Rebecca Minkoff 'Cupid' Satchel
A month into ownership of this bag and I'm still trying to justify spending $500 on it. If you're buying it mostly because of the beautiful shape you see in stores and online, you might want to reconsider. It doesn't hold it's shape, unfortunately (unless you were to stuff a sweater in there probably). I love how soft the leather is, but the combination of the leather and the heavy hardware, the bag becomes more of a hobo than anything. Also, the hardware--it squeaks and isn't $500 quality. The other thing I'm not thrilled about is how small the opening of the bag is. I wish it was just a little bigger so that I didn't scratch my hands on zipper every time I go to fish for something.
The reason I bought this bag is because I needed an everyday, all season, versatile bag that was this size and this rich saddle color. So far I've taken it to everything from shopping to nice dinners to music festivals. It pretty much fits the bill except that it doesn't feel like I'm carrying around $500; it feels more like regret.
I hesitated when purchasing this bag due to mixed reviews on quality of the leather, etc. I finally made the purchase and have been extremely pleased. It is a gorgeous well made bag and I love using it. The short handles and long strap allow the bag to tucked under your arm or slung to your side for hands free shopping. The quality of the hardware and leather are wonderful. The leather is a softer, lighter leather but is perfect for this sized bag. I personally like the look of it the more I use it. It is too large of a bag to utilize a heavy stiff leather. There are many conveniently located pockets to put your cell phone in a hurry. The almond color looks great with just about anything. I use this as an everyday bag and am very pleased I finally made this purchase!
Adorable bag, horrible hardware
The RM Cupid bag is my fourth RM handbag, and I love it for its buttery leather and different hardware - it's much different looking than my two MABs and one MAC.
I bought it last May before moving to London, specifically to use in London. I didn't start using it on a daily basis until late June, and within a month the hardware connecting a handle clasp to the handle itself broke, making the bag un-useable. The handbag sat in my closet for months until a friend went to the U.S. and I had her bring back to the U.S. to return directly to RM for repair in November.
I used the bag daily from late November until late March, when I noticed that another bit of hardware was about to break - the large metal loop that the handle clasp hangs onto is coming off its metal plate backing. Now it sits in my closet again, un-useable..
I am incredibly frustrated with this, especially since sorting these issues from abroad is costly and much more difficult. I will be contacting Nordstrom to request an exchange for another bag - I should not have to repair a bag's hardware twice in the space of 5 months of actual use.
I would recommend purchasing another RM bag with more robust hardware, such as the classic MAB.. Or perhaps another brand altogether.
love this bag
this bag is perfect! The purple color is actually a little more purple in person, not so pink, more like a magenta. It is so beautiful. Every time I wear the bag out, I get complements on the color of it. Also it is a good size, i can fit everything in it, with out it being too big or too small. Also I like how i can take off both the handle straps or the long strap, so i don't have to bother with both on at the same time