I have been debating for quite some time to either get the small version or the medium version of this Luxury Tote. If there was something in-between the small and medium size, it would have been a done deal for me a long time ago. But, in the end I decided to go big, but when it arrived today, I realized it is just TOO BIG to be an every day bag for me (I'm only 5'2). With a shorter strap drop and less bulk (it really is 7+ inches deep), it might have worked. Even though the bag is soft enough to "cinch" on the sides, just like the LV Neverfull, which I love the look of -- it's just too large. I own two other Rioni's and one wallet (with another wallet on the way) and cannot tell you how beautiful this handbag line is. I also own an original LV Speedy 25 and the Rioni materials are just as high-end, but the Rioni's have the pockets and "extras" us busy women need, that the LV's don't provide in all their bags. The line is simply gorgeous! If you need a tote to bring things back and forth to work or to use as a stylish diaper bag, this will work. But, if you're looking for an every day handbag (like I was) and are petite, you might want to consider something else. Just to note, too, this bag doesn't have the "gold" satin lining that my other Rioni's have, it has a dark brown satin that matches the color of the outside of the bag and I like the dark brown better. The magnets are really strong and covered to look very high end. It's a stunning bag, but going back for another try at another bag that fits me better.
I bought the small tote at first and found it was way smaller than I thought. So I returned it and bought this one right away. I had a 10% off coupon too so I got it for a better deal too. Just so you know I have seen these totes in the stores and online and O.com has the best price on these bags. This is my 2nd Rioni bag. He is an Italian designer and these bags are awesome. I get compliments when I am out all the time. I was in **** the other day and the SA loved my bag. The materials used are very comparable to other high end designers without being confused about the designers at all. (obviously it is not an ** to the eye) Nevertheless, with the increasing prices of other designers this tote is an awesome deal for the price point and will satisfy your craving for a nice classy tote style bag. I cinch up the ends some times and I like the way it looks, but I usually leave it open because it is easier to get in and out of and I want the leather to patina evenly. The only cons I have on this bag, which I have heard the same about the **** , is the straps do tend to dig in a little bit. I do not stuff a lot in my bag. But they straps can tend to hurt a bit so I carry on my arm. The leather straps seemed a little "sticky" when I 1st got it. That has worn off with some use of a few days. I did cut my cuticle on the strap when it was new. It was not sharp by any means, but when you have a tote with two straps and dry cuticles, that can happen. Just be warned if you have dry cuticles. LOL. Aside from that, it is really a lovely tote and I use it daily when I am running around with my kids. I keep my key, iPad, iPhone, wallet and one diaper, small hand sanitizer. That is all. I love the pockets, they do have a pocket on the outside as well. Overall, very lovely tote, you will not be disappointed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice quality.
- How accurate was the sizing? Right on.
When I first opened it, it seemed humongous! But I pulled the drawstrings to bring the corners in and now it looks less bulky and has more of a square look. I'm able to put my 11.6" laptop and case in there perfectly along with all my other things. Sometimes I find myself digging for stuff because it's so spacious. The only downside to this purse is the handles. It hurts my shoulders whenever I put it on no matter how much weight I have in it. As you may see, the handles are thin for a pretty large purse. If they had put more material or padding on the handles, it would have been a more comfortable fit.
this is by far my new favorite brand on the planet. talk about impressive..I love the attention to detail that Rioni has put into his product. I feel like I've hit the lottery and just went out and bought the most expensive Italian brand of handbag on the market. I have seen some really hefty priced items..and I've touched them with my own hands,,never bought them..as I have a hard time blowing money...this is that same feeling without the regret...I doubt that I could be more impressed right now. If you are wondering what to think...you better jump on these..I've seen them priced elsewhere at full retail value..it can get up there in the 2-3 hundreds..for the quality,,even that isn't a bad price..but you are getting them..for way less the retail..I'm in love with this brand..super awesome..can't wait to show it off...
I ordered this bag back in January, and it is now April. I waited to submit a review until I had owned / used this bag for a while to see how it held up and how I liked / didn't like it. Well I can honestly say that I think that I like this bag more than when I first purchased it. The bag was quite stiff when I first purchased it, and now it has softened nicely with time. The leather parts of the bag (the handle, and the trim) have started to develop a nice even patina. The look of the bag can be changed by cinching the side straps. Without stating the name of a higher end company, I think that Rioni rivals it's competitors in several ways, price (for sure, by $$$'s of dollars), quality, and most importantly functionality. This bag has a nice deep outside pocket that is perfect for keys, a cell phone, or anything that you want to keep handy. On the inside of the bag, there is another nice zippered pocket that holds a lot, and on the other side a cell phone pocket and 1 other pocket. I can tell you that I have loaded this bag with my wallet, makeup bag, cell phone, 2 sets of keys, small kindle, lotion, and a large water bottle and still had room in it. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone who wants the look of high end without paying the high end price. In today's economy, that is smart shopping.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very comparable, what I expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Top quality, down to the stitching, the leather handles, the zippers, and everything else.
- How accurate was the sizing? Was a little bigger than I expected, but that has worked out to be alright.
I love the Rioni handbag line!! This tote is the third bag I've purchased from Rioni. The bag is very classy and well made. It has plenty of room to carry all your essentials and a cell pocket and zipper pocket on the inside of bag. Very city chic :)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color matched on line pics
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is excellent.....very well made
- How accurate was the sizing? sixing was pretty accurate....seemed a bit smaller than stated
I was really impressed with the first handbag I received, so I thought I would order another style and I was NOT disappointed. I love these purses because they provide the LV styles that I LOVE without the high price tags. I would buy another! Thanks Rioni.
I really liked this bag as well as the LV NF mm, the quality I found to be top of the line, the only thing I could say that I would change is , I would prefer the straps to be a little longer. The great thing about this bag is the straps are so much more thick and sturdier than the higher end LV bag, I don't like the flimsy straps on the NF mm, they didn't give as much support. So this bag was a steal in my opinion , I love how the handles are real leather and it develops its own natural honey patina over time. Its not a knock off, it is in a class all its own, and in all ways so much better than the lv bag I had.
I needed a bag to carry water, books, magazines, snacks and other assorted items to and from work and this bag is perfect. The pockets are terrific, plenty of room and the bag is actually the perfect overall size. I don't think anyone will confuse this with an authentic LV, that said, for the price it's a great value.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Similar
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Beautiful bag ... I love it! Rioni bags rock. The quality of these bags are exceptional. I am very picky and love to be different and these bags keep me looking sharp and different without spending a lot of money. I could not be happier with this purchase.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Even better in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality
- How accurate was the sizing? yes
The Rioni tote is great except for the fact that the bag itself is not as lightweight as I had wanted. Because it's so roomy, one tends to throw a lot in it making it all the heavier.But it's made really well and looks great. I expect to get a lot of use out of it. It's great for work.
I received this tote handbag, and like all the others I have purchase here @ O, I am extremely please with this handbag line. All that we fashionista are looking for is in this handbag line. Quality, craftsmanship and the most modern and up to date styles. Do not hesitate on purchasing from this line. This medium tote is roomy, but not too large. Has an outside zipper pocket one inside zipper pocket and one cell phone slot and another slot. This tote does not zipper, but has cover magnet that keeps the tote shut, fits perfectly under the arm. It is extremely soft, not stiff. Totally happy with this purchase.
When I received my Rioni Tote bag I couldn't be happier. It is all that and then some, to me it's the perfect tote because it's not too small and not too big, the size is ideal, big enough for us ladies to carry our essentials and throw in our flats and more!!!... Ladies don't hesitate on this buy, go for it you won't regret it, I haven't. I now own three pieces from the Rioni collection and know I will feel luxurious and we'll put together, a classic accessory!!