A89675 - B. Makowsky Glove Leather Tote with Whipstitch Detail
Great outside, Horrible inside
The center divider ruins the functionality of this great looking bag. Darn shame. Mr. Makowsky, stop using center dividers!
I own this bag in white and yellow for close to two years. LOVE IT. This is my favorite B. Makovsky bag. I have a couple of other B. Makovsky bags but this one is my favorite. It gets so many compliments like no other of my numerous bag. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because after two years the white got quite dirty and soap and water do not work on this type of leather. I own another white bag and that one is easy to clean. I wish BM made his white and light colored bags in a different type of leather so they are easier to clean. Still the design of this bag is just so unusual that makes me overlook the not so clean surface.
Sharp looking handbag!
I purchased this bag in brandy and also in white. I found it to be so comfy on my shoulder and I have absolutely no problem with getting into the bag and finding what I need. Like one person said, it was not made to be a tote. I have had so many compliments on this purse. I love the braiding and the whipstitching. Just adds flare and fashion. The leather is so very soft and the more you carry it, the softer the leather becomes. As far as white bags getting soiled.....with any light colored bag, you just have to treat it with a lot of care like you should treat all of your bags. Defintely a winner for me!
Great bag with attention to detail
I purchased this bag in white this past summer and was hesitant because of some of the negative reviews, but I have to say this is one of my favorite B Makowsky bags. It is so different than any other bag I own. Yes, it is heavy, but I think that is the price you pay to have all of the fabulous hardware. This bag has a lot of great pockets and I love the stitching. I have received more compliments on this bag than probably any other bag I own. I am only giving 4 stars because the white does get some stains on it, but I have not owned a white bag that didn't stain.
Over weight Over Priced
LIke the look of the bag, however it is heavy, and for the size of the bag and the amount of "storage" inside, along with the PVC type fake animal print lining, it is way over priced.
Would have returned, but waitied too long.
This is my first BM bag and I have to say that I was delighted when I first got it but now it has turned from taupe to an ugly color. Under the flap on the front where the sun can't shine it has retained it's original color, so I know I can't clean it off. Plus the magnets are too strong and have become a hinderance when using the bag. It was far too expensive have these kinds of problems.
Love the Style, Not the Overall Functionality
I love this handbag and received compliments the first month. However, I gave it two stars as the color does not stay true. I've had it for 2 months and it looks 3 or 4 years old! It stains easily, and collapses into a puddle due to the heavy hardware.
Magnets are strong - too strong actually. When the bag is on a hard surface and I'm trying to open it to find glasses, wallet, etc, it closes quickly with the strong magnetic pull.
++ I love the outer slot/pocket for my cell phone and and magnetic closure flap on the outside for keys, handsfree earpiece, access cards, etc. Great organization in the inside. Needs more structure.
Stains and Won't Clean
I've only carried this bag a few times, but noticed several blue stains on the leather. I used leather cleaner but they are still there. I have no idea what they are, but a dirtty-looking bag is not worth the money. Last BM bag!
Beautiful Bag But .........
I recently purchased this bag in white ........ wrong! I find that it gets dirty very very easily which makes me uncomfortable carrying it. As another customer indicated, the hardware is too heavy and it collapses to the point that you can't find anything when you're out shopping. However, I love the style and the feel of the leather. I will purchase another B. Makowsky bag because the quality and styles of his bags are superior!
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL BAG!!!!
I bought this bag when he first featured it on May 1 2009. I made sure I was on the phone exactly at midnight and got the goldenrod color. So glad I did because this color was sold out in less than 30 minutes. In the year I've had this there have been so many compliments!! LADIES: you won't be sorry getting this one!
NICE BAG BUT....
I love the feel of this bag, the leather is beautiful! I have to agree with previous comments that the hardware is way too heavy and the bag collapses. Whenever I look for anything in this bag I have a hard time finding it because it is so flimsy. The style of this bag is beautiful but it needs a little more stabiity.
Love this tote:
Nicely made....easy to access items in the tote. By far my favorate tote!!