Etienne Aigner Valenica Color Block Mini Flap Crossbody
This certainly is not a luxury bag in that it has a rustic look to it. The front flap up close is striated in places and the back of the bag is very striated and even pock marked. I bought this to wear while grocery shopping and ordered the white/tan selection since it is the most neutral and figured it'd look good with summer clothes and tan sandals. Possible I guess that I got a return. It did have the tags and paper inside though as well as the strap properly taped up. As far as function goes, the front outside pocket is very useful as well as the back outside pocket. The inside is small but has a zippered pocket on the back wall and another pocket on the front wall. I'm not sure if I'll keep it due to the imperfections in the leather... gives it a distressed look. I would not carry this bag to someplace important. All in all I'd say wait for it to go on sale before buying.
Beautiful little bag!
I have the tote in geranium, and just received this bag in the green/navy. I love it! The strap is a perfect length, and the bag hangs right against my hip - perfectly engineered! The colors are right on-trend, and the compartments are just what I need. Couldn't ask for more. Perfect for those days that I don't want to lug a bunch of heavy purse-stuff around. I too wish QVC would carry a bigger selection from this excellent designer!
I really like Etienne Aigner handbags. Actually, it was this brand which was my first handbag many, many years ago. I really like this crossbody. It's small, but holds what I need on a daily basis. I'm not quite 5' and 90% of the bags sold on QVC just do not become me. I like a lot of them, but just TOO large. The reason for four stars - I didn't like the chain. I took to my jewelers and he removed the chain portion. I only wish QVC would have more shows offerring Etienne Aigner handbags. It's always the same-old-same-old handbags. And Etienne Aigner handbags are very reasonably priced with their high quality leather. I would recommend this bag to those petite gals out there. And PS - the straps are short enough that it doesn't hang almost to the knee, unlike most of the other crossbodies. To tie the straps at your shoulder is VERY uncomfortable - rubs at your neck. Not for me.
Strap Length Too Short
This was a cute bag, but the strap length is too short for someone tall like myself. I had to send back. The opening is very small as well.
I love this little purse. It will be perfect for spring. Although it is fairly small I could still fit my rather big wallet in it. It is nicely made and the leather is of good quality. Love the color combination...so fresh looking.
Great for craft,quilt shows etc.
Just came back from a big quilt show and this bag was terrific. I loved the ease of this bag,crossbody, filled with cash, credit card, and ID. And it fits in my tote bag with all my goodies. Off today to the outlets and it is going with me.
I purchased this to take on a recent trip to Mexico and mainly wanted a cute crossbody bag. It was what I wanted PLUS it is so cute and stylish! I ordered the geranium and just love the mix of pink and orange. You can fit all of your essentials and I also had room for my slimline wallet.
Great Crossbody Bag
Excellent quality in the leather and a great bag when you are looking for a small bag to carry crossbody. Anyone who bought this bag expecting a large bag obviously didn't read the description very well. It is not meant to carry everything you own. Perfect for when you don't want to have a big bag hanging on your shoulder. Holds all the essentials!
Very nice mini
I appreciate the front and back outside pockets. The white multi is great for all seasons. The purse is somewhat difficult to cclose if it is not full. I am happy to have Aigner again.
I disagree with the previous reviews. I think this bag is PERFECTION. Come on people, it is a small crossbody. It is not meant to house a huge wallet and all of that. I also do not think that the chain strap is heavy at all. (and I am a small frame girl) I think the chain makes the bag more versatile so it can go a little dressy if you want it to.I just love this bag. I love the shape and the adjustable strap and also the colorblock. I just had to come to the defense of this bag. DESIGNERS keep up with these new designs and I will be back for more.
Love the style but.....
So sorry but this one is going back. The style of the bag is adorable. However, the top opening is too narrow. I have small hands and can barely reach inside the bag. The leather around the closure turnlock plate is lifting and may eventually pull apart.
LOVE IT - But Can't Use It
I absolutely love, love, love this bag, BUT I can't use it. The chain is sooooo heavy it has literally taken everything away that made this bag so wonderfully unique. The size was perfect and we could all use a great stylish cross body, but the weight of the chain and even the secure flap style throat plate weighs a ton. It made me wonder who Aigner used as a focus group when they introduced this gorgeous bag. If they made these changes, they would have a real hit on their hands like Pappagallo did with the skimmer and Aigner did with the fishing creal. BTW, isn't it time to reintroduce the fishing creal again?
The quality of the leather and the workmanship are superior and a.great design, just need to revise the chain and throat plate on flap and then I'll definitely buy it again.