Beautiful purse. Yes its larger than expected but I have to admit it looks like I will be able to find everything. Have to give it one star off for such a fiddly lock. I fought with this a bit too. I had latched it and then could not get it open. I tried using the little key but it didn't seem to do much. After fiddling with it a bit and trying the key turning it to different directions I got it open. Two things, it seems the "unlocked" position for the little lock portion is when the line is in a vertical position. The little key lock on it will look like an "H". Second, its not intuitive but you have to slide the whole round portion down in order to open it. It looks like a push button but its not, it actually is a slide lock. Hope this helps someone.
I have ordered a total of six Gigi Hill bags since discovering them on this website. The Olivia is a smaller version of another bag I ordered, the Ingrid. I tried out the Olivia after using the Ingrid for a few weeks and found that it felt a bit small after getting used to the larger bag, but actually this bag is still bigger than what I used to carry before my Gigi Hill obsession set in. It has most of the features I love about the Ingrid -- full length pockets on the front and back, lots of pockets inside, wipeable exterior and interior. The only downside for me is the shoulder straps -- I wish they were a bit longer. The bag does have a longer strap that can be clipped on, so there is an alternative. All in all, this is a great bag for someone who doesn't want to carry around something as big as the Ingrid.
This bag will far exceed your expectations for a fabulous purse! The outer patterns are stunning, and very true to color from the product description, the inner parts of the bag are lined with a very high-quality laminate which is wonderful if you'll use if to carry anything that may spill (your coffee mug, baby bottles, water, makeup, etc). The material cleans up very easy, and the laminate doesn't detract from the attractiveness of the bag. The inner storage compartment is very roomy, with a smaller flat zipper pocket, and 3 clear flat pockets. The attached key ring is SO handy (although you can clip your keys on the shoulder strap D-ring on either side of the bag too). Both sides of the bags have a nice "pocket" that fits folders, smaller wallets, cosmetic bags, keys, cell phones, most anything that isn't too deep or bulky! The value of this purse far exceeds what you'll pay for it - don't miss your chance to own one of these amazing purses!!
Let me start out by saying I have rarely been so entertained by a handbag. I took it out of the box, removed it from it's plastic bag, and the fun began. I could not figure out how to open it. I messed around with it for a good half hour before I got it open, totally by accident. Then when I latched it, I couldn't figure out how to get it open again. I have affectionately dubbed it the Fort Knox. I'm not sure why a large handbag with nothing to keep it closed but a strap needs to lock. What am I going to put inside this thing that someone can't reach in and take out? My dog? I think the locking mechanism is foolish so that is a strike against it for me, but it is really pretty, very roomy, and very solid. I did take away a star for two reasons - the goofy lock and the fact that if it falls over, in spite of the fact that it is more secure than a bank vault, all my stuff is going to fall right out of it. But other than that, I really like it a lot and I would recommend it to all my friends. If for no other reason than the delight in watching them figure out how to get it open!
Arrived wrapped very nice ensuring nothing was scratched or torn. Size measured correctly. Fits perfect on the shoulder or just to carry in hand. Quality of material high making it a very well made handbag. Can't beat the price for the quality.
This is a good quality purse at a great price. I think it is just as attractive on my arm as it was online, and it is roomy, but with good organization. Similar to other posters, I had difficulty with the lock. I found that the key position has to be exactly in the right position ("H") and then you have to push the round dial down pretty firmly. After playing with it for a while, the mechanism loosened up.
This bag is well made except for the clasp at the front, which did not operate easily. The bag is much larger than I expected it to be and just didn't suit my taste or needs. But I offered it to my daughter and she seemed to be very pleased to have it. Honestly, I couldn't pass up the bargain price for this bag. For the right person...it would be a real steal!
This was delivered today, it took a whopping three days to ship! That's incredible, considering all the inclement weather we're experiencing up here in the NW. Pulling it out of the box, I was surprised at its size. It's slightly bigger than expected, but I can work with that. Everything I need to carry with me will fit in this bag. I purchased the "Enchanted" Print, and it is absolutely gorgeous! I'm going back on the site now to buy the matching wallet and maybe this bag in another print! The material is great, very sturdy. I am also buying another GiGi Hill bag as a gift for a friend. That is how much I LOVE this bag!
The bag is LOVELY ,BUT and A big BUT~ the lock is impossible~ I successfully Cut it off~ since there is an Underlying magnet ~ I am able to use IT no problem~The pattern and color is great,have several other GIGI HILL Products~ all are exceptional!
Many reviews mention about the lock on the front of the handbag. At first I couldn't get it open myself. So I asked my son who is a locksmith to help me :) He showed me how to open it, and I now leave it in the unlocked position at all times. This handbag is beautiful and well made. I would recommend for younger woman. I wouldn't recommend for seniors or for someone who has arthritis in their hands because of the lock. I love the quality of this hand bag. very well made.