I waited way too long before I purchased a tote. The smell, the weight (it's not too heavy), the size, the color, the craftsmanship is all worth the price tag! In fact, this is reasonably priced compared to name-branded items.
My advice: don't wait too long if you see a color you like. BUY IT before it sells out.
I also carry a smaller size of this as a cross body. It's worth it too.
Great quality, wife loves the bag!