B. Makowsky Cynthia Glove Leather Convertible Messenger Bag
Poor Quality, Very Disappointed
I ordered this purse for my mom and she was very disappointed in the quality. When she showed me the bag I was able to see that the bag was sewn together poorly and because of that it actually made the whole purse off. It was actually crooked. Also, the quality of the leather did not seem to be as good as previous bags we have both owned. It is a shame because this is such a cute bag, it does not have the heavy hardware and the strap makes the purse versatile. This one is going back.
I love this bag!!
I have several bags from "bmac" and have loved every one of them..I started with other brands that are more expensive but I always come back to these bags..MOSTLY because of the easy pay and the price is good for the quality of leather and style. thanks.
not up to snuff
Loved the leaf color, loved the shape, did not love the finish work on this bag, my fourth B.Mak. The edges inside the flap looked like they had been chewed, very frayed as if they would detach from the lining. Nothing like the crisp, finished edges on my other bags. Very disappointed. Sup with quality control, Bruce?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this in GREY!!!!
Wow this bag is amazing!!! I am a messenger bag girl - and I am LOVING that Bruce has made one for us!! I have his smaller crossbody bag that has the same zip compartment in grey, and I LOVE it!!!
Would you PLEASE make this one in grey? I would buy two - one to have, one to keep in case something happened to it!
Thank you so much, Bruce, for making such a GREAT messenger bag - my favorite style!!
Didn't work for me
This was my first B. Mak bag. The leather was so soft and the quality seemed good, so I gave it 3 stars for that... BUT this bag was not for me. The double strap didn't stay together so everytime I picked it up I had to adjust the straps as they should be so they weren't all rolled around each other. Also there is absolutely no structure so it's difficult to get into while wearing. You have to take it off your shoulder - set it down on something - then dig. I might try another bag but for the price I think I'll look at other brands. This one is going back!
I finally found the one for me - and I'm really picky! It is soooo....soft and will hold all I need it to hold plus some. So creative with using all possible avenues to creat pockets. Love it!!
This is a great bag.Have several of B bags.This one is so different from any that i have.All his bags are soft,but this one is so buttery Just love it.The mahogany is so pretty.Thank's Bruce keep them comming.
Great bag and love the versatility with the ability to wear as crossbody. I got the black color. I own several BMak bags and this is likely to be a new favorite. Grateful for the easy pay option also.
Used or New
I have several B. Makowsky bags. If the color doesn't run on your clothes and hands then it's really not a B. Makowsky bag. However, I was use to this happening and yet in still I ordered this bag. A just gotta get this one--maybe it will be different. I ordered this bag in the leaf color. First of all it looked used and old. The color was faded and the leather had scarring on it. I kept the bag because I liked the concept of the compartment that was full size. Purse looks much better online and on TV than it does in person. I'm just a little above 40 and my grandmother wouldn't carry such a bag. Let's not even speak about the crossover effect. The bag is way to big to turn into a crossover so it looks funny when you try the cross over. Didn't want to spend time sending the bag back. I'm glad I got flex pay. I don't feel so bad!
Sigh . . . . I give up
There is much I like about this bag. But, I'll get to the point of why I'm returning it.
I ordered this in the Pumpkin. The color is MUCH lighter than his other Pumpkin bag I own.
I could live with that. EXCEPT - The dye of the leather. 1) The indiviual leather pieces are not the same color/dye lot and do NOT match. 2) There are streaks throughout the front and back of the leather, appearing as if the dye dripped down the leather in a heavy rainstorm.
Quality control should be catching these obvious flaws. I'm not overly picky, but I've had quality issues with the majority of his bags I've recently ordered. With a heavy heart, I'm returning all B Mak bags I've purchased in the last 30 days, and will move on in a search for a handbag brand of better quality, especially at this price.
Loved the bag and got plenty of compliments but the sewing around the zipper is bad. the material keeps getting stuck in the zipper, especially the front zipper. It finally got so bad the zipper would not open at all. Otherwise the bag is just gorgeous. I used a purse organizer and then the bag held it shape. If they re did the zippers, I would buy another one in minutes. The colors and leather quality is outstanding.
Pretty and Useful
I got this bag in Leaf. The design is very pretty and I love the zipper flap pocket. I also love the shoulder strap with crossbody option - very comfortable both ways. The leather is wonderful.
I'm not sure I would recommend the Leaf color - it's not as green as I hoped. I knew it was in the teal range but it is neither blue nor green enough for me. Still pretty but ....
I agree with other reviewer that the structure of the bag is a disappointment and that's why 4 and not 5 stars: the bag has no structure at all. Both the picture and the presentation make it appear to hold it's shape. Not so. Definitely behaves like a 'bag'.