Liebeskind 'Olbia' Satchel
I got the cobalt color and its perfect. The size is just right. Not too small, not too big. Lightweight too.
PERFECT SIZE !
Finally, the PERFECT SIZE satchel ! I am a petite 5', and this is NOT TOO BIG or TOO SMALL ! I loooove the soft leather yet still structured bag ! I love that when you set it down, it stay standing.
I was worried about the smooth leather at first, but this is supposed to look more casual anyways, so soft scratches won't bother me. The strap is the perfect length. Not too long.
LOVE THIS BAG !
Stylish, versatile satchel
I thought the bag would be a light nude color as depicted in the photos, but like another reviewer has mentioned, it's a darker nude (beige?). It's still a nice color and matches well with almost everything, but I wouldn't consider it 'nude'. That being said, the sale price is a good deal considering the quality of the bag and its sturdiness. The leather is smooth however, so I am hoping the outside will not scuff easily. Compared to the other Liebeskind bags that are out on the market, the Olbia model definitely has one of the more cleaner, classier looks. I love the style of the bag and the size is perfect for being able to hold the essentials, including a water bottle and a small makeup bag.
Not for Crossbody
I purchased this bag for the Nude color, size, price point and because it said it could be used as a crossbody bag. The color is a little duller in person than online, however I think that is normally true as I find that when I look at personal pictures on the computer they always look brighter and better on than on paper.
However, the real issue for me is that I purchased this bag to be a crossbody bag and it doesn't work. I'm 5'4" and at the very longest setting the top of the handles come to by breasts. The handles are very inflexble and don't fold down like on some bags making it uncomfortable and difficult to access the contents in the handbag. If you wear it straightdown as shown it would probably work. The interior of the bag is really nice with a beautiful contrasting fabric, and lots of pocket space inside and out.
Another issue is that if you look at the pictures there are two flaps at the end of the zipper. These are secured by magnetic closures and are not permanently attached. I can't see any reason why they did this. When I tried to put it across my body they came undone and it was awkward to try to close behind me.
Too bad that it's a cute purse, but it' s going back.