B. Makowsky Leather Zip Top Convertible Satchel
I like the size and the shape, however unstructured really means unstructured -as in no structure. When I set it down, it tends to fold into itself. Not a good look. On the other hand, it is lighter than usual. Also-usually b makowski handbags come with a dust cover. All the qvc hosts talk about these bags-which are not cheap-as an investment. If that is the case, why didn't this one come with the dust cover-have these been stopped? I would really like an answer to this. For these reasons it only gets 3 stars
Beautiful in Crimson!
I had my eye on this bag for quite some time, finally ordered when I saw it on Easy Pay. Such an awesome bag! It's roomy, lightweight and just perfect for me. Will be getting another color when it goes on Easy Pay again. The hard part will be in choosing which one!
I hope to buy another one, very soon. I love the style and size.
I own several other B. Makowsky bags, and I was really looking forward to having one in the neutral Maple Lizard color. I was so disappointed when I received this bag. There was just something a bit "off" about the feel; it was slightly tacky...not pleasant at all. The size and shape were fine, and I found no problem with the magnet for the front pocket, as others have reported. I do agree that the inability to remove the shoulder strap is a negative. Overall, I think there are other B. Makowsky bags I would like better for the price.
So Happy With Purchase
I watched this bag being presented several times and finally decided to order it when it was on clearance and easy pay. I wanted to wait a week or so before writing my review. I ordered the Maple Lizard and couldn't be happier. I opened the box and it was packaged beautifully. I read many reviews about the magnet not being strong. My magnet is very strong and has never popped open. There is even a little lip on the bottom of the flap magnet to prevent it popping open :) You just have to make sure that you actually put the two parts together...it doesn't 'find' itself. It does puddle a little when you put it down but not nearly as bad as I expected based on some other reviews and when I pick it up to carry it the shape is beautiful. I didn't like the long strap so I cut it off and tucked the orings inside the bag...they are not even noticeable. It is just the right size and very comfortable to carry. I am 5 2 and weigh about 115 so the handles fit over my shoulder without the strap comfortably although I prefer to carry it on the crook of my arm. The zipper works fine...no problem. I am seriously considering purchasing another Maple Lizard as a back up to have for when I wear this one out since it is so different from other bags I own. Take a chance on this one ladies!
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BAG
I RECEIVED MY HANDBAG A FEW DAYS AGO AND I AM TOTALLY DELIGHTED WITH THIS PURCHASE. IT IS VERY6 ROOMY AND FUNCTIONAL. I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT ORDERING ANOTHER COLOR. GREAT BUY AND THE PRICE WAS GOOD.
Back it goes....
I was so excited to get this bag...I ordered the purple. What a huge disappointment....first they sent me someone's return...it looked used and I have ordered enough B. Mak. bags to know how they come packaged. This had no packaging and the bag was not even zipped! The leather looked thin and cheap for this price point. I have received other customers returns in the past and I feel that is wrong on many levels. When ordering these products one expects to receive a brand new product unless specified. That's just sneaky....and I have to pay to ship it back! I gave this a two star of fair because perhaps the bag would of been better if I had received a new one!
Over The Moon in Love :)
I absolutely adore this bag! I got the Maple Lizard. It's such a beautiful shade and I love the lizard design. This purse could be worn dressy or be totally at home with your jeans. I am calling this the "Goldilocks Bag" because the size is just right ... not too small, not too large ... just right!! I don't carry a ton of things in my bag so this one is great because I could carry quite a bit more if I wanted to but since I don't, my things aren't falling into a deep black hole. I can find everything easily so I LOVE IT!!! Can you tell I'm in love with this bag? I am considering going back for the green one next. It's a beautiful shade as well. Get this bag! You won't be disappointed. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
Got this bag in the purple and it is stunning!! I have been watching it for a while and finally decided to treat myself and I am glad I did! Absolutely love it! It's the perfect size and style and I love the zipper on top. Very Classy bag!!
The leather on this bag is good quality, but the over all look of the bag is plain and needs a more substantial bottom to give the bag a little more structure which would give a more 'satchel' look. The bag is more of slouchy almost hobo look and nothing really pops out to give you that wow factor so I can understand how it under whelms some and creates that buyers remorse when you initially see it. Thus you look for reasons to return. Since it is on clearance I will keep as I need a good leather medium sized bag. The magnet on the clasp is strong so you must line them up to close properly. Overall, very nice leather bag.
I just received this bag, and upon taking it out of the box the first thing I did was check the front magnet pocket- and the magnet does not naturally match up with the clasp, you have to manually pull the flap up to close it. Don't know how good it would be at staying closed since I'm not going to keep it. The bag itself is nothing special. It's a very ordinary looking black bag. I fully understand why it was on clearance. Definitely NOT B Makowsky's best work.
I REALLY WANTED TO LOVE THIS BAG.......
I make this mistake a lot. I read the reviews after I bought the bag. I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE FRONT POCKET MAGNET. The pocket would not stay closed. I sent it back. I am beginning to understand why B. Mackowsky and/or his reps are not on as regularly as they use to be.