B.Makowsky Croco Embossed Leather Satchel with Hardware Accents
The quality of this bag is not like some of the other B.Makowsky bags I own, the smell was horrific, extra material was sewn in bag with it all over inside the bag, the style and organization would have been great on another bag but not this one.
Because of the quality and unstructuredness of his bags I stopped buying them and now puchase bags that are better quality and at least stand up when put down and not turn into a pile of slouchy goo, it seems everyone is cutting corners and by doing that their quality goes down but prices still go up.
This bag went back immediately and changed my mind on ever buying a B.Makowsky bag again.
Nice, but very average for a BM bag
I have many BM bags, and this is the first I'm considering returning. It is ok, but expected more since I own the "big sister" version of this in nutmeg. Biggest issue with mine is that the "black" color is more charcoal grey than black. It definitely is not as black as my other black bags or shoes. However, it is a nice smaller bag with great compartments for organization, but For the price think I will contine looking for a black bag. PS no unusual smell
Liked the design, great price since it was Lunchtime special. Opened the box and the smell was overwhelming. Let it air out for 2 weeks and you could still smell it. Took it to dinner one night and had it on the floor the whole time because it gave me a headache. Like the bag in general, good size for me but that smell was too much. It went back.
Nice style..not so great leather
I got this as a lunchtime special for $105 and I was so looking forward to getting it in black. When it arrived I packed it straight back up. The style of the bag is great, which is why I gave it 2 stars. Nice size, not too small and not too big either. But the leather had a nasty smell to it and it was cracked all over. Looked like a bag that had been well worn and the leather dried out, even though it was packaged just like a brand new bag with all the tags and wrapping. Not the quality I would expect of a BMak, and I have several including other croco styles. From reading other reviews it seems most issues are with the black, and people who ordered the brown are more than happy.
I was so excited to see this bag on the Lunchtime Only Values for $105! Couldn't wait to get it. Was so disappointed when I opened the box. It stunk so bad! Smelled like a musty basement. Just awful! I let it air out for a few days but my hands would even smell like it after touching it. Even after I sent it back, I was looking at the receipt and IT smelled! So sad because it was a relly cute bag.
Ok-let me start by saying I did return mine but only because it's too small for my liking. I got the brown and I so wanted to keep it!! Lovely color and SO organized!! A lot of pockets for all your stuff. I'll admit it does have a very strong leather smell but here in Nebraska that's what all the stores smell like when you go to buy anything "cowboy" related, like boots or belts. Actually took me back to my childhood a bit when I opened the box. I'm not a petite gal so I would have liked longer straps and if it were a bit larger I'd get it in another color! I got a great Lunchtime special price, also, so that really makes me mad!!
Received this B.Mak handbag in Black, as soon as I began to open the box, the horrible smell took over the room! I tried airing it out outdoors, to no avail. I loved the style and size, but back it goes! Can't compare the smell to anything I have ever smelled before. Simply atrocious! How did this bag get through quality control??
Bag was fully wrapped and new. Glad I took the chance and ordered! Found a little rough patch but the brown color was exactly what I was looking for. I was afraid of ordering the Croco Embossed Leather (I didn't want a shiney croco and it is NOT shiney). It is a use every day bag. I admit I had to wipe with a leather cleaner, used ArmorAll cleaning wipes. The leather just soaked it in leaving a no-shine look. Love, love the zippers and pockets; really well organized purse. Great size for short ladies.
Not As Expected!
I was very sad when I received this Makowsky leather satchel in black.I know that this brand has a very good reputation for nice leather but this bag is NOT. I was anxious to get the bag as I have my niece's birthday in mid july and I wanted to surprise her with a Makawsky bag.Unfortunately, other than the smell of the leather and the bad quality of the stiff leather, the zipper wasn't functioning well.I am really disappointed especially that I had ordered a nutmeg bag which is now on its way.I hope that the other bag which is the same as this one has no promblems as I really like the style. This is the first time I get a B.M. bag and I don't know maybe it will be my last one if the other bag turns out to be the same quality as this one. I don't like to give bad reviews but I have to do it as I didn't pay attention to those who wrote my same complain when I also read good reviews. Maybe it is only the black bag that has this problem so when I will receive the other bag I will also write. I was so disappointed that although I received the bag today it is already on its way back. I am really sorry!
Utility and Style in one
I got this bag in black and I absolutely love it. It is loaded with compartments for organizing - very practical. The lining is beautiful and the size is perfect. Many times the designer bags are overwhelming for a person who is only 5'3" tall.
OMG* I received my purse yesterday and it's is GREAT!! This is the best Makowsky purse I've gotten!! Brown is my color and it is better than the pictures or TV!! I needed a brn purse- this is FABULOUS . It's the perfect size divided inside a must for me. I love organization and this is it! The beautiful color is a bonus. The price was fabulous-can you tell I'm in love with it.
Awful musty smell
Ordered this in black, and even the box was musty smelling. Also, the leather is not soft like the other B. Makowsky bags. I have 5 B Makowsky bags, and love them...not this one..Also, one of the zippers was stuck, so it is being returned. Sorry, Bruce,One in Six isn't bad...will come back for others.