I am SO in love with this bag and the leather, OMG the leather is divine!! I don't know how I ever let BE pass me by before but this is one of the nicest leather bags I've owned. I never would have tried this brand if it were not for the sale, in fact it's more than I usually spend on a bag even on sale. However, I'm glad I took the chance because it's fantastic!
I should warn you right now I did a little tassel surgery, is this blasphemy? I wasn't really feeling the short, wide tassels so I swapped them out with the tabs that came on the BE hang-tag, I usually remove the hang-tags off my bags anyway and these had cute pink rhinestones that matched the lining. I'm thrilled with the results!
Or with the tassels to the side -
I only buy flap bags if they have easy access outer pockets, this has two! One inside the flap and another nice size zipper pocket on the back.
Your new bag is absolutely beautiful! I love your 'surgery', and it suits the bag
This leather will only become better and better with use, and holds very well..personally the matte BE leathers are a fav of mine. I like the variations in the leather of your bag too..this adds so much character! The model is also very useful. Congrats!
Thanks for all your kind words ladies! The beautiful variation in this leather is just so amazing, I also had a little incident with puppy claws that terrified me for a moment but did not leave a mark. Nice to know it will not mark or sratch easily either.
Wow, that is a stunner!!! i love the tag swap too :) I was accidentally sent a Mandarin Covet Me (was supposed to receive a vermillion Madrid, but will be swapping soon) and although the bag is too big for my taste, i do love the style and i loved the chunky tassels - but i definitely dig your swapping for the hang tags, I never thought of that before and I often don't wear the hangtags as they come because I don't want to accidentally damage them - but you are very correct with the pockets and easy access, it is a terrific crossbody bag!