Rated 5 out of 5┬áby nyckat glam yet functional tote
Got this bag a week ago and have been putting it through the ringer so to speak. I was originally worried that when the bag was more on the empty side that it would feel bulky but that is not true. When bag is on the empty side it sort-of compresses against my side because the leather is very soft, however it can hold everything I need for a marathon NYC day and then some. It easily fits my laptop, lunch, umbrella, hat/gloves and all other purse essentials. I was worried that the calf hair would shed, but even wearing it with a black coat did not find this to be true. The straps are long enough that it comfortably fits over my shoulder even when wearing a heavier jacket so it is truly a shoulder bag. I do not find that having only 1 inside pocket is inconvenient as I have many other bags that also only have one and am perfectly used to it. Overall, for the unique and luxurious look of this bag it is a great deal.
December 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5┬áby Victorianist Computer bag rather than purse
I love anything silver and on-line this bag looked like an ideal purse to add shome shine to a more basic outfit.
Unfortunately, I found it to be even more narrow than it appears on-line, so that while it is tall and capacious it looks overstuffered when I add some of my usual purse objects, detracting from the clean sleek lines. I think this would work very well as a bag to hold an ipad, paperback and wallet, but with my water bottle and wipes (a must with young kids) it was just too much.
I also found the bag to look somewhat cheap in person. Yes, I know--it is a silver cow-hide bag, not exactly Downton Abbey material. Still, the leather feels more stuff and the contrast between the fur and worn silver bits (on mine at least) looks less subtle and supple.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Stars4u Great look
I picked this one up on sale to go with the Liefnotes short-sleeved white babydoll top with silver threading. I am not planning on using it as an every day purse, so I have no problems. It looks and feels great, fits well to the body and holds stuff... Nuff said.
January 17, 2013