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Fossil Explorer Crossbody Reviews

40 reviews
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Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

36 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/29/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This purse has met all of my expectations. I was looking for a cross body purse that would carry the essentials. The outside zipper pockets are great for organization for small items. Fossil has been one of my favorite brands for many years. This product did not disappoint for quality.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/19/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love the look of the bag and the feel of the leather. Unfortunately, that is where my positive feelings end. The bag is really heavy when you get your stuff into it. The worst part is that I've only been carrying it for about a month and its filthy. Every single scuff, dirt mark, everything shows up. The leather is not forgiving at all. I tried cleaning with leather cleaner and it didn't help at all. I have other leather Coach bags that are much more durable and clean up easily and beautifully. Overall, disappointed with the purchase, especially at the price.

Additional 20 Explorer Crossbody Fossil Reviews

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May 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love the look of the bag and the feel of the leather. Unfortunately, that is where my positive feelings end. The bag is really heavy when you get your stuff into it. The worst part is that I've only been carrying it for about a month and its filthy. Every single scuff, dirt mark, everything shows up. The leather is not forgiving at all. I tried cleaning with leather cleaner and it didn't help at all. I have other leather Coach bags that are much more durable and clean up easily and beautifully. Overall, disappointed with the purchase, especially at the price.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 24, 2012

Cathy M

from United States

I just bought this yesterday and within 2 hours the the tab of leather holding the strap tore along the stitching line. I really like Fossil products, but I can't decide if I should get this repaired or ask for a refund.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

This bag is gorgeous!! It is everything I ever wanted in a bag. I bought the metallic and it looks like it is a distressed, vintage type metallic. I absolutely love it! I cannot say enough good about this bag. The organization is great. Love the large zipper pulls. I am not usually a crossbody type girl, but this bag looks and feels good across the body or on the shoulder. The only downfall is that it is heavier than a lot of other bags out there, but I do not care and will get used to it. I will carry this bag every day! Thanks to Zappos for their lightning fast shipping (as always)!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I got this a a gift and carried it for 1 week and the little leather tabs on the back side of the purse broke. The thread came out. Macy's wouldn't take it back, but that is another story. My dad found a shoe repair place that fixed it. It was just a bad design. I love the purse and it is comfortable to carry but I don't know if I would get another Fossil purse.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky Brand

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Tacoma, WA

I love my new purse! Seems to be well made. If there are any negatives to it, they would be that it is actually a fairly heavy purse, due to all the metal components (multiple, large zippers and pulls as well as heavy-duty buckles) and the top zipper is a little difficult to open and close at times. Otherwise, beautifully made and a great size if you want to be able to carry a lot. Will be great to use when traveling!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

I really liked everything about this bag except the enormous zipper tabs. Three of them to be exact. Otherwise it is simple, practical, and classic. It is made from lovely soft leather. Oh, well...

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 6, 2013

Diane C

from Michigan

This bag was too heavy for me. Even without my wallet, it felt like it overwhelmed me. I was going to try to get used to it, but couldn't get past the extra straps holding the main strap. For one thing, they are a different color than the bag. Secondly, they have absolutely no function. They distract from the lines of the bag and are not necessary. I have a friend who has an older version of the same bag, and the straps on her bag are connected directly to the metal piece on the bag. No extra off color strap/buckles. I am sorry to return this bag, as Fossile doesn't seem to be working for me lately. Zappos has provided great service. I ordered on Saturday and it arrived on Monday. Keep up the good work Zappos! You are my go to for shoes, bags etc. You service is fantastic!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

I Love the look of this bag and it is very comfortable to carry! The biggest downfall of this bag is the material, I have carried this bag less than two weeks with normal wear and the material is pilling and looks worn. I really wanted to give this bag five stars all around but I could not because of this.

Brands I'd also recommend: Coach,

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 6, 2015

Jessica

from City of Oaks

This is the perfect travel bag. The large compartment is big enough to stash my kindle, wallet and sunglasses, while the small pockets keep everything else organized in easy reach. The strap is wide and comfortable, even after walking around the city for 8+ hours. It's big enough to hold what you need for the day, but small enough to carry to dinner or a few quick errands. Good quality construction, the leather is gorgeous. I hope they issue new colors for spring!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

Beautiful bag. Love the 2 tone leather -- can be worn with black or brown shoes or boots. Fossil rocks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2014

Anonymous

from San Antonio, Texas

The Fossil Explorer Crossbody is one of the best purses I have had. I now have them in four different colors. I can separate what I carry and can zip it up so that things do not fall out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2014

Susan G

from Sharon CT

I love this pocketbook. It's great to take to the city. Carries just enough essential. Love the one strap. Very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: The Sak is nice. Does Clarks make pocket books? I love their shoes. :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

Maggie H

from Manor, TX

I love my new bag! It's just the right size, has plenty of compartments, and looks good to boot. It seems to be very well made too. I have the matching wallet and it's great as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2014

Mega D

from Fort Worth, TX

I am always looking for the perfect purse and Eureka! I finally found it! This purse is the perfect size...big enough but not too big. The zippers work great and the leather is luxuriously soft. When I scratched the leather all I had to do was rub it with my wet finger and it was forgiven! I tell you I have definitely found the perfect bag! I love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2014

Mary

from Minnesota

This is exactly what I was looking for in an everyday handbag. Just the right size with great outside pockets plus plenty of room inside. The leather is soft and supple. I weather-proofed it right away plus will periodically clean the leather. This will last me for a long time. As always, Zappos rocks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2014

Anonymous

from CA

Cranberry Red. I'm a 52 year old professional woman and this has been my bag of choice for the last year plus. Easy organization, relatively small size. Don't overstuff - or upgrade to a larger bag! At my age, I'm into downsizing and hands-free! This bag works!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tignanello

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2014

Stacy F

 

Normally I like smaller bags, but after trying out the Fossil Mini Explorer I found that it was too small for my needs. I received the Fossil Explorer and thought at first it would be too big, but it works out perfectly for me. My husband said I would grow into it and he was right. I don't fill it up by any means, but I have enough room to put my things with room to stash my scarf if I don't want to carry it. The leather is so soft and I actually like the canvas under the leather strap because it helps keep it from slipping off my shoulder when I'm not wearing it across my body. I like the adjustable strap and the multiple pockets so I can find my phone quickly. I don't like the big zippers that much, but it's not a deal breaker. Just wish the zippers were a little smaller and smoother. The zippers did stick a bit in the beginning, but once you use it regularly they loosen right up. The color is gorgeous and I absolutely love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2014

Anonymous

from California

I hesitated to spend so much on a handbag, but if you can afford it, this one is worth the money. I shopped around before purchasing it and found bags of lesser quality and usefulness at the same or higher prices. The quality and casual but classic style are superb, the leather is thick and buttery soft, and it holds everything. It isn't a lightweight bag and I won't take it when I travel, but for everyday, it is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2013

Christina

from Canton, GA

My daughter and her fiance bought this for me for Christmas last year, and I am still carrying it! It is soft and rich and comfy and just contorts to your body as you carry it across your body. Love this bag! My favorite thus far.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky Brand

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2013

Lucy J

from Whidbey Island, Washington

I was looking for an "organized" bag and one big enough to slide my iPad in, especially for flight travel. Dimensions were given in the product info. Naturally, the width at the opening is narrower due to the zipper and seam logistics. So, it is very tight getting my iPad past the zipper. Once in though, great. Perfect. Very pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

BeeTee

 

Love it! I got this in the light tan. I am a fan of the Explorer line from Fossil and had my eye on this bag for a while. It isn't as large as my Fossil Stanton Top Zip, but there is room for everything I need -- full-sized wallet, sunglasses case, phone, lipstick case, etc. The strap is adjustable and is also covered in leather on the outward facing side. The bag weighs about the same as my Stanton Top Zip, so I didn't find the bag to be too heavy even when filled. The leather is very soft and buttery. It is the type of leather that "scuffs" but it isn't terribly noticeable in the light tan. Might be an issue in some of the darker colors or might just add to the look of the bag. Love it and couldn't be happier.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

Carol R

from Ga.

This is the most perfect bag I've ever owned! I'm ready to give all my Dooney's, Michael Kors, etc. to Goodwill. It has all the space an average person needs for everyday, comfortable shoulder strap and roomy outside pockets. Love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2013

Anonymous

from California Central Coast

Love the Fossil Explorer Crossbody bag in black. It's just the right size, bought the matching wallet too. The leather is nice and soft, the bronze colored zippers and leather trim on the adjustable shoulder strap give it that rustic look I was after.I also appreciate how the shoulder strap ends are attached to the back of bag, it fits against my body and doesn't slip off my shoulder. Great bag, buy it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Keen, Teva, Frye, Naot, Nike, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

I wanted a simple yet stylish leather cross-body bag and that's exactly what this is! The leather is very soft but sturdy. There's not a ton of room for carrying lots of items in this purse, but it fits my sunglasses, wallet, keys, and a small cosmetics case perfectly. The only downside I can think of is the weight of the bag, but that comes with having a high-quality product made of leather. Overall, the weight of the bag doesn't bother me and overall is quite comfortable. I live in Seattle where we can get quite a bit of rain and this purse has held up great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Nashville

Great purse, nice zippers, plenty of compartments. I love the black and brown. The leather is soft, it can hold my iPad without the case. I love the Fossil brass name plate on the back. Real sharp, but not too over the top, like some purses that are covered in advertising their name. I highly recommend it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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