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on December 18, 2012
I loved everything about this purse except for one fatal flaw.
The Great: well constructed, love the easy access to the wallet type pocket with slots for all my credit cards. love the box construction that keeps its shape when I fill the purse, in contrast to many such small purses which do not have the square/box compartment (just a pocket type construction for each compartment) which then stick out in a bulky bunchy look when you fill it. Love how easily the zippers slide with one hand. Love the size, and in general how there is a place for everything to fully organize and not have to just throw everything into a big gaping maw.
The Fatal Flaw: the zipper pulls - where the pull attaches to the zipper is a sort of metal loop - which is ever so slightly open where the loop should close the gap. The loop is open jussssst enough to allow a loop of thread or yarn to catch under it and essentially hook that thread or yarn. I have a particular nice, expensive, sweater-coat I wear almost daily (I work in a cold office) and as I walk and swing my arm, on a daily basis, one of those zippers will hook onto a bit of the yarn in my sweater and before I know it, a loop of my sweater has been pulled out (maybe an inch or two, depending on how hard I was swinging my arm etc. and how much effort it took to unhook it). My sweater arm was so full of such pulled yarn loops and after a few months of this, it was either the purse or the sweater - and the purse had to go. I initially tried to pinch the zipper holder tighter to close that area of the metal to a closed loop - but that ruined the zipper because it also tightened up its overall grip on the zipper and I could hardly slide it open/closed anymore. In retrospect, I could have tried a dab of some sort of expanding glue (like gorilla glue) that would fill that miniscule gap) and stop it from catching on my sweater, but it's too late now unless I buy another purse, I threw out the old one since I'd already ruined the zippers with the plyers.
In sum, unless you wear loosely woven sweaters, you'll probably love this purse. There is no other purse that is so well designed and organized in just this size. In fact I'm currently designing and sewing my own purse because I gave up trying to find another purse that has all the qualities I seek such as this one.