B. Makowsky Vintage Leather Convertible Crossbody Bag
I have three of this bag even though I usually gravitate to the larger sizes. What appeals to me first in any bag is organization. this has so much of that; I often grab it for quick outings because it's so easy. every pocket has a purpose that I can access blindfolded. I'm trying hard not to get the remaining colors in the off chance this comes back in spring with different leather, texture, or colors. glove leather? spring pastels? pleeese?
The Black Leather is a Little Different
I chose this particular bag for a couple of reasons; the crossbody strap and the zipper pocket on the outside. I have a Kindle Touch that I take with me everywhere and it fit very nicely in the zippered pocket. However, I don't know if it's just the black leather, or if it's like this with all the colors, but I found the leather to be a bit unattractive. It isn't soft or smooth at all like leather normally is. Plus, it has a kind of reflective shiny finish that makes it appear as though it's not even leather. Nothing about it says "vintage" to me. It seems to be a very nice handbag otherwise. There are lots of pockets, the inside is very attractive, and the magnetic closure seems pretty strong.
Another Great Bag
This is my 4th Makowsky bag. It is another great design. Smaller footprint but full of storage. I walk with a cane and need the crossover bag. This one is the perfect size and great leather. Happy camper here.
I just got my new purse, and I'm delighted. It's a nice medium size with plenty of pockets to organize things. But, best of all for a plus size gal, the strap is long enough to wear crossbody. I will be using this as my everyday purse for a long time.
I own several B Makowsky bags and usually have very good luck with them. This bag is very well designed. Great for travel. This handbag holds alot and the crossbody design keeps your valuables safe. The outside zippered pocket is very useful for holding a small camera when you are on vacation. I purchased it in latte, but note that the vintage leather is not as soft and pliable as some other bags. My only disappointment is with the stitching on the outside of the bag. It opened up after two weeks of use, but I like this so much, I will have it repaired by a shoemaker. Would purchase again.
I ordered this in taupe "as is" and it arrived in perfect condition with a dust bag. It is the perfect size and has great function. I keep my large wallet in the zippered section and it is secure. There's a place in the magnetic body of the bag for my reading and sun glasses, datebook and all the essentials that I carry. Love that the strap is all leather, convertible and that my iPhone fits nicely in the outside pocket. The leather is beautiful and soft
I love this bag for two reasons. One, its a nice medium size. I am retired, so I do not need a big bag. this was made just perfect. Not too tall and not too wide. I also do not look good carrying a large bag. I also love the color. I've been looking for a more denium color, but they are hard to find in the size I like. this is perfect. The zipper compartment is a nice size for my wallet and cell phone, and I can put the rest of my stuff, which is not a whole lot in the other side with the magnetic closer. If Bruce had put a zipper where the magnet is, I would be in seventh heaven. I'm not real crazy about magnet closers. but this one is okay.I don't think though that the magnet is as strong as it could be. I have a few Tig bags that have a magnet closer and they are stronger. hope my stuff doesn't fall out. we will see. but I still love the bag. I would buy a couple of more if you had better colors. maybe a wine color and grey, dark and light.
Good bag. It is just not as soft as I figured it would be. May be it is the color of the bag. I notice some bags are a different type of material which stays better on the shoulder and is softer.
I specifically was looking for a cross-body in denim and found exactly what I wanted in a Makowsky bag (as always!). I've already received numerous compliments and even from total strangers! Would like to see more denim-type colors in larger bags. How can anyone go wrong with a Makowsky bag!!!!
LOVE, LOVE,LOVE IT!!!!!!1
This bag doesn't have all the heavy bling. It is just the right size and I really love it. May order another in a differet color too!
Great bag! Color?
This is a bag on the small side in comparison to the "suitcases" we see today. I love it!! The only problem is that the color "Cobalt" is not the darker, brighter blue that I expected. I ordered online. If I had seen the TV presentation, I would have known that the color is rather light denim. I am going to exchange for Latte.