*Product was gifted but all opinions are my own!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Everlane clothes! But I’m also a fan of their leather bags and shoes! So when I heard they were releasing a “hobo” bag I really wanted to try it out. I have a black, slouchy hobo bag from another brand that I wear constantly and I wanted to see how the Everlane version would compare!
Everlane Boss Bag Review
Style and Construction
It’s called the “The Boss Bag” because it’s meant to be able to go from work to drinks after! It does have a more relaxed, slouchy construction but it’s elevated and sleek at the same time. So it’s totally a bag that’s work appropriate but casual enough to wear out everyday as well. If you are looking for an alternative to a tote bag for work then this is a good option.
It has a TON of room inside. It’s even able to fit my 13″ laptop. There is only one open pocket on the inside of the bag, so there isn’t a lot of compartments to separate items. There are no exterior pockets. Hobo bags are kind of like black holes – you can fit a lot inside but sometimes it’s hard to find exactly what you are looking for!
The exterior is a nice Italian pebbled leather so it feels very sturdy – even though it’s flexible and soft. The pebbled leather means it will be easier to keep clean (especially if you go with the black or burgundy color). The inside is a soft suede leather so if something spills inside it would be hard to clean up. My other hobo bag has a nylon interior which is much easier to clean.
The Boss Bag is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Which is perfect if you need to fit a lot inside! But I have a petite frame (when I’m not pregnant!) so sometimes bags like this can overwhelm me. BUT unlike a structured tote bag, this bag is made out of a flexible, slouchy leather so it doesn’t take up as much room.
My one complaint is that I feel like the shoulder strap is a bit short. I wish it was a little longer so the bag would lay better on my side and feel more secure on my shoulder.
Since this bag is made out of genuine, sturdy leather it is a bit heavy. So if you fill it up to capacity there is a lot of weight on your shoulder.
Overall, this is a great bag if you are looking for a sleek work bag. It’s also great for travel because you can kind of fold it up and it doesn’t take up a lot of room when it’s empty. There’s a lot of room on the inside so you can fit a laptop, shoes, wallets, keys, and more!
The downsides for me are the interior design. There isn’t a good pocket to keep items separated. And I feel like it will be hard to keep clean. I also wish the shoulder strap was a little longer to make it more comfortable.
It does feel very high quality and the leather is great! It’s definitely worth the price if you are looking for a sleek, versatile bag with a lot of room!
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