Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3 out of 5 by eadu4 WAS ready to write a 5 star review...
Opened the box and was WOWED by the black Barlow. First it was obviously a return as the handles were not wrapped and there was no dust bag. It also wasn't packed with any tissue just stuffed in the plastic "as is bag". However the bag is STUNNING, the leather is soft but holds it's shape. It's big enough for me without being a suitcase and is actually not heavy. HOWEVER...I noticed someone had removed the middle portion of the strap...but I saw a strap at the bottom of the handbag and though "ok..no problem someone did at least put it back with the bag" NOPE...they stuck a random black half strap in it. Seriously people?? the straps are brown you can't use that portion on it. So since I got it to primarily to use as a cross body I promptly packed it up and sent it back same day. Buyer beware. If a black "as is" becomes available be advised the only strap on this is for short shoulder use. The handles will fold down inside the bag out of the way so it can be used as a shoulder bag. I am so mad. I loved this bag. But even for the "as is" price I couldn't justify buying it. I checked off that I would recommend this product and I would BUT I recommend you pay the $$ and get a new one. Sadly there are people in this world that do stupid things like this. Why keep the middle portion of the strap? UGH. Just UGH. It has all the documentation in it to register it so who ever buys this will have all the paperwork just no way to make the strap long unless you want a two toned strap half brown and the middle portion black. The purse is in great shape looks like someone bought it, took the middle strap stuffed some random black half strap in the bag and sent it back. Oh well. My loss and if you are not looking to cross body this beautiful gem then hopefully they will put it back on the site and MAYBE they might put the correct strap in the bag for you. As I said it does have the short shoulder strap and the handles are fine. I really wanted the cross body option. And with the middle piece missing you can't do that and I don't have a Dooney strap that matches the handles and trim on this one. :-(
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaybird3 smooth leather is the best
I bought this bag in black as is and was so happy with the quality and condition of the bag. It looks so rich and isn't too heavy, but has a substantial feel to it. The leather is indeed smooth and luxurious. The openings on the outside of the bag are very handy for phone, glasses, keys, etc. One of my favorite dooney bags
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tlans Perfection
I was a little skeptical about an "as is" purchase. I am completely wowed by this purse. It arrived in brand new condition with all the accessories.My other large Dooney weighs in at almost 5 lbs, and is too heavy once I fill it, so this size is perfect! I love the side pockets and interior pockets too. I was concerned that the blue would be too loud, but it's gorgeous. So glad I found this on QVC.