Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 3 out of 5 by Serpentia Well....
Bought this, after a lot of thought, in the Metallic Clay color. And it is a lovely purse. But had I not gotten it for an excellent price, I would return and here is why: the strap/flap. Both straps are anchored, not to the sides of the purse but to the FLAP. The entire weight of the purse is therefore suspended from the CLASP. This makes it hang oddly unless contents are perfectly balanced, and too much weight makes the top openings gap unattractively. Were this a briefcase, the handle being where it is would not be a problem... but this isn't a lid, its a soft leather flap. No structure to bear the weight of the contents. Everyone loves this purse. I get lots of compliments. But it drives me crazy, and I often tuck it under my arm like a clutch because.... THAT. STRAP. I love Makowsky purses, but this is my last one like this - trust me. p.s. items tucked in the outer flaps show through and make the purse bulge oddly, this purse is just a great big NO
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keree Ladylike Look
Polite and quiet in a way that has traditional tailoring and style! Quality is excellent. The leather is supple and firm at the same time. Sits well standing up and doesn't collapse. I give this leather handbag a 4 star without a doubt. Great value if that is what you are considering. Without a doubt B. Makowsky handbags are above average for overall quality factors and price!
Rated 2 out of 5 by AnastasiasNonna 1ST MAKOWSKI BAG
I LOVE THE STYLING OF THIS SATCHEL, CLASSY LOOKING BUT I SEE IT NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS. THE STRUCTURE UPON WHICH THE TOP HANDLE IS POSITIONED IS NOT GOING TO WITHSTAND A WHOLE LOT OF TENSION, WHICH MEANS LIMITED WEARABILITY. MINE WAS RECEIVED IN THE METALLIC, PRETTY SHADE BUT SHOWED IMPERFECTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND STRUCTURE. THERE WAS AN UNEVEN SYMMETRY WITHIN THE FRONT FLAP AND A WRINKLE THAT WAS FROM BENEATH THE MATERIAL THAT SUPPORTS THE FLAP STRUCTURE, LIKE A SOFT FOLD OR CREASE. I HAD TO RETURN, BUT I WILL ADD THE LEATHER IS EXTREMELY SOFT. RE-DESIGN WITH MORE STRUCTURE AND HANDLE SUPPORT, I WOULD RE-PURCHASE.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Moonshadow Nice but
Please change lining. I refuse to buy any more handbags with this lining. I suggest: silver lining with a touch of pale pink.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shelliott Love the Color
I really expected to like this bag. The color is wonderful as purple is my favorite color, but I just didn't like it enough to keep it. The size to me was a little small and when I put all my stuff in it, it looked terrible hanging on my shoulder. Also, the magnet lock is hard to get apart and I think it's because of the way the bag hangs when it's full. And when I say it was hard to get apart, it was hard to get apart, This was my 2nd B Makowsky bag, I sent the 1st one back too, and it will probably be my last. I will stick with D&B, who continues to wow me.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sonnyba Luv It
I like this handbag a lot. It looks good. The softness of the leather feels good and the suede accents make it very attractive. My one little concern is that the magnetic closure is so strong that its hard to pull open. I'm almost afraid I'm going to rip it. Perhaps it will give a little over time but this bag is just right.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not Martha Stewart Love the purple
Had this on my wish list and finally just bought it. The leather is so soft and the Concord color is a nice medium shade. The magnet on the flap is very strong, but I have had this style before and when you have a handle on the flap, the purse never stays closed if the magnet is too weak. I just hope that since the leather is soft, I don't eventually stretch it from pulling the magnet apart. The trim is beautiful and I love the stripe down the flap. The back pocket is ample and there is another good sized pocket in the front panel which the flap covers. I love this classy style and the size is perfect.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NikkiShops My, My,My!!!!S0 CHIC!!!
I just got my beautiful 'Loren' satchel today and I'm in LOVE! The softness of this elegant handbag is pure heaven...I feel like I can step inside the Trump Plaza with this Classic Black Beauty and feel High Style!!!! Sofia 'Loren' and I are some Classic looking Italian Beauties and this purse fits us well!!!!Grazie Mille!B.Makowsky!