B. Makowsky Leather Zip Top Convertible Satchel
I love B. Makowsky bags and own 8 now. I love the color and the leather, but the front does not stay close, the zipper always hangs up and now the hardware brokes. this is the 3rd B. Mak bag where the hard ware broke after a couple of months. I expected better
This bag is a disappointment. Aside from the color (a beautiful red) I am sorry I finally broke down and bought one of Bruce's handbags. The magnetic snap for the front pocket opens all the time, the shoulder strap is too long and can't be adjusted. There are more complaints from me than compliments. The lining is pretty. I should have tried it when I just bought it instead of saving it to use in the summer months. Pricey mistake.
Wore this to job interviews...
...and got the job! I have this in black and it looked professional and gave me confidence. B. Makowsky's leather is amazing. I have several of his bags and have been very happy with the quality.
I Lovereeeeeeee This Bag Is Gorgeous
I love all B. Makowsky handbag, i has like ten of his bag. I love the leather, the BEST !!!!!!
Not what I expected
I ordered the purple, and I agree with the previous review; the leather looked cheap and not worth the price point. I am returning it as well.
I purchased this bag in black for myself and my best friend. We are into handbags and buy them for each other as gifts. She bought me the BMak fringe bag which she also had and that was fantastic. This bag lives up to the fringe bag! It is beautiful, functional, casual or dressy, and of course has the fantastic BMak leather. We both highly recommend...but, be ready for compliments!
Great size, super soft leather, got the red and it's not a lipstick red but a clear red just gorgeous, really tempted to get the green one, we will see..........I had been looking at this bag for sometime. So happy I ordered!!
HIGH PRICE FOR DISAPPOINTMENT!
I love the design of this bag, and the green color I got is gorgeous, as well as the leather. That is where my positive comments end. As others have said, this bag is so unstructured, you must have it zipped at all times, because if you put it down, it has NO structure and completely opens up, with everything half spilling out. The WORST thing about this bag is the lack of functionality. The slide pocket on the back of the bag can barely hold a phone. I know it was designed that way, but I need a useful slide pocket that I can decide how to use it myself. I look for pockets to give me organization, and the ones in this bag are pretty much useless. The front flap pocket is not large, so you can't get too much into it, and if you fill it, the clasp does not stay closed. I have seen these small, useless pockets on many of your bags, Bruce, and while i know your bags are popular, I don't buy them because of the lack of functional organization, meaning pockets. You missed out on the chance of making this a really nice, functional bag by putting such useless, small pockets on the bag. The bag itself is certainly long enough that at least 1 long, useful pocket could be placed on the backside. Let me decide what I put in it, not you. Unfortunately, I waited too long to use this bag before i discovered its shortcomings, so i cannot return it. I will not make that mistake again.
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.