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Fossil Explorer Flap Reviews

36 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

35 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/29/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love this bag, the espresso is beautiful. Reading other reviews, I was worried about the strap length but I had no trouble over my peacoat. I also like the slouch at the top. It easily fits a journal, paperback book, planner, sunglasses, phone, iPod, wallet, and cosmetics without feeling stuffed. It does stain, but it is not too noticeable on the dark leather. After six months of wear and tear it still looks good and I still love it.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/19/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have always been a fan of the Fossil Bags. I love this one in particular for its style and capacity to hold things. However, I ordered the Light Orange and have carried it since the latter part of April and it has "faded" big time. The flap and lower part where the zipper is, looks more like a peach color, instead of the pretty orange. I am so disappointed, because it was not "cheap". I will continue to carry it as it is taking on the "vintage look"--maybe next Spring, it will be a "yummy peach" and I will start a new trend.

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Birmingham, Alabama

Fossil has created a beautiful handbag. I purchased this bag in the Honey color and it looks much less yellow and bright than the website shows, it's a great color! It's very roomy with lots of pockets as the video illustrates. I usually go for the cross body bags but this one stays on my shoulder with no problem. Thanks Zappos for your prompt service. Go for it girls, get this handbag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 26, 2012

Lee

from L.I. N.Y.

I am giving this handbag 4 stars because the handle should be about 3 inches longer...especially when you have a coat on...you need a couple of extra inches! The leather is beautiful, and very soft! It's very roomy and overall a beautiful handbag, except for the length of the shoulder strap!

Brands I'd also recommend: Michael Kors

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a beautiful bag and great for people who like organization! But...you have to be especially careful with it around certain types of liquids etc. The rain doesn't bother it but if you happen to be eating greasy food and touch your bag it is done for! I have multiple marks...french fry grease...dog slobber...you name it and it has stayed on that bag. I would love to clean it but I just don't know what with. It is a very delicate leather...durable, but not stain repellent. Still love this bag though! If you can be careful enough to use it, go for it!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Arizona

The color of this bag is really spectacular. Unfortunately, the shoulder strap is cheaply made and too short. I was so excited to get this and now I am sending it back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have always been a fan of the Fossil Bags. I love this one in particular for its style and capacity to hold things. However, I ordered the Light Orange and have carried it since the latter part of April and it has "faded" big time. The flap and lower part where the zipper is, looks more like a peach color, instead of the pretty orange. I am so disappointed, because it was not "cheap". I will continue to carry it as it is taking on the "vintage look"--maybe next Spring, it will be a "yummy peach" and I will start a new trend.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 19, 2014

Sarah

from Va

Perfect, love this purse, all the compartments, rich beautiful black leather. I also own black explorer hobo. Hangs over my shoulder perfectly. Wish this was in raisin color, would love to have in different colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2014

Karen

from Iowa

I love this purse. It is very practical and keeps me organized. I ordered the black and have had it over a year and it still looks great. I have gotten a lot of positive complements even from strangers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fossil is my fav!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 29, 2014

Anonymous

from Henderson,NV

I have this handbag in 3 different colors and haven't used any of my others bags - my husband says if he only knew about Fossil bags he could have saved so much money. Now I always get the perfect gift. Thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: None! No other brand. I only buy Fossil. The perfect gift to give.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Dee B

from So. California

Fabulous bag, have it in black and will probably get it again in another color. Love the magnet closure and all the compartments. Just a great everyday bag.

Brands I'd also recommend: None compares with Fossil for style, quality and price

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have the light orange flap and love it. However, I marked it with a black marker and I was devastated and was told to have it professionally cleaned. I was sad, but I found that with use the ink was wearing off, so I was very pleased! The leather does soak moisture in very easy, so cleaning it would be a huge no, no. Overall, I'm happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Tucumcari, New Mexico

I love this purse. It is the second one I have had. Different styles, but both plenty of room and compartments. I will always buy Fossil purses.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have this purse in the bright blue although it is more of a teal/turquoise color which I love. I have received so many compliments on this bag. It is very comfortable and I can wear it on my shoulder which I did not think I would be able to because of the strap length. Love it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

It's beautiful. The leather is soft, the pockets are great. My only complaint is the weight but that keeps me from putting too much in it so that's not all bad. A quality bag with classic style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tignanello

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2013

Anonymous

from North Dakota

When I bought my first Fossil Explorer Flap purse with the short handle, I knew the handle was an issue, but I really liked the purse. I bought a Fossil men's belt and had a shoe repair place attach the belt and now I have a longer shoulder strap. I may do the same when I get the second purse. Overall, I cannot say enough good about this purse. I love the pockets under the flap, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

I ordered this bag in the metallic color, it is such a cute color. I was afraid it was gonna be too shiny but it's perfect! Super, soft, perfect size, lots of compartments, love love! Also bought matching color explorer wallet

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2013

Annie

 

This is the best purse!! It is big enough but not slouchy. The color is a nice burnished gold but not too flashy. The best part is the leather; soft, smells good and feels substantial. It looks great with everything!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2013

Julie S

from Central Iowa

This is a great purse! Two separate compartments help me organize all my "stuff"! I get lots of compliments, too! The gold hue is perfect with any outfit or coat...any time of year!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Lolo, Montana

Love my new purse! Not my first Fossil purse, but first one without a cross-body strap. I thought I might regret it, but since I no longer get tangled in my seatbelt, or put my coat on over it and have another battle, it was a good choice. The flap compartment is very useful for paperwork - doesn't get scrunched - and it also holds my full size iPad! Very happy with my purchase, already trying to decide on which color to get next!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 25, 2012

Jenny A

 

My favorite purse ever. I absolutely love the pocket size and placement. It was like it was made just for me. I can even put a diaper and wipes in the large pocket or my planner. The only thing I would add would be a longer strap so I could wear it cross body.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 10, 2012

Trisha

from United States

Love it! Exactly what I thought it would be. So many pockets. Wonderful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Love the color. I've noticed the leather does wear a bit, but I guess that's expected. There is tons of room in this purse, but some of the pockets can get a little awkward sometimes. Nonetheless I still love it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 13, 2012

Kellie

from Naples, FL

Beautiful bag, lots of pockets for organization. Great for day or night, I've had the bag on my shoulder since I got it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Pricey but great quality. If you can stand not changing your purse every 3 months. This one will last forever. Sturdy zippers and leather to take abuse. I stuff mine full of heavy electronics and it is holding up great. Very comfy as a shoulder bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Ohio

Fossil never lets me down, great quality without the hefty designer prices. I have owned this bag for a year, I love it! I have the dark brown color, although sometimes have regretted not buying the turquoise (not shown here). There are plenty on inside pockets to keep things organized and the bag is the right size to fit most of my things without allowing me to weigh myself down with a 30 pound purse.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 6, 2014

Cheryl

from Texas

I really liked this purse, except the strap is not even as long as pictured here. I'm 5'11"; I could get my arm through the strap with a thin t-shirt on, but probably not with a sweater or anything like that. Which is too bad, because this is a beautiful bag. Just enough pockets. I wish they sold it with the shoulder strap like some of the other Fossil bags. Or sold the should strap separately, I would buy it for this bag! Alas, no such luck. I will be returning this.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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