B. Makowsky Glove Leather Crossbody Bag with Zip Front Pocket
This one is a sleeper. Make more!
I let this one slip through my fingers when it was first offered and so purchased it in the only color remaining...pewter. While it's not my favorite color choice, it still looks very cute with all my outfits and is very soft. The front pocket fits a lot and I appreciate that there is not a magnetic closure but a zipper and so I don't have to worry about any of my cards getting demagnetized and yes, that has happened from using BMak bags. The interior is roomy and the opening is large enough to stick your hand inside. Wish it had a top zip closure but I don't have to store my cards in any of the inside pockets. The other plus I really like is the strap is not too long. I'm 5'5 and when the bags are longer they slap up against you while you walk. This strap length is just right.
I purchased the pewter. Lighter color than I expected.
Appears darker on line. Gold tone hardware, for me,
is not so good with pewter. Right size for me. Not large,
but not too small. Leather is soft.
I wanted a pewter bag for fall. I like the color and love the rushing in the front. It's rather small inside and I'm not really loving the gold hardware. It should have had nickel to blend in better with the color of the bag. The cell phone pocket barely fits my phone, it sticks out of the top and I fear it may fall out. I would use it for lip gloss or something else and use the front zipper pocket for cell phone and keys. Still on the fence....hmmm.
amazing little bag
I love this bag. Roomy enough for all my things and so stylish. I love the security of a crossbody bag and this one is just gorgeous. Soooo Soft!
Roomy and perfect size with soft leather!
I bought the pewter color and it looks better in person than on the video. My Sak wallet, which is quite large, fits perfectly. Plenty of compartments and I love the way it hangs in the front of my body, long and lean. Might go back and buy the gold color.
I love the bag but I may return it as it doesnt match the pewter shoes of B Mak's I have!!!
I want to love it, but can't
I WANT to love this bag, I really do...it's SO pretty, the leather is SO soft, the color is gorgeous (brandy-colored)...the inside zip pocket is on the same size as the little slide pockets (that's a no-no), the open slit pocket on the back outside is useless because it's so tiny, the zip pocket on the front isn't big enough to hold anything. I actually had to buy a smaller wallet to fit everything IN the bag in order to use it. It's just not big enough because of all the wasted space it has.
Have you ever seen how some bags emulate class and have that classy price as well? You never have to be concerned with B Makowsky bags in any shape or size. He always renders the best quality, hardware, and represents a wonderful sense of style.
I personally own over 20 of his bags and as a pocketbook junkie, I can recommend all his bags with great confidence. This crossbody sits well , is comfortable, and again looks great! Bravo for another fine and class bag from B. Makowsky.
PERFECT SIZE and DESIGN FOR A TWELVE-YEAR OLD...
...ESPECIALLY WITH THE ADJUSTABLE STRAP...AND PERFECT TO HER LIKING IN THE ‘GOLD’... from Makowsky's 'Evanston' collection... and believe it or not my young twelve-year old niece's name is 'Evan'! My selection of the Crossbody has been the perfect size that holds all items Evan carries with her in the ‘big girls’ world’. The supple leather, the ease and versatility of cross-body/shoulder, light in weight, inside room-- lining--and-organized pockets (Evan especially loves the cell-phone pocket), and the easy entry with the magnetic closure. Evan knows from Aunt’s advisory to hold it close to her body in a crowd for security. Maybe Aunt has convinced herself that she should have one of the B. Makowsky Glove Leather Crossbody… and MANY other nieces may come ashore with a wish from their Aunt! Anyway, Bruce, Evan has informed me to give ‘her gold bag’ a ten-star rating! :-) P.S. Evan helped her Aunt write this review!
Just So, So
Tried so hard to love this bag, but the little zippered front pocket is useless!!! Loved the pewter color and the oh so soft leather, but the bag is like a big black hole. Everything went to the bottom and was difficult to find. Also......the newer, larger cell phone pockets are just nottttttt quite large enough. If you have an iPhone that has one of the silicone covers, then the little pocket is just not quite big enough. Plus the lining comes out every time you pull the phone out. Just not what I had hoped for. Afraid it had to go back.
Been looking for this perfect small size that holds all the essentials. The soft leather is lovely.
Classic in black
I purchased this bag four months ago in black and I have been very happy with it. I was looking for a black crossbody with gold hardware and I couldn't have asked for a classier looking bag! I didn't have the color transfer problems that others have mentioned in their reviews. I would have loved to order another one as a gift for my friend, who is always petting my bag when she sees it :):):) but I guess I'm not the only one who loved this bag as only the two metallic options remain.