I have been not so patiently waiting to get this bag because I knew that I would be in love with it and I AM! Great bag- I am a graduate students and I work full time; the bag is so perfect because I can put all my work stuff and school stuff in one bag and comfortablly carry it around all day. The look of the bag is great and really adaptable. It is sort of that floppy bohemian, poor couture-look. The color is great and I am hopeful that it will age well and contribute to that rustic look. It is my new fav bag!
I was hoping to be able to post a picture to better indicate the size of the bag, the description and picture on the site make it sound/look enormous. I think the lady in the picture must be five feet tall and 100 lbs at best. On me (5'7" and, well, a lot heavier) it just looked like a large-ish bag. The top hit about mid bra-line and the bottom to mid hip while using the shoulder straps and empty. There is a zipper top to keep closed, the toggle close is cosmetic only. While the leather is lovely and seems well constructed, the lining material struck me as cheap and flimsy. It's also fairly lacking in pockets for such a large bag; were I to design it, I'd layer up a few more. The hardware all seems very sturdy and the toggle is riveted on. As another reviewer noted, the leather smell on this is unusually strong. After being out of the plastic for a few days, it's finally beginning to fade, but it was enough to be noticeable throughout my whole house. Ultimately, I'm sending this back. First because I wanted brown and was sent black (ordered through ****, they were very helpful about the return,as the website was misleading as to color), second because I was deciding between this and the Hazelle in the same brand, which fit my size needs better. But really a beautiful bag.
The previous reviews helped me with purchasing this bag and I'm glad I did. I got the brown and black and believe me! The compliments have been endless each time I carry them. The only concern I have is the hook the lock strap is supposed to be hooked on can be loose so watch out for that so you don't lose it. But besides getting it permanently fixed by the shoe repair guy :), it is worth it. The bag is timeless. You should get it. Brilliant design and lots of work in creating it. I give it a 9.7 out 10.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? looks exactly as displayed even better physically
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. All leather what can i tell you
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect size
Returned bag. If you have a sensitive nose, this is not for you. Additionally, if you fill bag, it's difficult to latch, since bag has to fold to latch.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was fine.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Leather had a strong stench.
- How accurate was the sizing? Nice large bag.
First of all let me say I have NEVER had a purse that people are constantly stopping me in the street tell me how much they like it...in a restaurant, in a doctors office, at an interview..I mean really?? lol Everyone seems to love this bag including me. The color on my screen is accurate for the tanned hide looking one. The model used to demo the bag must be really short and petite..,.granted the bag looks HUGE in the box when it arrives, but it's just a large bag, nor crazy oversized suitcase looking like on the model. lol I've had it for 6 months, wear it as my daily bag and have even gotten it a bit wet and it's just fine. The leather comes right back. The pattern is strips of leather cut into leaf like shapes, stitched together and connected to a canvas backing. The double straps work fine for over the shoulder, not too big, not to tight. There was also a longer strap, but I don't use that one. The style is very BOHO and I like that you'll really like this bag. If you are looking for a fancy bag, this isn't it, this is a cool, laid back, stylish, bohemian vibed bag. I love it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? I bought the tanned leather color and it's exactly as it looks on my computer screen
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality, have had it for 6 months, wear it all the time & even got it a little wet-wears well.
- How accurate was the sizing? the model they use to show the size of the bag must be very short and petite.
This is a very pretty purse but the smell is so bad I had to put it back in the bag and then back in the box ! It stunk up my whole house... It doesn't smell like leather it smells like mold ! I am not going to return it but throw it in the trash . returning it is too much trouble !
Very large bag and just gorgeous. Lots of room and comes with a cute zipper change purse. Only down side, it has a strong chemical smell, not a leather smell which I actually like. I have it airing out now.. hopefully it will lessen over time.
I like the bag. I love big purses and this is unusual, in that the leather is pieced, which made it attractive. However, this bag has a musty smell, as if had gotten wet in the plastic covering. That is very slowly fading after I stuffed it with newspapers and left it to "air out". The small accessory bag also smells. I have yet to use the purse and don't know when it will be usable, but I intend to try to keep it and hope for the best. I would have given this a 4 or 5 star rating otherwise.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good Color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good Quality
- How accurate was the sizing? Very Accurate
I really like the uniqueness, size and color of this bag however, the smell of it is overpowering. The UPS man was delighted to get it out of his truck. I had to take it out of my room and get it outside as it was filling the room. Cheap leather smell perhaps? I am really hoping that the smell will go away with some cold Wisconsin winter weather. If not the great bag will become a not so great bag!
I really love this handbag, but the inside is atrocious. The lining should just be black. It's a brown color with print which actually takes away from the overall appearance. I cant stand it so I'm stitching a new lining in its place. Other than that, its gorgeous!
If ur into purses as big as a tote bag then this is one to buy. This is actually one of the biggest purses I've ever seen in my life. I'm 5'7" tall and weigh about 135#s and it covers my whole body if I hold it front of my face u can't see me from my head to my waist. It would make a great Bag for a carryon for traveling though. Very well made. If u r a LG woman it would b a great purchase. I was disappointed in the color of this bag online it looks like u can see the different colors of leaves in the bag but u cannot it is all just brown. It's still pretty but was very disappointed in that. Not a good purchase for me at all.
Bags itself is beautiful; however, virtually impossible to use because of horrible, smell. It is a combination of chemicals and an "old-stored" mothball smell. I aired it it out for weeks & it just wouldn't go away. Was impossible to use was embarrassed of the smell!