I purchased the Front Pocket Leather Briefcase as a university graduation gift for my son, and personalized it with his initials. Before purchasing it, I had a few questions about the bag and was contacted right away by HIDES. All my questions were answered and I received very good customer service, which is rare to come by nowadays. I received the bag promptly and I am very pleased and impressed with the quality. The leather is of high quality and the interior has very nice divisions for your laptop and other items. I can hardly wait to give it to my son, but I will have to wait a few months until his graduation. I am sure he will love it, and what a perfect way to begin one's professional life, than with a stylish briefcase that will last a lifetime! Thanks to HIDES!
I bought this backpack for a trip to Italy where I'll be doing a mixture of city and coastal village visits with lots of walking and day trips with airplane and rail travel. It's the perfect size and structure to be used as my plane carry on and for day trips or short hikes between villages in Cinque Terre. It's so beautiful, with a vintage, archaeologist vibe that will pair well with everything from hiking gear to a day dress. It's big enough to carry a lot but not so large it overpowers a casual look. The leather and production is very high quality and not as stiff as I thought it would be - it holds its shape but when the drawstring is closed and it's not too full it compresses nicely. The initial engraving looks fantastic. I love the secret zipper in the back for storing more valuable papers or items. Appreciate the quick access clip for the main section and the drawstrings pull tight enough that I'm not worried about someone getting in to it easily while wearing it. I'm very picky about the form and function of items like this and my expectations have been surpassed, very impressed to see this design and quality from a local Canadian company.
It was my first time buying from Hides, and buying something as luxurious as a leather briefcase. However, I had to take it since it came with a leather wallet.
The briefcase is absolutely fantastic! Feels great, and looks great on me.
A gift for myself to celebrate acceptance to Grad school, no regrets! A gorgeous piece, will absolutely be purchasing more from Hides. Quality is exceptional, size is perfect, enough extra pockets. Can't say enough- so many compliments!
This is a fanny pack but using it as a crossbody bag. The black is lovely and not sticking out to be noticed. It will soften up overtime. I can fit my keys (on the attached key clip), phone, wallet, change purse, comb and Kleenex and more if necessary. Love the back pocket to put day to day money in for travel to avoid opening the main compartment. It is not big or small and I could wear it under my coat, I.e. metro. Got this 50% off. May buy another one. Bought it for trips but will be my daily bag now. For security, added a clip from zipper to strap hook. Do not hesitate to buy this item!