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Love this bag!
on January 7, 2013
Initial impression: Ok, so I just got this bag yesterday, but so far I am loving it! It's very spacious and seems high quality. I was nervous about buying this, not being able to see the inside of the bag at all or how much space was available. I was happy to find it has a very large front and back pouch with magnetic button closures as well as a large middle zipper pocket. Love the classy, high quality look and feel to the bag. Got compliments on it my first day out, no one believed I paid so little for it! This is a steal!
Update #1: I've had this bag less than a week now and started having trouble with the zipper not working properly. The bag would be zipped "closed", yet the zipper pocket was still open. Halfway through filling out return information, I decided to see if the internet had some solutions for me. Sure enough, it did! I opened the zipper as far as possible, covered the zipper/pull tab with a folded paper towel (as not to damage it), took some pliers and placed one side on top of the zipper (outside) and one on the bottom (inside the purse) and gave it a good squeeze. After some good hard testing, I'm surprised to find my problem is absolutely fixed. Still had to take away a star though... Slightly disappointed but still content for now.
Update #2: Let's just say, my disappointment in this bag continued. I have since thrown this bag away after probably 18 months of having it. The stitching started to come loose and fray. The "leather" on the straps and around the buckles started to crack and flake off. The liner was cheap and got numerous holes in it. I don't really keep anything sharp in my purse, maybe an (unlikely) uncapped pen. The zipper fix only lasted so long. The purse wouldn't zip closed for probably the last 6-8 months I owned it. I really wanted to like this bag but, it let me down. You really do get what you pay for.