Collected Treasures Satchel
i'm glad the first reviewer mentioned about the discrepancies between the pictures and the actual bag, so i know what i was getting myself into. just like hers, mine has a lot more black details in the woven part, but i find it more unique. i do love all the fringe and beads and braids and coins. the strap is pretty long which is corssbody-friendly, or i just tie a knot like the first 2 pictures to make it shorter. the leather is supple and it's got sufficient room and pockets as an everyday purse. this is definitely a unique bag and i'm so glad i got it on sale.
Not as pictured, but very nice
I'm not a fan of southwestern art, however I loved the fringe and detailing in the photo, so I ordered this bag. I can see now that each bag will be different - so be forewarned that what you see is not necessarily what you'll get. The leather is soft and smells wonderful and the fringe and detailing are like playing one of those seek-and-find bead games; there's always something new you hadn't seen before, including awesome coins that look like pieces-of-eight on my particular bag. (However, there was a very sharp piece of metal sticking off of one of these that gouged me and I had to file it down with a metal file.) The thing that I dislike is that the patterned material on my bag was probably pulled directly from a Mexican blanket and has FAR too much black in it, which detracts from the beauty of the bag. In all, that's not enough to make me return it - it's a wonderfully detailed purse and I plan to use it often.