A219201 - B.Makowsky Leather Zip-Top Shopper with Zipper Pockets
Black bag is better...
I originally purchased this bag in the snake print when it was an OTO. I loved everything about the bag when I received it, but not the feel and texture of the snake print. I even liked the small pockets on the front and found that they were able to hold my car keys. I decided to exchange the bag for another color (I chose the black) and that proved to be a very wise decision. The leather on the black bag is as soft as butter and looks beautiful. The bag is wearing well, and I'm sure that I"ll be able to use it for a long time to come (something that I didn't think would happen with the snake print). So, if you're considering purchasing this bag, do yourself a favor and order it in one of the solid colors. I'm certain that you'll love it the way I do!
Love the bag design but not the feel
I bought the snake print and the overall look was shiny and sort of cheap looking. I liked the organization of the bag but couldn't really count on the 2 smaller front pockets because they were very small and hard to get into even with my small hands. I'm 5'1" so not a big person. I only used this bag for a couple of days but decided this was not going to wear well for my money so am returning it. It's really a shame because the combination of colors in the snake print were what I was looking for if designer had made the material a little less shiny and more realistic and made it look more like leather and less like fabric.
After reading a review regarding another bag, I contacted B Makowsky directly. The leather handles on the bags I had purchased had worn off and the bag looked pretty shabby. You can only contact B Makowsky by email, as there is no customer service number. Nevertheless, customer service told me they would exchange my bag(s) but when I inquired whether they would exchange all or some, B Makowsky customer service has not returned any of my emails. I won't byy another B Makowsky bag because if there is a problem with the bag and QVC's return policy has expired, B Makowsky's customer service is terrible.
Fell apart after little use
The wrapped handles came apart and the shoulder straps wore bare after only one week of use. Pretty bag but poor quality. Read reviews after useage, not arrival.
FINALLY !!! JUST RIGHT !!!
I finally found a bag of Bruce's that is not too heavy !! I got this bag in both the brown snake and the black when it was a one time only. I was a little bit hesitant on ordering because the last few bags of Bruce's that I bought were beautiful, but heavy. This bag is absolutely PERFECT !!! The leather is scrumptous, the shoulder straps are long enough and not too short, there are pockets in the front and it has a zip top closure which is a must for me ! I have been waiting for a bag with these specifications for a long time. It also is quite feminine, I love the look of almost a bow detail on the front. I am so thankful and happy that I did order this bag and very glad that I got it in 2 colors. I am a happy camper !! Thank you Bruce for making this bag and please keep making some bags that are light weight with a front pocket and a zip top closure with no middle zip compartment on the inside and I will be a customer for life !!! Happy New Year !!!!
Another Beautiful B.Mak !
I have at least ten of Bruce bags in several styles and colors, But girls, there is nothing like an attractive, luxurious and functional black handbag. Its great for dress up, work and going out.
Love the hardware, it's like jewelry for the bag. It can be worn on the shoulder and I love the zipper closure.
A new favorite! Thanks Bruce and QVC!
A new favorite!
I thought I might send this bag back because I just didn't really need another handbag, and thought better of it after ordering. BUT--after opening the box and trying this beautiful bag on, I forgot all about that and have carried it every day since. It's a great balance between lady-like (the hint of a "bow" in trim and the almost frame bag silhouette at the top closure) and edgy (various zippers). I just LOVE it. Soft leather, unique design, very user-friendly, easy to carry and stays on my shoulder--what's not to love? (By the way, there's a new, taller "Pursefection" organizer on qvc.com that fits this bag perfectly. Bruce's bags already have a good deal of organization, but I like a little more "everything in its place" kind of approach in a bag with as much interior space as this one has.)
GORGEOUS BAG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I BOUGHT THIS HANDBAG FOR MY BEST FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS SINCE I ALREADY OWN ABOUT 12 OF BRUCES HANDBAGS! HER FAVORITE COLOR IS PURPLE SO I BOUGHT HER THE CABERNET AND IT IS A GORGEOUS COLOR!!!
I CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE IT TO HER JUST TO SEE HER REACTION TO THIS AWESOME HANDBAG. IT WILL BE HER FIRST B. MAKOWSKY BAG!!!
IT IS VERY WELL MADE AND OH-SO SOFT TO THE TOUCH! THIS SHOULD LAST HER FOR MANY YEARS OF USE, LIKE ALL OF BRUCES BAGS HAVE LASTED FOR ME, AND CONTINUE TO LOOK AS GOOD AS NEW!!
This is my first B. Makowsky purchase. I've never purchased his bags before because I don't like the center divider, which he does in several of his bags. I decided to buy this one because I wanted to try a bag with a softer leather (I normally buy Dooney's; they have a more structured leather, which I like). I purchased this bag in the Cabernet color. The bag itself is beautiful. I love the outside pockets and the leather is so soft, it just melts in your hands. I love the soft straps too.
I've been carrying it for a week. In Kansas City right now, it's cold. I put lotion on my hands one day and when I touched the strap, it absorbed the lotion/moisture from my hands and it turned the leather a slightly darker shade. This didn't change the function of the bag, so I decided to overlook it and keep carrying it.
Well, a few days ago I noticed that the stitching has begun to come undone on the front of the bag! This, I can't ignore because it will definitely alter the function of the bag. I refuse to pay $200+ for a purse that will clearly not stand the test of time.
I was so disappointed because it really is a great looking bag and would function perfectly for my needs.
I'm not going to write Mr. Makowsky off just yet. If I see another bag that he's done that I think will work for me, I'll give it a try.
In the meantime, back this one goes!!!!
THANK YOU BRUCE.....
Love love love this bag...The size is great and it has a zipper in the main compartment. I so much prefer the zipper as it feel more secure ...The bag is so soft and stands up on its own. The straps are also amazing butter soft no digging into your sholders at all....Bruce keeps making bags in this size with the zipper and super soft straps....Would love to see other styles like this one coming to QVC....GREAT BAG...I got it in the nutmeg and it absolutely goes with everything!!!! Hghly recommended this bag it is so stylish....
Do not show me 3 pockets when there is only one.
The bag is lovely to look at…But !
I ordered it due to the fact that it had 3 front pockets
which I like because I can place keys-glasses and other small items outside without my having to actually open the bag.
Well, I am a thin petit woman and yet I was unable to put my hands inside the front pockets. It is way too tight and narrow—in other words, the two front pockets are useless.
Pity, I sent it back!
Best Bag He Has Ever Made
Fantastic - Wonderful - Magnificant - what a bag - first one of his bags that will stay on my shoulder - I only use his crossbody bags because they will work for my frame - BUT this BAG super easy to use - Make more bags like this that have the soft handles and stays on the shoulder as it should - strap drop is perfect thank you