I'm a guy, so I don't really know squat about purses, but I wanted to get my girlfriend something she says shes been wanting for quite a while.
I do work with design a lot, so when I start working with colors, I first head over to Pantone to see what the popular colors are for this year. I'm really happy I did because when my girlfriend unwrapped this purse she absolutely loves the color.
She says its a very unique shade; its definitely noticeable but doesn't shock anyone for attention. When we go out for dinner and she brings this purse, she's always complimented.
The one thing that surprised me was how soft it was. I'm used to more saddle type leathers that are thick and rigid, but the leather in this purse is extremely soft and flexible. Sometimes that's a sign of being thin, but not with this material.
She loves being able to fit her planner in the purse, and wanted one with a carry handle and a "crossbody strap".
The one downside is the zipper; if its all the way open then zipping it closed is delicate. I think if it were tugged too hard then it would come away from the purse and be ruined. From what I can tell, its the placement of the zipper against the curve of the leather... its a definite design flaw; there's no way to get away from the bad placement. She likes how it looks though.
Oh, she also said that she was happy with the shade of the gold... that it isn't too yellow and is a very light shade.
I've been interested in purchasing a Kate Spade bag for some time, and I came across this one and fell in love with the style and unique color. I was initially afraid it might be too small, but it's actually a perfect size for a wallet, a phone, and even a book or planner. You do have to be careful with it since the material is soft and sensitive to scratches, scrapes, etc. I used it for the first time last week, and I received so many compliments, especially on the color. If you're looking for a versatile spring bag that's on the smaller side, definitely consider this one. (But I will say that I kept an eye on this bag and waited until there was a Prime option (free two-day shipping, woo-hoo!) AND a promotion code, so I ended up paying about half of the listed retail price. I would definitely suggest doing the same, because even though I love this bag, I always prefer to buy something on sale.)
Love this purse- perfect over the shoulder small bag I've been needing in my life! One of my fave features is the deep striped deep pocket that flops over to reveal another pocket. There is also another small strap if you dont want to use the longer one. Cute purse - perfect size.