag a try and if I loved it, I’d get the black and alternate through the seasons. Which, by the way, I plan on doing.
I’m an “older” mom on the go- meaning my kids aren’t in diapers they are in ballet class and involved in things like “gay, straight alliance club.” I need space for things like, chargers, electronics, snacks and water. But I’m also a teacher and a student. I’m a wife and a mom, and this bag allows me to be all of those things at once.
It also carry’s proportionately, so everything is evenly distributed and even though there’s a lot in the bag, it doesn’t feel like a lot on your shoulders, which is super important to me. I also love that there is already a laptop cubby in it. And my iPad fits perfectly in the outside zipper part, making it easy for my youngest to grab without going through my purse. The outside pockets for water bottles hold a good sized water bottle and are deep, so you don’t have to worry about it falling it out. I can also fit my lunch bag in it, during the week my lunch goes in it and during the weekends the snacks for the kids go in it, win win. Whatever keeps me from making unnecessary stops at :star:️ :dollar: is helpful.
Since I’m also an online student and artist, having this bag allows me to have better time management skills because when I get a quick 20-30 minutes I can work on my studies or prep some art for the company I work for.
It feels sturdy and like it will last. I also like that it’s vegan leather. I can’t wait to get the back bag.
My only con or gripe is that I wish it was just a smidge bigger and had a secret area for pads and tampons. Or a smidge bigger and more matching accessories to put things like chargers or tampons in to make it more streamlined. But this bag is already a 10 out of 10, would buy again and I plan on it!
Wow! We are THRILLED that you are loving your bag and using it for all of those things! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a detailed review, we loved reading it!
All of my folders, teaching manuals, 2 big yeti cups and much more fits in this. It’s the perfect professional looking bag for a teacher I LOVE it! Plus the blue is my most favorite color! That’s the icing on the cake for me!
We're so glad you love your new Aquila bag! :)
Just received my White Elm Bag it’s so pretty and roomy !!! Fits my laptop and all junk !! I even purchased a clutch to put my wallet and phone inside ! The leather is absolutely beautiful I’ll definitely purchase another bag soon :heart_eyes:
We're so happy that you love your new Aquila bag! Thanks so much for sharing!
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!!!
We're so glad you love your new bag!
Absolutely love this bag. Exactly as pictured. I’m so happy!
Thank you for your review Lauren!