My fall orders have been slowly rolling in (everything seems to be on backorder this time around!) and I recently got my hands on the Darlington Satchel in Indigo.
AudreyBella did a great review of the bag over at Life is Short...Buy the Shoes and she really loved it. Me? Not so much.
And here's why - it's not big enough!!!! I like my bags BIG (ask Rosa, Dina, and Drewablank) and this bag really isn't much bigger than an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. The online measurements are listed as 9"H x 14"W x 4 1/2"D, but the pictures made it seem big enough for my needs. Well, I should have paid more attention to those measurements because there is no way you can get more than a few files, a wallet, and an ipad/kindle in here. My laptop barely fit, and it's small and very slim. And for a girl that has been trained by many years in grad school that bags must hold EVERYTHING, that just doesn't cut it!
So although the bag is a beautiful color (it's a little darker with a more navy cast IRL than in the online pictures) and well constructed (see AudreyBella's great pics), it just wasn't for me. If you don't carry lots with you on a daily basis though, it might be worth tracking down - the indigo and light camel color are currently sold out online, while the black is still available.