Wow - the Carly Demi is really small!

  1. I got my Carly Leather Demi today and it's way too small for me. I am so bummed because I was looking forward to this all week. The measurements on Coach's website are inaccurate and that's what I went by when placing my phone order.

    The listed measurements are 10.25" x 5.5" x 2.75" and the actual measurements are 9.75" x 4.25" x 2.5". The thing that really threw me off is that the Legacy Shoulder Zip is listed as 11" x 6.5" x 2.75" and that's just perfect for me, if not a tad too big. So, I was expecting something close to the same size as the Shoulder Zip. The listed height measurement of the Carly Demi is the most misleading because the zipper is set into the bag by at least a full inch and it takes away a huge amount of inside space. I put my Legacy Slim Envelope wallet in it just to see if it would fit and the wallet is so much taller than the bag that the bag couldn't be zipped. :sad:

    It's a cute bag but it's way too small. I'll post photos when I get home from work tonight. :yes:
     
  2. I've seen it IRL and it's adorable, but very teeny. I do love how it looks just like a mini version of the larger ones instead of the traditional demi or pouch shape.
     
  3. wow, those are misleading measurements! so sorry that happened and to hear that the slim envelope wallet is too tall for it....thanks for that info.
     
  4. I saw it in the store over the weekend and was a lot smaller than I expected. The pictures on the website make it look longer than it actually is - almost rectangle. But in the store it looks more square if that makes sense.
     
  5. Aww man, i`m sorry to hear that about that bag. I really wanted one, and for the price I kinda felt it was to good to be true.
     
  6. Uh-oh! I ordered a signature Demi with angora trim thinking it'd make a cute little evening bag or a nice bag for a quick run to the store. Now I worried! Oh, well, I guess I'll take it back if it ends up too small. That's a bummer!
     
  7. I am considering the signature stripe demi, but i really don't need larger bags so it may be good for me.
     
  8. My sister - in - Law has the same bag and she finds it small too. She loves the look of the bag but your right its not very roomy at all!
     
  9. I actually had a student today in one of my classes with the Carly demi and it was rather cute. However I agree it it is small.

    I have the Sig. Stripe Demi. in black/black and I was surprised by how thin it was. But I still enjoy carrying it, it's nice to use when I go to work, so I can downsize my purse. I'm a substitute teacher and I don't always like taking my purse and all my goodies into the schools with me.

    My impression of the Carly Demi was that it is beautiful, but it reminded men(size wise) a lot of the older, traditional Coach Demi, but just with a greater depth. I do LOVE how large the sig print is on the Carly, if I could just bring myself to get past the gold hardware. :p
     
  10. Here are a couple photos:

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    You can see how recessed the zipper is in the last photo. I might be able to get away with the size except for that - it really makes a big difference. It's such a cute bag, too bad! :sad:
     
  11. Oh that is cute though..I have the Carly large..I love it..But sometimes I do grab a small bag and that would be perfect!! Are you keeping it? It looks great on you!!! :heart: Emmy
     
  12. It doesnt look THAT small on your arm, typical demi size to me. However it doesnt look like it have that slouchy effect, that they show on the website. But I see your point about the zipper.
     
  13. Opps almost forgot...it looks great on you :yes:
     
  14. I think it is adorable on you. Maybe it would make a nice summer light purse.
     
  15. Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the compliments but the bag isn't as big as it appears. I am a lot smaller (mostly shorter) than most normal women so it looks deceiving. I can get away with carrying a small bag in terms of how it looks - I just carry way too much stuff!