Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag

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Get the mobility and organization of the classic messenger bag, upgraded by crafting it in Lifetime Leather, only from Duluth Trading Co. This women?s messenger bag keeps you organized on the go!

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4.5

(based on 124 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Roomy (15)
  • Beautiful leather (8)
  • BEAUTIFUL (7)
  • Well made (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (14)
    • Work (7)
    • Overnight (6)
    • Everyday (5)
    • Carry-on (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52), Yes (22)

    Reviewed by 124 customers

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    5.0

    LOVE THIS LEATHER!

    By bragg578

    from TN

    Pros

    • Better With Use
    • Great size
    • Quality
    • Thick Flexible Leather

    Cons

    • Floppy

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

    this is simply the best quality out there! The leather is very thick and still flexible.
    A good size for traveling overnight or as a carry-on for airlines. Strap is comfortable. If you add a piece of chain for an extender, you can stuff a ton in this bag and still close it.
    this is unlined, and the unstructured nature might be a bit of a problem for some folks, as it is a bit floppy, so if you are looking for a stiff rectangle you may want to find another Duluth style.
    My second Duluth bag to date, and am open to buying another just as soon as I can rationalize it :)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Flawed design will break your ipad!

    By DoBettterDuluth

    from Richmond, VA

    Pros

      Cons

      • Strap problems

      Best Uses

        Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

        This bag has a critical design flaw in the strap, which is sad because everything else about the bag is perfect. What's more sad and not acceptable, is that Duluth keeps selling it despite the many reviews (and customer service calls) that have notified them that the strap falls apart and customer's are faced with broken ipads and computers.

        One doesn't need to overload this bag for the strap to fail. Place two books and an ipad in it and it will fall. Duluth should be replacing these straps after over a year of complaints, but they keep selling it as is. Today, I see it's even highlighted in the Christmas catalogue I received. I expect better from Duluth and you should too.

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        • Yes

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Same Problem

        By HRH

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

              I ordered the messenger bag in spite of the reviews. They were right. Within a week, I had the strap slip off the post that holds it and fall to the ground. Even though I knew this might be an issue, I figured I could have someone who works with leather fix it if I loved the bag, but I didn't love it. The leather is very supple. That makes it too floppy for my taste. It was hard to keep it open to look for items within. The sides just flop in. Packaged it up today to send back. I've ordered a different bag.

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              • No

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Couldn't avoid the strap issue

              By Cate

              from Louisville, KY

              Pros

              • Ample pockets
              • BEAUTIFUL
              • High-quality leather
              • Patina
              • Roomy

              Cons

              • Strap
              • Swivel Clip

              Best Uses

                Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                I'm just so sad! I bought this bag in anticipation of frequent air travel for business. When it arrived, I fell in love right away, the leather was gorgeous, it smelled rich and the construction was amazing. I happily packed it up and took it to the park with my kids on multiple occasions, loved it, got lots of compliments on how well it suited me.

                My first business trip arrived and I happily packed up my bag and strode into the airport. I was just so thrilled with it! My first problem came as I was going through security. A lack of outside pockets meant I had to open the bag over and over to get out documents, etc. Additionally, the clip swivels around. I found myself groping at the clip repeatedly when trying to open it with one hand.

                Well, I figured I could live with it because it's just so pretty and well-made otherwise. And then I started packing things for another upcoming trip and, yup, the strap is dysfunctional. I chalked previous reviews up to user error, but that's just not the case. I'm terrified of having my bag catapult to the ground in a busy airport, so I'll be trying another Duluth bag. If Duluth ever fixes this issue, I'd be sure to repurchase.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I Love this bag!!

                By soleil

                from Leavenworth, Wa

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dress up or dress down
                • Good Quality
                • Plenty of room

                Cons

                • None This Bag Is Perfect

                Best Uses

                • For Everything

                Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                This is the second leather bag I have purchased from Duluth Trading, The first was smaller and I use it all the time, but I have always wanted the messenger bag. Both bags just get better and better with use. I always get asked "where did you get that bag!" you should notice an increase in sales in leather goods............

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                lovely bag!

                By Robin the birder

                from Milwaukee, WI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Elegant feel
                • Not heavy
                • Roomy
                • Soft leather

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Book bag
                  • Field work
                  • For Everything
                  • Knitting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                  This bag has finally converted me to carrying a "purse." It's elegant, and useful. It has carried many field guides, binoculars, knitting, books, dog leashes ... you name it. It is easy to keep keys in sight with a clip. There are useful pockets and a zippered pocket. This really is a lovely bag. I've tried so many others ... none have worked as well as this one.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  HUGE DESIGN FLAW

                  By J

                  from Omaha NE

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                        This is the worst designed strap I have ever seen. I had it for two weeks and it kept falling off my shoulder. Until I read the reviews, I assumed it was an isolated problem. Now I am having trouble even exchanging the item for the Leather Portfolio Brief, that has a proper buckle strap it appears....still on hold and very close to canceling the entire order and never ordering again.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Strap Problems

                        By Tanya

                        from Chesapeake Bay Country

                        Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                        I cannot believe this strap is still an issue! My bag barely made it 6 months before the strap went south and the bag started falling off - this was 2 years ago. I never use it.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Expensive Bag quality shoddy

                        By MBQ

                        from Gloucester, Ma

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Looks Giod

                        Cons

                        • Daughter Said Broken
                        • Expensive Shouldn't Break

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                          This was a very expensive purchase my college freshmen daughter. She's unhappy with the bag. It's breaking in the strap. Hoping to get a return without an added expense to either of us. We had to ship it 2nd day air to get it before she left so hoping customer service will help us out.

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                          5.0

                          fabulous bag

                          By Bren

                          from St. Paul, MN

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable to carry
                          • Great rich color
                          • Holds a ton

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computerwork Bag

                            Comments about Duluth Trading Women's Lifetime Leather Messenger Bag:

                            While I can see that the strap maybe a failure area I've had the bag for 3 months without issue. Love that I don't freak when it gets dinged or marked as it just adds to the character.

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                            • No

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