V Couture by Kooba Charlotte Tote w/ Flap Front & Turnlock Detail
I got this in teal/navy and it is lighter than it looks online. Not in a bad way just a little different. Looks just like leather and has lots of room. My handles are fine. This is a steal at the last clicks price!! Glad I waited and they still had the color I wanted. This is a purse that could look good in all seasons color wise.
I was so excited to see these on special a week or so ago... decided to overlook the negative reviews regarding the bags being off-centered & ordered the brown/tan and the black/gray ... they came today, and I love the style of the bags, BUT the discrepancy is just too obvious, it would drive me crazy and I certainly wouldn't give it as a gift ... I spent the past 30 minutes trying desperately to figure out a way to balance them out, but it's just too obvious, especially with the two tones.... they're going back --much to my disappointment. These should have never made it out of VCouture/Kooba's inspection !!
Great looking bag
I purchased this in the rust, and I really love the color and appearance of the bag overall. The handles on mine are not off center, and I agree that it looks like leather for a much better price. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for 2 reasons: 1) the zipper pull on the center pocket pulled off within a month of using it - not that big a deal but still annoying; 2) the turn lock, which is a big reason I bought the bag as I like that look, is impossible to close with one hand, and because it's so thick, you have to make sure the bag is flat in order to get it to close just right. Sometimes causes a little fumbling when you're in a hurry. I suppose I really should give it 3 stars instead of 4, but I love the bag a lot - it holds a ton of stuff and looks great in the process. The price makes a few inconveniences worth it.
Love this Bag!!
I read the reviews and was a bit hesitant about ordering, but after watching the video again, I ordered the black/grey and could not be happier! This color combination is rich looking and goes with a lot more of my outfits than I originally imagined. It feels and looks just like leather, has a ton of room inside and pockets for smaller items.
I always worry about handles cracking and showing wear, but since these handles are a bit thicker, they have held up and still look brand new as does the rest of the bag. I am so happy with this bag, I am ordering another in the brown, especially since it is priced much lower than when I got my first one!!
Falling in Love
I cannot begin to imagine that Kooba, whose leather bags with price tags of $400 and up, would and/or could produce a bag for this price, Vegan and one that I dare anyone to believe is not leather. I bought this in the black/gray and could not be more pleased. Other negative reviews may be due to poor quality control, but my bag is the bomb and I can't wait to have my nails done this week, where 2/3 of the clientele sport the leather Koobas and watch their reaction. I'm a leather girl, myself, but I could be turn given quality and style like this.
i love this bag. i got it in the rust color. although i agree with other reviews that the handles are a bit off center, it's not enough to bother me. the material feels just like leather and the inside organization is perfect for me. large enough to hold everything and not flop all over the place. plus, one of the selling points for me was the turn lock opening. i love this type of lock, not having to have a zipper closure all the time. the inside zipper pulls could be a little longer, but again not a bother. i'm happy with purchase.
Was looking for a mid size bag I wouldn't be upset getting caught in the rain with and this seemed to fit the bill. Purchased brown combo and black/grey combo. The grey looked green and the handles are so thick they could not stay on shoulders properly or for long. Made the bag look cheap. Granted they are faux and on clearance but faux is SUPPOSED to look REAL and as for the clearance price, well, its a waste of money at any price.
I just knew I would love this bag...but, no. The bag is beautiful but the handles are not centered on the bag. I thought perhaps the handles would level out after unpacking and settling. Not the case. The cause of the disproportion is the way center zip is attached to the sides of the bag.
In preparing to write the review, I viewed at the bag again online and to my surprise, the bag is exactly as presented online! This is a design problem and should not have been offered. I love the style of the bag and the material is truly like leather. Before this bag is offered again, please reconstruct the handles.
I ordered this in Rust/beige, the Tyler in Rust, and the Gillian in Coral...and the Charolotte is my absolute favorite. It did not smell at all, and the stiching and other details were top notch. The others had a bit of an odor but aired out quickly. Give it a chance. I LOVE the Flap Front with the vintage-like turnlock, as well as the center divider zip. I am a petite 5-foot, 105 lbs and this bag looks the best in my opinion. It is much smaller than the Tyler, which I decided to return due to its huge size. Don't get me wrong, this tote is roomy but it does not look too huge on me. I am impressed with V Couture by Kooba and look forward to more.
Loved my new Kooba
For the price I thought it looked great and the texture and feel is nice and soft. Mine does not smell at all. I'm usually a Dooney girl and I can see myself ordering more of this brand. I ordered the rust colored one. Can't wait to start using it.
TERRIBLE SMELL and POOR WORKMANSHIP.
I just received this handbag and after all the hype that Shawn (the host) gave this line of handbags, I was really looking forward to getting mine. I actually ordered two: this one and the "Tyler' style. Both had the most horrific/nasty smell of plastic or vinyl. I thought that perhaps with airing it out, that odor might fade. I even showed my husband and he said that when I left the room, the odor lingered in his office. Further, the stitching on these bags is so poorly (cheaply) done, that there was no reason to keep either bag. There were loose threads sticking out in many places and/or knots where the stitching was reinforced. All in all, I would NEVER recommend these bags to anyone. Although a lot less expensive than leather bags, they are not even worth their low price unless you just want a cheap looking and poorly constructed bag---go K-Mart instead since you won't have s/h charges. VERY DISAPPOINTED.