Aimee Kestenberg Pebble Leather Dakota Satchel
Loved But Too Heavy
I purchased this bag and loved the print but the bag was way to heavy. I do not carry a lot of items and it was still too heavy. Sorry Amy, back it goes.
I am so exited to have this bag. Unfortunately, I used it for two weeks and the handle come off. I have to look for something to connect the handle back. So disappointed, I wish I can return it back.
I found my bag!
I will never be disorganized again. I have read the other reviews that are not as complementary, but I really like this handbag. It is sophisticated, but not stuffy. I didn't expect it to be framed, but it delivers as a satchel of very rich leather with all the right compartments. I chose the black. I will be following Aimee's line.
I Hate This Bag !!
This is the most uncomfortable bag I ever had! It is so heavy when it has your stuff in it, the middle does not stay closed, the long strap is uncomfortable. It is only pretty when it is empty but you cannot see the styling when it is filled. I would send it back but I used it for two weeks before I gave up on it !
I bought this purse because of all the space and pockets it had in it. When I got it I was in love with the color. I got it out of the box and the purse was so heavy that I couldn't keep it. I tried it I put my stuff inside just to see. OMG I used it one day and my shoulder was hurting worse then normal. So, I sent it back. The gold parts makes it heavy I believe. If she would make one without all that. It would be a purse I would carry. I gave it two stars for the color.
I thought this was a no brainer!
I didn't want to believe the other reviews about the zippered compartment gapping in a strange way. I figured something else had to be the issue. So since I loved the silhouette, and I must say loved the bag when it got here!, I knew I had to order it and see for myself. Well carrying with the small straps works great. No issues. Then on the other hand using the long strap...there was the gapping that everyone is talking about. you can see the lining below etc. I also don't like that the pockets that most purses have for your cell, pens, zippered small pocket etc is in the middle section of the bag which only has a snap at the top. Not much security there. Too Bad...the lining was changed in this one at least that is a plus...no longer the cheesy cheap lining that was there before, but the rest of the purse style would have been great. I am thinking of giving up on Aimee at this point. Too much shipping costs lost for shipping now my third purse back.
Purchased this bag in the animal haircalf... love! I needed a bag that had a little more structure, not slouch to the ground. Gold hardware is beautiful and really stands out. Also lightweight and really easy to carry. Loving these aimee bags!
LOVED the gold hardware.....but...
Did not love the interior of the bag. Got the black and the pink. Sent them both back. Just didn't feel right to me. Too much going on inside the bag. The hardware is gorgeous. I am so glad to see handbags with gold hardware. And yes, you can wear silver jewlery with a gold hardware bag. Anything goes now. The bag just felt too "constructed". I want a little more flexibility. But the leather is very nice. Pretty colors too. Sorry it did not work out.
I got the black/baby cheetah. This is a stunningly beautiful bag. It is well made, the zippers are big, high end, glide easily and don't catch. The leather is very soft and substantial. I would have kept this bag and used it alot, except for one thing - when you put your belongings in the purse, the side sections with the zippers gape when you have it on your shoulder. The purse looks fabulous when you are holding it with your hand and the 2 handles or on your arm with the 2 handles. On the shoulder, it transforms into a funny gaping shape. And I use a shoulder strap often. The middle section only has one round small magnet. My suggestion - put long rectangle magnets on both sides and the zippered sections would have the stability to remain in place. I thought maybe I got a defective bag, but I watched the video many times. The models' purses don't gape, but I figured they didn't have anything in them. But Aimee's black purse gaped at the very end before the video ended, so that did it for me in not exchanging it for another. The cost does not justify "putting up with it". However, the price is very fair for the quality of the leather, style and hardware. Design defect. But I emphasize, this is wow purse but for the magnet and gaping sides. If it were redesigned I would buy it and probably another color in a heart beat.
Studs all wrong
I purchased the Tahiti blue handbag and couldn't wait to get it. The color was beautiful, the leather soft and supple, but the studs on the front of the handbag make it look cheap. It takes away from the handbag and doesn't look like and expensive bag, but off the rack cheap. I wish they would have left them off. It had to go back.
Love this bag and get compliments on it all the time - everywhere I go. It's a real work horse too very well organized inside. Totally worth every penny!! LOVE it! I'm gonna order another color for the fall.
I opened the box and thought WOW. That soon ended once I transferred my things out from my other bag I began to see that the corners of the bag turning out. I believe that the zippers are so heavy and there is nothing to give support they turn out and really cheapen the purse. The tag never turns outward to show the initials. The straps are extremely long ad you can not adjust them to be shortened. I am TRULY am so disappointed! I have been on a journey for so long to find a beautiful statement bag. For this price you could get a MJ and no doubt you would never think of sending it back. Sorry but this will go back. I can not seem to get sizing right with qvc clothes or hand bags. I can get skin care and make up right and wen products are to die for. Just ot the other things.