The mint color is precisely what I wanted and the bag is so soft. I’ve gotten many compliments on it. I am surprised at how much I can match its various compartments–all of my daily essentials and then some! As you will notice in other reviews, the lining fabric does have a tendency to catch in the zippers if you are not cautious, and the handbag has zero structure alone, so it appears kinda weird and floppy if you don’t carry plenty of stuff in it.
If you have read the majority of the reviews you shall know that they all are complementary, except One reviewer who said the bag smelled like seafood!? My nose is very delicate as I make all my very own cleaning items out of essential oils and can’t stand all those strong chemical or artificial fragrances! I put my nose right to the handbag and there is no detectable smell at all! Just has the aroma of a good clean bag! In order that reviewer’s package will need to have been dumped in a fish tank.
My only complaints will be the shoulder strap could possibly be little wider. If you’re carrying too much in your page, the slim strap cuts into your shoulder. A broad strap would offer better support the lining on the two main pockets is actually easy to capture in the zipper. You merely need to be cautious when zipping and unzipping those pockets. They don’t catch all the time, but its something you have to be aware of.
I saw some of the testimonials and quite a few people had problems with their purse’s silver beads or buttons (whatever you would like to call them) popping off, or zippers breaking, or straps breaking. So I was a bit nervous that mine would be broken in a week. Lemme say just…this purse ROCKS. It’s certainly a purse for a person who doesn’t travel lightly (which would be me!).
There can be an additional compartment in the back that is large enough for a large smart phone and other personal items. It comes a supplementary strap to attatch that is clearly a shoulder length flexible strap. It doesn’t genuinely have a noticeable smell and the material is pretty soft.
This purse is soft to touch, looks well made, and a great deal of room! I needed a large enough purse to carry my wallet, mobile phone, all my reusable buying bags, as well as the things I want on hand for my kids- one of my kids provides sensory processing disorder, to ensure that includes earphones to block the sound and a tablet for him to filter the others when he gets too overwhelmed.