The Alix Leather Laptop Tote Is One Big, Beautiful Bag

The Alix Leather Laptop Tote Is One Big, Beautiful Bag

If you’re a packrat like me, and you need a really big bag for your MacBook plus everything else, you should seriously consider the Alix Laptop Tote Bag from J’Tote (pronounced zhe-tote).

I have been toting the Alix around for a month now. I have to say that this bag is my new favorite. It can take a beating and still looks great. If passion is your fashion, this bag is your match.Made of strong Brazilian Nappa leather, the Alix is a big, beautiful bag. The Alix can hold a lot. Besides my 13-inch MacBook, it can easily hold everything, including the kitchen sink. Plenty of room for spare files, books, notebooks and even an iPad. I especially like the flexibility of this bag. It has a lightly padded interior. It isn’t too thick but is thick enough to protect your tech. The interior has several pockets to put pens, business cards, a phone, camera and keys.

Like I said, this bag is vast. I especially like the small pocket on the outside which is perfect for an iPhone. I tend to put so much stuff inside this bag like water bottles, toys and snacks. Sometimes I feel like Mary Poppins.

The Alix Leather Laptop Tote Is One Big, Beautiful BagIt’s tough. I’m surprised at how well it has held up. It can handle being tossed about with little evidence of wear and tear. The thick strap is sturdy and will stay on your shoulder even if you wear a thick jacket. An additional cross-body stabilizer strap (also leather) comes with the bag but I have never used it.

The Alix Leather Laptop Tote Is One Big, Beautiful Bag

Style-wise, the Alix stands apart from other laptop bags by its sleek chain necklace. The chain unzips to reveal a secret pocket that runs the width of the bag. I wouldn’t put anything too important in this pocket though, especially if you are rough on your bags like I am. Very often something will pull the chain zippers down without my knowing it. Whatever’s in the pocket may slide out unless you’re careful. It is a nice feature but is more ornamental than functional. The inside of the Alix is so vast that this secret pocket isn’t even necessary.

The Alix laptop bag is ideal for the professional woman. It’s a head-turner though, so get ready for those compliments!

Alix is available from j’tote for $278.00 in three different colors

Rating: ★★★★½

  • Yoda43

    wtf? Oo

  • Durard

    ugly she tote.

  • Eric Montgomery

    I would say these are better: http://www.saddlebackleather.c

  • Tyler Hojberg

    It looked better on an animal before it was skinned.

  • PdxMike

    Let’s think of the animal that was skinned for your “Beautiful Bag”. Pathetic!

  • David

    Are you kidding or do you simply have bad taste? The Mac Book Pro may be well protected inside the bag, but i’m sorry to say that the bag looks incredibly ugly!

  • Al

    It looks like a smilie. :)

  • Al

    Obviously David is a little more discerning in his choice of women’s handbags.

  • Al

    Yes but the animal probably couldn’t hold a MacBook.

  • Al

    You’re right, that animal *was* pathetic.

  • Al

    What’s a tote?

  • Gazoobee

    It could loose the goofy chains, otherwise it seems like a great bag. Nice quality leather and what appears to be solid stitching.

  • Gazoobee

    skin is skin, and when an animal is dead it has no use of it anymore. better to let all the leather from all the cows rot in the ground? why? It’s just a practical use of something that already exists because of the whole *eating* cows thing, right? why waste it?

    I’d buy a human skin bag if they were available, it would be a better use of the parts than burying them in the ground.

  • Tablemountain

    An ad for a purse?

  • James

    This is the worst post on cult of mac. Period.

  • Proskier59047

    Wow,
    That is wrong on so many levels. who spends 300 bucks for a computer tote. then it’s ridiculously ugly and the only person who would consider using it is someone who didn’t pay for because they are a shill for the manufacturer.

  • Gazoobee

    Nah, you’re just being a baby.

    - 300 bucks is totally normal for a leather bag of this kind
    - not just a computer tote
    - ugly is in the eye of the beholder

    Also, there is no evidence that she is “shilling” at all. It’s an actual review with lots of information in it. This isn’t like other reviews where they simply post a one line description of the product so they can get a free one. It’s a short, but useful review.

  • iHate_Is_Back

    Glad to see you know your stuff when it comes to woman’s handbags dude lulz. I’m surprised none of the female’s who come on here now and again haven’t bothered posting their thoughts yet.

  • Daibidh

    Relax guys, women use tech too. I don’t understand all the ins and outs of accessorizing but my wife makes some of the ugliest $&!# look HOT! I stopped questioning her fashion sense a long time ago. Leave this one for the ladies.

  • Duard

    “I don’t understand all the ins and outs.” heh.

  • Duard

    “I don’t understand all the ins and outs.” heh.

  • diamondprojects

    I have to admit I looked at the date to check it wasn’t April 1st when I first saw the picture of the bag (the chains!) . But it is a woman’s bag and as such not aimed at me. A bit of diversity is to be celebrated on COM – and this review is far better than those ridiculous ‘first looks’ at diamond and platinum iPhone covers (a snip at $35,000) that seemed to crop up every week a while back.

  • kphilipk

    Great post! I only worry for your spine, as I imagine that bag gets darn heavy! And no one ever said fashion was supposed to be appealing to men, as ManRepeller.com makes clear :)

  • Barry Johnson

    The chains must go. They give it a smily face without eyes look.

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  • Tips

    Yes, like you say, ugly!

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