I bought a Kooba from Bendel's (the Natalia). Both Bendel's and Bergdorf's have them in the store. The leather is textured and destressed, but really soft and lined (in suede). (I almost bought the Bulga oversized tote today. But is it too much to ask for a $500 bag to be leather/suede lined?)Noriko said:Has anyone checked them out in person? I've been hearing mixed things about the quality.
Was it the Espresso brown? I thought that I wanted that color until I saw it in person. It does look worn in areas...and the bag I looked at was brand new. Maybe that is part of the whole distressed look about them?Turtle said:I was about to purchase the Kooba Sienna yesterday at Neiman's but I ran into a girl in the store that had a version in dark brown and the color had rubbed off in spots! She had owned the bag for only 2 months. However, she only had praise for the bag - she really loves it and has no regrets. But I have to admit that the fading made me hesitant -- I have the bag on hold until Tuesday.
I'm serious look at that right (our left) arm...and I really like her, but I need her to gain like 10lbs.I just went to NM and checked out the Kooba bags. I have to admit, the hobo was really comfortable to carry, but I wasn't really impressed with the overall look of the bag. Pretty decent for something relatively inexpensive