The Sak

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The Sak is a casual, California-cool lifestyle collection of hand-crafted crochet and textured leather bags, footwear, hats, scarves, belts, media accessories, travel and jewelry.

Friends from childhood, Mark Talucci and Todd Elliott both grew up overseas. Their love for finding and importing unique textiles was drawn from going to local hippie fairs in places like Brazil and Mexico, where Mark lived most of childhood. Both unenthused by their lackluster corporate jobs after college, Mark and Todd found inspiration during a trip to Bali, Indonesia in 1989 where they were intrigued by the extraordinary objects and artisan fabrics they discovered. Both natural entrepreneurs, Mark with a degree in engineering and Todd in business administration, they decided to start a business importing these "found treasures" from overseas to their hometown in San Francisco.

In 1994, the imported rattan bags were blowing off shelves at major retailers encouraging Mark and Todd to go a step further. The idea for The Sak brand stemmed from a simple, memorable, casual and relaxed bag with universal appeal. Staying true to texture, they created a singular bag from a unique Tightweave™ fabrication using hand-crocheted nylon string. Starting a crochet "craze," The Sak bag Style 120 was an overnight hit. It soon became one the most coveted items of the 90s coining the phrase "a Sak on every back."

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Reseda Leather Crossbody

Reseda Leather Crossbody

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really pleased with this purse! Soft leather feel. Comfortable, long strap. It has several zip compartments on the outside. Two “sleeves” inside for phones, etc. For me, the perfect size.

on November 13, 2018

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Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great bag, but the strap hardware is fragile. I received the first bag and one clip was broken. I used the second for several months, but the hardware broke on it in the same place.

from Fort Worth on November 10, 2018

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Ventura Backpack

Ventura Backpack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love this bag! It is comfortable and perfect size for traveling. Is stylish and versatile. I took it to NY and I could fit everything I wanted. On this trip I walked for hours and my shoulders did not suffer one bit!

from Riverton, Utah on November 10, 2018

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Sanibel Flap Wallet

Sanibel Flap Wallet

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the style of this wallet, it has plenty of room and my phone fits perfectly in the zipper compartment.

on November 06, 2018

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Indio Crochet Hobo

Indio Crochet Hobo

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

First off, this bag is heavy. The bag itself is flimsy so at first it seems off to have such heavy hardware with a flimsy bottom, but once you get all your stuff in it, it's a great bag. I love the pocket on the outside (easy access for a cell phone or keys - I hate digging), plus the pockets on the inside are handy. The bag is well-made so I'm expecting it will last awhile. The bag is certainly large enough to use day to day. I wish the blue was more navy, but it's more of a dusty grey-blue.

on October 31, 2018

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Lucia Crossbody

Lucia Crossbody

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

The guitar strap really makes the look of this bag, but it's unfortunately shorter than the standard (plain) strap the bag comes with. No idea why that is, but it happened with multiple bags. Otherwise, decent enough bag for the price -- not super chic, but not plasticy either. A solid everday purse to throw around. Particularly nice to find a bag with a bottom strip to make it open wider, rather than have the two sides sewn together.

on October 29, 2018

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Loyola Convertible Mini Backpack

Loyola Convertible Mini Backpack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I wanted a small,well made backpack/purse and found one! It will be a perfect travel companion. It has two external zipping pockets and several internal cosmetics pouches. It is large enough for my iPad to be protected inside,and still fits between my shoulders when worn as a backpack. I bought the cognac colored leather and am considering the red next. The leather is very nice!

on October 26, 2018

Iris Large Smartphone Crossbody

Iris Large Smartphone Crossbody

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love this little crossbody. I can fit my phone, all my cards and money, and 2 key fobs. Perfect.

from Chattanooga on October 17, 2018

Kendra Hobo

Kendra Hobo

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

The brown snake multi colored purse is very low quality. The leather feels like plastic, the zipper is not smooth. I did see the black one in a store and it seemed much better quality. Love the size and how easy it is the get to your items inside.

from Branson, MO on October 14, 2018

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Iris Large Smartphone Crossbody

Iris Large Smartphone Crossbody

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I use this strictly for a travel purse (to put inside my large tote). The quality isn't quite as nice as I expected for the price. It has way too many credit card slots, and the phone pocket is HUGE! Way too big for my iPhone 6S. But I expect it will perform adequately for my purpose.

on October 12, 2018

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Sequoia Hobo

Sequoia Hobo

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is exactly what I wanted. Good quality and price. Just the right size.

on October 12, 2018

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Alameda Crossbody

Alameda Crossbody

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

This is a quality bag with pockets and zippered compartments that are just what I want. However, this purse is too big for me. Probably for most people, this is on the small to maybe medium size but I just want something for keys, phone lipstick and coin purse. This can hold much more. It will still keep it’s slim shape, I imagine. But, sadly, this isn’t the one for me.

on October 09, 2018

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Ventura Backpack

Ventura Backpack

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered this bag along with two back pack bags from Sherpani. It's a cute bag, but it needs to have better internal structure - it folds over onto itself when you pull the strap up to wear as a cross body bag. And the straps aren't the most comfortable when in back pack mode. I did like the pockets and the flap for security, but ultimately I decided to go with the Sherpani Dispatch. This bag isn't terribly large - it will hold the basics - wallet, make up bag, phone, sunglasses.

on October 07, 2018

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Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Empirically, this may be the world’s most perfect purse. And I say that as an extremely high maintenance, OCD person with extremely high standards and specifications. Not sure if any of these needs will resonate with you, but this is why I love this purse: Organization: this purse has a billion different compartments and “stations” for things, including the two bottles of liquid vitamins I carry at all times, an area just for my good luck shell, another station just for my wallet, a place for my ear buds, Burt’s bees (obvi) chapsticks, multiple pens (because I’m a writer), and if you want it, a built in wallet for your various credit cards, etc. Size: I am a mom and I have back problems for days, so I have no time for a big purse. Also, I can quickly reach in and grab anything I need due to the magnetic clasp. This is key because my window for success and failure is extremely small with regard to having time to grab for my sacred chapstick Elegant: I live in a pretty fancy town and this purse looks (and feels) really expensive. I got it in black and I can’t imagine a scenario it wouldn’t be appropriate for Weird quirk: So I often like to leave my purse in my car, like when I’m going into yoga or otherwise don’t want to deal with it ...so I need a purse that I can stuff into the console of my Subaru between the driver and passenger seat. This one fits / is easily stuffable without all my goodies falling out Overall, I’m pretty sure I designed this purse with my mind, because it’s the world’s most perfect thing for my needs. In fact, I should just buy another one now because if anything ever happens to this one, my life will spin into chaos. (If you are a mom, I know you feel me on this point).

from Los Gatos, CA on October 05, 2018

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Ventura Backpack

Ventura Backpack

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

This is a cute bag, but I'm with the other reviewers that said that it lacked structure, so it slumped and buckled, especially when worn as a cross body bag. I ultimately sent it back.

on October 04, 2018

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Bee Stud Earrings

Bee Stud Earrings

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect statement piece for my queen bee friends. Many compliments given when they are worn

from NH on September 29, 2018

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Tahoe Soft Wallet by The Sak Collective

Tahoe Soft Wallet by The Sak Collective

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I love this wallet ! It feels like good leather and the detailing is beautiful. BUT, the description says it measures 7.5 ". My phone measures 6.75 inches and it won't fit into the wallet as I had planned because the zipper pull is oversized and gets in the way.

from Ashburn on September 19, 2018

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Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

The bag would work if you don't need to carry a wallet or too many items. The video description is wrong. The 2 outer zipper compartments shown in the video do NOT exist. Returning it.

on September 16, 2018

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Tahoe Backpack The Sak Collective

Tahoe Backpack The Sak Collective

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this bag! I searched high and low for a nice leather bag that was just the right size. I take the bag to work and wear business casual and I take it to my sons baseball games. There are several pockets that help me stay organized both inside and outside. I am 5ft and it fits comfortably. I feel like the leather is great quality and it smells like the real thing. I love this bag.

on September 15, 2018

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

After having this bag less than 5 weeks, the hardware on the strap broke rendering it useless. Poorly constructed. Would not stay closed even before the strap broke, things were constantly falling out.

from Alexandria, Va on September 15, 2018

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Indio Leather Demi

Indio Leather Demi

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have been buying Sak purses for a long time. Love the styles. The leather is so soft. They almost always have the interior and exterior pockets for all my extras. Excellent quality. Last forever. I'll keep buying Sak. Never disappointed.

on September 07, 2018

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Alameda Crossbody

Alameda Crossbody

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Was not made well. The top zipper falls into the bag when you open it all the way. Usually The Sak is well made.

on September 07, 2018

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Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Cute and soft. A little floppy when digging around inside. I assumed it had a zipper top, totally missed the snap closure detail in the item description. My fault, returning to get something with a zipper closure.

on September 04, 2018

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Pierced Metal Drop Earrings

Pierced Metal Drop Earrings

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I don't like the way fasteners. Scratches the back of my ears.

on September 01, 2018

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Tomboy Convertible Clutch by The Sak Collective

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