Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redvelvet What's one more piece of exceptional
Already own 2 in different colors but the winter white makes a statement all it's own. Prefer it over the snake but like them all. Smooth, soft and the gold tone screams YES!!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by QVC maven Just okay, IMO
I purchased this in ivory since I wanted the option of a light-colored backpack for the occasions when I use one, e.g. traveling and walking to the neighborhood grocery store. When I received the bag, I considered returning it because of the rather substantial weight and somewhat limited capacity. But in the end I decided I liked its looks and convertibility enough to keep it. In the five months that I've had it, I've used it a handful of times. Yes, it could be a bit bigger, but the size hasn't been too much of an issue for me. It's the extra weight that I could do without. I generally don't mind heavier handbags, but when I'm on the go and using a backpack I want it to be as light as possible. If you're intending to use this as a crossbody or shoulder bag, it's probably fine for that. But I don't recommend it for backpack use. I think Isaac Mizrahi's Whitney backpack would be a much better option. It is more than a pound lighter than this GILI one, and its slightly larger dimensions and rectangular shape provide greater capacity.
Rated 5 out of 5 by vrae Perfect fit
I usually don't buy white bags but I'm glad I took a chance. I wear this as a shoulder bag but like the other options. As a shoulder bag it fits perfectly. The leather is wonderfully soft. It's not too heavy and holds alot of stuff. I use a little pouches as organizer and keep my wallet and phone in the zipper compartment in the back. Love it! The tassel does not shed.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Annagabe Love It
Backpack is great when walking in NYC, Nice to be hands free. The handle is comfortable over the shoulder. The fringe does leave lint on my clothes but it can be removed if needed but I like the look.
GILI stuff is a little pricy
Rated 4 out of 5 by qtpatotti Loved it, but...
I loved this bag and I was so sad to send it back. It was just too heavy and the hooks that you hook together for cross body were uncomfortable on my back. Please make something similar that is lighter. Always on the lookout for a shoulder bag that has a cross body strap attached for quick change over. I would recommend this for a younger woman.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Greggirl Just Ok
I have a few G.I.L.I. bags and this is by far my least favorite. The bag is a little in the small side for me since I prefer wearing larger bags. My biggest issue with the bag is the tassel. It sheds small pieces of leather which are very noticeable especially if I am wearing something dark. Looks like I gave dandruff all over me. I should of sent it back but just decided to keep it & detached the tassel.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ceylon63 Love This Purse!
I just received this purse and I am so happy and excited to have it. I look forward to wearing it throughout the summer. The leather is high quality, soft and supple. The purse is well-made and appears to be durable. The color is very pretty. It is not ivory, but not bright white, either. During the on-air presentation, the host described it as "chalk white," and I think that is a good description. It is white, with maybe just a hint of a cream color. Sort of a "soft white" I guess you could say. What I really love about the bag is all the ways you can wear it. It is very versatile, can be dressy or casual, and can be worn as a cross-body, shoulder bag or back pack. Instead of having to buy different bags to fill all these needs, you only need this one. What more could you ask for? :)
Rated 1 out of 5 by CECI poor quality
I bought this a few months back to carry late spring early summer. Carrier a few times
and the tassel fell apart. Past my 30 days return policy but carried overall for less than a month. Guess that is the price you pay for buying on clearance before the season starts
waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!