Absolutely love this backpack! Now I’m back to the office more often I needed something that will hold my laptop, lunch, charger, water bottle etc etc. Other bags have groaned under the weight but this takes everything with room to spare, yet doesn’t seem much bigger and is really comfortable to wear on my back. It’s fab and others have complimented me on it, it’s really smart looking - love it! Only negative thing I would say is that it arrived in an insane amount of packaging, but happy otherwise!
Thank you Ruth for your lovely review. Yep, our Lea is a great bag for the busy commute - we're so glad you love her as well! We have taken note on the packaging and are looking to reduce this going forward. Thanks again.
Really appreciate the balance of practicality and asthetics of the bag. I sent it as a gift and the girl just ❤️ it. It has a good smell of vegan too.
Thanks Vic! So glad that your friend loves your Charli!
I use the backpack for work and it is absolutely perfect. Plenty of space for everything, extremely comfortable to carry on my commute. It fits a lap top, water bottle, makeup, notebook, phone, headphones. Lots of handy compartments and it looks so chic and sophisticated. Highly recommend.
We're so happy that you love your Lea backpack Sarah! We agree, it's perfect for commuting to work! Thanks.
So far absolutely loving my new backpack. Love the material and will probably save up to get it in black too.
Bit bigger than I was expecting but not a problem.
Would definitely recommend.
Thank you Heather for your great review, So glad you love your Charli, she looks great in black as well!
Absolutely love it! Exactly like the picture
Thank you Emma for your lovely review! We are so glad you are loving your Charli!
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Thank you Carolyn for your 5 star review! We're so glad you love your Lea backpack!
I needed this bag as a gift but it was out of stock and not due back in before I needed it. I rang to check the situation, placed my order anyway, and was promised they would dispatch it as soon as the stocks arrived to ensure I received it before going away. The bag was actually received
a few days early, in time to be given as a gift and well before I was due to go away. Fantastic service! The bag is pretty good too, and exactly what the recipient wanted. Highly recommend.
Thank you Jane for your review. And we hope that the gift recipient loves her bag!
Thanks for the beautiful bag! I love it! I can fit my work stuff and lunch box and laptop in easily and it looks ace and is comfy on my shoulders! I love it!
Thank you Catriona for your review! We agree that Lea is perfect for your commute to work!
Really happy with the quality of this bag - I was so worried it might be too bulky to bring to work and it’s slightly bigger than I’d love but it’s still stylish enough that it works. It’s also perfect for travelling because it fits so much into it - highly recommend!
Thank you Steph for your lovely review! Love that your Lea backpack is perfect for your work commute - we've seen more and more of them out and about this spring and we must admit they look great!!
Great quality, quick service/deliver and good features
Would recommend for others looking for similar
Thank you Liz for your review! We are so glad you like your Lea!
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Thank you for this review! It means a lot to us! We are glad you love your Charli!
This is the second Charli backpack that I've had. The first one I bought 4 years ago under the Gymtote brand. It's a great looking all purpose bag. My only critique is that my old backpack was slightly bigger. I preferred these dimensions. It would also be great to have a real leather option. I'm sure this would last for longer.
Thank you for your review Aysha! We are glad that you love your Charli. Regarding having a leather option, we are proud to be a vegan brand so are not planning on launching a leather bag anytime soon.
The bag is roomy but is bigger than I thought it would be and not as stylish. Doesnt look like leather which i suppose is to be expected given it isn't leather - but given the price, I think I would have been better off buying leather. Wish I had bought something else - works as a nappy bag, not as a work bag.
We are sorry our Charli is not as stylish as you'd hoped - most of our customers love how they look so we're sorry that you do not feel the same. We do not use real leather as we are proud to be a vegan brand.
I bought this bag as I have a long commute to work and need to fit a lot in. I was a bit worried it would look really bulky on and be uncomfortable but I’ve been really pleasantly surprised. I definitely pack it to the brim and yet it really doesn’t feel heavy on your back or pull in any way, the straps seem to distribute any weight evenly. I’d love it if the zips could come down slightly further at the sides of the bag, and personally the smallest flat pocket right at the front is a bit redundant for me as nothing really fits and you wouldn’t put something valuable in there, so would be great if that could be another internal zip pocket instead. But ultimately I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a bag that fits your laptop, as well as everything else you need to be out all day, without straining your back!
Thank you Georgia for your review. We are so glad that our Lea backpack is making your commute that much easier!
Absolutely amazing bag can’t get enough of it! Quality is amazing and cannot wait to use it for university. The shoe compartment is the best!!
Thank you for your feedback Sonaina - that makes us so happy! Good luck at university!
Looks great quality . Bought as a gift for daughter who I’m sure will be delighted.
Thank you! We hope your daughter loves her backpack! ❤️
Fabulously versatile and very elegant. Easy to use and convenient with all the pickets to keep work/gym/home articles separate. Just wish it came in more colours !!!
We are so happy that you love our Charli backpack! We have the Charli in pink but will hopefully release more colours in the future!
I received this bag as gift for Xmas in 2019 when it was Fact and Fiction and it is hands down the best work bag. It’s not bulky but there is so much room. The leather look makes the bag timeless and chic. Do not hesitate to buy this. I use this everyday and often have to carry a laptop and the bag never feels heavy on the back. Best present ❤️
I bought this bag after looking for something classic and timeless. I didn’t want something standard and made of horrible material, something practical yet not as typically mumsy! This bag ticks all the boxes, completely in love.
Many thanks Amy, we are super glad you like your Charli! Don't forget to tag us in your photos on social!
Exactly what I wanted. It's just beautiful and I'm so happy with it! Due Super quick delivery too.
Hi Jenny, yay! This makes us very happy :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
Love it se useful for work commuting with shoe slot, laptop slot, water bottle slow can also fit lunch and looks smart and sleek.
Thank you Camilla! Really pleased you like your Charli!
Thank you for the review Nicole, we appreciate it!
The customer service I received was fantastic.
I’m so pleased I can finally get rid of my old sports bag and now have a chic backpack to take to work which will hold my shoes, lunch and laptop.
Hi Vicki, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we hope you are loving your new backpack!
Purchased my first Charli Quilt in 2017 and used it daily to work (heavily with laptop plus gym gear) for 2.5 years before having to replace it. It was solidly my favourite bag ever as it housed everything so effectively and chicly:) This updated version swaps out the vegan leather side panels for fabric, which is the same as the quilted front panel. IMO, while I preferred the aesthetic of the earlier version, this makes the bag lighter and more durable. I'm glad to note that the straps have a better adjustable length!
However, I was bummed to see that the hidden side pocket on the left was no longer included in this new design (I used to put my keys and bus card there where I could reach them without swinging my bag around). The size of the bag has become more compact, but in turn this has resulted in a smaller bottle capacity (the height might be the same but the space allowance seems to be smaller as I have trouble fitting my bottle in).
It would be great you could bring back the hidden side pocket and widen the allowance for the bottle compartment. Will be considering the Lea backpack as a next purchase:)
Hi and thanks so much for your second purchase! We will definitely take your comments on board! We are bringing back the hidden side pocket and will definitely review your other comments as well. Thank you again for sending this to us. If you want to message us firstname.lastname@example.org, we can offer a discount on your Lea :) x
Love this bag! I was searching for ages as I wanted a “classy” weekend backpack. It’s perfect, so many compartments, it fit everything for 2 nights/3 days away plus umbrella, heels, make up etc Perfect!
Thanks so much for your review x