A213225 - Judith Ripka "Soho" Python Embossed Leather Hobo Bag
Really cute bag!
I love the python print of course, the leather trim is the first thing that spoke to me"buy me now!!" The JR hardware is great, my 1st thought was why is it not more polished but I'm sure there is a reason.. My only concern is the front of the bag feels more slick, the back is a little rough. I hope that's how it comes.
Adorable bag all in all & the only bag that has not been black for me in a while so it had to be very special.
Can't beat the clearance price for a all leather designer handbag. I would recommend you grab one while you can. Nice and large and holds a ton of stuff. The only thing I would have liked better is a longer strap. The opening is large enough.
Great Bag, soft leather!
Love the bag, generous size, not so big that it is a mystery hole! pockets are great, love the color. looks amazing on, not overwhelming on me ( 5'1), can't beat the price! only reason not 5 star - wish opening is bigger. Otherwise, a great designer bag that is not screaming someone's name.
Could have been Better
The leather trim on this bag is very high quality. However, I think the bag I received was stitched incorrectly. It appears the pleats on the left and right bottom of the bag were sewn up too high, making the bag hang really weird and giving it a relly oblong shape - nothing like the online picture. I cannot use this bag in this condition and have returned it. I will not be reordering because I didn't care for the color either. The bag I received was a dark taupe color, and there were no shades of grey whatsoever in this bag. I own the similar style bag in the bone and everything about that bag is superior. I don't need two brown neutral-colored bags in the same style.
I don't often write reviews, but this bag moved me to my keyboard. Not because I want everyone to have the same bag as mine, but everyone should experience this kind of quality leather at least once..and at this price you will never find this quality in stores. I appreciate others looking for functionality, but I don't look for functionality in a hobo bag. That would be akin to putting a kitten heel on a Louboutin. It just wouldn't work. This bag has an inside zipper for my checkbook and two pockets for a cell phone and a card case. The design is flawless. The hardware is fabulous. If you want a bag that you can just look at and feel like a million bucks, get this. You will be well pleased.
Fall in love with it every time I pick it up!
Each time I reach for this bag, I just fall in love with it all over again! This is the best interpretation of python I have ever seen! It The leather is beautiful and supple. I also have the matching wallet and am so pleased that it is a perfect color match to the bag. I usually buy a bag with outside pockets for convenience sake, but decided to just buy an organizer to put inside this bag instead. Another Judith Ripka triumph!
Beautiful but not functional
I love Judith Ripka. Her attention to detail is amazing so I had to buy her handbag. I purchased this hobo style knowing it is outside my typical preference for a satchel.
The leather is wonderful, the decorative and hardware details fantastic. However the functionality isnt' there.
The opening isn't wide enought to easily see in and accomodate a large wallet. There are no outside pockets - really a must on any handbag.
I would love to see Judith do more large satchels (they are more functional) - include outside pockets, use an east/west orientation, large - 16 inches across, and a more relaxed feel instead of too business-y looking.
I know the handbag line is evolving. I hope in the future Judith will offer the perfect bag as she certainly offers the perfect jewelry accessories.
I received this handbag as a gift, The quality is great and it rivals much more expensive handbags of it's type. I love that it is gray toned as opposed to the beige that you see in so many python embossed bags. The leather is supple and the hardware is definitely Ripka quality. I wish that the handle drop was just an inch or two longer so that getting in to the bag was easier. I looked at a number of similar bags from high end designers and this is easily as nice as any I have seen.
BEST NEW FAVORITE BAG
BEST NEW FAVORITE BAG ever, light as a feather (my main reason for purchasing). really cool looking . can be worn dressed up or down. zipper works well after a few opening and closings. can see my stuff inside the because of the light color lining. love the shiny texture of the python embossed leather. strap is very comfortable over your shoulder. you can just about feel it. i usually spend 5x's more on my bags. i love fashion, handbags, shoes and accessories and i love JR..
for Judith-this is average
it was an ok bag but not what I would have expcected from Judith Ripka. For what you get- there are many other purse companies that offer I much better value. I was waitlist-- it disappointed. Trim pieces were ok. the strap was so short-- how was I supposed to get my wallet out. Bummer
Love this bag!! definitely worth the money. it can be dressed up or with scrubs. and the texture is just delicious! i just had to get the matching wallet. could not wait for it to become available. but i do have a few minor issues with the bag. on the back of the silver JR symbol, it is not finished to my liking. i also think that the opening of the bag is a bit to small for such a large bag. another minor problem was that the main zipper was not easy to open and close but i just had to lube it with a tiny bit of vaseline, and now its just fine. i do love this bag and i will be buying more from JR
Beautiful Designer Handbag
I love this handbag it is a beautiful high quality item! I'm looking forward to purchasing more of Judith's handbags.