Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bagmaven Well-made bag, okay leather
Overall, I am pleased with this bag. When it arrived, the leather was dry and appeared a bit too pink. An application of leather gel improved the color and feel of the ostrich hide -- deepening the rosy red and adding suppleness and gloss -- but highlighted it's wrinkly texture. The construction is excellent, with good hardware and rich suede lining. The size is practical, and the shoulder strap is plenty long (and adjustable). Inside pockets are adequate (including cell phone pocket), and there is an outside, zip one as well. The one complaint I have is the flaccid nature of the ostrich hide (I have seen ostrich skins with more weight than this), which may be a skin-quality issue or may be inadequate interfacing in the bag's construction. Whatever the cause, the rather heavy top of the bag wants to slump over. I would have liked a bit more structure there. But it is an attractive and classic handbag.
December 29, 2013