A201655 - B. Makowsky Pebble Leather Large Tote Bag w/ZipperPockets
Best Purchase Ever
Got this bag in medium dark gold and heads turn to
Top of the line
I purchased this bag the first time it was offered as a TSV and got it in black. I didn't use it right away so it was still brand new when my sister-in-law's birthday came around. I knew she'd love it so I gave it to her and she couldn't believe the quality of this bag. Needless to say she was thrilled. Problem is, now I want one too and it hasn't gone on easy pay since that first time I ordered it. The other day I finally broke down and ordered it in the saffron, paying full price. When it arrived I was extremely excited and couldn't wait to use it. The leather is extremely soft, like one of your finest leather jackets and it's sewn exquisitely, not a thread out of place. Now for the bad part. I don't put a lot of things in my bags, really only necessities, but after I put my wallet,keys and 2pr. of glasses the bag was so heavy it was rediculous. I thought it was just me, but after shlepping this dream bag around for 2 days I reluctantly and with a heavy heart, put it back into it's box and sent it back. I'm truly heartbroken to have had to return it, because I will probably never find another bag of this high quality. Sorry B. Mak, I think the heavy hardware did me in, but I will tell you, this bag is top of the line leather, no doubt about it, what a shame it's sooo heavy.
Great bag! More in Storm Blue, PLEASE!
I've owned this bag in black for awhile and love it. Great organization, great style and the perfect bag for me as I'm a big bag girl. I've been wanting it in blue for months and finally took the plunge. SO glad I did! Storm Blue is an amazing color - the perfect marriage of blue & grey. Please, please, PLEASE bring this color to us in more styles, Bruce!
I use this bag every day for work. It is a geat bag, holds everything. It smells great as well. You will not be dissapointed. I have it in black.
I bought this bag back in October and I have used it everyday since and it still looks like the day I got it. I'm a student, and so the bag goes through a lot since I use it as my backpack. I got the saffron, which is gorgeous and goes with everything. The outside pockets are great, and hold a small wallet perfectly. This bag has great organization, and is plenty big enough to hold everything I need. The only bad thing about the bag is that it is fairly heavy empty, but with how nice it looks its worth the weight. The straps are perfect, because of how padded they are my shoulder rarely hurts even if I carry my a ton of stuff in it. This was my first B Mak bag, and I now have 2 more. Love this bag, would buy again in a heartbeat.
Perfect and Classy Everyday Bag!
Bruce Makowsky did it again! This tote bag is gorgeous! It is stylish, roomy, organized, comfortable and the leather is second to none! My wonderful husband gave me this bag, in carrot, for Christmas and I have been enjoying it and all the compliments ever since. The color is beautiful, a perfect blend of rust and burnt orange to make B. Makowsky's carrot color. Bruce, I just love your bags! I show them off to everyone!
Please GOLD hardware
I"ve had this bag in the brandy with gold hardware for at least a year and a half, and use it often. It still looks new!!! The pebble leather, in my opinion, is the best that Bruce does. I would LOVE to get this bag in black, but am holding out in hopes that it may be offered with the gold hardware. In fact, I think all of the color options would be beautiful in gold. The quality of this bag is outstanding!!!
I think this bag is gorgeous, looks high end and is comfortable to carry. However, the fatal flaw is the center pocket inside. It really makes it inconvenient to use. I have even considered trying to cut it out. Why not just make the bag with one big opening?? It would be perfect.
I own this bag in stone and LOVE it. It works perfectly for work and the many trips to the airport I have to make. I use the front pockets for my cell phone and car keys and they work great. It is so soft and wonderful - I smile every time I touch it. This was my first B. Mak bag but it won't be my last.
I loved the color, style, function, and quality of the leather. I ordered the bronze. This was my favorite bag until I discovered that after four times of wearing the bag within the first week of receiving it, that the metallic had completely came off in spots throughout the bag. I expected a great deal more from this bag line. What happened to the quality of the metallic dye job BRUCE???? I have not had problems with any of my other BMAK bags, but I do have 2 more metallic bags that I have had for over 5 months (and have yet to carry them...they are still in the dust bag) and I am afraid to use them. I think that the metallic is a waste of money if it is going to just rub right off. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I stored the bag in the closet, away from the sun and heat, so this should not have had happened. Luckily this has happened during the guarantee time and not after, otherwise, I would really be up a creek. I hope that this bag's dye job is not indicative of what the entire line of metallic products are like. Do not buy the metallic!!! It is a waste of money...you will just be sending it back!
no functional outside pockets
I really like the bag , the leather, the style, but I like bags with outside pockets , especially large bags.The key word with this line of bags is FUNCTIONAL. The two zipper pockets in the front are deep enough, but who goes into their pocket vertically? Stuff falls out. Mr. B I've seen you on Tv and none of your pants pockets you wear are vertical, it does not work, but it looks cute on a bag, I'm not paying for cute at this price, I want them to be used for some purpose. Finally. your bags often are introduced as NEW, first seen on QVC, but the little phone pocket on the back really dates the bag. Smart phones are just too big. So like the front pockets the back one is also nonfunctional , just decorative. I really cannot continue to buy your bags at these prices if they continue to have useless pockets on the outside .
Keep the cute vertical pockets but please give us a few that really makes using them reliable and modern for Smart Phones.. I mean no disrespect , I really want to buy your bags, I like them, but you must change with the times.- keep up the good work., otherwise, I would have given this bag a 5 star review
LOVE THIS BAG "BUT"
I got this bag 9 or 10 months ago was so thrilled with it. The leather was so good and soft and it looked like it was made so well then after 2 months one of the straps came apart and know after afew more months went by the lining is coming apart. So disappointed. Fell apart before I even got it paid for!!