- Whipstitching (I like the way it looks, but not the way it wears)
- PVC (this is a huge pet peeve of mine)
- Excessive charm action; hardware that looks like the metallic finish is painted on (a la Kathy VZ)
- Very heavy
- Can only be handheld
- Plastic interior zippers
- Massive logos
I am sure that there's more...like many of you, I am peeeecky about my bags.
- Price (doh)
- Retail...I don't do retail if at all possible!!!!
It used to be strap length and lack of an outside pocket. Right now it is "too hard to access" because the opening is too small/tapered or something scrapes at your hand when you reach in - like zippers.
Definitely price, but also style. If it's something that will only last a season, I won't buy it. I agree with others about cheap material, exterior and interior. And I have recently added weight to my list. I learned after lugging a 5 pound bag around!