Black Caviar Accordian Flap Opinions Needed!

Nov 15, 2007
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I just got this bag at Saks this week and am wondering what the opinion is of people who own it? I have seen a lot of negative opinions on some of the forums about it, and want to make sure there aren't any unforseen problems with it. So, accordian owners (and non-owners), what do you love/not love about this purse?
 

Beach Bum

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Feb 17, 2006
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I have it..I think the new caviar is the most durable I have EVER seen!its a great bag!
 

ellelee

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i have it in beige...good every day bag imo...
less out there than the traditional flap bags...
 

janny328

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Jul 20, 2006
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Are there really some people that dislike it? I actually REALLY like it. I think it's a great "new classic" -it's got the caviar which is SOOO durable, and the quilting is gorgeous too... I especially love how generously sized it is. I'm not a petite gal, and it was HUGE on me. Big bags are ALWAYS a plus in my book ;)
 
Nov 15, 2007
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Yeah, I remember some people posted they thought the bag was "flimsy" and thought it looked cheap because the inside is canvas and not leather. I think the bag would be too heavy if it was all leather though! I am 5' even...I LOVE big bags and I feel like this fit me better than the GST.
 

janny328

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^^^ chanelbelle7, I'm 5'6 and have broader shoulders from playing water polo in HS, and the GST even looks small on me. But the accordian was HUGE on me for some reason... but I like it. Granted the lining is not leather, but I agree that it would be SUPER heavy, especially with all the compartments on the inside! Enjoy your bag... as long as you love it, who cares?!
 

roey

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In the sunshine!
The expandable flap isn't lined in leather but it doesn't look cheap at all IMO. I haven't seen the accordian flap IRL but I can't imagine the lining looking cheesy, unless it was done in that cheap satin of lower priced bags.

And yeah Norma, if the US ordered brown I would have to cut up and cancel my Visa!!
 

wt880014

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Jul 15, 2007
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I ordered one from Saks this week and hope I like it too after reading some of the problems. Haven't seen it IRL.
 

Lisa2007

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I don't have one yet...However, I love it as well...I am holding out for brown...and with my upcoming travels...I will have it before the summer is over...good luck with whichever bag you choose...
 

pursemania

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This is my go to bag this spring - casual but can be dressed up a bit. Not a huge logo, the separate compartments are so practical. If I was forced to state one negative - and it is a small one (and probably doesn't apply to someone not lazy), sometimes, I think I've snapped it closed yet it is open - which looks funny. I would recommend it - a real workhorse.