Rated 5 out of 5 by Niccolata Great quality leather in summer colour
I couldn't resist this blue for summer and fortunately, as I bought it online, it has been photographed perfectly. I wanted something for traveling in a foreign country where I could keep hold of my bag close to my side and not having the strap too long or the body too open. Even though the body has no zip, only a snap closure, I feel valuables will be secure. There's also the WONDERFUL pouch on a leather strap which is my new favourite thing. Anything you need frequently like a key goes in there. Just grab the strap attached to the upper corner inside and whip it out, then back it goes. The leather of the body is super soft but beware it does mark easily. The strap is a great design. There's a lot, but not too much, going on, but the rounded middle can be a little hard on the shoulder if, like me, you carry your life around in your bag. That being said the size is not too big but holds plenty. Thumbs up from the hubby too - and chances are I'll be carry his wallet in there half the time too.
July 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AZJen Great design, poor construction
This bag is gorgeous. I loved the exterior. The colour a robin's egg blue, it is not as pale as it appears in the picture. The leather is soft and supple, the size is perfect to throw over a shoulder. The shoulder strap has beautiful stitch detailing, but is very stiff. It was uncomfortable for me to carry on my shoulder when the purse was weighted down.
The real downside of this bag for me was the poor quality. The bag is completely unlined; the purse contents rub directly on the backside of the blue leather. The upper seams of the bag are glued, not stitched. They were already coming unglued when it arrived, and would probably come apart even more when putting things in and out of the purse. The leather was matte finish and uncoated with any kind of sealant. It scratches very easily, even with a fingernail.
I returned this bag to the store. I wanted to keep it; I loved its appearance. However, for me, it was not worth the $228 price tag. The quality was not there to demand that price point. This is not a bag that will last for years to come.
September 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VMacKie The perfect casual bag!
I absolutely LOVE this bag. When I first saw it online I knew I had to have it. The colour of blue is a perfect Robin's egg blue and the conrast of the deep brown leather handle just works. This bag looks great for all casual outings and I use it most of all my bags. Love the inside mini bag as well...great for the quick access items that you need. It has a tethered strape to the mini bag for easy access. I bought this bag full price and would do it again. This is a must have for the girl that is on the go. It is so soft and is my go to bag definitely! If you are thinking about it then I say "go for it"
July 4, 2012