The picture of this bag does not do it justice. It is absolutely beautiful! It is very well made, the colors are very appealing and I love the verse on it. I had my name put on it and it added just the right finishing touch to the bag. It is the perfect size, has two open pockets on the front and a zippered pocket on the back.
I would have loved to give this bag 5 stars, but couldn't because of the smell. It has a very noticeable offensive petroleum-like smell and I dont know how to get rid of it. I hope I will be able to get rid of the smell so I can use the bag.
I loved this tote when I opened the package. The outer materials are very nice and the stitching/monogram looked really great. It's just lovely and the perfect size and weight for daily usage. However, there is a plastic liner of some type in the interior and it smells like rubber or petroleum. I washed the tote in the washing machine, inside out, and it washed and dried very well. Still smelled. I've let it hang outdoors off and on for 2 weeks and that has helped it some. I also keep dryer sheets in the inside and pockets and that has also helped. It's just so pretty and practical that I just can't send it back. I also have a very keen sense of smell, so by all the other nice reviews, I would say maybe I'm the only one it bothers. It's a lovely tote.