G.I.L.I. Leather Large Roma Tote
Original vs. Roma 2
I fell in love w/this the first time I saw it, but didn't want a super huge purse...then Roma 2 came out which I purchased four colors...loved them! As many other reviewers stated, cracking handles on ROMA 2... so I returned and bought black and ostrich in the large Roma. I love them MORE! I think they are better proportioned. So happy I bought these.
Four star because I wish it had a snap.
Pleased with purchase...
Got the Large Roma Tote in Natural Ostrich ("as is") and it is big & BEAUTIFUL! I had previously purchased the Roma 2 Tote in Black, Orange and Ostrich. Unfortunately and much to my disappointment, I had to return both the Orange and Ostrich due to the edge sealant/piping being defective (cracking and peeling) – NOT THE LEATHER (leather is amazing). My Black Roma 2 Tote is perfect – no issues with the edge sealant/piping. I sincerely hope that the issues with the Roma 2 are addressed and fixed – sooner rather than later.
I have the red and the brown snake in the large Roma. I am a big bag girl and I love this bag. I don't mind not having feet or any type of closure at the top, the bag in itself and the way it's made is absolutely stunning and so chic!!!
I couldn't wait to get this bag in the plum -- however when I got it I was shocked by the leather; for the money & shipping the bag is definitely not at all worth it!! I'm very into high end bags with lush leather and that is certainly not this bag. The bag was not designed well & needed more pockets on the outside, it has no feet on the bottom and being used to the dreamy leather & comfortable straps of "Bruce Makowski" bags -- the straps on this bag are awful.& do not stay on your shoulders, plus inside is just a big black hole. I was soo disappointed & I sent it back-- not worth the $ & not a good quality at all.
Beautiful but no snap for a secure closure
This bag was everything I was looking for except there is no magnetic snap to keep the bag closed. It is great size, great leather , well made with the two handles and if the bag had had that snap at the top for security it would have made the bag perfect! Without it though it just does not work for me. I need a little more security in a hand bag and I am so so so disappointed! I am surprised Lisa did not call it to the designers attention. She has such an eye for the details.The bag is beautiful but I would constantly be trying to keep the bag closed. I even think the bag would hang nicer if it hand the snap.
Not worth the money
I couldn't wait to get this bag. I ordered it in the Ostrich. When it arrived I was so disappointed. The leather is hard and doesn't look like leather. Also, the bag does not hold its shape. I guess you are supposed to "train" the bag. I think that is ridiculous! I also bought one is espresso, the leather is yummy. But the bag is big, heavy and awkward, so they both are going back. The bag also needs an outside pocket. It is really boring on the outside.
could be a good bag
Like the leather however the bag needs a magnetic closure and feet on the bottom would be nice. The design on bag is smeared not sure if I will keep it
BEAUTIFUL, but needs some improvements
LOVE the looks of this bag, but think it is too big to use everyday. Having said that, I have decided it will work better as a carry on. I do worry about small items falling out so think a magnetic closure is a must! Also, feet on the bottom would help protect the leather. Thinking about returning and waiting for these improvements and then will reorder in multiple colors!!!
I really, really wanted to love this bag....and I did. Love the color and leather but HUGE! on my 5'2'' frame, I was lost in the bag. Please consider making the camel color in the Roma 2! It will be a hit!!!
LOVE THIS BAG!!!!:)
I swear this is the BEST purse I have ever purchased!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! If you do not like really large bags it is not for you!!! I LOVE gigantic purses so this fits me to a T!! The only thing I would love to make it even better is feet on the bottom and a magnetic clasp!! That is all!! Seriously LOVE this bag though!! I got it in black and am going to order the ostrich next!!!:)
I bought this bag in ostrich (both colors) and I couldn't be more pleased. They look like bags that are easily 10 times the price.
Always puts a smile on my face just looking at it!