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Not as good as the original version!
on November 19, 2016
I bought the mini version of this bag about 10 years ago at a department store. That one was made in Indonesia and with very strong nylon yarn that has a very nice sheen to it - so, it is great for going out as well as for day-to-day use. The crochet work is top-quality and the bag has held up very well over the years. I'm still getting compliments on it! Now that I have more "stuff" to carry around, including a larger cell phone, I thought I'd try the next size up. Well, this one was made in China from cheaper yarn and the crochet work is "loose". After just two weeks, some of the yarn is already starting to fray or come out! And the material in the lining is rough, not nice and soft like in the older version. I'm disappointed that the company has resorted to cheaper materials and lower-quality labor for its products. I'm not returning the bag because I like its functionality and its pliability. Very pack-able for putting inside a briefcase or suitcase when commuting or travelling. I bought the off-white version at the same time and will see how it does when I switch to that one in the Spring/Summer.