G.I.L.I. Leather Large Roma Tote
I couldn't wait to get this bag in the plum -- however when I got it I was shocked by the leather; for the money & shipping the bag is definitely not at all worth it!! I'm very into high end bags with lush leather and that is certainly not this bag. The bag was not designed well & needed more pockets on the outside, it has no feet on the bottom and being used to the dreamy leather & comfortable straps of "Bruce Makowski" bags -- the straps on this bag are awful.& do not stay on your shoulders, plus inside is just a big black hole. I was soo disappointed & I sent it back-- not worth the $ & not a good quality at all.
Beautiful but no snap for a secure closure
This bag was everything I was looking for except there is no magnetic snap to keep the bag closed. It is great size, great leather , well made with the two handles and if the bag had had that snap at the top for security it would have made the bag perfect! Without it though it just does not work for me. I need a little more security in a hand bag and I am so so so disappointed! I am surprised Lisa did not call it to the designers attention. She has such an eye for the details.The bag is beautiful but I would constantly be trying to keep the bag closed. I even think the bag would hang nicer if it hand the snap.
Not worth the money
I couldn't wait to get this bag. I ordered it in the Ostrich. When it arrived I was so disappointed. The leather is hard and doesn't look like leather. Also, the bag does not hold its shape. I guess you are supposed to "train" the bag. I think that is ridiculous! I also bought one is espresso, the leather is yummy. But the bag is big, heavy and awkward, so they both are going back. The bag also needs an outside pocket. It is really boring on the outside.
could be a good bag
Like the leather however the bag needs a magnetic closure and feet on the bottom would be nice. The design on bag is smeared not sure if I will keep it
BEAUTIFUL, but needs some improvements
LOVE the looks of this bag, but think it is too big to use everyday. Having said that, I have decided it will work better as a carry on. I do worry about small items falling out so think a magnetic closure is a must! Also, feet on the bottom would help protect the leather. Thinking about returning and waiting for these improvements and then will reorder in multiple colors!!!
I really, really wanted to love this bag....and I did. Love the color and leather but HUGE! on my 5'2'' frame, I was lost in the bag. Please consider making the camel color in the Roma 2! It will be a hit!!!
LOVE THIS BAG!!!!:)
I swear this is the BEST purse I have ever purchased!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! If you do not like really large bags it is not for you!!! I LOVE gigantic purses so this fits me to a T!! The only thing I would love to make it even better is feet on the bottom and a magnetic clasp!! That is all!! Seriously LOVE this bag though!! I got it in black and am going to order the ostrich next!!!:)
I bought this bag in ostrich (both colors) and I couldn't be more pleased. They look like bags that are easily 10 times the price.
Always puts a smile on my face just looking at it!
Wonderful Tote and Purse
I call it my purse...it is absolutely wonderful, pure fashion and class. I purchased the brown ostrich embossed. I am short, 5'4" and have no difficulty with its large size. I take it any and everywhere. Oh yes. As it has an ample opening, there is no problem finding my items. If large is not your style, stay away. But, you'll be sorry.
Very nice....needs some fine tuning though...
I really like the ostrich embossing! I really like the color...ordered 2 of these: one in black and one in the ostrich. Will keep both. Some suggestions though....the bag needs a magnetic closure the same as its mid-size counterpart and the over-the-shoulder strap needs some beefing up. I cannot carry this size bag with a strap that feels as though it will pull apart as it is so thin. The bag is really large and I love it, but, by virtue of its size, I will always be carrying quite a bit and therefore, it will weigh a lot. Please make a thicker shoulder strap available...not an entire new bag, just the strap as those of us serious bag-a-holics are going to immediately recognize this deficiency and seek solutions to it. This would be an easy one! The hardware is substantial and will hold up, I believe. Also, the pockets are way too shallow and too near the top edge to be secure. They need to be more numerous, deeper by at least 2 inches and we could use 2 zippered pockets instead of just one. Take a lesson from Muxo (which I love and own many of) - they don't skimp on the pockets! These comments are meant to be constructive as I do really like the bag(s). The black leather is especially sumptuous! Lisa...come up with another bag similar in size incorporating the above suggestions and I probably will buy a couple. It is nice to be heard and feel, as a consumer, that you can effect some change in an already great product making it even better!
Just too big
I really wanted to love this bag. I've seen pictures of it with Lisa R. and the bag looked just stunning. Unfortunately, it's just way to big. By big, I mean huge. I'm going to ship it back tomorrow. The leather is nice though.