long story short i was finally able to order the Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag last week. the bag arrived this Monday and i was so excited to get home and tear into my new package. first, let's make clear these are my honest to goodness thoughts and impressions on this travel bag. no one nowhere helped me purchase or gifted me this travel bag it was my own purchase with my moola. i am NOT a handbag review expert either so take my opinions as just that my opinions!
let me sum up my experience with i'm happy with my purchase but i'm slightly torn if i should return this travel bag. the customer service so far with Lo & Sons has been just fine and their O.G. travel bag is unique with the adjustable back panel that slides over a rolling luggage handle and extra side pocket compartment to store shoes, heels, or what have you. i love love me some free shipping and they offer free exchanges too but there is a but…
i could say the same things as other bloggers have been saying out this bag… lots of pockets, able to stay organized, padded sleeves for iPad and laptop but for me something is just a bit off about this bag.
when it arrived the box was crumpled and it looked like someone had opened the box and then taped it back up during travel but very poorly taped it because if it had rained this box/bag would have been all wet inside and out. i did find the O.G. bag in a sealed plastic bag but that was it besides paper stuffing to try and reduce the bag from rolling around in the box during travel which was considerate but no tissue, no finding the bag in it's dust bag, no note or other special touch from the company. maybe i’ve been spoiled by other sites that put more attention and detail into how they ship their products because with the O.G. there was a lack of presentation or that something unique that usually goes hand in hand with an independent company. again this may not matter to anyone else but me.
there was and still is a strong odor to this bag and i’ve been trying to air it out since Monday but it’s still really present. i haven’t had an issue with smell with any handbag purchase recently so this caught me off guard and part of why i’m not sure if it’s an ultimate keeper. the hardware for the shoulder strap is not anything compared to my MZ Wallace handbags so that makes it seem “cheap” to me… i’m talking about the clasps on the shoulder strap that attach to the ring already on the bag. i’m picky and particular and i know this was not a terribly expensive travel bag but it was a semi big purchase for me so i didn’t want to be let down on quality. i don't know why this caught my attention but the zippers are scratchy... and my MZ Wallace zippers are smooth... meaning if my hand brushes against the O.G. zippers they scratch my skin versus the smooth zippers on my MZ bags.
i'm writing so much and being so personal because the purchase was important to me. no one else where i live has a Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag so i couldn't see this bag prior to purchase. i can only image how important it might be for someone else to put down almost 300 hundred on a travel bag and i want them to be able to read a review that was not sponsored or part of a c/o post etc.
okay so that's my two cents right now... i do like the bag, the size of it for travel, and the function that it fits over a rolling luggage handle but i also have some things to think about before the time period that i can return the bag expires.