Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2 out of 5 by LauraP Not as expected from Tory... disappointed!
I've always been overly pleased with all of my Tory Burch purchases, however, this Ariana Swingpack is far less than the quality I've been used to expect from this company. I am traveling to Europe in March and needed a nice, quality, light-weight, cross-body bag. When this bag arrived, I felt like a kid on Christmas, as I always do when opening a shipment from Tory. Unfortunately upon opening this particular box, this shoulder bag failed to thrill me. The strap is made of a very thin cotton weave which can easily tear or wear out. It probably can easily be swiftly cut by a pickpocketer with a cheap scissor as well. Not only is the strap of poor quality, but on its longest adjustment, it only comes to the top of my hip (and I am only 4'11"). I would imagine for a taller woman, it would be totally unwearable as a crossbody. The bag itself is a nicely quilted nylon which is the only reason why I am going to keep it. I will not be able to wear it crossbody, instead I will carry it as a shoulder bag. The front pocket closes with a very weak magnet. I was hoping to keep my cellphone in this pocket, but due to the weak closure, I will not be keeping anything valuable in it. Please consider this when purchasing. Very disappointed!
February 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PricklyPoppy Lightweight
I bought this bag for traveling.
It is lightweight and the quilting is really pretty. The bag seems like it will hold its shape even after I add my wallet, phone, and other essentials.
The one downside to this bag is that the strap is too narrow. It doesn't seem like it will be adequate to support the bag and I am concerned it will dig into my shoulder. I have other TB bags and will probably switch out the shoulder strap.
December 18, 2013