A198919 - Isaac Mizrahi Live! Pebble Leather Small Chain Hobo
not the best.
The leather is premium. No complaints there and the color is beautiful. Nice size. Problems are that the magnetic closure is too weak, the handle looks adjustable and is but it is on the longest setting and just a little too short to be a comfortable shoulder bag, for me anyway. Also the chain makes the strap hang a little off and that bugs me. Also, it would be better in my mind to have one less compartment. The leather is very nice but a bit thick for the compartments and you can't put much in there but a few receipts or something very thin. They would be more usable if there was only two. Can't recommend this bag, but would be willing to try another bag from Issac because such nice leather and just the right amount of hardware. Too much hardware makes a bag trendy and when spending a lot of money for a bag I want mine to be enjoyed for many years, not just one or two.
I would say this is a basic average purse, cute and classy style, perky color but I find it not very functional. For me this would only work as a evening bag, it is simply too small in every compartment to be practical for everyday use and for this price it would have to be an everyday good quality bag. Sorry but I need a refund, sent it back today.
Not so Much
The only levels this worked on for me was a) the quality and color of the leather and b) it is cute. But way too small, and the little interior spaces just don't work for anything as they are very narrow with little expansion. I wanted to keep it for nothing more than a) and b) above, but at the price, just couldn't justify doing so.
On the fence
Bought this in plum and marigold. The bags are beautiful colors and the leather is wonderful. The basic aesthetic of the bag is excellent, however, when you get inside or take a close look there are problems. The magnet on one bag works well and the other has a weak contact. The stitching on one bag is well done but the stitching is all over the place on the other bag. The multiple compartments are nice but the leather folds are bulky. It looks like there are extra compartments that are actually just folded leather. The possible deal breaker in keeping the bags is the lopsided connection between the leather on the strap and the gold chain. The strap is lopsided on both bags because the connection is odd. I think they attached the chain incorrectly on both bags. I may take it to a cobbler to have the chain opened and repositioned on the connector.
All in all - it appears that it would have been cleaner with 3 interior compartments. It could have reduced some of the weird folds. Also the chain connection should have been engineered a bit differently to alleviate the lopsided look. These are issues of engineering. Perhaps the factory didn't understand the pattern for the bag or it was just too complex for a mass produced piece.
I was going to give this 3 stars but I still really like the look of the bag so just counted off one star. I like that Isaac tries to offer some interesting pieces. I think they need to focus more on clean lines. Take a look at the photo - this is a lovely bag that just has too much internal messiness. They should have designed this with 2 or 3 interior compartments. The 4th compartment just produced too much extra leather and bulk. If the chain was symmetrical it would add to the comfort on the shoulder.
With all these problems - I still may keep both bags because they are pretty bags and the leather is wonderful. I have several of Isaac's bags and they are nice. I have a black patent leather bowling type satchel which is really nice quality leather & just fun. His pieces put a smile on my face and with all the dreadful things going on in the world - a smile is a good thing.
I've had to size down on my bags due to a bad elbow. This bag is great. The leather is second to none. Would love this bag in a wine color. Wish the magnet was a little stronger than the one I received.
ALONG WITH IT'S SISTER THE LARGER BAGS...MOVE OVER DOONEY THIS LEATHER AND STYLE, COLORS CANNOT BE OUTDONE..I GOT TIRED OF "GLOVE LEATHER " BY ANOTHER DESIGNER THAT THE COLORS AND QUALITY WERE ABSURD..HAD TO RETURN THEM ALL IN THE PAST 3 YRS..EXCEPT FOR 1 PARTICULAR STYLE IN DOONEY THAT I HAVE 3 OF...THIS LEATHER IS BEYOND MAGNIFICIENT...ISAAC PLEASE MAKE US A A BEAUTIFUL PREPPY PINK BAG IN THIS LEATHER IN A RUGBY SADDLE BAG...THESE TWO BAGS BLOW AWAY ANYTHING ON THE Q THAT HAS EVER BEEN DONE..GOT THE YELLOW AND WANT THE BLACK IN THE LARGER BAG..ISAAC I DO NOT KNOW WHO CHOSE THE LEATHER, LINING AND DESIGNS OF THESE TWO BAGS BUT THEY ARE GENIUSES AND THE BAGS ARE CLASSY CHIC......NOW THIS IS GLOVE LEATHER...LOVE YOU
The Leather And The Style Are Beautiful!
This is a very fine bag with lots of organization too! It's comfortable on the shoulder and not too heavy even though the leather is magnificent!!! Isaac, you're amazing!!!
Almost a great purse
Ordered this in the yellow. Absolutely loved the body of the purse. It was everything I was looking for. The leather part of the handle needs to be longer. Extending it to its full length did not help and distracted from the look of the purse. If it were not for the handle, I would have given this 5 stars and been very, very happy with it. As it is, I had to return it.
Don't show it to your Mom...She will take it!
Love this bag! I bought it, showed it to my mom after opening it, she thought it was for her Mothers Day gift, she LOVED it so I had no choice but to give it to her and get myself another one. Darn it Isaac! Now I want another color as it is the most usable, easy to get in to and comfortable to use of any I have had. Perfect yellow color for all seasons. Even the girls at my Mom's 50th class reunion were salivating over her yellow bag! Excellent quality as it is just starting to break in and feels fabulous. Holds its shape, not saggy. LOVE IT!!
A beautiful bag!
I purchased this style of bag on its first version/first day on air (prior to the 'daisy' insignia) in a deep berry color. I have received so many compliments that I had to write at this late date to let potential buyers know what an impact the bag makes with others. The leather is very soft (glove leather softness, but thick) and it holds a great deal. My only warning is that with the hardware and the thick, quality leather, this is a HEAVY bag and you will feel it if you are on your feet with it for a while.
TOTAL CLASSY CLASSIC
I JUST BOUGHT THIS BAG IN BLACK ISSAC THIS IS SO CLASSY! LEATHER IS SO EXPENSIVE LOOKING SIZE IS JUST PERFECT YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF WITH THIS BAG I AGREE WITH OTHER LADY IT IS SO CO CO CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT ELSE YOU ARE WORKING ON FOR US LOVE LOVE ALL YOUR THINGS
Received this bag in black. It is a gorgeous bag! However I was not impressed with the look of the chain. The bag felt very bulky (deep) for me and did not feel comfortable under my arm. For most people it would probably be super, I just like a thinner profile.