The ones I got for my wife do have a zipper, so there must be a different variant. She loves them - the shearling is incredibly warm, and the soles have plenty of traction on ice - an important feature in a winter boot!
Bombproof materials and construction combined with classic, practical styling makes this a perfect tote bag. The leather handles, key fob and pocket design and construction are the kinds of details that make this a great product. I bought it for myself, but my wife keeps stealing it.