The Sak Leather Deena Flap Crossbody
Not well thought out
There are a lot of things I like about this bag - the size is great, the quality of the leather for the price is excellent, the interior pockets provide a lot of organization for a small bag. But there are some things I don't think the designer thought out before doing. The canvas strap is probably the worst idea. My experience is that my purse handle or strap gets dirtier than the rest of the bag. If this were all leather you could wipe it clean, if the bag was all canvas, you could throw it in the washer. Spot washing means the whole strap is never going to look the same or quite clean after use. The top zipper is fine, but not if it has to fold over. The magnet is not strong enough to hold it in position for a number of reasons. Either a zipper top, OR a fold over with magnetic closure would have been better.
Cute but has security issues
I got this bag in linen and was hoping to use it on vacation as a travel bag. It looks cute but the bag has no way of staying closed with the flap. There is no magnet or button to keep the flap closed which means that it flips open. The flap itself has a zipper wher you could open it up and store a passport or thin wallet inside but the main body of the bag has no secure way to keep things from falling out. The shoulder strap is made of material not leather and feels like a heavy canvas. Overall I guess you get what you pay for but this bag did not seem worth the price. I am sending it back. It looks cheap and not classy for my style. I have to look into some other options for my vacation. The strap is adjustable but overall not a good purchase for me.
SMALLER THAN IT LOOKS
THE OPENING LOOKS BIG IN THE PICTURE BUT IT IS SMALL. MAGNET ON PURSE TO CLOSE DOES NOT STAY CLOSED. GREAT PURSE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT TO PUT INTO IT.
I love this crossbody. It holds a ton, is light weight and comes in so many different colors and patterns. I have 5 of them. I use this purse the most often out of all of mine. It holds my important stuff securely in the zippered section and the other section holds my cosmetics and tissues and such. I can fit my kindle in the back zipper pocket. This purse is my "go to" workhorse for the week. It looks small but I have had it FILLED with stuff that I couldnt fit into my big Tiganello!! This brand rocks!
So pretty, but It's too small for me. For the gals who enjoy a small-to-medium crossbody, it's a good bag and worth the money. Unfortunately, I have too much to drag around with me to use it as a daily bag (and it's OH SO HARD to change bags just to 'match' every outfit...so sadly, this will have to go back.) My back doctor wants me to use a smaller bag, but I know it's not gonna work for me. it's Just TOO small for most of us gals with a lot of 'Stuff.'
Totally misleading and poor presentation
According to the presentation, the main compartment of the bag is accessed via the zipper and contains a zippered pocket and also a slip pocket. They said that it was hard to see. Well the fact is that what they were looking at was a side smaller pocket and not the main compartment of the bag which you access by lifting up the flap with the zipper. The main compartment closes with a magnet which does not work that well. It would be easy to lose items that could easily fall out of this bag. I would not have purchased it if the salespeople would have given an accurate description of the bag.