B.Makowsky Giamma Leather & Suede Hobo Bag with Hinge Hardware
Love this bag!
I own this suede hobo bag in mulberry and brandy. Beautiful and so much room. Wish I owned every one.
Overall nice bag but needs feet
I bought this as a TSV in brandy and ginger; both colors are beautiful. I like the look of this bag and the organization if provides. That said, I probably wouldn't purchase this bag again because it doesn't have feet. For the price of the bag it should have feet - especially due to the soft suede material. I am constantly worried about it falling and being soaked/ruined from all the winter dirt, salt and water on the floorboard of my car and everywhere else I go.
This purse is beautiful and classy. I love the gold accents. I have used this purse with both casual and dressy outfits. It has plenty of room inside without being too big,
This is my favorite purse that I own,.
I purchased this bag because I loved the look of it even though I had promised myself I would not purchase another B Makowsky bag. I should have kept my resolve. Only used the bag a few weeks when, like other reviewers have said, the handle started to crack! For the price of this bag I would have expected better quality. I have had issues with other B Makowsky bags, leather cracking on the handle, zipper pull coming off, stitching coming loose and had to have sewn by shoemaker. I have learned my lesson now and will not be purchasing another B Makowsky bag. The styles are great but apparently not the quality.
Not the usual
I have been carrying this bag for maybe a month the suede and leather so far look great. I really dislike how difficut it is to get a hold of the zipper pull. Also the section with the magnets will not stay closed. This is not what I'm used to with B.Makowsky's bags.
The leather on the strap CRACKS ??!!
What leather cracks ...come on .... not like this !!! It got to be plastic or vinyl on the inside with a leather outer covering .... the rest of the bag is in fine shape ..but after only carrying it for 3 months the strap started cracking and actually pinching my hand ..making the bag feel uncomfortable to carry ! I feel the 100% leather was misrepresented .
I have been actively using this purse for about 3 months. The magnet on the inside has torn the leather and it is ragged around the edges of the magnet with the facing under the magnet sticking out. I have had to glue the facing back to the inside and the suede on the top of the magnet. Also, where the bag folds above the magnet it has a slit in it. Leather very thin. For the amount of money spent on this bag, I will stick with Vera Bradley bags. They last longer and are not as expensive. I will never purchase another bag from this designer.
I've always wanted to try a B.Makowsky, so when I saw this one I couldn't resist. I showed it to my husband and he said--"Get it--Happy anniversary"! Unfortunately I am not please with it and am sending it back. Biggest problem is the way the handle gets in the way of access to the inside of the bag. I love the look, but it doesn't function well.
I noticed others who had the same zipper complaint as I. The zipper would go so far and stop. On the positive note the color (navy) is beautiful. Will send it back and they are sending me a replacement. Sure hope that quality control will look into this issue.
It's a beautiful bag. As all B Makowsky bags are of the finest quality. I hope my daughter likes it.
I HAVE HAD GREAT LUCK WITH THIS BAD. I REC'D IT ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AGO AND WEAR IT EVERYDAY. IT STILL LOOKS NEW. IT IS A GOOD SIZE AND NOT TOO HEAVY. I THINK IT IS A GREAT BAG & WOULD LIKE TO GET ONE IN ANOTHER COLOR LATER ON.
Defective Shoulder Strap
I have been carrying this bag for about 2 1/2 weeks and have the same issue that others have noted with the leather on the shoulder strap cracking. This is my 4th B Mak bag. The one I had this summer had defective zippers and the one previous to that had leather trim that cracked. I decided to give this one a try because I really liked the style, color, and easy pay offer. However, I do not think I am going to try another B Mak bag given the quality issues I have now experienced on 3 out of the 4 I have purchased. Too bad; they are good looking bags.