Luxe Rachel Zoe Boylston Leather Bowling Bag
expected to love it......
I've been looking at this bag for a year. When it came available on easy pay, I jumped on it. Unfortunately, the bag is not for me.
The leather is substantial, but I'm not sure if it's high quality. It's thick, which I usually like, but it looks rough and coarse, particularly in the lighter paprika color. I'd asked questions about the paprika color, studied the reviews. I was shocked that it was far more orange/rusty than red and much lighter in color than I expected. I really didn't care for the color at all, nor the way the leather appeared in the color.
The crossbody strap is one of the best: wide enough and with a really nice shoulder rest. I'm so tired of heavy, expensive bags with narrow straps that aren't even fully covered in the leather of the bag. I appreciate Rachel Zoe providing a strap that matches the size, weight and feel of the bag.
The weight of the bag was accurately described, but sometimes a well-balanced bag will work for me even if it's heavy. This bag is quite heavy and did not feel balanced or comfortable.
I loved the irridescent lining. I LOVED the many pockets and really like the two interior zipper pockets. However, with all that cavernous space and all those pockets, couldn't one of the slip pockets be large enough to hold a smartphone? I can jam my phone in, but I assume the lining will tear from having to jam it in and maneuver it out. I like to set my bag down next to my desk and find and retrieve my phone easily. This is not possible in this bag. Since I had a number of issues anyway, this was a deal breaker.
I think the bag would look richer in the brown or black, neither of which I need. I thought the paprika looked cheap and this is not an inexpensive bag. It's not for me.
The search for the perfect bag continues.......
Amazing paprika bag
I have this bag for almost a year. I continue to get compliments on it wherever I go . The Paprika is a great red and the bag has many pockets! I NEED a big bag and this is perfect! Rachel Zoe got this one right!!!!!
Too Rustic Looking for Me
I love the bowling bag shape. This shape was popular in the past. However, this pebble leather bag looks very rustic, too casual, looking for me. To me it looks like something you would take backpacking, or on a hike. Good leather is much lighter in weight too, than the leather on this bag. Back it goes.
This bag is so much fun! Lots of room and functional. Even though it's big, it's not heavy. I just adore it. I have the red and just because it's not me, I'm returning it to exchange for the brown which I'll use more often. I recommend the bag for sure!
Love this but...
I bought the red purse and really like the bowling bag style. I am petite women...my only issue the "drop" length is alittle short. I am glad for the strap to make it a cross body bag....though I dont really like cross body bags. I like bags under my arm and feel it is just a tiny bit short....but it as usual is a beautiful purse as Rachel always makes.
Wonderful, Classic Handbag
I ordered this handbag on waitlist, and my patience was rewarded with its arrival. The paprika color is a perfect, subdued orange-red which will span both spring and fall. Its quality is top-notch; the irridescent interior makes finding things easy. Well-compartmentalized (but not overly so). The option to use it as a cross-body bag makes it event more versatile. This bag was my second Rachel Zoe bag purchase; will definitely keep coming back for more, with their superior material quality and workmanship. Love-it!
Rachel Zoe has pledged that she offers top quality at more than fair prices, and this bag is no exception. It is absolutely gorgeous. I cannot say enough here. The workmanship is impeccable. The style is so chic, timeless and on trend. You will NEVER look dated wearing this bag...never. The leather is very beautiful and of high quality...the lining is irridescent so you can see everything against the lighter color that it is. There are pockets everywhere. But the coolest part is that, despite how much this bag will hold ( a lot), it can be very comfortably worn cross body which is why I wanted it. The cross body strap is beautiful and very comfortable. The color brown is perfectly neutral...not too warm or cool. I am on waitlist for the Paprika and will not cancel it after seeing this bag. Honestly, I could get the black too and just carry these bags for the rest of my life, through all seasons...it is that good. If Rachel says she uses this bag, I believe her. Stylist to the stars, and this bag would take her anywhere, proudly. This is not "just for us". This is a designer bag at a ridiculously low price. Once you see it, you will know what I mean. Ladies, grab it. STUNNING. Thank you, Rachel. I own a ton of your things, and you continue to blow me away. You out did yourself here...
I Love this leather lucious bag!!! I love everything about it. The rich leather smell. There is just so many good things to say about this bag. Worth every dime! Thanks rachel and qvc!!!
Ab-Fab! "I Die..."
Okay so maybe that's a bit extreme, but I must tell you that this bag in paprika, is a-mazing! I love all of the pockets, I love the luxe, irridescent lining, the spicy, rich color; I love this bag! It's unconventional yet fasionable; not your cookie cutter, run-of-the-mill, everyday bag.
Style? Did you expect anything less from Rachel Zoe?