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Gary
Gary Posted: 3/3/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I have had this purse in gray a little over 5 months and the leather is already work and tearing, even on the front where there is little to no contact with jeans, etc. I liked the style at first, but the lack of longevity in the purse makes it a disappointing purchase.

Gary
Gary Posted: 2/26/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I bought this in black a little over a year ago. The style is nice, and it has convenient pockets. However, the black color has worn off to the point where it looks like something from the bottom of a thrift store bargain bin. I don't know whether there was something I should have been doing to maintain the leather, but I've never needed to with other, cheaper purses. Maybe the colors currently available won't have the same problem, but for me, this was a very disappointing purchase.

Mini Jonnie
Mini Jonnie Posted: 12/30/14
Reviewer: Lynn Curtis from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I must have missed the video, because this is a child size bag! Leather is lovely, but honestly my wallet didn't even fit let alone my phone and keys. And beyond pricey.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 12/22/14
Reviewer: Sandi Berkenstock from Las Vegas NV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I own five Jonnie purses and they are all beautiful. The design of this bag really works for me. It's roomy without being excessive. I love the roo pocket for the things I need easy access to. Definitely an investment but well worth it to me.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 12/10/14
Reviewer: MomOfSeven from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought the Jonnie with Studs in Blanco (which Zappos doesn't have anymore, but it's the same bag as this one that Zappos carries, just with added studs). I wanted to review it here since I know so many of us check Zappos reviews. The Jonnie is a GREAT handbag! I am a big Coach fan, but I may have found my new HG brand! The leather feels like butter. The style is fabulous (classy and fun and a little funky all at once). I can wear it when I'm dressed up for work or when I'm dressed down for kids ball games, etc. The interior is well organized AND has a key clip! Yay! The front pocket is great. You can slide your keys or phone or other small items into it without unzipping it, or you can unzip the sides for greater access. This bag is the right amount of slouchy without being droopy. It's easy to get into and find your things. I'm afraid I may have to get this bag in another color, also. :) Luv it!

Mini Jonnie
Mini Jonnie Posted: 12/1/14
Reviewer: Handbag Snob from ATL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love This Crossbody! Designers are finally getting the message that not all crossbody bags should be shaped like a square! This is a small satchel/crossbody and I love how you can carry it either with the top handles or the long strap. The front pocket has a magnetic snap, and is big enough to hold your keys, or whatever fast grab items you have. The zippers on either side of it secure the pocket so it cannot open by itself, or they form their own flat pocket where you could put your cell. The bag itself holds my sunglass case, wallet, lotion, mints, some room to spare. The leather is top quality too. There is nothing bad to say about this bag, except lots of money for a small amount of leather. If budget is not an issue, I highly recommend.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 9/1/14
Reviewer: from Houston, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love this bag! I'm absolutely in love with the feel of the leather, how well it weathers water, and the color is what grabbed me in the first place. The straps are a little too short to wear this as a shoulder bag with comfort, but that hasn't stopped me. It is huge! It would probably hold three of my standard shoulder bags. I don't carry a lot most of the time, but it's held everything I've asked it to, including books, notebooks, and a large bottle of Pellegrino. Other than the straps, I'm happy as a clam.

Leroy
Leroy Posted: 4/28/14
Reviewer: June S from Durham NC
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I loved the look and feel of this bag, and it was the perfect size. But the zippers were all sticky. For the price I knew I couldn't live with sticking zippers so I had to return it. Ended up finding a Perlina bag I loved instead. But the next time I am in the market for a handbag I might try Kooba again, it really was a good looking and lux feeling bag. The zippers may just have been a one-off.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 4/4/14
Reviewer: CJ from TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Nice roomy handbag for those who carry a lot of items...I have a handbag organizer, so I can see just about EVERYTHING! Nice quality leather bag.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 3/20/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Gorgeous. The absolute most perfect bag. I got Ink, but plan to get them all.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 3/12/14
Reviewer: Janae mulder from Mandan, North Dakota
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love this bag! The leather is so soft and beautiful. It is perfect size for my needs, to be able to put my iPad in it along with all my other must haves. Front pocket is great for cell phone, keys, and lip stick. I have happy with this purchase!

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 2/17/14
Reviewer: Danielle C from East Meadow, New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love this bag. It's huge. The front pocket is really big and very convenient. Really soft leather, awesome quality.

Gary
Gary Posted: 2/2/14
Reviewer: from Oakland Twp, MI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This bag is a great small/medium size. I need a larger bag for my day to day essentials, so this is for those times when I want to carry a smaller bag (although it is roomy enough for a small wallet, iPhone, two cases for glasses and some cosmetics). I initially ordered the ginger color, which was a little too orange for me, and re-ordered the black, which worked perfect. Would definitely recommend.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 1/30/14
Reviewer: from Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have never bought a handbag so expensive as this one but I love it. The color is gorgeous with space enough for everything but the kitchen sink. It goes with just about everything except red. The zippers stick a bit but a little soap took care of that. Definitely a winner!

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 1/28/14
Reviewer: kristen from PA
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I actually purchased this bag from the Kooba website. It was a final sale, so I can't return it. I am extremely disappointed in the quality. It is very cheap looking and feeling. Do not waste your money! I only wish I had purchased from this website so that I could return it. I might as well have thrown the money away.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 1/16/14
Reviewer: Eurofashionista from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just received my bag and I am in love. I have been waiting to find Jonnie bag in light grey forever and I was so happy to see it on Zappos (finally) and was able to snatch the only one in stock. The Jonnie bag is a great size, great style with high quality leather. I recommend this bag to all Kooba lovers. Thank you Zappos!

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 1/10/14
Reviewer: Arlene P from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second review of this bag. I felt that I had to mention my total satisfaction with this bag just one more time, as I just received my second Johnnie in the mail today. This time, the color is Ginger, and it is exactly the color as pictured. I got it at a ridiculous sale price, paid no shipping, and it was delivered by Zappos the very next day! How can you say anything bad about that? I truly believe that Kooba is getting better and better.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 1/1/14
Reviewer: Lucille M. Gremillion from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought this purse for my Sister (as a Christmas present) she loved it. It was so soft, she just loves to throw things in her bag and go, so it was also so accommodating for her. She said she had never had a better bag that fits all her things before. She used to fumble in her purse - now she finds everything easily.

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 12/30/13
Reviewer: Arlene P from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been a Kooba owner since 2006 when their classic leather bags were over the top. They had declined in quality a few years ago, especially sadly missed was their beautiful ultrasuede lining. I think they have made a comeback with respect to quality even though their lining is just run-of-the-mill cotton. Still, if you can get a Kooba on sale, it would be very much worth it. I bought a navy Johnnie a month ago, and it is a beautiful bag for the sale price. Would I buy a Kooba again? Most definitely "yes". I got exactly what I paid for and envisioned.

Gary
Gary Posted: 12/23/13
Reviewer: Diane from Florida gulfcoast
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Finally, the perfect crossbody bag...not too big, not too small. Love the pouch in front for easy access to phone and glasses, no zipper problems with mine. Quality leather...soft and supple. Purchased the navy, nice neutral color for a change. Can't wait for spring colors to purchase another! Highly recommend!

Jonnie
Jonnie Posted: 12/14/13
Reviewer: from Moorpark, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I had to have this handbag in spite of low ratings! I am very careful with my handbags and had sprayed this one with a protective shield. Only after a few weeks, the top flap was showing wear around the edges and a split in the leather on the side appeared. It looks to me like very poor leather fusing.

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