Aimee Kestenberg Pebble Leather Convertible Hobo
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
I love the idea where you can carry 5 different ways! It's a big bag which I absolutely love, but so light weight! The leather quality is to die for! You won't know until you touch it. So soft and supple! What else can I say? Just PERFECT! LOVE THIS BAG!!!!!!!
GREAT BAG BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE
Got this bag in two colors. Green, which is my favorite color, and also in the metallic. I love both. The metallic could go pretty much with most metals. It looks a little gunmetal, a little silver, and you can also see some rose gold. I love being able to carry it multiple ways. Extremely light before packing it with all my stuff. Unless you ordered this before seeing the presentation, you have to have seen that it would definitely stick out in the back. Don't understand people that watch the presentations and then complain about the items when you can clearly see it is not a flat backpack. Aimee, I love your idea and I am enjoying the bags. Like I said, it is a great bag but not for everyone. You should definitely make another backpack style. They are really popular again and maybe if you made one that laid flat on your back, it would meet the needs of those who commute and go on public transportation.
My thoughts on Aimee's Convertible Hobo
First, let me start off by saying I absolutely love the versatility of this bag! I've never seen anything like it. I like having so many options with carrying it. The handles for the tote are sturdy yet soft. When worn as a crossbody, it's more of a "high" crossbody - I'm 5'4" with a long torso and it hits a couple of itches above my hips. It does stick out a bit when worn as a backpack. I actually push out all of the air so it flattens somewhat. I wouldn't use it as a backpack regularly but again, nice to have the option available. The outside flap pocket is nice and deep, though the flap seems a little thin. Normally I'm not crazy about vertical zip pockets because things tend to fall out easily but this pocket is deep as well so I can't see that happening. I love having 2 main compartments - great for organization - and so deep! I got it in the gunmetal. I'm not really a metallic kind of girl but I got the impression from presentations that it's more of a toned-down metallic. Still, it may be too much for me, not sure yet. Also, I don't know if it's just because it's metallic leather, it just doesn't seem too durable. Kind of thin. I don't know if the black or green leather would be the same. I'm sure the leather has to be somewhat thin because of being versatile. It also collapses in on itself (and that's with not a lot of things in it). I'm not sure I'm going to keep it, I may exchange it for another color. I wish there were more color options - I'm not a big fan of black or green - but I still so love the versatility! I will say this bag just doesn't seem to have the quality of some of Aimee's other bags (trust me, I have many!). The leather certainly isn't worth the price (because of being metallic?). Honestly, I wouldn't mind the price because of the versatility, but it will get a lot of use because of that reason so it would need to be able to hold up.
Great bag, but not a cross body w/o my adjustments
Love the shade of green and all the versatility of this bag. It does not lie against the body when used as a back pack so not good for that usage. The straps are about 6 inches short of making this a cross body for me, and I'm just 5'4". I have a lanyard style necklace that is heavy duty and adjustable that I use in order to make a cross body work for the bag. I attach it to the straps and loop it through the existing belt loops on the bag. Aimee, this is my third bag (I have the convertible messenger in black and in white) and you got me addicted to cross bodies! Can you please make a tassel with a strap, or some other type of strap we can attach to add about 6 inches to the straps? Then it could be a decoration when not used as a cross body strap extender!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
This bag is absolutely fabulous! I love that there are so many options to wear even though I probably wouldn't use some of them. I bought this in black and the pop of stingray gives it a lil something special! I will use this for many, many years! Thanks Aimee!! P.S. Please bring more colors :>
Too heavy and not very functional!
This bag will be going back to QVC. I purchased this hobo bag before any reviews were posted. I agree with the other reviewer that leather is nice and soft. The designer (or it could have been the host) claimed this bag was light but it is very heavy and non-functional. The slip and zip pockets are way too small, almost useless. Very disappointed...
Useless hands free
I was very excited to get this bag. The one nice thing is the leather is good. The straps are a problem. The backpack isn't useful and the straps are not long enough for a real cross body bag. If you want a shoulder bag you probably will like it but it is not functional for hands free.
Oh No Aimee! So sorry.
I love your concepts and loved the green of this bag. But a backpack that sticks out about a foot in the back. No Way! I live in NYC and London and no way can I wear this on the subway and tube. Also the detachable straps should hook together to make a real long cross body on we tall gals. Or be paired for shorted gals. So, sadly sending this back. Please revisit it and make longer straps and a closer to the back backpack. Also the box from QVC was too big for the bag and came completely squashed making the return difficult.