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Kooba Jonnie Reviews

31 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

26 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/17/11
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Purchased the Kooba Jonnie handbag in gray and it was love at first sight. The side snaps do have a hard time staying together, but I can live with it. Biggest disappointment is I splurged on this bag only to later discover a tag on the inside that read "Made in China." So the overall rating suffered.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/1/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought this bag 3 months ago and am very disappointed with the quality. I debated spending this much but I wanted a large navy bag and the reviews were favorable. Pros: I like the style and it is a very roomy bag. Cons: The color is lighter than shown and not what I would call a true navy. The straps have "discolored" in that it looks like the color is coming off and the lining has split. The bag is really poor quality and not what I would expect for a expensive bag.

Additional 11 Jonnie Kooba Reviews

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December 30, 2013

Arlene P

from Florida

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan and Frye.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2012

Anonymous

from NY, NY

Love this bag! Beautiful soft leather, plenty of space for incidentals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

Very nice soft leather bag for spring/summer. Light grey color with light tan contrast straps. Will probably darken with time. However, I was looking for fall/winter colors. Will reorder later if still around. Also, a bag at this price should have a zipper, not a magnetic one snap closure. Living in a major city, you want a zipper. The same when going through airport or any security check point.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 21, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I purchased it in grey. It looks stunning and I thought I have finally found myself an everyday purse. But this is the second Kooba bag I have craftsmanship issues. I love their leather, their hardware and their style, but with several manufacturing defects purse is not worth this price. I returned it and moved on with different brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Botkier Dooney & Bourke Hype

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 1, 2013

Samantha

from New York

I bought this bag 3 months ago and am very disappointed with the quality. I debated spending this much but I wanted a large navy bag and the reviews were favorable. Pros: I like the style and it is a very roomy bag. Cons: The color is lighter than shown and not what I would call a true navy. The straps have "discolored" in that it looks like the color is coming off and the lining has split. The bag is really poor quality and not what I would expect for a expensive bag.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 16, 2013

Jennifer

from Westchester, NY

I purchased this bag 2 years ago and if you were to look at it now you would think I had it for 10 years. The quality of this bag is crap. For starters, after several months the leather started to discolor. I have the taupe color and the front is turning grey. The straps are cracked and also discolored. Inside, there was a hook and clasp for keys. It tore off after one year of use. I pretty much used this bag from my house, to the car, and from my car to the office and back again. I have other luxury bags that cost less and that I've had longer that look great. This bag was also made in China as another reviewer noted. I would never purchase another Kooba bag again based on my experience. For what I paid, I had higher expectations on the quality of this handbag.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rachel Zoe, Via Spiga, Isaac Mizrahi

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 4, 2014

CJ

from TX

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2014

Janae m

from Mandan, North Dakota

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!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 17, 2014

Danielle C

from East Meadow, New York

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

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky Brand, Foley and Corinna

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

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!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2014

Eurofashionista

 

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!

Brands I'd also recommend: Rebecca Minkoff, Balenciaga, Chloe, Gucci

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2014

Arlene P

from Florida

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, ColeHaan, Linea Pelle

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2014

Lucille M

from United States

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: Michael Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

I stalked this bag on various websites, including auction sites, for weeks but couldn't find it for under my budget (it retails for more). When I found that the Zappos had dropped to half the retail, I snapped it up. I couldn't be happier with it! The leather is soft, the bag is huge and roomy without looking like a duffel bag, and the straps fit snugly on my shoulder. My only complaint is that the stock photo--which I've viewed on several different devices--is consistently a little brighter and more teal (= has more green in it) than the actual bag. I still love it, but I would be thrilled if the color were just a little brighter. This is my second Kooba bag. I purchased the first 2.5 years ago, and it was the best purse I've ever had. It only just started showing signs of wear, and I will still use it periodically. Zappos wins again: besides offering the best price, they shipped it free overnight with my VIP status. Made my day to get it so quickly!

Brands I'd also recommend: Treesje, Liebeskind

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love this bag! Perfect size, color true to photo, soft soft leather. Would definitely recommend, and will buy in more colors for sure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2013

Deb

from Fayetteville, PA

Love this bag! I am so glad I was able to get it at a sale price! I don't have trouble with the magnets as mentioned in some earlier reviews, I have noticed magnets that are too strong can cause problems with the leather tearing away from the magnet so this seems perfect to me. The leather is beautiful and love the style of the bag. This is my new favorite handbag and I am a handbag snob! If you can swing it, get it ladies!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Providence, RI

Love the bag's shape, leather quality, roominess and looks...but decided color needed a little more pop! So bought the teal color instead and it is gorgeous!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2013

Samantha R

from Austin, TX

I just bought this bag in tan, and I'm pretty enamored. I've been searching for months for a classic everyday bag that I would love for years, even if it's a little out of my budget. I love the texture and color of the leather, and it's comfortable to wear on the shoulder. I'll probably end up keeping this one (I've returned two others). It's a great-looking bag.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a great bag. I purchased the Jonnie in denim and it's well made and beautiful. Roomy interior and easy to find belongings. Slouchy design keeps this classy bag casual. Happy with purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Brookfield WI

I bought the Chartruese Croc color of this bag. The color is gorgeous and the leather is soft. I searched for months for the perfect bag. I was looking for soft, unstructured, maybe a bit of fringe, and it had to be a shoulder bag. I purchased and returned three bags before I finally found this one. It is more than I usually spend but it is worth it to have that great bag. The front pocket even holds my iPad perfectly!

Brands I'd also recommend: Marc Jacobs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2013

Julie

from Lake City,FL

Love, finally found the perfect go to everyday bag for me! I had already returned 3 bags including the Jonnie in Mocha which to me screamed cheap, even though you could tell the bag itself was made great, and with great quality leather. I called up Zappos and of course as usual they made everything all great! Got the Jonnie bag in Ginger the next day and it made a huge difference. Now I have the bag that I know I will wear all the time...and with the cost, it better last! That is the only reason why I could not rank it a 5 star. The cost is super high! Wish there was a way you could come back and update your remarks?! If I have this bag in years to come...well then I could change it all to 5's!

Brands I'd also recommend: MK, Fossil,Tang. American West

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Moorpark, CA

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.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Westport, CT

The color of the bag was not what I expected. On my computer it looked like a mustard yellow color. But the actual color looks more like a pukey green. Did not like it at all.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 28, 2014

Kristen

from PA

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.

Brands I'd also recommend: anything BUT kooba

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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