First of all, I love Kipling purses
. They are quality made, light weight, and last forever. This bag is no exception. I like that it has pockets, but not so many that I would get confused when looking for things. Can you tell that I don't think numerous pockets, slots etc.. add to a bag. This is one of the simpler of the larger Kipling bags
. The only thing that I didn't like was the handles. I am very very short and because the handles are so long, they hang down, causing the strap to touch the floor. The handles were a nuisance, falling over the zipper opening. I wasn't about to adjust the strap every time I wanted to wear it Bandolareo style, which I do most of the time. I was all set to return it. :-( and hubby and I after a lot of consideration (and I don't advise this for any one else ..), with a single edge razor, he sliced off the four handles from the rubber/plastic that they were sewn into. We held our breathes and guess
what, it was a piece of cake and with a little careful trimming, the handle problem has disappeared. So now I have just the bright red casual bag that I wanted for a long time, and I am thrilled. So thrilled that I am going to order a black one too, and perform the same surgery. Again, if you like the handles and/or are uncomfortable with altering the bag, don't!