Rafe Handbags-need Opinions!!

MiuLouisChoo

Member
Sep 15, 2005
4,145
1
Far from where I started
I have never owned one of these brand but you can often find them at TJMaxx for under $100 with the tags still on them for over $500 retail. That would make me skeptical of paying full price for it. Just a thought...
 

Mom2CM3

Member
Nov 10, 2007
26
0
I recently sent the Lindsey satchel back to Rafe. The leather was not as soft as I'd imagined, plus, it had a tiny gash on one of the straps. And for the price I paid, it would have been nice to have all leather trimmed pockets on the inside. Overall, it just didn't look as good as it does online. The colors were duller than on the computer screen.

Plus, when I returned it, the customer service was less than stellar. Very disappointing experience with Rafe... :sad:
 

stmichel

O.G.
Apr 28, 2007
269
0
I own 4 Rafe bags. Two have very thick leather with antique studs; 1 nylon with leather patent trim;& 1 washed buffalo. I'd say the quality is comparable to my Coach bags. Rafe's stitchings on my bags are tight & even and the hardware is very nice--all has Rafe engravings. I wouldn't pay retail price on these. Like OP has said, you can find these at discount stores like Nordstron Rack with original tags on---75% off.
Overall, I find them to be very good quality.
 

balihai88

O.G.
Jul 31, 2006
4,907
283
96° in the shade
Saw this style (in the charcoal/dark blue color) at the Nordstrom sale. I love the washed look of the leather but even on sale it seemed kinda pricey for a casual bag. I did like the dual straps and it was roomy without being bulky, but I didn't love it enough to seriously consider buying it (even on sale).
 

slip

O.G.
Sep 15, 2006
1,170
215
Singapore
Are all their bags made in China?? I wouldn't consider paying full retail if they are but the key fobs are really adorable!
 
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