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GILI tote - thought it came in a small size?

Started 1382361103.42 in All About Handbags | Last reply 1382469636.67 by RespectLife
If this has been discussed already apologies but I thought the Roma tote originally came in a smaller size. Is the current offering now a medium size? Is the small size still available? Thanks for any info,

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gigy1382383735.261244 PostsRegistered 1/17/2006

I just want to know when it is going to be offered as the TSV? Or do I have that wrong?

shoptillId­rop1382389268.9579399 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan
The Roma Tote originally came in two sizes - medium and large. I've not seen the medium listed on the site in a while. The newest version of the Roma is going to be a TSV for Wednesday or Thursday (I think). It's a tweaked version of the original medium (for the better, IMO). It's said that it's 20% smaller than the large and (according to my order history of the original medium ) - 3 inches smaller in width than the original medium. I ordered this new version because I loved the style of the original medium but didn't like the fact it didn't have the center connecting strap - so I sent it back. It will have the center connecting strap like the large has and will also have feet on the bottom. It's currently offered through Lisa's Facebook page on easy pay. I have one coming to me :)

Last edited on 10/21/2013

I tried being patient but it took too long.

gigy1382402913.3731244 PostsRegistered 1/17/2006

Is the bag heavy?

lobstergal1382403596.4673786 PostsRegistered 12/3/2010
On 10/21/2013 gigy said:

Is the bag heavy?

It will be the tsv on Wednesday. You can get the info about the bag using this item number A239484. The tsv price is $159.12 and 3 easy pays.

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stevieb1382405300.66329766 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 10/21/2013 gigy said:

Is the bag heavy?

I too thought this 'new' version was supposed to be smaller but apparently it's only smaller than the large original. The large is pretty darned large and the original medium was actually pretty large too. This new one is supposedly a tad larger than the 'old' medium but significantly smaller than the large. Supposedly the new version is 'new' in that it more approximates the large original in terms of shape, which the original medium did not do. It has the internal hook closure which the large has always had but that the previous medium version didn't have. Heavy is relative. These bags feature a LOT of leather, but not much hardware. I own several and went back for one more of the new version. To me, given their size, I don't consider them heavy, but then I tend toward larger bags and often load them up quite a bit, so I'm used to heavier bags. The weight is listed as 2 pounds 8 ounces.

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shoptillId­rop1382447141.8879399 PostsRegistered 10/25/2006Michigan
The new version is 3 inches smaller in width compared to the old medium version and pretty much the same height (give or take a half inch).

I tried being patient but it took too long.

Favorite S­on1382448997.783973 PostsRegistered 12/7/2012

Here is the size information, which I copied directly from the listings for the large, old "medium," and new Roma 2 tote:

The Roma 2 appears to be narrower than the former medium version, which is currently sold out.

Large - A227185 - 20 wide x 15 high x 1-1/4 deep (this HAS to be a typo in the listing text) - $249.00

Medium - A227187 - 19 wide x 12-1/2 high x 5-1/2 deep - $198.00. This one is sold out.

Roma 2 - A239484 - 16 wide x 12 high x 6-1/2 deep.

Colors for the Roma 2 are natural ostrich, black, espresso, orange, aubergine, brown snake.

Will be $159 and change, about $11 shipping, and 3 easy pays.

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RespectLife1382452368.7431402 PostsRegistered 2/27/2012

Thank you Favorite Son, it was so helpful the way you charted the items. Made it very easy to compare! Appreciate it!

I'm considering either the expresso or brown snake. Has anyone seen the brown snake in person? It appears shiny? Does the snake effect make the bag look 'cheap'?

I SO wish these bags had some outside pockets or storage!!!! May be a deal breaker for me!

Favorite S­on1382452574.073973 PostsRegistered 12/7/2012
On 10/22/2013 RespectLife said:

Thank you Favorite Son, it was so helpful the way you charted the items. Made it very easy to compare! Appreciate it!

I'm considering either the expresso or brown snake. Has anyone seen the brown snake in person? It appears shiny? Does the snake effect make the bag look 'cheap'?

I SO wish these bags had some outside pockets or storage!!!! May be a deal breaker for me!

I don't mind the absence of outside pockets because I would be using as a tote - carrying a much smaller clutch purse (Patricia Nash Potenaz) and zippered lunch pouch inside. But I am considering the same two colors as you, just VERY worried about the snake being too shiny. I think the bag was shown throughout PM style last night, but I did not watch the entire show. You might look at the videos for some of the items shown last night, and maybe catch a look at the snake bag.

Favorite S­on1382452900.883973 PostsRegistered 12/7/2012

Respect, take a look at the video for A235052, Isaac Mizrahi cashmere sweater coat. There is pretty good footage of the bags there.

It might be my computer monitor, but the brown snake looks a little too red and shiny for me. It looks much different than than it does in the video for A227187, which is a video from Amy Stran's specialty show, and shows a lot of the brown snake. The old medium tote looks like shiny brown/black. The new Roma Tote 2 looks like shiny reddish brown with hints of black.

pkin21382459928.15799 PostsRegistered 8/15/2013

It says the body is 100% leather but what about the handles & strap? TIA!

Favorite S­on1382460247.883973 PostsRegistered 12/7/2012
On 10/22/2013 pkin2 said:

It says the body is 100% leather but what about the handles & strap? TIA!


Great question. I hope someone who already has the bag can answer that. I'm considering it, but would really HATE to get it home and find I has vinyl straps, like the Tig bags. I suspect Lisa would never put her imprimatur on a bag with vinyl, but it would still be nice to have the fact confirmed by someone who already owns one.

RespectLife1382469636.6671402 PostsRegistered 2/27/2012

Thanks again, Favorite son....I am checking out those videos! You are a peach!!

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