Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 20
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Bad Design
Disappointed in this bag. The capacity is too small...it's only a couple of inches wide. I couldn't carry everything I needed. The worst part was having to completely unzip the bag to get anything out. Since the zipper is not at the top, I had to put it on something to steady it or risk spilling the contents. I couldn't just open it and take out what I needed while moving. I prefer something much more convenient and user friendly. I loved the poppy color, however, the bag is going back.
Rated 3 out of 5 by JumperRider On the fence Not a good work bag - maybe Wknds
I just got my bag in the Tusk color. I am on the fence with this purchase. When I got the bag, it was clear that it was a customer return but, it was not used. All of the oriignal packaging material on the bag was in place down to the plastic and cardboard on the strap. I believe the first person that got the bag either did not like it at all or they noticed the color variation issue that I noticed right off the bat. My bag is not consistent in color.
I have an ivory bag that is two toned. The bag leans a lot toward blush, not ivory and there is a section of the bag that surrounds the flap on the front (which would be the lower front panel of the bag) that is definitely a deeper tone of blush and so is the tassel. I just watched the video again online and, I did not hear a reference from Jill or the host to this color being two toned. I heard that it was ivory. I heard the opening statement being to the effect that "you brought us representations of red, white, and blue" (Poppy, Morrocan blue, and Tusk). I think the tech parts are pretty cool, I love the way the bag looks but, I do not like that it is not easily accessible, the odor inside is a little off-putting, and I really am looking for an ivory bag, not a two toned bag or a blushy toned taupe bag. The only way to really access the contents are to either set it down or to hold the bag away from you by the strap. I work in the city, I do not need to have a HALOGUARD Bag if I am going to make it easy for a purse snatcher to grab it out of my hand if I need to get something out of it on the street. I think due to the color defect and misrepresentation, and the lack of interior space (you won't get much inside of the open area of the bag), it is likely going back. On the other hand, it is cute, I really like the shorter tassels (they have grown on me) and my longer ones have come apart over time, it is on sale, it may be good to have for summer and not just a work bag. Still on the fence. Oh, the leather is not supple on this color, at least on my bag. It feels more like a plastic feel, I had to read the description to be sure it really was leather, not something I have normally had to do with GILI before.
Rated 4 out of 5 by dorma G.I.L.I WITH HALOGUARD LEATHER ZIP FRONT HANDBAG
I like the bag and the colors,but this bag should have the zipper straight across to open it up.it is crazy the way it was designed to open it. Bad design but nice bag otherwise will probably send bag. So sad.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer DIFFICULT ENTRY
SO DIFFICULT TO GET INTO THIS BAG.. THINGS CAN FALL OUT BY THE TIME YOU UNZIP IT ALL. WHAT A SHAME. IT IS SUCH A GREAT LOOKING BAG.BUT HAD TO RETURN IT... SO NOT USER FRIENDLY.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Twelve Very disappointed
This purse is not easy to open. And, if you don't zip it around all of the way, the flap stays open in an awkward position.
Rated 2 out of 5 by nimh color
Just fecieved the bag and it was not the color they said on the t.v. it is more orange not red. would have sent it back but did not want to loose 6.95 in return charges. purse ie also bigger than it looks.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Milty1 beautiful, but not for me
This handbag is beautiful, the leather and workmanshi is wonderful, a great idea . But Cumbersome for me to handle as an everyday handbag. I do not carry my ipad with me, and is a lot of unzipping to get inside for creit cards or money while shopping.
I am sorry but need to return this..
Rated 2 out of 5 by Raider Fan Difficult
It doesn't matter how organized the inside is when is not easily accessible. You have to completely unzip both sides then lift the big flap up which shows the unattractive storage area underneath. To reach the real inside of the purse you have to struggle. Impossible to grab anything inside easily and there are no outside pockets. I can't send this back fast enough. 2 stars because when it is closed it is pretty.