Rated 3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4 out of 5 by Erbec Gorgeous, Just Too Large
I love this bag. The color - Cognac, is beautiful and so rich. The embossing is perfect, in my opinion. I also love the smaller tassel. It would be the perfect work tote for someone, but I am retired and really wanted to use this as a handbag. It's just too large. I even tried to figure out how to cinch the sides in a bit, but there is no way. I would be so delighted if this were remade in a smaller version. I would purchase it in a heartbeat! In the meantime, I do highly recommend it to working women.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LVR Perfect Classy Briefcase
My first GILI purchase. I bought the black. I am not sure what all the negative reviews are about. This leather is supple. She says that it will get even softer. I love the size because it holds all the stuff I need and fits 8 1/2 x 11 size perfectly. Holds my folders and has plenty of room for a cross body, bottle of water, umbrella, etc. Whatever you want. Love the light lining. You can see what you have inside. I like the magnetic snap so that things don't fall out. Love the tassel. Lightweight. Perfect for work. This one is a keeper.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jacks Disappointed
This is my 4th G.I.L.I. bag. It does not feel or look like leather. I ordered mostly for the color "Olive". Disappointed in the color too. Debating whether to send back.
Rated 5 out of 5 by waterbaby Sophisticated, rich looking bag
I love the E-W style of this bag and the crossbody strap. For a beautiful embossed leather bag it is not heavy like other brands. The light lining allows me to see what's in the bag easily, just like the Roma 2. I adore the big tassel of the Roma 2 but this new version is more refined. I do miss the inside hook for keys. I'm using the original tassel pouch for cosmetics and it's a nice combo. I got the burgundy and it is a beautiful color and will work with anything in my wardrobe. I still think the Roma 2 is the best bag ever but I'm happy with this one, too.
Rated 2 out of 5 by MeEmm Needs Improvement
This bag looks good, but when detailed, I found that the part of the bag that has the handle should have a little opening like the old GILI. It should not be straight across the top. You need more room to put your arm through and it looks better if you have the half moon arm whole and not straight across. Also, if you look closely when it's presented all of the straps have issues (noticed this prior to reading the reviews). I agree with other comments. GILI needs to remain true to its brand and tassel does not need key nor lock.
Please pay closer attention to detail as Lisa and her team did. It's a beautiful bag that can be improved.
Rated 1 out of 5 by unioinport Disappointment
"Leather" looks like rubber! Embossing, as noted below, cheapens the look. The handles are a tiny bit too short to carry over shoulders. The size is large, which I like for work. I am taller. I gave one to my sister. She didn't like the shape or size, because she is shorter...or the leather.
Peccato. Copies can never look but vulgar.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BecauseCats Got It I Do Love It
I just love this bag. I bought it and black my favorite color. Embossing is exquisite. It says right the title that the woven is embossed so I don't understand the confusion. I was looking for a big bag. What drew me to this bag was the shape I love the shape of it. I'm not a big girl but I'm a big bag girl. I always bought zip-top bags but last winter I realized I was always leaving the zipper open anyway. The back wall zip inside of the bag is very large and very deep it holds a lot. On the opposite wall in the two slip pockets my S7 Edge and Keys fit perfectly. I didn't care for Jill's reiteration of the tassel so I bought a gorgeous black tassel like the old gili tassel removed the one that came with the bag and added the one I bought. It looks amazing. The leather is sumptuous, the lining is cotton and the pockets are lined with the leather of the bag. The feet are great. Quality all the way. I like that it's not branded all over the place. The small shoulder straps fit perfectly over my shoulder . Not an inexpensive bag but it looks like a million bucks! I bought it for myself for my birthday happy birthday to me! Couldn't be more pleased.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Luvin my Mason Looked the part, but didn't feel the part
I really debated with myself on whether or not to return this bag. I got the navy. The color was beautiful, the embossing was beautiful, the large size was great, however it just didn't behave, fall, or feel right. Taking it out of the box, the bag was pretty stiff and did not have the original roma soft buttery leather feel. That was disappointing. I thought maybe it will soften and maybe I need to 'train it' for a few days. Neither worked, it remained stiff. I wanted it to fall and collapse into itself and just hang like a beautiful big leather bag should but it really just sat on my shoulder. The handles were a little wonky but I was willing to get used to them. I wanted to love the bag - particularly when I'm dropping this kind of money, but sadly she had to go back.