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Just wondered if anyone has any experience with this brand. I'm trying to replace a much-loved bag that's falling apart a bit and have found a close replacement by Rebecca Minkoff at The Outnet, but no idea about quality etc. Are they generally well made, worth the money, durable, etc?
I have a Regan satchel which is great. Good quality and solidly made. My only gripe is the cross body strap - it's not flimsy, but I was expecting it to be thicker- I'd definitely still recommend though
I have some of the "old school" designs from years ago. A Morning After bag (lovely but heavy) and a Darling and a Mini Nikki (since sold). Very well made thick leather but I don't know about the newer styles. Have a look on the Purse Forum website. There is a Rebecca Minkoff forum where you can ask questions, compare photos etc.
I have a mini 5-zip (bought full price from Selfridges years ago, but I wanted it so much!). It's lovely - good design, well made, not like anything else out there. I think her bags are probably similar quality and price point to Michael Kors but they are more original designs. Mine is quite soft leather but I'd imagine a larger bag would be more hardwearing.
Going against the grain of the thread so far but I have one which I got for work and have been very unimpressed with the quality - the cross-body strap broke after about 2 months and although I replaced that (with one from another bag) and kept using it, I just felt the bag wasn't wearing well. I've since replaced it with something different after about 15 months' use. I typically get a lot more wear than that from work bags so it was disappointing for me.
That's a shame Mass - is it a new style? I have heard that the quality has gone downhill in her newer designs. Mine is from 2011 and the leather is so thick I'm sure I could throw it off a cliff and it wouldn't be damaged. I know they're a US brand but I wonder if there is any customer service in the UK (if that's where you are) who could repair/replace?
This is really helpful, thanks so much. I'm looking at the Astor, which is basically a pretty boring cross body small saddle bag, but is the closest thing to the one I have and love. Interesting about the pricing, the outnet price now feels a bit too expensive (especially when I saw it had been reduced to £80ish on the Rebecca Minkoff site! ).
Any suggestions for something similar? It must have a really long strap, most of the ones I've seen have been too short. 130cm absolute minimum, 140 better.
Mine is newish Cheesy - I got it in September 2015 from the Outnet. It was about £160ish iirc and with hindsight that was overpriced. I think if it had been under £100 I wouldn't be so unimpressed. My previous workbags were Marc Jacobs and lasted really well so it probably suffered by comparison tbh.