B. Makowsky Glazed Leather Zip Top Crossbody Bag w/Belted Accent
It is a nice bag and almost perfect but leather isn't a soft as B.M. usual quality and price is too high on sale. The only real problem I have with it is the zipper. It is hard to zip up past the curve and not smooth. Otherwise I love the bag. I like a big open space that opens up but maybe it needs a double zipper pull also. That would help it a lot. Also the leather may rub off on clothes as stated on a tag. They don't tell us that before we buy. That should never be an issue.
Glazed & Confused
The glazed leather is beautiful and inside roomy. However, the strap curls up because it is lacking an additional belt loop to keep in place. Found this very annoying. If strap could be a little shorter and loop addressed, it would be a great bag. The "rust" color is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately I'll be sending back. Not a good value for me.
I think this is about my 5th B.M. bag, but I have sent them all back. This one was very misshapen. For the price, I expected much more. It is going back and I believe I need to give up on this brand. Also, I like the smaller bags, but this one was just too small. Not a good value.
cute but has a flaw
the purse is adorable. size is small but that is what I wanted. Leather is great. The only problem is that the straps are on the same side, which I thought was great, but isn't because of the stress on the stitching where the strap is secured to purse. Mine is coming un-stitched. Happened after a couple of months. I did not have too much weight in the purse. Very disappointed. Love B Makowsky purses and leather. I will have to try to find someone to repair. 5 stars for being adorable but 2 for coming apart.
Good Things Come In Small Packages
I bought this bag in leaf green ...very fashionable. Love the look & design. Great for the weekend or shopping hands free. Can't carry the kitchen sink but who wants too. It has a very defined purpose not for everyone but for me, it is stylish, sophisticated and practical all rolled into one bag. Can't get the cell phone in the back pocket but I use the pocket for a spare car key. Works great. Love my green choice, love my bag. Hey and it's Bruce!
I've become so used to Bruce's exceptionally large bags that I didn't pay much attention to the size before ordering this one. I was a bit disappointed, because I love the style of the bag, but I wish it was larger. Other than that, it's a beautiful bag. The style is unusual (unique) and the leather is buttery, like most of Bruce's bags. A good buy.
I love this bag. It's well made and the red is a pretty, deep red versus the orangy red of a previous Makowsky bag purchase. It is small, so it's not an everyday bag for me and all my junk that I like to haul around but it's perfect for shopping when you only need your wallet, phone and sunglasses (and your checkbook would fit in there too). I hate carrying my purse when I go shopping but with the cross body strap on this bag, I can be hands free.
Very cute but just too small inside.
I own ten B. Makowsky bags and was so excited about getting this new bag - it looked perfect on television. Unfortunately, it was so small that the only thing I could fit in it was my wallet. The bag looked like it would hold so much more on television but the area below the zipper is very small when closed (I tried to put my sunglasses on top of my wallet but it just wouldn't close). It was also difficult to zip, even when it was empty. I hope (as many others have said) that this bag is made bigger and the zipper is redone because I would order it again. This is the first B. Makowsky bag I have ever had to send back.
B. Makowsky Cross-Body Bag w/ Belted Accent
This bag is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I've always loved anything with the belted accent, so classy looking, and it fits great for cross-body and shoulder style. I use it whenever I travel. It's not that large, but I sure can get all my things in it!
Size Does Matter
Unfortunately, this bag is just too small -- I was in the market for a medium-sized purse -- which is what this looked like on TV. Great if you're going out for the evening, but not large enough for day-to-day use. And it must be zipped up in order to hang properly because the straps are attached to the back side of the bag, not the center. Very cute style, but had to send it back.
I totally agree with the lady who stated that "if only this bag was 25% larger". I sent my bag back for the same reasons. I totally love the style, the leather & the colors offered. It reminded me of a vintage bag from the 40's/50's which I loved also about the bag. Please Bruce make this same bag a little bit bigger & I will probably order two of them. I would give this bag 4 stars just because of the size.
Cute but Not Practical
Size almost makes it but not quite. Cross body is so you can be hands free but for me this bags make me use both hands quite a bit. If I upzip it I need both hands to get it zipped back up. With the starp handles being only on one side of the bag instead of at opposite endd the bags tends to lean forward forcing you to have to use both hands. Verdict still out on this one's size, strap and because of these features I muse reconsider the cost factor.