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Lovely Bag, too big for me, BUT......
on June 11, 2013
June 2013: This is an absolutely lovely bag, and it broke my heart to return it. There were two reason I didn't keep it, one, it has no outside pockets, and only 1 small inside pocket. I'm an organizer, and need pockets in my bags so this didn't work for me. I tried a pocket organizer inside, but it just didn't work. The bag is also very big, I'm only 5' tall and it somewhat overwhelmed me. I like big bags, and had this bag been only $100 instead of $300, I probably would have kept it and found a way to make it work. However I'm afraid it would have ended up in closet and not used. It's also heavy empty compared to my other bags, and once I loaded it up, it was just too heavy for every day use. The smell of the leather was intoxicating and made me want to keep it all the more. The leather is soft and supple, if you can do without pockets and you are a taller woman, you will love this bag.
November 2013: The memory of this beautiful bag has haunted me since I returned it. I took a chance and re-purchased the bag in the Tan color. I have added a Purseket organizer inside, with the purseket pockets facing OUT rather than IN. I have a bulky wallet, ipad and fairly large cosmetic case in the center, and the organizer pockets holding cell phone, ipod nano/headphones, notepad, pens, wine opener and some other small things. Do I miss outside pockets? Yes, but the way the bag is designed doesn't lend itself to outside pockets. Is it optimal? Probably not, but it does work and the bag is so beautiful it's just worth it. Plus, I got it with a 25% discount from Amazon. All I can say is, give it a try with an organizer inside, it might work for you too! I also think the weight of the tan leather might be a smidgen less than the Maple color, but I could just be imagining it.