I used to luv their jewelry until I found out its not even sterling silver. That's unacceptable for how much it costs. Their purses are ok...some of them are overdone and look like teen styles but some r nice and more mature. I imagine the quality is ok.
They've never advertised that the silver-colored metal they use is 'sterling silver', so not sure where that comes from or how that could be considered "ripped off". The silver metal they use is coated to keep it shiny and new-looking, which I like. Vintage Brighton pieces are a treat. But like others have said, the bags and accessories are generally too heavy and too ornate for my tastes. I do have a valet key ring I use that I've had for years that still looks new.Brighton is too "country" for me with all that silver accents. It's quality leather, but the bags are too heavy to carry! I don't recommend them. Someone said that some of the jewelry is not really sterling silver... so true. So many people ripped off!