B. Makowsky Leather Zip-Top Convertible Satchel

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You can't help but impress others when you set out with this incredible leather satchel on your arm. But, it's the bag's features that'll impress you--a removable shoulder strap if you want to wear it across your body, multiple exterior pockets for your need-to-have-them essentials, and a buckle accent for extra style. From B. Makowsky.

  • Style: Metropolitan
  • Double handles, removable shoulder strap, buckle details, two front zip pockets, two front slip pockets, back slip pocket, bottom feet, top-zip closure
  • Lined interior, back zip pocket, three front-wall slip pockets
  • Measures approximately 14"W x 9"H x 4"D with a 15" strap drop and 5" handles; weighs approximately 1 lb, 7 oz
  • Body/trim 100% leather; lining 100% polyester
  • Made in China

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful Bag I rated this handbag 5 stars because I love it, but there are a couple of negatives. I ordered this in the Brandy leopard, and the color is beautiful! However, there is no brandy color in this at all. I was looking for a brown bag to wear with brown and taupe, and this is perfect. If you are looking for a soft milk chocolate colored bag - this is it. If you wanted a brandy color, don't order. It is very light, which is part of the reason some reviews say it collapses in on itself. If you want a large satchel with plenty of room this handbag is perfect. I think it could have been about 2 inches shorter in length. I can fit my large wallet, a cosmetic case, brush, sunglasses, 2 pairs of eyeglasses, tissue pack, cell phone, kindle or ipad, etc. with room to spare! Like some other reviews state - the crossbody strap is too short. However, I use it as a should strap or put the shorter handles in the crook of my elbow. To be honest, I don't usually use the crossbody strap on some of my handbags anyway. 11-23-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just What I Wanted Very pleased with this purchase. There is a lot of room inside and the exterior pockets are very handy. I love the soft leather and the leather smell. This handbag is also a nice light weight so it's not so heavy after you fill it. My only negative is having no center divider so the contents are all mixed together, but there is enough room inside so that it's still easy to find whatever you're looking for. Looking forward to many years of usage. 02-28-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by First B Mak. Bag! My mom has several B Mak bags. Bit the bullet! Purchased and love it. Soooo lite weight. The subtle animal brandy color is beautiful! The shorter strap is great over the shoulder, not really the bag I would want for a crossbody. Great looking in the crook of the arm as one shops! 09-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loved it So Much I Bought Two! I ordered this bag in the yellow in late March as a birthday present for my daughter. When it arrived, I fell in love with it and was sorely tempted to keep it for myself. However, like a good mother, I gave it to her (secretly hoping she wouldn't like it). She loved it! As time went by, I searched for a bag for myself but couldn't find one to compare. So, I crossed my fingers that she wouldn't mind and ordered the same bag for myself! She thinks it is cool that we match. This bag is stylish; the color is perfect--very neutral with all colors except pale pink. It is roomy. I can carry all my normal "junk" and my Kindle with room to spare. The bag itself is lightweight for a B. Makowsky bag. So far it has held up well for me; I'm fairly home-bound and don't go out much. My daughter is on the go all the time, and she is hard on her handbags. Hers still looks like new. I don't think you will be disappointed! 06-22-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grrrrrrrrrr Cross body??? The product description says "cross body". Well, if you like your handbag to rest on your, ahem, "upper" chest, then this is the bag for you! The strap is useless for me. I cannot cross body this bag, no way, no how. The leather is soft, sloppy and squishy. I'd call it a structured-unstructured bag. It's melts with the stuffing out and the bottom "bottoms out" when full. So NOT what I wanted. :( But, the color (pumpkin) is BEAUTUFUL and the pockets are excellent and the lining is fine with me. Light-weight and so pretty to look at. Sadly, I need a proper cross-body!!! If you like mushy-melty and don't want cross-body, this one is beautiful! 05-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome This is my first b. Makowsky bag. I love everything about it. The quality, the color and the style are superb. My only complaint would be that the liner doesn't really match the quality of the rest of the bag. 04-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by For me, PERFECT Haven't bought a new BM bag in quite a while, glad I got this one! I would not want a bag this size for a crossbody, so the strap length is JUST perfect for me! It is the perfect shoulder bag especially for right now over coats. It has so much function, perfect amount of pockets inside and out and is surprisingly LIGHT weight! Everything I use everyday fits with ease, however, I would not be able to add a tablet to it. That's okay because I don't carry that with me every day. I would order another color for summer if it goes back on EZ pay! 02-14-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lovely, but No I received the Marigold color and found the leather to be beautiful as usual in the B. Makowsky handbags. However, I decided to return it (reluctantly) because as the other reviewer stated, I would have liked a longer strap to use it cross body if necessary. I say this about this particular style because it's only 4" deep which would make it perfect for a cross body. Sometimes handbags are 6" deep and more and as cross body bags, they look too bulky against the body. I have many of Bruce's bags, but had to let this one go. 02-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seriously Awesome! I really enjoy this handbag, it is so soft, functional and lightweight. I bought the butterscotch color and since my wardrobe is 70% black /navy and neutral right now,this bag brings that bright pop of color that I needed! It is just fabulous. 02-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by So beautiful & SO disappointing! This seemed like the perfect bag. Ideal size, great color (mahogany), beautifully made... However, I wanted the longer handle to serve as a cross-body strap. (This would make it ideal for shopping, traveling, and other times you want to be 'hands-free'.). The strap on this bag is way too short for that (should have read the measurements more carefully). I was very sad to have to return the bag - with so many terrific qualities ... but, the short shoulder strap made it necessary, for me. 02-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect size This is a lovely bag. The mahogany color has a slight purple tint, like a very dark eggplant. It is quite rich. The size is excellent, big enough to hold a lot but not overwhelming. I have a number of Makowsky bags and this one rates right near the top as a favorite. 02-02-13
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