Aimee Kestenberg Pebble Leather Medium Tote with Pockets
Put the D&B on the shelf!
I was a little apprehensive, I wasn’t familiar with Amiee, but when her bags began to sell out in less than 10 minutes on air I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about. And yes I’m glad I did. I love this bag, leather soft and supple, the inside roomy, organized and my items don’t sink to the bottom I can find everything quickly because I can actually see into the bag. I love the magnet closure. Don’t like zippers..
I’m a convert! I put my faithful D&B on the shelf for the summer, I was ready for a beautiful bag that didn’t weigh a stone when empty, I told my sister all my D&B bags are just too heavy lately… and she needs to give Amiee a try as well she agrees this bag is it. I’m ordering the Clay also!!! Bravo QVC good work with these younger new designers!
This is the best tote!
I was on waitlist for this tote in royal blue for the longest time and completely forgot about it. What a fun surprise when it arrived! The color is so beautifully vibrant but in a way that it can be worn every day as a neutral. The leather is exquisite and the styling is so chic. I have worn this bag twice now and both men and women have commented on how great it is. It is large enough to use as a carry all on an airplane but not overwhelming. This is my fourth Aimee Kestenberg bag and I am hooked!
Funky and Different
I ordered this bag in black for two reasons - I do not have a solid black bag and I was looking for a tote style with some edginess. I really like it. My husband dislikes the grommets and thinks the leather looks cheap but I disagree. It's different from anything else in my handbag wardrobe and really goes the distance in terms of storage. I keep the sides zipped up but also like the drapey feel when the zippers are down. Now, if you are very tall, the shoulder strap may be a bit short for you. Also, if you are wearing a thick jacket or sweater, the tote handles may not fit over your wrist. Thankfully the bag is versatile. I'm still in the breaking in process but so far I am pleased with the purchase.
I'm required to bring my laptop with me just about everywhere for work. I hate carrying multiple bags on the subway, but also don't want to be carrying around anything too bulky. After searching for a while, I ordered this bag in the hopes I could fit my laptop and a few other items in it for daily use. This bag is exactly what I wanted and more. I'm very impressed with the way the bag looks, the quality of the leather and its functionality. I got it in the Vachetta color, which is a perfect neutral that can be carried with just about anything. I only put my metrocard holder and cell phone in the front pockets and haven't had trouble with the snaps. I use the longer shoulder strap and like the way the shorter handles fall when not in use. I found the bag to be relatively light while empty as compared to some of my other bags. I was able to fit my laptop, a few documents, a makeup bag, sunglasses and large wallet without any trouble. I'm hopeful I'll be able to squeeze in a pair of flats now and then as well. I like it so much I'm considering getting it in another color.
Just love it!! I have other brand name bags that are nice, but this one has become my favorite!!! It is definitely like "BUTTER", feels good to the touch and really roomy. I don't use the front magnetic closure pockets, but I do use the zip closure, which are deep pockets. I know others had mentioned about the magnetic closure on the front pockets are not really strong enough, and I do agree with that, but I don't find it a problem for me since there is so much more room everywhere else. This is really just a beautiful bag!!! I am a handbag fanatic, and I just want to say that this one hits the top of the charts!! I purchased the vachetta color which goes with everything, a very classy bag!! Great purchase, well worth the money spent!!! Just try it for yourself!!
BLOWN AWAY! My new "go-to" Bag!!
I read reviews after I purchased this bag (black) and I was concerned that I wouldn't like it...that was not the case. This bag is absolutely amazing. My first outing with it was to my doctor and as soon as she saw me she commented that she loved my bag. Always a good feeling with a new purchase!
I didn't quite get some of the negative comments from the other reviews:
1. handles do not go over the shoulder - it says it is a tote and not a shoulder bag
2. tassels and hardware - some said they didn't like....but you can see all that in the pictures and the video (?)
3. "heavy" - sure it's not light but it wouldn't label it as heavy and it sure wouldn't prevent me from buying it all over. If you are carrying around bricks, yes it might get a bit heavy!
I love love love this bag!! Thank you Aimee!
PERFECTION - The Pics Do NOT Do This Bag Justice
For 2 years I have been searching for a black leather bag that I could use every day - for work and weekends - that looked classic but still trendy. I bought this on a whim because, quite frankly, Aimee was adorable and really sold the bag. The bag seemed a little stiff when it first arrived which made me nervous. It has now been about 4 weeks of daily use and this bag is HEAVEN. Any "stiffness" was gone within the first few days of use. The bag on its own is relatively lightweight which is great. The size is perfect - it holds my tablet, a notebook, wallet, small makeup bag, cell phone, keys, and a thin sweater or scarf easily. The front pocket is the perfect size for a cell phone - and makes grabbing it a cinch. The leather is sublime - really soft with a nice drape, but still structured if you keep the sides zipped up (I prefer them zipped down so that the top corners drape down with the longer strap - adorable). The quality is apparent - from the leather, the hardware, the stitching - it looks like a $500+ bag. I've received compliments on it from day 1, and they keep coming. I can't recommend this bag enough. Definitely considering it in another color - I'm that happy with the purchase and quality. Thank you, Aimee and QVC!!
Aimee almost Perfect-LOVE
Great design nice leather. Appreciate OUTSIDE POCKETs! I fly two days a week. Easy to carry. 15" Toshiba laptop, peripherals in 6x4 slim mesh bag,laptop adapter, makeup mesh bag, hard sided eyeglass case, sunglasses, vitamin case fit inside. Touch up makeup in one outside pocket, iPhone in other; outer zip pockets used for wallet, other is a spare used for hotel keys. EASY on my shoulder. Aimee please replace side zippers with locking zippers. This is needed when using collapsed as purse instead of business tote.
Love This Bag
I have learned from past experience to use or wear the items I purchase for a few weeks before I write a review. With this being said I have used this bag for 3 weeks now I ordered it in black and I absolutely love it. I was carrying a nylon messenger bag and it was wearing out. I didn't think I could find a style similar in leather. When I saw this bag I decided to order it. I think what I love the most is the convenience of the shorter shoulder strap, I love the way you can just put it inside when you do not need it. It is true that the zippers on the side do not stay up so I just leave them down, this does not bother me. I thought that I would not like the leather pulls on the zippers I thought I would just remove them but I find that this does not bother me either. Another aspect of this bag that I love is the magnetic closure. My messenger bag had a zipper that was kind of a hassle for me. I would never zip it, and whenever it fell over in the car my things would just spill out. This bag is functional, stylish, and light weight. It works for me. Thanks for the easy pay QVC.
Better than some...not as good as others.
I purchased this bag in the peach. It looks much different in person than the color does on TV. It is much closer to a salmon color. I think the bag is of good quality.....however, I have a couple of her bags from her early days on QVC (which was not that long ago) and I liked the quality of those bags better. The hardware was heavy and solid. The leather was thicker and sturdy. This bag is lighter than those so perhaps that was the intent..to make a lighter bag not a cheaper bag. Some of the comments said they didn't like the gold hardware and the zippers did not stay up. I love the gold contrast and I have had no problems with the zippers. I have been using my bag for about a week now. I really do love this bag.
Beautiful Bag from Aimee Kestenberg
I was looking for a black tote for awhile,until I has seen this tote on QVC one day and said thats it!I had purchased this tote in the beautiful black, and I was so stunned when I received it,so was my daughter,!The leather and detail on this tote is so beautiful.I love the zipper on the sides as well,my husband clapped and said finally!I will not show my mother!
This bag was more than I could have wished for. The leather is outstanding, style fantastic. This is my first bag from this designer but it will not be my last.