G.I.L.I. Lambskin Leather Triple Compartment Crossbody
I NEVER write reviews, but felt compelled to agree with others on this ZIPPER issue. The bag itself is AWESOME, amazingly butter soft leather, and a really neat concept (three color combo-triple compartment). I love crossbody bags; BUT, the zippers on this one are horrible. I was literally unable to close one of the zippers at all. Believe me, I tried for quite a while, because I like the bag so much. To me, this is a product DEFECT, and certainly so for a crossbody bag at this price point! I gave it three stars for the design concept and leather quality (actually could be five stars for the leather). But, I would give it one star (or none if possible) for the zippers.
Love the white blush colors!
The leather is sooo soft and the white blush combo is beautiful! I kept checking because the blush was always sold out but then one day voila it was available and now it's all mine :). Love the 3 compartments, they are slim but I knew that from the description. I even love the soft GILI dust bag it came in! So glad I purchased this bag.
Fabulous AND functional
The title says it all. Either a purse is great looking but is not user-friendly, or it is easy to get into but drab looking. This is my first G.I.L.I. purchase and I am thrilled with the quality of the leather, the size, and the versatility. The lamb leather is so smooth (also, my first of its type), and the goldtone hardware on the "tips" gives it added pizzaz. I like having three actual separate compartments to keep things organized (especially at the grocery store.) I did have some trouble with the zippers, at first, but the more I used it that problem went away. I also don't carry much "stuff" in my purses so I didn't have the issue with it looking bulky.
I received mine (black, camel, taupe ) yesterday and i love it. The leather is so soft. Even though i read previous reviews on the zipper I still took a chance. One zipper did stick but I Googled stubborn zippers and it suggested windex, bar of soap and lip balm to help and it worked. Wish me luck so far so good.
I like mine. no issues with the zipper at all. great storage for someone who doesn't like to carry a lot in a handbag.
Looks good until you add items
This is a beautiful bag. The leather feels great. The issue is, this bag doesn't hold anything. I added a wallet to the middle compartment and wasn't able to utilize the two side compartments. Had to return it.
I ordered this bag in the carmel/tan/white combination and was thrilled with the softness and beauty of the leather. I am also confused about the negative reviews on the zippers. Mine work just fine. Most of my designer handbags have zippers that are much stiffer. Also as a crossbody bag I will likely not stuff it too full. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Answer To Zipper Problem
For all of you with zipper issues before returning, try running a dry bar of soap over the metal times. Go back and forth several times. The zipper should work after that.
Unfortunate Terrible Zipper Problem
This is a beautiful purse with soft luxurious leather. I loved the concept and design. Unfortunately, as many have noted, this item has major zipper issues. And a triple compartment cross body bag means three zippers…so that is a serious problem. One zipper just didn’t work from the get go. The other two failed to close soon after. I loved this purse so I tried everything to make these zippers work....but to no avail. They are permanently stuck opened and unusable. Such a shame. I was shocked at how terrible these zippers were, especially for the price. Thank goodness for QVC’s great customer service.
The leather is the most luxurious ever but the zippers are awful! You can't close them without a lot of work if you open them all the way. Gili should have never sent these out for sale. Terrible quality control!!
The colors are nice and the leather is good quality; however, the zipper is poorly designed and, if the zipper is unzipped all the way to the end, it is almost impossible to re-zip and close without pulling out the end of the zipper that is tucked inside the purse at the end. I am aware of the issue and still find myself battling to get the zipper to zip closed every time I use this purses. The only easy solution I've been able to identify is to just pull out the end tabs of all three zippers and leave them hanging out--a bit unsightly, but better than losing an hour trying to re-zip the closure every time I use this purse set. I did not use the purse(s)--bought two different color schemes-- until the 30-day return period was already exhausted, or I would have sent them back. Someone very obviously returned one of my sets for just this reason as the zipper end had clearly been pulled out and stuffed back in. Giving it one star because I won't use these--too much zipper aggravation every time I have used them. Also, they only look good if they have minimal contents--any bulk, and they whole set looks like a really bad idea.
Zip Pah Dee Doo Dah ! ~
As others have already stated broken/non-functioning zippers as well as exposed snaps are deal breakers for me... back it went ! ~ Seriously... $200? ... I foresee a deep discount in the future ! ~ Too bad tho, the concept was original and the quality of leather was first class !