B. Makowsky Cynthia Glove Leather Convertible Messenger Bag
finally got mine...
Asked for it as a bday gift for my 50th. I love how it feels wearing it cross body. It just hugs the body. It's beautiful & versatile. It was worth waiting for just the right B Makowsky purse all these years!!
I agree - the leather is very soft and supple. I do wish there was a little more structure to it. It appears to be more of a pebble versus a glove leather though (I have the black one). I do love the flexibility of the convertible crossbody. It is also large enough to fit many things that I do carry on a daily basis. For me it was worth the purchase due to its flexibility.
Not For Me.
Like the size of the bag (I thought finally a large crossbody) but that's about it. I do not like the flap closure. It gaps and then the bag has openings on each size of the flap. The way the leather is dyed there are some spots that are lighter in color. Almost looks worn. Not sure if it suppose to be that way but if so, its not for me. I pondered over this bag as whether I should order since I saw it on TV. After quite some time I ordered and when received I was disappointed. I so wanted to love this bag, but could not. Back it goes. OH! The leather is soft!! That's why 3 star.
Simply the BEST!
...the best in leather, the best in design, the best in functionality ...!
Teal is the PERFECT match for greenish turquoise!
OK, I've read all of the reviews on this bag. I'm glad that I didn't experience any of the negative issues with this bag. I own 20+ B bags and they are all different styles. I originally ordered this one because of the color. I wasn't sure I would like the flap and larger cross body convertible style. Well, this bag is super soft, the leather is different than all the other B bags I have. It does show soft marks such as your nail marks, but I do not feel that this is a bad thing. If you like an organic, natural, but very functional bag, this is definitely for you! The zip flap is great for tossing in purchase receipts or bills and change. Also, I use it for items I need to find fast. The smaller zip pouch under the flap is large enough for many items as well. If I were to make a suggestion that would make this bag perfect - it would be end pockets large enough to hold my water bottle!! that's all it needs in my opinion! I will be back for more colors. Bruce, how about a plum/burgundy color please?
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.