B.Makowsky Epona Pebble Leather Foldover Messenger Bag
4 out of 5
A beauty in black, the leather of this bag feels exceptionally soft, a textured leather is on the side accent pieces which I like because it helps give the bag a little structure. The zipper flap is roomy, the perfect place to tuck away tickets, a passport or anything you want to keep truly separated in the bag. I am loving the generous exterior back pocket, I can fit my reader or my clutch wallet into it, I much prefer this over the phone slit in many of the other B Makowsky bags. This bag's one flaw for me is the crossbody's textured leather strap, it is too long as a messenger bag for a petite it should be FULLY adjustable, please one size does not fit all.
Color Not As Expected
I liked everything about this bag, but the Ultramarine color really just seemed like an everyday navy in person... and I surely do not need another navy bag! I was expecting the brilliant, vivid cobalt that's everywhere now in fashion and accessories, and this color just did not deliver on that promise. I did like the size, shape, and organization otherwise, so it saddened me to send it right back.
GORGEOUS AND FUNCTIONAL
After ordering quite a few bags, including the new female designers on QVC, I ended up with this stunning bag and it is absolutely perfect! First of all, the leather feels exquisite, the hardware is unrivaled, the shape is perfect to hold a ton of stuff (if needed), and the crossbody strap will easily fit over my winter coats! (I'm 5'4", size 1x-2x). Bruce, I am a fan forever!
Odd smell from bag.
The first day I received it, there was a strange smell. It is to intense for me to overcome so I'm returning the bag.
I am terribly saddened by the quality of this purse. It is a perfect size and beautiful design. The quality of the "leather" is not at all the same as Bruces' older handbags. For the cost, it would have been nice to have the B Makowsky nameplate in metal not the stamped and silver painted strip of "leather". A huge disappointment.
I am so glad I bought this bag. I can totally see using this everyday. It falls perfectly as a crossbody but also looks great worn long or as a short purse. I love the pockets they can hold a good amount without bulking up the bag. As with all of B's bags the leather is sooo super soft. i love that the flap pocket goes all the way to the bottom, perfect for security. I would totally buy another color ( I bought black) if it wasn't so pricey. The price is well worth it I just can't afford 2 right now. Maybe if they bring easy pay back :-)
The Perfect Crossbody
I am a loyal fan of Mr. B and he out did himself with this messenger bag. The size is perfect and the guava pink is beautiful. I love the feel of the leather. It reminds me of a very fine pebble leather and so soft to the touch. The weight is just right for the hardware you are getting which adds so much style to the bag. The organization is wonderful and all the pockets are functional. I love that top flap zip pocket, especially for passports and the items you want secure and out of the way while traveling. To top it off, the strap is convertible. I plan on ordering another color for the fall. Thanks Mr. B, stylish and functional, this is a winner. I hope you bring this back in many more colors.