Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marusy Gorgeous handbag!
I waited for this to go on clearance hoping my color would still be available. I chose the sand. It's better than I expected. The leather is buttery soft but holds its shape. So chic looking with the gold hardware. Love! The inside lining is the usual Gili which I like because it's light and I can see everything. Nothing gets lost. Wonderful leather smell too. Looks like a really high quality expensive handbag. Such a great deal at barely over $200 dollars. I do not have a problem with the snap closure as others have suggested. I do prefer the sides pulled out rather than the square look. So happy with this purchase.
Rated 3 out of 5 by mac56 Nice Design
Bought this as my national handbag day treat. Its very well designed and the ostrich embossed leather is firm and structured which I prefer. That being said, I take exception to the color. It is NOT gray, its taupe. Second, the brown painted quill marks were sloppy in some areas because the paint dripped and smudged so I suppose they didn't let it fully dry before handling it. A few spots are more obvious than others and I don't think I can let that go, not at over $200 for the bag. Maybe the pebbled leather version would have been a better option than the exotics since I've seen others mention issues with the snakeprints too. I really hate to part with it but I have to.
Rated 2 out of 5 by jewelswolfe Not For Me
I LOVED the bag when I saw it on air....BUT....I got it and it feels cheap. The leather flaked off from the moment I got it out of the box. I carried it for a few days to see if that would ease up, but it just kept flaking on me and everywhere i sat it. Not what i expected...back she goes!
Rated 5 out of 5 by 21 gun salute fabulous
This is a gorgeous handbag. Easy to use, very functional. Fairly soft. Love the style.
Rated 2 out of 5 by In Iowa Improvement Required
The sand color is a perfect shade to go with everything, the style is perfect. However, the edging of this bag requires improvement; the peeling and cracking of the edging on the cinch leather in the first couple of tries before I even put my things in the bag was indicative of the quality and that I would not be able to use this bag for any length of time. I had to return but would have loved to keep it if the rest of the bag was of the same quality as the leather and color. Please make this improvement so I can order in the future.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Seasoned Diva! Must Be More Than Pretty!
I just received my grey ostrich GILI bag today. Very pretty & The color is great, but for an expensive bag like this that you can not secure or close is a bad idea. Especially when Gill makes such a big deal about our RIFD protection and theft with some of her other handbags, really? This bag will not even remain snapped at the top with nothing in it! That is a deal breaker ☹️Sorry...this one goes back!
Rated 5 out of 5 by CASUN Elegant Hand Bag
I have a number of GILI bags that I love, but this one has quickly become one of my favorites! I got the sand color when it was a one day only price, missed out on the grey ostrich. The color is beautiful and combined with the design it has the look and feel of a high-end bag without the high-end price! Outstanding job Jill! The only suggestion for improvement that I have is to make sure to use a strong snap closure so it doesn't open on you. If you adjust it just right while fully extended east-west or when draw string is tight enough, the snap will actually stay put. However, it should stay closed regardless. Nonetheless, still give it a 5 star review because it is super elegant and the leather is of the highest quality!
Rated 1 out of 5 by BACK TO DOONEY WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!
I PURCHASED THIS BAG IN THE BLUE SNAKE, IT WAS VERY NICE WHEN I RECEIVED IT AND LOVED HOW OPEN IT WAS AND EASY TO FIND EVERYTHING. THEN I NOTICED WHAT LOOKED TO BE MY BLACK LEATHER CAR SEATS FADING, AND WHEN I LOOKED CLOSER I SAW IT WAS ACTUALLY THE BLUE DYE COMING OFF THE BAG ONTO MY GOOD LEATHER SEATS!!! I WORKED AND WORKED TO TRY TO GET IT OFF AND THIS WAS ONLY TO GO TO WORK AND COME HOME. THE BAG WAS NOT LEFT IN THE CAR AT ANYTIME AND THE ONLY THING I COULD FIGURE IS THE DYE WAS NOT SEALED ON THE BAG. I STILL HAVE A SPOT LEFT ON MY SEAT, AND SENT THIS BAG BACK! !! I HOPE NOBODY ELSE HAS THIS PROBLEM