From my Japanese friend who received her backpack:
My new bag pack arrived this morning. It is perfectly well made, looks gorgeous and elegant. I am so happy to use it. First it will be carried in London and Spain during coming New Year holidays. Thanks for your help, - Joan
I purchased the above style bag at The Broadmoor about 5 years ago. B969 fabric. Use it year around, have washed it in the machine a couple of times and the bag still looks great! Thought you would want to know. - Bonnie S.
I had a great use for my #968 side entry backpack bag this morning: It is 90 degree in Washington DC today. I was leaving a meeting and I took off my blazer and did not want to carry it, so I stuck it in the side pocket!! And it fit! When I took it out it was not even wrinkled. This bag is a keeper and BTW, I got several compliments on the color! - Cynthia
I have been buying Maple Leather purses, napsacks, waist purses, both large and small bags for the past 15 years. I was introduced to them by my friend who first found them at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, many years ago and now I couldn't live without them. They are light to carry, even when I stuff them with all my necessary clutter. I really appreciate being able to choose both the fabric and style. The most fabulous part is that these are totally washable.....after a day in NYC you might want to do that with your purse. I leave the tag on and get so many compliments that I am always referring people to your site. I also like the recipes you send out. - Susan B.
I just love my purple backpack. Thank you so much. I received my bag this week & changed purses right away. The color is wonderful...Ravens Purple! I have had many compliments already. I am looking forward to a trip in May & know the backpack style will be great for my back & shoulders. The size is perfect & I love all the zippered compartments. Thanks again. -Jan Franz
Hi, My handbag arrived yesterday. I couldn't be more pleased. It exceeded my expectations. Absolutely love the design. I can't imagine purchasing a handbag from anyone other than you. Thank you so much. - Mary Ann
Thank you very much. Let me tell you HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR BACK PACK. I have several of your bags, but this one is just so comfortable. You have very nice materials too. - Pat F.
I just received my flat fannypack. The minute I took it out of the package I was thrilled with the beauty and workmanship and quality of the leather. Many thanks. --Cheryl P.
I found your handbag in a small shop in Suttons Bay, Michigan which only sells things which are made in the USA. Although I tend to buy a handbag every month (my shopping addiction), your bag is the best I have ever had. It maintains its new look month after month. I love it and will order another one just like it but in lighter colors for spring and summer. I can't ever imagine buying another type of bag. This one works for me beautifully. I couldn't be happier and am so thankful that I finally found a handbag which meets my every need. Need I mention how much money I'm saving by not having to purchase a $200 or $300 handbag each month.
Hi guys, I got my backpack today and wanted to tell ya'll I really love it!!!! It is perfect and exactly what I wanted. This is a really nice looking bag and as always very very well made. I would not even consider going anywhere else for my backpacks. Thank you Seymour for designing the perfect bag for me and my ipad mini!!!
Thanks so much --Becky K.
Thank you so much for making up my black chenille messenger bag and sending it early! I spoke with Lisa at the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlboro, MA. I was carrying my black chenille messenger bag, and you told me that you don't carry that swirl fabric anymore, but that you have a different black chenille, but you won't always have that fabric available. On the spot, I decided to get a second one as a backup. You asked if I could possibly wait till the beginning of January as your shop was shut down for a while by Hurricane Sandy, and I agreed to wait. Today, the lovely bag arrived early, and it is such a pleasant surprise to have my expectations exceeded! I doing a happy dance!
Happy Chanukah! --Nanette G.
I just received my new Dani Hobo bag in the green snakeskin. It is gorgeous and even prettier than I imagined it would be. Thank you so much for sending the swatches and finding enough of the leather I wanted to make the bag. I was also pleasantly surprised at the quick turnaround time from the day of the order to the day it arrived at my house, less than 2 weeks! You provided amazing customer service! I would highly recommend your company to anyone who wants a quality bag at a reasonable price, especially a custom bag from your vast choices of fabrics and leathers. I am happy to be the proud owner of two Maple Leather Bags. Keep up the good work! --Dawn P.
My bag arrived on Thursday and it is gorgeous - I know my daughter will love it, it is perfect for her needs and absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy with the final product! Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday to you and your family. --Patti
I just love my black fabric messenger bag. It is can be an "out to lunch" bag or an "out to dinner bag". It perfect. Also my tote bag is great for days when you have much to carry. I get so many compliments. --Georgia L.
I bought one of your bags when you were last in Oaks, PA in March. I took it on a cruise and land tour of Alaska in June and it was fabulous. There was plenty of room for everything and I loved all the outside pockets. It has become my favorite bag!!Thank you and I am looking forward to seeing your booth in November. I am "hooked" on your bags! --Angel D.
I just received my tapestry and black bag and am very happy with it. The size is right for travel and many days at home and the colors are as pictured and as my request for more blues and purples and less gold. Thank you so much for an excellent product and prompt service. --Elizabeth C.
Thank you so much. My daughter loves the bag, and it is so fantastic that she can now carry her Epipen and still be fashionable. Your work is gorgeous. Thank you again, Anne J-Z.
Love the bag and all the roomy pockets! ---Charlene H.
As always, Seymour and Lisa, thank you for your exceptional service. My personal "assembled connectable" arrived in good condition, faster as I have anticipated. --Regula W, San Francisco
I love the bag. It is such a beautiful color and the croc is a perfect accent. --Jill C.
I recently placed an order a couple of weeks ago for a fanny pack as a Father's Day gift. I am happy to report that it came in time and he just called me to say how nice and high quality it is. Coming from a man that expects quality products as standard, my father raved at how soft and expensive looking the bag is. What he doesn't know is that you guys also provided great customer service on my end. I've called and emailed before purchasing the product, and every time you guys were very helpful. Thank you so much! -- Melissa D.
I want to tell you how absolutely AWESOME your bags are! I bought the large one at the Washington Gallery of Art over 10 years ago and have taken it all over the world! You can't wear that bag out! It is stylish and has pockets to store my stuff inside and outside. I have received so many compliments! Thanks for making such a great bag! I just bought 2 more bags, totally cool! Thanks again. --Susan G.
Hi there! Just a note to tell you that I've been using my new large side entry nylon backpack #B969 for a cople of weeks now, and I LOVE IT! I am a very active amputee and I use both crutches and a wheelchair. Getting just the right bag for both can be a huge issue for me. The backpack on crutches is fabulous! Way better fit than a messenger bag in terms of weight distribution, and for the wheelchair, I just hang it off the back. It's perfect! AND it carries so much! I have a kindle, an ipad, water, a knitting project, some toiletry stuffs, wallet, phone, etc...and I can get to at all without digging!! So pleased. Thanks so much for a great product! People have been asking me about my bag and I have been referring. Warm Regards --Bonnie B, in CA
Light weight, pockets, secure zippers....what great bags. My sister just took one to China and she was using it yesterday. When she set it down next to me, I said, "What a great bag!". And sure enough, it was a GREAT BAG. You seem to know what you 're doing. Keep up the good work. Thanks again, Pam
Thank you so much for all you help in exchanging my medium Messenger bag for the Small messenger one. It arrived today, and is perfect. Just the right size and color, and I love it!I look forward to ordering many more bags from you in the future. Sincerely, Dawn M.
JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE MY BAG, THAT I BOUGHT ON THAT
SNOWY DAY THE END OF OCTOBER IN SOMERSET, NJ., AT SUGAR LOAF.
WE ARE IN FLORIDA AND I CARRY IT EVERY DAY, AND HAVE RECEIVED MANY COMPLIMENTS.
I WISH YOU WOULD COME TO THE CRAFT SHOWS IN FLORIDA ON THE EAST COAST.
THANKS AGAIN, LYNN A.
I LOVE your bags! i own 5 handbags and 4 totes; one for each season and an extra all black. I have been using your great bags for so long that i thought i might want something new so i searched many stores and the Internet. Believe it or not, i haven't been able to find one bag with all the features I need: 1-3 outside zippers, inside pockets and/or zipper, shoulder strap, zipper on top (vs. flap), exact right size for my stuff (i saw bigger bags that have lots of zippers but i'm 5'2"- they're bigger than me!) and beautiful, pretty, colorful designs. So i decided to order a leather bag from you, since i've only been using tapestry so far, and now i can't wait to get my new design. why is it that you are the only handbag designer that "gets" what I need in a bag?! MARCIA M.
I wanted to let you know that my black backpack that I ordered at the Sugarloaf Craft Fair arrived in time for my vacation, just as you promised. It went with me to Walt Disney World and back. It was lightweight and convenient, and it held everything I needed, including my water bottle. I LOVE it! The only thing was that all the zippers needed to be opened so they can check the contents at the entrances, but that's ok--I loved having all the compartments! Thank you!
Imagine my surprise when one Friday I order a bag and the NEXT week it
arrives. Thank you. I LOVE it. Very pleased,
I love my new bag - especially the rubberized strap so it doesn't slide offmy shoulder.
Thank you so much. I purchased a fanny pack a few years ago and it is still looking like new. I wear it everyday.
I just bought one for my sister -in-law and she absolutely loves it. I tell everyone I know about your company.
You make some great things. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
I just want to say thank you. As always the bag is perfect. The straps are
just the right length, the size is just right, the pockets are in all the
right places, I love the fabric. I confess I am seduced by other bags from
time to time, but I always end up coming back to Maple Leather to get the
exact right thing.
My bag arrived today and it is beautiful! Just the right colors, and so fast! Thank you.
After several years, I continue to be the proud owner of your handbags and
totes. I travel quite a lot and the extra-large tote has been a dream to
travel with. I never check a suitcase when I fly so the lighter weight
options are always the best.
I was at the Hartford CT Sugarloaf Craft Show and ordered a French Satchel bag in the
silver/grey fabric, with side pockets for water. I just received it today-it's gorgeous! I can't wait to use it!
I am thrilled at the quality and speed of delivery. Thanks Lisa!
Pam O. Connecticut
Just Love the two mini-totes I received yesterday. They are Purrfect! The mini-tote is the perfect size, it's light,
and all the pockets and features-- including the metal ring on one of the handles (which I use to attach the case
of my sunglasses), keep items organized and easy to access. And the design and material are just beautiful!
I cannot believe that I'm so excited and happy about a handbag. I look forward to wrapping and sending out the
other mini-tote to my very dear sister-friend. Many thanks for a wonderful product!
Sincerely, Silvia S. Maryland
Hi. The "Connectable" arrived, and looks perfect. I am looking forward to surprising my wife on her birthday.
Thank you. Chip A., California
Hi -- Purchased one of your bags at the Baltimore ACC show. I was the one who told you I wished you'd put
grommets on the bottom of the bag so that it would hold up better, and I also did not like the wide thin straps
on the bag. Despite those two "design flaws" I purchased the $110 bag , with 3 outside zippers
(don't remember it's name). (note: style # 224 French Satchel Tote)Have to tell you that it has been
through the Metro, and sat on cement and bricks and pavement and gravel, and so far the bottom looks
no different. As I was walking from the Metro this morning, I thought to myself, "Boy was I wrong
about those straps -- these wide, yet lightweight straps fit my shoulder perfectly and really help
distribute the weight of the bag." SO -- those two "flaws" are actually "design pluses" --
and I just have to tell you how truly happy I am with this bag!! Thanks --Mary K., Virginia
My extra large,white, pouch bag arrived today exactly the day it was supposed
to arrive. It is lovely soft leather and is exactly what I wanted. I have a brown
and black large pouch bag I bought from you and they wear wonderfully well. I like
them because they leave my hands free and are not easy to snatch. I hardly ever
carry another bag because they are convenient and good looking. Thank you, Gail S.
I received the purse (Leather Boxy tote). I a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y love this purse. I have purchased several designer purses over the past years
and the quality of this purse far surpasses Coach, Chloe, Perlina, Betsey Johnson and others. It is the lining and craftsmanship
that is the major difference in quailty. (My job requires that I travel for a living, and I needed a purse with many pockets, looks good
and will hold heavy items.) I love all the pockets (6 on the outside -4 zippered + 2 open end pockets) ( 6 inside- 2 zippered and 4 layered
pockets inside.) The leather is wonderful and I love the vibrant colors. This bag goes with my black suits and yet is the touch of color I needed.
I will save a bit more money and order a second one (of this same purse). Sharon C., California