Rated 5 out of 5 by theresearcher Practical bag
This is really lovely, good quality bag. It is the perfect length for a cross body bag, I just had to adjust the strap,slightly. I have had no problems with the magnetic clasp, it stays closed perfectly. I read a review that the bag smelt! Mine doesn't smell at all. I am really pleased with the overall look of the bag it goes with lots of my coats and I can fit lots in it when I am out all day.
November 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by ScarletBabe Not for me
I ordered the Bird Watch and love the pattern, however the style of the bag is not for me. I've not had a sling style before and the strap wasn't quite long enough for me to wear cross body and didn't sit comfortably as a shoulder strap. Also the bag opening was quite small. I had no issue with the magnetic fastening as it was clearly stated it was this type. I have returned the sling bag however I have an Orla Kiely messenger bag which I bought from QVC earlier in the year and if they bring out the Bird Watch pattern in that style I would purchase it.
November 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by BlackMagicWoman Can't make my mind up!
I really can't make my mind up about this bag. I love the design so much (I picked the Pink Tulip design) but was surprised about how poor the magnetic closure was - I even contacted Orla Kiely directly to ask how strong the magnetic closure should be but didn't really get a satisfactory response. I think that I will probably keep the bag despite the fact that it doesn't close securely and there is also quite a bad dent in one of the magnets - I am worried that if I exchange it I'll end up worse off!! I think the purse is a bit daft because you should be able to get notes in it but it is a standard Orla Kiely design. As regards the price point, it is not dissimilar to other major bag manufacturers and I have other non leather bags that have cost more than this bag. You are paying for a different sort of fabric and a distinctive design. Finally I wondered if there is any possibility of Orla Kiely making scarves to match these designs.. a Pink Tulip scarf would be fantastic!
October 29, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elabela weak magnet, badly designed
I ordered the pink tulip design which was lovely, except that there was no pink on the purse which had no space for noes, just coins. The magnet that's meant to keep the bag closed didnt stay shut so no security! The darts on either side of the bag made the opening smaller. The bag would have been of more use & larger without the darts. I have an Orla Kiely fold over medium messenger bag with a back pocket. This bag holds double the amount of the pink tulip bag! Poorly designed & not worth the money...very disappointed.
October 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Berri Love this bag!
Ordered 2 of the designs. Both are stunning. Not sure why there are so many negative comments. Firstly it was clear on the presentations that this wasn't a zipped bag. The way the bag is designed it automatically snaps shut. I have used it for a few days now and find it very secure. Has a zipped pocket inside.
I love the Orla Kiely range and thought the price was amazing. The quirky patterns make it a timeless piece.
October 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lilacpurple25 Disappointed
Very disappointed with this bag. Ordered two (both returned). As others have said the magnetic clasp doesn't work which turns it into a very expensive shopper. Not what I would have expected from a premium brand. No dust bag either. Obviously works out very expensive returning items. My first Orla Kiely purchase and on this evidence will probably be the last.
October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitch7167 number 3 of my collection!!!
i was so excited to see the TSV and I was not disappointed. took me a long time to make up my mind which design to choose but when the other 3 sold out I had my mind made up for me....the bird watch is beautiful, full of seasonal colours which will match it up to outfits very easily. I also have the smaller size in the little bird print but this midi size is better for a few more added essentials such as a make up bag, I have to carry one now to keep my lovely makeup, also from QVC with me... unlike some other reviews I have not had any problem with the magnetic closure at all and I find that the bag is that close to my body, worn as a cross body bag I cant imagine anyone being able to open it without me noticing, for me the magnetic closure makes it easier for me to gain access and I can do it one handed which is not the case with some zipped bags I have previously bought... the purse is small but again well made and a very pretty little pattern....overall, I have no regrets about purchasing the bag and purse and will be keeping an eye out for others who have returned the other patterns that I missed out on!!!!! thank you QVC for the easy pays, they make buying so much easier.....
October 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by hatty37 weak closure
loved the look online so ordered the winter wallflower. have used the bag for 5 days but the closure is not secure and the bag is too big. the material is wipe easy but had glue on the base. the free purse was not practical so small couldn't get much in only 5 cards, and a few coins. no notes. didn't know I could have got a pre paid return label or I would have done.
October 18, 2016