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Gili Roma Tote -- Lisa, Please revise

Started 1374563846.057 in All About Handbags | Last reply 1374650521.55 by just_me_here

I got this tote.... medium red.... leather was so yummy I just wanted to cuddle it all day. When you spend this much, the leather is wonderful but the functionality makes it impossible to decide to keep.

But lisa needs to revise the pockets, the zipper pocket was too shallow to fit much. A big bag with only a magnet snap did not provide enough security for my wallet. The two side pockets were too small to fit my smart phone.

I tried to rationalize keeping it but without the ability to secure my wallet or put my cell in an accessible location, I just couldn't. I so wanted to love it but it has to have function especially at the price.

Please Lisa, revise this medium tote!! Even the gathering middle strap the larget tote could have helped the middle bag's functionality. I want this bag!

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stevieb1374579457.10336692 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I have two of them and while it could have been a little better designed, the flaws aren't serious for me, and I find I use mine quite a bit. For the size of the bag, the single magnet might have been bigger, but unless my bag is fully loaded, it seems to hold. As for the pockets, the zipper could've been deeper but holds enough for me. The slip pockets too could've been deeper and a little lower in the bag, but they work for keys, etc. I keep my phone in its own pouch anyway, so tend to use the slip pockets for other things. Personally, I would've liked an outside zip pocket. I really like this bag though, and the price for all that leather is pretty good. I only wish they'd expand the color options. I have the brown snake and it is gorgeous and also have the ostrich, which, to me, is all right but not as pretty as the other, though it'll probably improve with age and wear. I'd like to add it in black at some point. I like the larger version too, but it is just huge... Important to keep in mind is that these were designed as totes.


Last edited on 7/23/2013

Last edited on 7/23/2013

catlvr1374629580.0275855 PostsRegistered 5/5/2005
I have the huge ostrich and it really is a weekender for me.

stevieb1374630789.92336692 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 7/23/2013 catlvr said: I have the huge ostrich and it really is a weekender for me.

It is gigantic isn't it! I got that one in the new white ostrich and I really love it, but have to admit I don't use it very often... Glad I got it though, but I wish they'd introduce that color choice in the smaller size.

Rocker1374630897.5531949 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Nashville, TN

Every bag needs an outside zipper, especially a Large bag. Who wants to have t dig to find

their keys??? not me.

stevieb1374631962.44736692 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I tend to agree on the outside zipper thing...

just_me_he­re1374650521.5516 PostsRegistered 6/10/2012

Thanks for the support everyone. I would agree with the outside zipper, it would assist with the interior pockets and zipper so small.

I think the middle clip like the large one would have helped me feel better about the small snap. But a smaller version with a zip would be FABULOUS!!

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