B.Makowsky Giamma Leather & Suede Hobo Bag with Hinge Hardware
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.
Loved the look of this purse
When this bag arrived I was extremely happy. Loved the suede, it just had a rich look. After using it for 2 months, I noticed the leather on the shoulder strap was cracking, now it has cracked all the way around the entire strap. I was very disappointed, I have 3 other B Makowsky handbags and have never had a problem with the quality of the materials or construction. I will really think twice before I purchase another B Makowsky handbag.
After only 10 days of using this bag, the hardware at the ends of the bag is scratched in more than one place:. So disappointing. I thought B Makowsky had a higher quality in his bags.
I purchased a B. Makowsky bag several years ago and was thrilled by the quality of the bag. However, I've tried purchasing a couple more of his purses recently and have been very disappointed. It appears that his quality is plummeting each year. My reaction to this particular bag was, "Meh. Nothing special." The leather was thin and paper-like, and the decorative hardware seemed out of place. The handle was thin, unpadded, and would not stay on my shoulder. And then there's the ugly lining he insists on putting in every purse. Could Bruce maybe branch out a bit and put in a heavier canvas liner that will last and matches the purse? When I was debating my purchase, I thought to myself, "Is this purse worth four $50 purses?" I had to answer, "NO!" I was terribly disappointed with this purchase, and it will have to be my last B. Makowsky purchase.
quality bag! beautifully made
This is a beautiful bag. It is what it says it is and a little more. VERY well made, luxurious looking and plenty of compartments. If you are looking for a satchel or tote -- this is NOT going to do that job. It is however, a lighter and smaller bag than i am used to carrying so i will have to downsize what i am used to toting back and forth to work. But I am overall pretty thrilled with it -- especially for the price!
I ordered this in august to give to my daughter in November for her birthday. Took It out of bag just yesterday to wrap to find out the inside zipper pocket had no pocket. Zips open to nothing. Now it is to late to send back and I cannot give as a gift. What a disappointment. Paid almost 200.00 that I cannot use. Quality control?? Will not buy another B. makowsky bag.
Too Cute Bag!
This bag is too cute! I bought it in black and the black does not come off on clothing. I love the size of the bag and it is so light weight which is unusual for a BM bag. Yes when it is on the shoulder, it gapes open if it is not closed but since it is hobo style, that adds to the appeal. I really wanted it in orange but was weary that the color would come off on clothing. The metal accent on the side of the bag is so fine. It is dressy and casual. I really love this BM bag. I have several BM bagsbut this one is my favorite.
This bag is run-of the mill ordinary. Should have sent it back, the bag's interior is not set up well for organization. I will think twice before buying another of his bags.
...pretty bag,but after only a couple of months carrying the suede is beginning to pill..expected a bit higher quality for the price!
I really do love this purse..... I bought the green. Great color! Very soft. Love the hardware. Holds my wallet, my iPad and cell, with a tiny bit more room for odds and ends. I want in the brown next!
love this bag
this bag is wonderful for everyday and evening. very comfortable and nice looking