Urban Market Tote
the perfect 'back and forth to work' bag for nurses and teachers
I have other Lands End bags, and didn't really need this one, but the wide shoulder strap sold me on it! I wanted to be able to throw everything in one bag, put it over my shoulder, and head to work (without a second strap constantly falling off my shoulder). This bag is just large enough for the things I carry daily, and the internal pockets ensure my fruit doesn't arrive crushed and any papers I bring home aren't in a crumpled up ball in the bottom. It fits my lunch, smallish purse, spare pair of gloves, and a couple magazines. There would be room for a small umbrella, also. It really does stand up, so I don't have an unsightly flopped-over bag when I set it down. When it arrived, I was so happy with it that I ordered four more; sister, niece, sister-in-law, and mother. I showed a co-worker, who ordered one for her and her teacher-daughter (who raves about it, too). I got mine on sale, but seriously, I like it so much that if I had to, I WOULD PAY FULL PRICE to replace it. And I don't pay full price for ANYTHING! I can't figure out why it is on sale, except for maybe Lands End totally messed up by marketing this as an 'Urban Market Tote.' Duh! This is not a grocery bag. It is super sturdy, and the wide shoulder strap makes it so much easier to carry back and forth to work daily than the traditional totes.
March 4, 2014
Great size and design for daily use.
Its been 12 years since I bought a Lands End tote. First one still in excellent shape, but its a large. I wanted a smaller one for daily, on-the-go use. This is a great size. I love there is an option for a long handle to carry over the shoulder-that is my favorite way to carry bags. And I love that there are pockets inside. Easy to find little items that would otherwise get lost in the bottom of the bag.
March 1, 2014
Lands End - if you are looking to make this bag perfect, I would suggest increasing the depth by 4 inches and the width by 6 inches as well as adding some more pockets to the outside (such as on the back to match the front pocket) and more at the ends to hold say a water bottle and an umbrella. A zipper as suggested by another reviewer might be useful but only if it would close easily with the bag full - something that doesn't on other bags. Otherwise, it is a great bag (I bought two) and it is made from a sturdy material.
February 18, 2014
Land's End is AWESOME! I purchased a regular tote a few years ago and the seam around the top started to come undone a few months after I received it. I put the bag in my closet, forgot about it and recently pulled it out to use and realized there was a reason I hid it in my closet in the first place. I decided to send the unraveling bag back to Land's End with a note showing what bag I would like in its place. A few weeks later a THIS new bag arrived and I couldn't be happier! I LOVE the long, adjustable strap and how tall the bag is (instead of wide). It has the same pockets as the regular tote too. I am sure the first bag I order that came undone was a total fluke because the quality of LE is undeniable. What I really appreciate is that they stand behind their 100% guarantee. THANK YOU!!!
February 12, 2014
Great product even for an ex-pat
Love this tote and so glad for the long strap. My shipment was lost in transit to the UK but Lands End did everything possible to help with a refund. My order eventually showed up and LE offered it to me as a gift for my troubles. The experience left no hard feelings and because of their customer service and high quality item I will again be ordering from England.
February 2, 2014
This bag is perfect for carrying books, crafts, and shopping
The shape of this bag means that I don't hit the people in front of or behind me, but I can still carry a lot of magazines, books, crafts materials, or groceries. I love it!
February 1, 2014
with some alterations = the PERFECT tote bag!!
If this was an extra large size tote, with a zipper top, including the long over the shoulder strap (preferably detachable with clips) = this would be the perfect, most versatile tote!!!
Please consider; I have a ballet dancing daughter that I would love to purchase your bag for, with these specs!
January 31, 2014
Absolutely LOVE This Bag!
This is my first Lands' End bag and I love it. I agree with other reviews that it would be nice to have a zipper in the top though. Very durable! Because of the light tan color, I worry about it getting dirty. I do wish they made these in different colors, darker colors. Look forward to using this for many years to come!
January 28, 2014
The bag is well made, well structured, and a 'substantial' weight. The are three inner pockets... 1 large pocket which is the width of the bag, and the other [inner] side has a medium width pocket, and 2 small width pockets; all are deep. I look forward to using at the street markets.
January 20, 2014
What do you mean it's much more functional now that it has a zipper? IT DOES NOT!
I bought 2 bags for my girls to carry their dance gear. It is a really great bag - well made and the shoulder strap makes it very functional. If ONLY it had a zipper closure. My local luggage repair shop gave me an estimate of $60 to put in a zipper. Guess what I did today? Bought twill tape and zippers! I spent $10 on supplies. I hope it works. But I really wish this fabulous bag had a zipper option because those high tech machines in China can do a much better job than our mechanical sewing machines.
January 4, 2014