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What a disappointment! The hardware is the same at the handles as the last GILI hobo that Lisa presented before leaving. Instead of it being a solid piece it has the pin mechanism that broke off. I sent that bag back and ordered a replacement and had the same thing happen again. I'm so glad I have 4 Roma 2's-natural ostrich, black, blush pink and cream snake. 

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@MorningLover wrote:

@IlliniGirl88 wrote:

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@MorningLover  Here's the difference of the camo prints.  I really want the LONNNNG tassel back.Woman Sad

 

 


 

@IlliniGirl88 That tassel looks like a Very Thin piece of Leather was

used !! The tassel isn't even proportioned right.... They could of at

least made it like the Gucci ( below ) !!!

 

 

   


Agreed! The tassel looks cheap. I think they really cut corners with this style. Makes you realize the excellent quality of the former Roma.

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@1Professor wrote:

{sigh} The Roma 4 still looks sad to me. Frumpy. A huge bag (19") with fragile small hardware and strange tassle-thingy. Compare to the amazing Roma 2, with its luxe tassle and solid o-ring hardware:

 

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Just wanted to add that the original was a good duplicate of the Gucci style, this new one got away from that.

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 MISSING THE TASSELS  ( LISA ALWAYS SAID IT TOOK A FOOT OF LEATHER TO MAKE )

 

 

 

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@MorningLover wrote:

 

 MISSING THE TASSELS  ( LISA ALWAYS SAID IT TOOK A FOOT OF LEATHER TO MAKE )

 

 

 


Me too! To me that was GILI's signature. Now it's just general handbag. Nothing sets it apart from the other brands. 

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From Jill's FB page:

 

Will be on air with Shawn 4/4.

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The omission is the fact that they have eliminated the inner clasp to move in the sides. The ability to pull in the sides made the ROMA 2 a classy bag.

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@MorningLover wrote:

GILI ROMA 4 TOTE............

 

 

       Blue Ostrich               Nude Snake                   Sand

 

 

 

      Peach Python              Blue Cobra                    Camo       

 

 

G.I.L.I. Leather Roma 4 Tote. Contemporary Handbag. Features

double straps, removable/adjustable shoulder strap, four bottom

feet, top snap closure. Interior features back-wall zip pocket, 2

front-wall slip pockets. Features shiny goldtone hardware &

signature G.I.L.I solid lining. Body & Trim:100%Genuine Leather;

Measures approx.: 19"Wx12"Hx6"D. Handle drop=7"; SD=16"-18".

Weight approx.:2lbs. 6ozs.

 


 ROMA 4 Presentation   4 / 4 /16......

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Here's a pic of the Milano Hobo showing a problem with

this type of hardware.  Looks like this is being used on the

new Roma 4s. Jill did say they have made improvements

to the hardware. All I can say is...... Why didn't they keep

the O ring ??  Smiley Frustrated

 

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@MorningLover wrote:

 

 

Here's a pic of the Milano Hobo showing a problem with

this type of hardware.  Looks like this is being used on the

new Roma 4s. Jill did say they have made improvements

to the hardware. All I can say is...... Why didn't they keep

the O ring ??  Smiley Frustrated

 


@MorningLover Is that your Milano?  That's awful!  I agree, WHY didn't they keep the O hardware?  It's such a tried and true bag, just keep it always, but do different colors/prints.  It would be a no brainer for every season, same pattern, hardware, just make it relevent with new colors and prints.  Why mess with something that you know is a top seller?  Woman Sad