Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 23
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.
Rated 4 out of 5 by innerDEEva My new go to
I just received my Gili tote. I LOVE it! For those who complained that they were disappointed to get the bag and find that it was not actual woven leather; QVC never represented it to be actual woven leather. The item description clearly says "embossed". That being said, I think the embossing is done really well. Someone would have to be inspecting the bag to see that it isn't woven. As for the handle issue I concur. The handles do not glide easily back and forth over the metal rings. Hopefully as the leather wears and softens it will loosen a bit and move easier. The only other thing I kind of dislike is the "Signature" tassel and lock. I don't think these were signature symbols on the first G.I.L.I bag I purchased back when Lisa was in charge. I don't really care for them. I think they should find something else that says G.I.L.I. i(not necessarily literally) instead of borrowing elements from other designer lines. I mean, the key hidden in the tassel? Why? But overall I LOVE the bag. It looks great. It feels great; soft but not puddly. I can't wait to sport it. Class and high fashion all the way. Great piece!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointed but i will keep it
Nice but not what I expected. This bag appears to be woven leather as advertised but it isn't truly woven. It does however look good and the navy color is a nice dark navy so I will keep it but am disappointed it is not what I expected based on the description.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sunny Climes I can't believe it! Not again
I loved the size of the bag and the color which was black., but that was about all. The handles didn't want to cooperate as was stated by other reviews. The worst of all was the leather itself. On TV it looked as thought it was really a woven handbag. In person, it looked like plastic and would curve in the middle even when full. Not worth the money. Returned immediately. Unfortunately I learned my lesson the hard way. I've order several bags from G.I.L.I. in the past and have returned them all.
It cost me, between the shipping and return charges, for this handbag over $20.