The colors are much cleaner and fresher than it looked on the site, but I love it. The size is perfect, and carries a lot without getting too "stuffy". The lining is soft, It is easy to carry, and as a crossbody it rides comfortably and not bulky. I am complimented whenevef I am out.
I'm carrying this as a purse, it's a bit big as it only has 2 tiny pickets on the inside...one divider would have made it a 5 star. So it's most functional when traveling, or loading it up with kids items they don't want to carry. I love the circles on one side, and stripes on the other. I'll agree with the other buyers about the smell! A woman I work with...walks past my desk and says...whew, I think this plant is starting to smell like mildew. I stopped her and admitted it was just my new purse. It was like a wet saddle smell. Now that I've been using it for a month or so it doesn't put off an any odor. It seems really well built from receiving it, though may be too soon to tell with how much weight the strap can hold. It appears strong.
Of course I am a review reader and I usually do base my decisions on reviews unless it's something I order continuously. I love love color, therefore i was thrilled to find this bag line also I'm a 33 year old with somewhat of a more boho style :) I opened the box and immediately knew I had made the best decision about this bag..I'm truly in love with it and have been using it for more than a week now..I'm very surprised about the reviews that degrade this bag. Going on about the smell and how the leather is sewn into the bag. Well let me explain for you. The smell is the scent of REAL LAMB LEATHER!!! I'm actually a little disappointed that the smell does fade a little bit with use, because I have been using it everyday....AND Do you guys realize what a deal this is??? Do you understand that a bag completely made of nothing but lamb leather would cost you hundreds of dollars and I mean hundreds, for I shop around the world. We got this bag for like ***$!!!! That's unreal!!!...Another surprise that came along. .it was a small zipper pouch attached and don't know how I got by not using one before....If you're on the fence about this bag, DO NOT BE!! ITS FABULOUS! I WILL BE PURCHASING MORE BAGS FROM THIS LINE!! Hope my review helps you! God Bless,xoxo
I should have believed other reviews that described this bag as having an unpleasant odor. It is not a leather fragrance - it smells like mildew. The odor was so pervasive when I opened the box, that I had to air out the bag, box and stuffing outside on my porch. After 36 hours, it still smells. There is no option for 0 stars, so I gave it 1. I rated the overall quality slightly above poor because it is a fun design. The colors on this one are nice - rich and vibrant, not neon. Also, this is without a doubt the most tedious return process I have ever had. Defective items may be returned with return shipping fee waived, but there is no option for "defective" in the Returns Issues section. In the middle of a chat to determine that procedure, one rep was replaced by another, who asked how he could help, suggesting he didn't see my question. I asked it again, then the chat box evaporated and I received an email: Thank you for contacting Overstock.com Customer Care. You will be contacted with further information within 24 hours. This is not a speedy return. I am thoroughly disappointed in the product and the cumbersome returns procedure. I hope Overstock's "within 24 hours" reply will tell me that return postage is waived. Having to pay anything for this experience would be an outrage.