A84833 - Carlos by Carlos Santana Firenze Crinkle PatentBelted Tote
I purchased this bag in the steel when it premiered several months back. The look of the bag is amazing. I received a lot of compliments. However, like some of the other reviewers, getting things in and out due to the small top opening just isn't worth it to me. I spent a lot of time standing at checkouts trying to work my wallet in and out of the top of my bag. If this bag was re-designed with a larger top opening it would be 5 stars all the way.
Purchased this bag about 3 months ago and keep coming back to it. It is holding up to daily use beautifully. Handle and bottom of bag show little wear. The red inside makes items easy to locate.
I love love love my Carlos bag!!! I get so many compliments on this bag! I have this in the teal and let me tell you the color is a deep beautiful color. The actual bag is very supple not stiff and uncomfy. You will definately get a big ego boost carrying this bag.
beautiful but inaccessable
I so loved the carlos santana bag in the mustard and was heart broken to send it back but the belt around the top made it to hard to see your things in the bag and get to them. please recreate this bag without the small opening at the top. Will then be the bag it should be. please please carlos.
Great handbag, Carlos!! Viva Santana!!
I absolutely LOVE my Carlos Santana (love his music, too!) handbag ... have it in the teal and the color is gorgeous!! It's shiny and supple ... the hardware is great ... the whole bag is really excellent ... and to think, it's his first! I can't wait to see some more! I love the style, the shape and color! I would like to see a few design changes, imho, in the future (the handle drop is too short ... just fits on my shoulder, and will never fit over a coat) ... and perhaps a nicer fabric for the lining, and better magnetic closure, but overall, I would give this stylish, sexy handbag 5 stars! It's a looker and a keeper!
I really like this bag, I like big bags and this is a large bag. It can carry alot of stuff. It is hard to review a bag because everyones tastes are different. I think this is a well made bag, it has a good shape and is soft and supple. I would recommend this.
As I waited for my color choice of steel to arrive which was on back order I read the good and the bad on this purse This purse is absolutely gorgeous, shiny, well designed and the hardware is VERY flashy! I am 5"10 and this purse looks absolutely stunning. I have had more compliments from the young and the older gals. No matter what I am wearing I have a boost of confidence thanks to Carolos!!!!!!! I love it and I am going to purchase the vibrant yellow one too.
I only liked the color!
I got the yellow color and I absolutely loved it. Loving the color made me even more disappointed when I realized that I didn't like the actual bag. It's a nice sized bag but the "belt" that runs around the top of the bag restricts the ability to actually open the bag up. The bag has a lot of nice space but good luck trying to actually find stuff in your bag b/c you can't actually open it up to see everything. I was disappointed.
My favorite color is Teal, and I wasn't disappointed at all. The color is gorgeous, worth the wait. I didn't give it 5 stars only because it's a little hard to open up, too tight, but other than that, it's fantastic. The color I can't say enough about, and the silver accent chain stands out just enough. You won't be disappointed either.
Sorry to rain on this 5-star parade...
I'm extremely fussy about bags that are not structured. I like symmetry, and the deep folds in this bag were very asymmetrical, which to me spoiled the appearance. Loved the color "mustard" and loved the feel of the bag. But the position of the fold and groove on one side of the front of the bag was way off from where the other side folded. I tried to re-fold it to no avail -- the fold was too deep. I was really sorry to have to return it.
Just A Warning About The Steel Color
I ordered this in Steel as it looked like a Gun Metal gray on TV. You can see the color swatch looks gray but the bag is black. It's way beyond a dark gray and I had to check my receipt to make sure they didn't send me black by mistake. It is certainly a beautiful item as a black bag.
Love This Bag!
Just received it to today - it was on waitlist when I ordered so it came as a very pleasant surprise! I ordered the teal and it is perfect - nice and roomy if you like large bags and not TOO large if you don't. Little pockets for my cell and BlackBerry will come in very handy. Inside zipper pocket keeps snoops away. Crazy for the red lining - not a big black hole where you can find NOTHING. On trend but not so shiny that you feel like a teenager. I agree that the straps could be a little longer for us queen sized girls, but I won't quibble! May just get another color . . .