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Fossil Explorer Tote Reviews

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July 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Bailey, CO

I absolutely love this bag, it has tons of room, and alot of compartments to make it easy to find things, I have gotten many many compliments on this bag. The leather is very soft I got the russet color, which really goes with most of my shoes. So far this is the best bag from Fossil yet. When I saw it in Macy's I knew that I just had to have it. You will love it. Great for traveling also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

Gorgoeous bag. Worth the splurge ;) Very soft leather, spacious with interior dividing pockets. The bag was surprisingly heavy though. Peacock is a nice color, not to bright but not boring.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 18, 2012

Anonymous

from NYC

This bag is great for one exception. If you buy the black bag it is like a bottomless pit. The lining should not be black like the bag, not under nay circumstances. Everything that I put in the bag should be bright. My wallet is bright, my keys are in a bright orange key pouch, my compact is bright blue. It's ridiculous but I needed a black cross body. I already own 2 brown cross body bags. So if you purchase this color, be prepared to dig for your stuff like an archeologist. If you are short, this bag my be a little long to carry. I am 5'10", and the bag is long for me, but it doesn't bother me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 25, 2015

Anonymous

from Hawaii

This bag has great possibilities but I am returning it because the lining is the same color and it becomes like a bottomless pit when you are searching for items. The leather is great quality, but it is a very heavy bag because of it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 26, 2015

Sheryl C

from Deer Isle, Maine

I have four of these totes already, so I just had to have it in Baked Apple too. This is the best bag ever made. I love Fossil products. I have my whole life in my pocketbook, so it's roomy interior is perfect for me. I recommend this bag to anyone that wants style as well as functionality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 21, 2014

Melissa T

from Berkeley, CA

I love this bag. Lots of compartments (it will hold about anything you'd want to drag around all day) and fabulous style. The leather has that yummy buttery feel we all want. The adjustable, across the body, strap is perfect they got it exactly right on the strap and the handle is actually large enough to put your arm through, so they nailed that as well. Here's the downside - because of the hardware, it weighs like a Buick. It's really heavy even when empty. I originally saw this bag in the brown, but thought the black would be more versatile; however, the brown handles on the black bag have an oddly cheap appearance which I don't remember with the brown version. Overall, I'm still very pleased with this bag. I'd purchase it again even knowing that I'm giving my biceps a work out every time I pick it up. Not a bag for sissies.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love this bag for travel. It had everything that I wanted for my trip to another country. Lots of pockets that are protected by zippers. The top folds over so it's impossible for someone to get into it without you noticing it. The strap is adjustable so I was able to wear it as a shoulder bag and a cross body when I needed to. The strap is also a very sturdy seatbelt type of fabric, so it wouldn't be easy for someone to cut it off. I was visiting lots of very touristy spots including bazaars where we were walking with the flow like sardines. It was great not to have to worry about my personal belongings. It also fits a lot of stuff, especially in the large tote compartment. The downside is that it is on the heavy side and I find that this strap is just not nice enough for my everyday life at home. It's more utilitarian looking than my style. However, I solved that with the Fossil Erin tote!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2014

Tracy D

from Blue Springs, MO

Very nice bag. I love the room. Having some problems with the zippers I think because of where the zippers are. Nice heavy bag. I like the strap the fact that you can wear is lots of ways. It is heavy. Folds almost in half. Huge inside section. Worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Montana

I purchased this bag in a dark tobacco brown for a 10 month trip to France. I had been looking for a stylish cross-body bag that I could comfortably carry around town, through markets and museums, and on trains. This fit the bill perfectly. The leather is soft and buttery and the heavy duty woven strap is easily adjustable (even when you are wearing it). There are lots of pockets to hold objects of varying size - and a large internal pocket to store more valuable items. Even when filled to capacity the bag is low profile which was ideal for exploring small shops, etc. While this bag is fairly heavy even when empty, I never had a problem carrying it - no sore shoulders or back - even after all day treks. I was not overly careful with this bag - it has been rained on, sat in a puddle of coffee, and banged around. But it has aged beautifully - no loose threads or stains. That is a true testament to the quality! I would buy this bag again, 100 times over! It is worth every pretty penny.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2013

Wendy J

from Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful handbag! The leather is soft and expensive looking. I have gotten so many compliments and friends have told me that of all my handbags, this is their favorite. It is roomy, but doesn't look overly large.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky & Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2013

Whitney L

from United States

I love this Fossil purse! It is so soft and has both silver and gold hardware, making it very versatile. You can use it as a purse and fit a tablet at the same time. Not as big as a messenger bag, but perfect for peeps like me who need a big purse. Oh, and did I mention how rich and soft the leather is?

Brands I'd also recommend: Kenneth Cole

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2013

Amber D

from United States

I am a picky shopper. At first I bought this in black, but it looked like I was carrying around a laptop bag. So I exchanged for the red. The fabric strap is great. I have another fossil cross-body with a leather strap that is coming apart where stitched from being shortened/lengthened. The strap on this may get a little pilly after a while but it can be cleaned and will hold up to being shortened/lengthened back and forth. There is so much room in this bag! Of course if you pack it full, it's going to be heavy. The strap is wide enough to take off some of the load, and not pull the skin on my neck. I plan to keep this one forever and use it when I need to carry a little extra. I love the vintage style zips. Just a good bag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 27, 2013

Karen

from Ventura County, CA

I already had this tote bag in black (that matched my Fossil Morgan Traveler shoulder bag) & needed something for spring and summer. This is a great tote bag, although not really designed to be used as a briefcase unless you aren't carrying file folders. The top is narrower than the bottom so they don't slide in sideways, & if vertical, they will bend. But it works great for carrying business card files, a small padfolio, digital camera, business cards, pens, and other things I use for volunteer work. I love this tote and use it a lot. Even in the aqua, it is professional in appearance, and the leather is smooth, soft, and something you'll keep stroking as long as nobody's looking. Was a great price, and better than what I paid for the black bag on eBay. Free shipping, too! Super deal, and I'll shop here again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

It fits just about everything without it being too bulky. On a typical day I carry a wallet, iPad, a few small snacks and a book without it being too bulky. At first the purse was too wide for my liking but eventually I ended up liking the size/width of the bag, especially since I travel often and like to carry one bag with all the important items. Only "Con" is that the light brown leather handles get scratched easily. Overall I would highly recommend this purse!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2013

Pat W

 

I loved the look and colors. It's hugely roomy and has several convenient pockets. It is heavy even empty so if you're not interested in carrying a ton then it isn't for you. Fossil is always well made. I was able to find a coin purse in the same style but couldn't find a matching wallet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2013

Lynn S

from Russellville, AR

I bought this tote for my daughter. She loves everything about it, the softness of the leather, the pockets, the lining, the option to carry as a brief case, on the should, or across the body. I'm considering buying another one for myself now that I've looked at it. I see why she loves it so much!

Brands I'd also recommend: Zoot - LOVE these tennis shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, IN

Awesome bag. Large but not too big. Holds a ton of stuff without being too heavy. Love the versatility of this bag. Easy to carry either way. Love Fossil and love Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2013

Cathi

from Glendale, AZ

I love this bag! It has lots of room, The 2 zippered compartments on the outside are the depth of the purse, the zippered pouch on the inside is bigger than average which is really nice. If you are looking for a lightweight purse this is not for you. It's a little heavy but what do you expect from leather, personally it doesn't bother me. If you are looking for big pockets, and a lot of room, this one is for you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 26, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

Love this bag. The leather is gorgeous pebbled and rich. I bought the color cordovan and could not be happier. Perfect as a cross shoulder bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 24, 2012

Alison

from Brookline, MA

I received this as a gift and absolutely LOVE this bag. I got it in the "honey" color and as with all Fossil bags, the leather is really soft. I can't say enough good things about Fossil bags in general as they always are very well made products with great style. No complaints!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

I purchased this and the Fossil Flap bag at the same time. Side by side, I really liked the Tote better. It is very roomy and I really like the feel of leather. Lots of pockets! I can fit my Nook tablet. I can foresee this bag being really practical and useful when traveling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 18, 2012

ER V

from Central Coast, California

Got this in Blue - amazing! Very soft leather, love all the compartments, love that it expands up or folds over, love the color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 9, 2012

Liz

from Pittsburgh

This tote is fantastic! The leather is really soft and the bag is surprisingly roomy. I'm able to fit my 13" laptop in it (the main reason I purchased this), my AC adapter, a 32 oz nalgene bottle, a digital camera, and all my essentials at once. While the top flap doesn't fold over as nicely with the laptop in it, the bag still looks cute and slouchy. Without the laptop, it looks like a medium-sized purse. I don't find the bag to be heavy at all when empty. The cross-body strap is so comfortable that even when I have the bag loaded up, it doesn't dig into my shoulder at all. I actually bought this from Macy's and not Zappos, and they had it in a lovely saddle color. They had the honey bag at the store as well, and the yellow is much less vibrant in person, which may or may not be a good thing depending on what you're looking for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2012

Judith

from La Porte, IN

I love this bag. I bought it in multi and it is just beautiful. I saw it in store in the multi but didn't purchase. I couldn't find it anywhere when I decided to make the purchase. So, if you want the multi I suggest you get it now because that color combination in this terrific bag is hard to find.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston Tx.

I saw this bag and fell in love with it. When I purchased it and it arrived even more amazing! It has lots room. Love the pockets outside of it big enough to carry a book around. The strap is thick and very comfortable which is a major plus to me. I think the only thing is you can't over stuff it since it is a leather bag it makes it too heavy! Other than that I love it! I would definitely recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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