In Your Words: What People Write About Carrying Our Bags
Over the past few years, we've sent bags to all corners of the world. From London to Lagos to Lake Charles, Louisiana, we've heard from so many of you who absolutely love carrying a Lotuff bag each day. Whether it's the timeless nature of the design, the all-leather construction, or the way it simply feels in one's hand, each element combines to create a spectacular experience.
Here's just a sampling of what you have to say:
On Our Briefcases...
"I have been working for over 40 years and have gone through several cases that period until the handles have fallen off or the stitches have worn through...I saw an article on the company and decided I wanted to spend my remaining working years with a classic brief bag. My choice came down to a comparison with a hand-made brief bag from England or this hand-crafted one made in the USA.
The Lotuff bag is surprisingly supple, flawless and precision sewn. My decision to select Lotuff over the Queen's preferred maker was the right one. I expect to use this and be able to pass it down to a family member when I retire. It's perfect for documents and an ultrabook or a tablet. If you are in finance, a board member, in the diplomat corp or a corporate attorney, this is your case."
"I received my briefcase today, and I'm still in awe of its beautiful rich colour and its gorgeous suppleness. It's easily the most beautiful briefcase I've ever owned, and I'm looking forward to a long future with it. As a writer (as opposed to a businessman) I appreciate not only the classic lines of this briefcase, but also its roguish suggestion of adventures about to happen, and its lack of prissy over-refinement. I also can't say enough about the customer service, which has likely made a lifetime Lotuff client already.
Just gorgeous and made in New England--no way to improve on that sort of perfection."
"It's not often a man receives a timeless gift from a wonderful fiancée. I was so inspired by the luxurious craftsmanship I decided to write a review. The chestnut leather is nothing short of breathtaking and the functional leather strap and finishes make my bag one of a kind.
The leather is soft, strong, and flawless. One can only assume it was cut from the virgin hide of a free range, grass-fed cow. In terms of space, this bag will easily carry your 13" Macbook Air, a copy of Ulysses, and a well-thumbed copy of The Economist.
Fine craftsmanship and a well-delivered product from Lotuff. I would highly recommend this bag. However, the only con I can think of is the urge you will have to buy the weekend duffle."
On Our Duffles...
"I would highly recommend. Its stylishness and size make it ideal for weekend getaways.
The bag arrived at my place about 5 months ago, and it looked exactly the way it does in the pictures: rich, lustrous, and smooth. After a few months of use, I can say that the build of this bag is even more impressive than its appearance. There are absolutely no exposed stitches anywhere, not even in hidden places such as the bottom or the inside. The bag feels as if it were cut from one single piece of leather, including where the handles are attached. I am no expert in leather bags, but this item simply feels indestructible."
"I was lucky enough to go to a charity event that had a Lotuff duffle bag offered in a silent auction. I looked at it, admired it, and kept coming back to ensure it wasn't going to slip away from me. I did win it and took it home awaiting my first trip. What a fantastically good looking and functionally perfect weekend bag! It can hold several days of clothes, a pair of shoes, shaving gear and odds and ends.
...That's when I got carried away. The holidays were fast approaching, and my daughters had married three fantastic guys. I didn't know what to get them. Voila, each got a bag in the color of their choice and then I threw one in for my younger son.
They all love this weekender bag, and I now travel with one classy crowd."
"I got a duffle as my carry-on bag before setting off on a two-week trip to South Africa, and I have been using it since. It's the perfect size to fit clothes for a few days for a short trip, or books/computer/toiletries/camera/iPad when on a longer trip.
It has held up extremely well, and I get more compliments on how beautiful it is than on any other bag I've owned and used to travel."
On Our Totes...
"50, 60, 70 years from now, my handcrafted tote will be still be prized. The craftsmanship is superb. Its look transcends time, which not many products can claim. The leather is stick but never stiff; the brass zippers flow easily.
This is a smart investment. You're investing in a quality craft's survival, and you'll quit replacing bags every few years. Not only because you won't have to, but because you won't want to. And all along...you'll be thrilled each time you use this beautiful bag.
P.S.: This was a gift from my husband. Upon seeing it, my girlfriend asked if he'd adopt her."
"A friend visiting from Chicago introduced me to Lotuff Leather. She brought with her the weekend tote. I remember thinking 'Wow, that bag is a beauty!" With an upcoming trip to Italy, I knew I wanted a Lotuff bag. I visited the website. This is where I fell in love...over and over again.
When I opened the box and pulled out the bag, I believe I heard angels singing. It was absolutely stunning! The craftsmanship was beyond. From friends on the trip to strangers I encountered, the compliments on my beautiful bag poured in.
From the look of hunger in her eyes to the hurried pace at which she wrote down your website, I guarantee the lady sitting next to me on the plane placed an order before she even exited the airport. "
"I had the pleasure of visiting the Rhode Island workshop and seeing how the bags are handcrafted. It made the purchase of 4 bags even more special. You cannot go wrong with the tote...The color is gorgeous and the size is perfect.
Warning: the quality of the Lotuff bags will make you upgrade your wallet and cosmetic bag."
On Our Handbags...
"I have owned many designer bags, and none of them come close in quality and functionality as a Lotuff bag...I love this bag so much."
For me, my Lotuff bag is the Adonis of handbags. Perfectly sculpted. Almost majestic. With structured, it is not rigid. It has gentle curves and shadows. It's as though I stumbled upon the Holy Grail of handbags.
"This is the second Lotuff bag out of five that I've purchased and it doesn't disappoint. The cordovan is indeed a rich deep red-brown leather, and the structure of this bag is perfect for everyday or formal affairs. I use the separate leather pouch even when not using the satchel for throwing all my receipts/tickets/small papers in while traveling or as a tiny clutch when going out and all I need is my phone, cards, lipstick, and gum."
"I received my bag a few days ago and I'm already in love. The leather is super soft and thick. The silhouette is elegant, while the overall size of the bag remains big enough to be super functional. I got it in the clay color, and it's a beautiful neutral that will go with everything. This bag is so gorgeous; it's finally inspired me to sell all my other bags. Nothing compares to the quality I've come to know and expect from Lotuff."