Rated 3 out of 5 by thejanana proportions are all wrong
I was so excited when I saw this tote online and couldn't wait to see it in person...but I was so disappointed when I did. Initially I was wowed by the quality of the bag. The colors and print are beautiful, and the beading is a unique touch. However, the proportions are all wrong!
The bag itself is sort of long and droopy...I don't think the lack of lining is a good thing. Also, the leather straps are way too short. I could barely carry it on my shoulder. They are really a better fit for the crook of your elbow, but I wanted the bag for travel and that isn't a comfortable way to carry something for a long period of time. The crossbody strap is also too short to comfortably wear as a crossbody and too long to just carry it on your shoulder (at least for me).
Maybe if you are more petite it would work out better. (For reference I am 130lb and 5'7"). I really hope it works for some people because the bag really is beautiful, just not functional for me.
April 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Petiteshopper Perfect size for smuggling livestock
Absolutely beautiful bag but the proportions are schizophrenic! After reading the other reviews I figured I would take a chance on this since I am super petite (5'0") and hoped the straps would therefore be an appropriate length for me. Well, the strap length was ok (able to slip the handles over my shoulder and the cross body strap was just the right length) but the body of the bag itself is enormous. So big in fact that it looked clownish hanging off my shoulder (extended from armpit to mid thigh). Wearing it cross body didn't work either since the stiff shoulder straps just jammed into my armpits and the whole thing flopped around hopelessly with every step (even worse with weight inside). So sad since this is such an aesthetically beautiful and unique bag.
April 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Torrie Oh Come On!
What's with the wayyyyyy too short leather hand straps, and the too long for the shoulder, and too short to be a crossbody, strap? Who designed this otherwise very pretty tote? What where they thinking?! I can't even get the hand straps near my shoulder! And the bag it's self is a little too long and the bottom is droopy and it's unlined. What a disapointment.
However, when it goes on sale, and if it's less than $70.00 , only then would I consider buying it. It really is pretty, but NOT worth $148.00..
April 22, 2013