I've been eyeing this tote for a very long time. When I finally got it, it definitely lived up to expectations. It has so many compartments, which is great for a girl who carries the whole world in her bag. The middle compartment is padded, which adds extra protection for my MacBook. I love that there's a compartment dedicated to my laptop, so I don't have to worry about it getting scratched with keys or other objects in my bag. The dedicated iPad compartment and extra pockets are nice too.
Apart from the functionality, it's so good looking! I carry this bag even when I'm not taking my laptop with me because it looks so good. The saffiano leather is beautiful and durable and the gold hardware is also a plus. You can tell that the bag is very well made and will last for a long time.
The only reason I'm giving this bag four stars instead of five is that it can get very heavy. Even when it's empty, it's a heavy bag. So when I add my laptop, iPad, books, umbrella, etc. it can get uncomfortable.
I have been searching for a functional, attractive briefcase that accommodates a MBPro. This is a great bag. For the quality, the price point is about right (a tad bit high). The internal sleeve is slightly padded and allows the MBPro to stay put in the bag. I was worried that the handle width was too small for the weight of the bag. I have only had it one week, so we will see .... but it seems to be well designed.
I would have given it 5 stars but there are two things that stop me: (i) it is heavy -- the leather is thick and sturdy and this makes it heavy; (ii) I would have loved 2 more inches on the handle so that it is easier to put it over the shoulder when you have to walk a few blocks extra. But it's still great.