Muxo by Camila Alves Lamb Leather Shoulder Bag w/Fringe Detail
I bought the tan and white color.The white is more of light grey.It is soft and a good size handbag.The distressed lamb leather with fringe,remind me of the 1960's.Shoulder bag has great details and the handmade part of this bag is beautiful!!! Camila and her Mom are excellent handbag designers!I love the fact that the leather handbag is not heavy and easy to get into the bag.The outside pocket is easy accessible and large enough to put important items in.Thank you,Camila,for your beautiful handbag!!!!!
Not Worth The Price
Even on sale this bag is overpriced. I get the distressed leather and the style but the quality and wearability are questionable. The inside pockets are not lined in leather and the minimal hardware is chincy at best. I don't think the strap is reinforced with hardware so that could be where it falls apart as mentioned in a previous review. I'll see how it holds up before the return period expires.
it looks so gorgeous!
This bag was just what I had been looking for- fringe, leather, purple!!!! Got it today and I'm disappointed. There are so many lines on the leather, it looks like snake print... fine if that's what you like but on air and in the photos these did not show up at all! The lining is a scratchy linen and very unattractive. the main zipper is already hard to pull. Wanted to love it, but the price range demands that it be perfection... and it's far from it. Maybe I got the bottom of the barrel, since it is now on easy pay and maybe it is selling out????
Gorgeous, Soft, Hip Bag!
I waited a long time to write this review as I wanted to give the bag a good work out before rating it. It has stood the test of time. I got the tan and at first I worried it would get dirty as the leather/suede is so soft and supple. But it really doesn't look dirty at all, in spite of decidedly less than white glove handling. I live in NYC and throw my bag on a chair at a restaurant or theater, on the sofa when I get home. You get the picture. The color does darken a bit with wear. I've received many compliments on the bag, the last just last week from a friend visiting from LA. She loved it. As for rain, If it's raining hard, I don't take it with me. The few times it got some rain, I worried it would stain and much to my surprise it dried and did not stain or become hard at all. But why push your luck? I don't wear any of my leather in the rain if I can help it. I've had no problem with the zipper. I use the cute leather zipper pull and it's smooth as ice. At the sale price I'd highly recommend this bag.
I am heartbroken! My beautiful bag fell apart!!!!
I purchased this bag in both tan and off-white about two months ago. I love the feel, look and design of the bag. (I also purchased two other Muxo bags in different styles). I have not used the off-white in this style yet due to the fact that the tan becomes dirty so easily, I am afraid to use the light one. Even so, the tan was my favorite bag and I still love it BUT today I noticed that the strap on one side has become torn and is halfway torn off the bag. The inside material of the strap that is sewn (or glued?) together at the bottom where it is attached to the bag looks as if it has been coming loose for awhile and I just had not noticed until my daughter pointed out my bag was coming apart! I am so very disappointed because I was under the impression that these bags were of the highest quality and manufactured extremely well. I have become a loyal devotee of Camilla Alves and was planning on purchasing more of her bags as well. I have not used the one very large pinkish with black trim -and beautiful bows-very many times because of the size as I am petite but I do love it and have recieved compliments on it when I have worn it. I also recieved a couple compliments on this bag but now it has fallen apart! I am devestated! I also have her small cross-body bag in purple and have worn that several times and really like that one too. Now I have had to call QVC and will return the tan in this style tomorrow. I am hesitant about exchanging this one but I do love the bag and am hoping that perhaps this was merely a freak accident although I have read some other reviews on other Muxo bags that state they fell apart and were "glued" together. This is unacceptable! Come on Camilla, we devotees really need to have quality craftsmanship at these prices! Looks and functionality are great but nothing without good craftsmanship. I cannot sit and look at the bag-I have to use it! This states that the product was made in China-please wherever these bags are being manufactured-we love them, you and QVC-so I trust that you will ensure your bags are manufactured with the highest quality craftsmanship in the best and most sturdy manner so that we can continue to purchase the unique designs that we so love to carry.
If I order this again and the next one falls apart (or any of those I already own) I will have to reconsider purchasing from this line again-and that will be so sad because I have grown to love the bags!!!!! Please, please, please, please ensure that all of your bags are constructed as well as the price, style and design would indicate that they are so this will not happen to me again or to anyone else !
My most perfect bag, just bought a second color!
WoW, do I adore this bag! I first bought the purple, then went back today & I'm getting the brown also. I would get the grey too, but due to the very soft thin-type suede-like texture, I don't think it would repel dirt very easily, even treated. Not a color that light, anyway. It will be a bag to treat carefully, but here is why it is well worth it:
Lightweight bag, & strap is wide & that soft suede-like lamb leather which parks on your shoulder & doesn't fall off...LOVE THIS feature! I am 5'5" and love where the bag drops on me, which is at the point where you put your arm through the strap and rest your hand on top of the bag..about where the hip meets the leg, which is going to be too low for some folks but for me NICE; and my favorite strap-length for a bag because it feels right (rather than having a bag crammed in my arm pit, a trend which really bugs me) and I think it looks nicer on the body at this length, and is more comfortable with a non-slip strap like this bag has-which is a rare treat to find!
The linen lining is sewn in. Anyone who has had a bag lining rip & had contents fall under the rip and drive you crazy trying to fish them out of there, will appreciate a sewn-in lining. I would rather have a satin-type cloth than linen though, which seems more fragile & prone to dirt. I still rate this bag highly because even with a couple minuses, it is still a 5-star winner!
My bag does Not have a bad odor like some of the leather products these days have.
The purple color of my bag is a dusty medium purple, which is much more neutral & wearable than a more intense shade would be. The fringe is just right, where I won't feel awkward in some situations or wonder if I should have a less trendy bag & go with one more classic--no problem, because this bag is attractive & stylish without being over-the-top.
There is an outside wide slip pocket on one side of the bag, which is not zippered or buttoned. Perfect for keys, sunglasses, cell phone & lipstick etc. The inside has a medium sized zippered pocket on one main wall, then a medium sized slip pocket underneath that one. On the opposite wall there are 2 good-sized slip pockets which I used for pens, compact, lipstick & various smaller items. I agree that a slightly longer zip would be useful, but it is no biggie.
I used a leather protectant spray on my bag, which went on fine without any staining. I would suggest others think about checking into doing this also, because this is a great bag you'll want to take care of :) BTW, this is the *only* bag I've ever gone back for a second color in-- I love handbags but never enough to get duplicates of the same bag. This one, I do!
Got this bag last week~I am very very happy with it~the bag just exudes quality~LOVE the softness ,the nice long strap, the color, the size~ its just perfect. I ordered the off white because It is more of a light gray color~i wear a lot of black and darker purples and blues and wanted something that would work with all those darker colors~this bag is perfect. I am very pleased. I never hesitate to send things back to QVC that dont work for me~Let me tell you~I have had sooooo many people ask me about this bag in the short time I have been carrying it. Just love it!
I purchased this bag in tan.. love it!! its lamb leather soft soft soft.. long strap for true cross body, especially with the fringe...the stripes are part of the leather i would think.. leather is not perfect.. real leather anyways..I put my organizers in the bag that i purchased from the Q and my things are in order! just the way i like it.. I can find things in the dark.. thanks Q for those organizers they are the best in any handbag.. I just ordered the purple Muxo handbag!!! cant wait!!*** suggestion:::*** Muxo do you have handbags with longer fringe? or will you be making them..soon.. i hope..
loyal 24yr OVC member...
I ordered this bag in purple.. It is just beautiful!! It is not a true suede.. real suede is more "furry" ,this is a slighly brushed leather though..so if you are looking for a flat shiney leather this is not it.. The bag is light, adjustable and just plain chic! I do not like carrying what everyone else carries..I like different. This bag is perfect! Camila's bags are beyond just beautiful they are unique, and totally female! Im a city girl who now lives in the country, but as the saying goes... you may take the girl out of the city,,,etc etc... Thank you Camila and QVC for making this gorgeous bag avail!!!
THE PERFECT BAG FOR ME...east-west (easy to find your stuff), light-weight...unbelievably light weight...beautiful and soft leather...not a bunch of silly pockets to detract from its beauty, and, the shining star...cross body.
They say pockets keep you organized but pockets drive me mad -- especially the obnoxious middle zip pocket right in the middle of the bag. I purchased tan and purple and I do not have a lot of spare cash (thank you for easy pay). I am looking forward to more. So boho hippy chic...just my style. I am 53 going on 54.
Love this purse!!!
I got this bag and expected it to be inferior in quality. I am so glad i took a chance on it. The leather is the softest lamb's leather. The design and quality of the bag is impeccable. If you are on the fence with this one buy it!! I love it!!
Very nice bag, but a bit pricey for what you get. First of all, the good: I loved the fringe detail. Also loved the tan color. Size is ok, not too big and not too small. Now the not so good: The color is not even throughout, as someone has already said. Many dark streaks which made it look dirty. Quality is ok, but it doesn't unzip quite right. When you finish getting the zipper open it is narrower at the very end. It needs that little extra bit of material on the zipper pull's end to give the purse a uniform opening all the way across. The leather feels and looks alot like suede, which is ok if that's what you want. I personally wanted it to have the leather look. Not alot of functionality either on the inside; just a couple of pockets and the "big black hole" otherwise. It is a lovely bag if you have the money to blow on something average. I sent mine back.