Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews
14 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: bettyboo52 from Derby UK
I so loved this bag, but sent it back because it needed some sort of security tab to clasp over the top of the bag to stop things falling out.. Had it been a slightly lesser price I would have taken it to a leather workeer to put a tab on for me, but felt it should have one on for the price. There were press studs at each side of the top of the bag but they didn't hold well. Such a pity.
Wonderfull color and fabric -
By: Sady from Roanoke, VA
I saw the elephant fabric bag in the Orvis catalogue and loved it! The black and brown tones on fabric were so what I had... screached for. I ordered it after the holidays when I could better afford it. Taking it from the box, I marvelled at the beauty and quality of the purse! I tried putting it over my shoulder however and realized the size and short srapes did not fit my size and style. I was very disapponted
By: bordeaux from Houston, Texas
Top 1000 Contributor
Very nice product, my wife has not stopped carring it since she opened at Christmas. Only recommendation i would give is that somehow a combination handles and straps be incorporated together. Very pretty and since we went to Africa this past September just about perfect.
Unique handbag -
By: Cricket718 from Gurnee, IL
This is a quality handbag with a unique design in black and brown. Very good looking and versatile.
Best Purchase Ever -
This unique handbag is the first of its class. I just love the authentic detailing of the tapestry. The quality of this handbag is truely rare. The colors in this handbag complement any wardrobe.
Tapestry Bag Closure -
By: LSTA from Massachusetts
Hi! I purchased the Lakeveiw Tapestry Bag and the lack of top closure concerned me. I took it to a cobbler and he was able to add a magnetic closure. Problem solved! I just thought I would pass this on for those of you who felt the same way about this bag or the elephant pattern.
Wife loved it -
By: 177708 from Los Angeles Ca
My wife loves any type of anamials. She is crazy about large anamials , when we went on safari she must of taken a 1000 photos. The bag is perfect and just the right size for a day outing or week end trip. The fabric is soft to the touch but solid. the pattern stands out and can be seen from afar.
By: seals from west Ga.
This bag was better than I expected. I have been looking at in many catalogs all Fall and maybe Summer. I decided to buy it as a present for myself. I am very glad I did..
HAD to have it!!! -
By: tovia from jacksonville
I have been lusting after this handbag for almost two years...impatiently waiting for it to go on sale, and it never has...oh, well, this bag is WELL WORTH paying full price!! My fiancée purchased this as a Christmas gift, and I was hoping that the Elephant Tapestry bag was the same quality, size and utility as the Lakeview Tapestry bag, which I purchased LAST year (which is reduced to $99 as of the date of this review; if it is still available, its a STEAL) and I AM NOT disappointed. (another reviewer states that her bag has the elephants on the bottom of the fabric panel, but my bag looks exactly like the photo...personally, I think the elephants on the bottom of the panel would make a more balanced design, but this isn't a deal breaker for me!) This handbag is the PERFECT size!! Not too large, nor too small...what I like BEST is that my iPad slips right into one of the compartments, with just a bit of room to spare...And there is STILL room for sunglasses, keys, GPS unit, IPhone, wallet, keys, small makeup bag, Pill box and other assorted and sundry items. I wear a LOT of black, tans and neutrals, so the color is perfect! And because the fabric is the same as the Lakeview bag, I am expecting this handbag to hold up to the abuse I put a bag through. I was hesitant to purchase the Lakeview bag because it is such a light color, but after a year of almost DAILY use, it STILL has no stains, abrasions, etc that a lighter color handbag usually accumulates, and the leather as NO WEAR!! The Elephant hand bag, because of the "soft black" color will be even MORE impervious to my abuse! My fiancée said that he thought the photo doesn't do this bag "justice"..and it truly is nicer than the photo reveals...and the pattern and colors are classic, and will never be dated...this bag will last for YEARS!!! The leather is sturdy, but refined, and smells DEVINE! Inside, a center zippered area runs the width of the bag, and separates the bag in half, creating two larger pockets; on one side, two pockets are on the outside wall; one gussetted, which accommodates both my Blackberry or my iPhone, and my 3 x 5 notebook fits nicely in the other pocket...on the opposite side wall is a zippered compartment (abt 9" wide by 5.5" deep). Orvis says that the bag is lined in "cotton" but the cotton appears to be a heavy twill-like fabric, which is "polished" and has a nice "hand"...(my Lakeview bag still looks new!) There are only a few drawbacks with this bag, none so big that would keep ME from purchasing this fabulous bag...the handles are a little short, making it difficult to carry over the shoulder..I wish the handles were just 2 inches longer...and...the bag has fasteners located in the top of the side fold, which I like, because it helps keep the bag's shape over time...but, I wish that in addition, they would ADD a magnetic clasp in the CENTER of the handbag, right between the handles, just as a security measure... I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! these tapestry handbags...I HIGHLY recommend them!!! I receive SO many compliments on BOTH of these handbags, and they suit me so well that I am determined to order the Butchart Tapestry for my birthday!!! Orvis better add a few more Tapestry Bags in different colors and styles!