This bag will last a lifetime! Very well made. I always fear the strap falling off the shoulder but on this bag it stays on (bought it with the optional crossbody strap just in case) but I think the heft of the leather makes the strap stay. Being leather makes it a little heavier than typical bags/totes.
I have to admit, I have a problem with leather bags - I can't seem to stop buying them! I first purchased a Zipper Flat Pack in Mocha and loved it immediately. I then purchased the Jane Crossbody in Mocha and again loved it! (It holds more than I expected and I like the unique (for my bag collection) shape. I'd been trying to refrain from purchasing another leather tote, but the Avery Medium Tote in Crimson was calling me and with the option of breaking up the cost with after pay... I caved. The color truly is a crimson red. At first I wasn't sure I'd like the color to be honest, but after about an hour, it was really growing on me. And let me say this, the leather... oh, the leather... It is soft and pliable, but not too much so. It is buttery and "squish-able" - you'll understand when you get one of these pebbled bags and start touching it.
I quite like that there are 2 interior pockets and love the key clip. I opted for the snap closure and sent a note with my order asking if I could add a button stud strap enclosure (like the mini crossbody has) which was done without hesitation.
It's a lovely bag and I suspect it will be one of my favorites - which is saying something, given my collection of great full-grain leather bags.
I was hoping to submit a photo, but doesn't seem to be an option. You'll just have to get one to see for yourself!
Thank you, Go Forth Goods team!
This was my first purchase! I will be coming back for more. My next one I want is the mocha color!
I just got my new Avery Tote in Medium, Gray which is a limited edition leather. What a gorgeous bag. The leather is stunning, I am so thrilled. It's a bit more firm than the Mocha or Saddle, but not as firm as the Oxblood. It does stand up on its own. The straps are black which is a perfect contrast to the gray. I had the feet added this time, and the snaps, and am so happy that I did, I don't want this beauty sitting on the floor, even though it's mostly at home for now. If you are on the fence about this limited leather in gray - don't be, it is a beautiful neutral color.. I think this is one of my favorite bags from Go Forth Goods, I'll be in this one for quite a while!!