B. Makowsky Leather Slouchy Hobo with Zipper Pockets
This B-Mak bag is probably the best one ever as far as being the perfect size & style.
Purchased the black and absolutely love it. It is a beautiful, luxurious handbag. So soft and well organized. Do not hesitate to get this one!!
Best purse I have ever had.
High quality and perfect size and style for me. I just LOVE it.
I Love This Bag!!!
I have to admit, I had never shopped from QVC before. My wonderful daughter introduced me to B. Makowsky, and I am now a believer! I got the Cobalt, and it matches with everything, from blue jeans to any solid color to patterns! The center zip pocket keeps all of my loose items conveniently organized and easy to find. The leather is uber soft! The outside zipper pockets are wonderful as well. Also, I am normally not a big fan of animal print, but the signature animal print lining looks really nice inside the purse. If there was one thing negative I have to say, the signature cell phone pocket is a little small for a smart phone, but works all the same. I am hooked on B.Mak now and he will be my lifetime idol!
I love B Mak bags I own 4 so far, I got this in cinnomen very nice color, BUT the color started coming off on my clothes!!, it got a black smug mark, that I cant get off, I love his leather but for the price its really ashame it only lasted 3 days!! I still love his bags but this has to go back. I;m not even gonna try another color in this, afraid it might do the same!!! sorry bruce............
leather attracks stains!
I bought this as my first B Mak bag. Loved the blue color, loved the soft leather and all the pockets. But the problem was the leather attracted dirt and stains. II am a neat person, but within about one hour of using it, I had two stains on it. I got tired of cleaning the bag after a use... so it went back.
This is a wonderfully soft and luxurious bag. Plenty of room and will hold everything you need and the strap is great length. The leather smell is great too. Absolutely love this bag. Do not hesitate to buy it. You will want to constantly touch it too....so soft. Love Love Love it. If you give it for a gift, you better order one for yourself too or you will not want to part with it.
Pretty color, but no structure & not roomy
The Yellow bag is a beautiful color & the leather was beautiful quality. BUT I did not like the hardware (silver tone) and the bag didn't have any structure. I know the description is slouchy, but still expected more for the price. Even though the measurements seemed sufficient, the bag was smaller than I expected. Back it went!
I'm Lovin It
This is my first B Makowsky and I'm very satisfied. I got the pale yellow and I do like the color and quality of the leather, it's hard to get a LEATHER handbag that's great for SUMMER use. Not too heavy and great measurements, like all the compartments too. May have to purchase his other bag that I'm wishing for!
My ideal bag is medium sized, with a center zip pocket, a magnetic closure (because I never zip my purse!) and a single shoulder strap as opposed to a double strap. I got it all in this bag. I love the two front zip pockets, which this line has spoiled me with, and the leather is soft and beautiful as usual. I purchased the cinammon, which is a cooler color than I expected. I considered trading it for the yellow because I wear so much yellow and orange in the summer, but I really love this unusual color and I couldn't bear to part with it. It will still go with quite a bit this summer, and it will be a great transition piece in the fall. And I may yet go back for another color! If you like a medium size bag you should give this one a try.
Do not like
I am about stop trying to like this brand. The quality of this leather is sub-standard. The middle zipper is too high and almost interferes with the closing magnet. The major issue I have with this brand is that the bags turn into a puddle. I like a bag that stands so I can fully appreciate the design. I do not like to look at a bag that looks melted. Unless some structure is added, I am done. Also, a lighter liner would be better.
Nice, But a Return for Me
This bag has the beautiful, supple leather we have all come to expect from B Makowsky. The hardware is elegant, and silver-toned, which is my preference. I do prefer NO center zip compartment, and this has one (but I knew that before I ordered it). What was a deal-breaker for me was the size of the front zippered pockets -- they are teeny-tiny, just room enough for your intelligent key or a SMALL phone on either side. I own several of Bruce's bags, and these front pockets are usually quite deep & generous -- that's what I was expecting from past experience (and that's what I need in exterior pocket space). The Cinnamon is a pretty color, but definitely more appropriate for Fall or Winter, IMHO.
I own about a dozen B. Makowsky bags, purchased years ago, when the quality was at its' prime. I find that the leather and hardware he uses these days are so much inferior to what he used (besides the BIG spike in his pricing) when he was first introduced to QVC (and for the first few years). Too bad. His pebble leathers from years ago and hardware were top of the line. No more. This bag is just okay. Nothing special. It looks better in the photo! Bruce, how about more zipper closures?!!!! This bag should have had a zip top, especially since it's not as deep as many of his other bags. I'm disappointed, so it's, sadly, going back.